Astoria’s Michael Postlewait is finding success in competitive bass fishing at the collegiate level, as he and angling partner Andrew Rickman finished second in the recent Carhartt Bassmaster College Series wild card qualifier, held in June at Lay Lake in Shelby County, Alabama.

As a freshman at Dallas Baptist University, Postlewait will now compete along with Rickman in the Bassmasters College National Championship, Aug. 12 through Aug. 14, on the St. Lawrence River out of Waddington, New York.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or