(Jan 28, 2019 - San Antonio, TX)
Starting today, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. The event, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority, will include an angler appreciation banquet in Paris, Tennessee the night before the event, as well as two days of fishing on Kentucky Lake. This event will also be televised on several national networks to include CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network and numerous on demand platforms, including Outdoor Action TV, as part of the largest ever collegiate bass fishing television series.
A few changes are in store for this year! First off, Bass Pro Shops will be the title sponsor of one of collegiate bass fishing's largest events. The event has always been an angler favorite and continues to showcase the fantastic spring fishing opportunities on Kentucky Lake not only to the collegiate anglers fishing the event, but also to the fans of fishing as they watch the national coverage Live from the event.
Second, this will be a no entry fee event that features a big bass format that rewards not only the biggest catch of the day but numerous other catches on rotating hourly basis that will result in over $30,000 in total prizes being on the line when combing all the prizes and contingency opportunities available.
2018 Big Bass Bash Top 5
Third, the event will also be a key event in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race with schools earning valuable points towards standings based on their catches. This year there will be a large amount of school of the year points on the line to include daily bonus points, session bonus points as well as overall double bonus points to top finishers.
Competition takes place March 9-10, with the onsite angler check-in/registration, dinner, and pre-tournament meeting to be held Friday, March 8 at the Henry County Fairgrounds.
"This is always one of the most anticipated and largest turnouts every year in college fishing. This year's event promises to be the biggest event ever as we'll be announcing several new ties and twists to the event in the coming weeks," said Wade Middleton, Director of Association of Collegiate Anglers.
To register today and find out more information on the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley, click the link below and stay tuned for more information to follow!
About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, fourteen seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and still the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year Program, and associated assets. The ACA also provides the largest amount of televised coverage of any collegiate fishing series with dedicated programming on several television networks ranging from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network, as well as other regional and national networks. For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassPro.com.