SAN ANTONIO, Texas (February 8, 2017) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers and the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are excited to announce that the registration for the series' Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia opens February 8.
The creation of the new event is now offering college anglers a fourth opportunity to compete in the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and earn valuable points towards the Cabela's School of the Year points April 30 on Lake Texoma. The event will consist of a standard tournament format of two angler teams fishing for victory with their best five bass. Lake Texoma is the most diverse lake in the region and collegiate anglers can expect to catch a mixed bag of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass during this event.
“Denison is very honored to host the Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia here on Lake Texoma,” said Melanie Truxal with the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce. “This is a phenomenal area for fishing and our community loves having anglers fish here. We are ready to welcome the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series to Denison!”
This televised event will take place on the Sunday after a Texas Team Trail (TXTT) event on Saturday, also on Lake Texoma. Collegiate anglers who wish to compete in the TXTT event on Saturday will be given the opportunity to do so with a waived membership fee, saving each student $30, and will only have to pay the TXTT entry fee. For more information on competing in the TXTT event on Lake Texoma, email Amanda Gutierrez at Amanda@carecotv.com.
"This is a great opportunity for college anglers to earn additional Cabela's School of the Year points as it is a double points event, and get an extra chance to compete in the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series," stated Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. "Because this tournament is in a different region than the additional three events, I believe that we could possibly see a home field advantage to some of the Texas and Oklahoma schools."
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About the Association of College Anglers
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, four nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing. For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.carecotv.com.