As the fall 2010 college semester gets underway, collegiate anglers throughout the country are looking forward to the opportunity to represent their schools as they compete in bass tournaments. Many college fishing clubs will hold intra club events this fall before the competition heats up during the spring of 2011.
Considered by many to be the most coveted title of all, the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is also the largest event in all of collegiate bass fishing. Hosted by the City of Lewisville for the sixth consecutive year, organizers are committed to raising the bar when student anglers from every region of the country compete at Lake Lewisville on May 23 - 27 to decide the 2011 national champions.
Logan Bliss of University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point commented "I can't wait to make the trip down to Lewisville, Texas next year for the Boat U.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. This is the biggest college bass fishing tournament in the world and it gets better and better each year! The treatment we receive from the sponsors of this event is nothing short of great and the competition and camaraderie between the schools is the best it can get!"
Building on the success of the inaugural 2010 Collegiate Bass Fishing Open presented by Pepsi, collegiate anglers will once again gather in Paris, TN, on the shores of Kentucky Lake, June 27 - 30 to determine the top collegiate bass team in the nation. A new format for this exciting event will be announced soon.
"During the 2010 Open on Kentucky Lake I experienced my best two days of fishing ever as a collegiate angler. Our three boat team combined to catch over 100 keeper bass and I caught a new personal best weighing over 6 pounds! I look forward to visiting this amazing fishery again and working with my teammates to become the 2011 Open champions," stated Alex Craw of University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.
In addition to the aforementioned national events, a number of regional tournaments held throughout the nation will be sanctioned and promoted by the Association of Collegiate Anglers. The events will be enhanced as a result of angler incentive programs provided by sponsors of the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. The host clubs will also receive promotional assistance through the Association of Collegiate Anglers through e blasts, website exposure and press releases. Tournament results will also be featured on websites and social networking sites.
Camera teams from CarecoTV will be on hand to capture all the action and the event. Two hours of coverage will be featured on the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship television series, scheduled to air on VERSUS in the third quarter of 2011
"We've created more possibilities than ever for collegiate bass anglers to receive exposure while pursuing their passion for competitive fishing. Over the coming months we'll announce more enhancements across the board as we expand this program to create even more opportunities for student anglers," said Wade Middleton, Director BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.