- 1:15 PM – Thursday, May 26
Live weigh-in can be streamed on the Outdoor Action TV app starting at 2:00 PM today. Download the app at this link to stream the weigh-in for free!
- 12:15 PM – Thursday, May 26
The AFTCO Bass Bus Live Release Boat is on-site to help with fish care during both days of tournament competition. Special thanks to AFTCO for their support of college fishing, dedication to conservation, and help on-site here this week!
- 12:15 PM – Thursday, May 26
Fish care is always a key element in tournament bass fishing. Last night at the Angler & Sponsor Banquet each angler received a bottle of G-Juice. G-Juice is a great product from T-H Marine that assists in rejuvenating the fish and keeping them alive during a day out on the water.
- 11:40 AM – Thursday, May 26
It seems that as the day progresses, the fish are starting to bite better. We have received quite a few reports of fish catches over the course of the past hour. Just under two and a half hours remain until the first flight is due back in for weigh-in. What types of weights will we see from Pickwick and Wilson Lakes here on Day 1?! We’ll find out shortly!
- 11:20 AM – Thursday, May 26
The Abu Garcia Trade-In and Trade-Up program was a huge success last night at the Angler & Sponsor Banquet! Over 180 anglers brought used fishing rods to be donated to the Alabama DNR in return for a brand new Abu Garcia Veritas casting rod.
- 11:10 AM – Thursday, May 26
Brewer and Brown from Top 25 ranked University of North Alabama have approximately 17 pounds in the livewell.
- 10:40 AM – Thursday, May 26
Follow along on our Instagram page for a ton of great behind the scenes content this week as we share reels and stories! We’ll have everything from bloopers, to sponsor content, fish catches and much more! Find us on Instagram at: @collegiatebass
- 9:20 AM – Thursday, May 26
We are starting to receive a few reports from out on the water of fish catches from anglers in the tournament field. For the anglers that are getting bites, they all seem to have four or five fish in the well. There has been a great deal of boat traffic around the McFarland Park area as anglers seem to be focusing on this section of the lake. Just within sight of the ramp, we have seen several fish been caught this morning.
- 8:40 AM – Thursday, May 26
Logan and Tucker from 2nd ranked Auburn report having a limit for 17+ pounds.
- 8:05 AM – Thursday, May 26
Pictured here is Logan Parks from 2nd ranked Auburn University. Auburn is seeking to win the school’s first ever title as Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
A light rain has set in across Florence here. After taking a quick glance at the radar, it appears as though the down lake portion of Pickwick Lake may be clear of the rain. The rain that has fallen across the Shoals Region over the course of the past week has created a decent bit of current moving through the Tennessee River system. That current will be key in triggering those offshore ledge fish into biting.
- 7:30 AM – Thursday, May 26
A brief rain storm just passed through the Florence area. We will take a look at the weather here in a moment and provide an update on the blog regarding the conditions.
- 7:15 AM – Thursday, May 26
The full field is now out on the lake for tournament competition! Stay tuned for updates as they come in!
Special thanks to BoatUS for being on-site this week with a tow boat for the anglers to utilize if they have any issues.
- 4:50 AM – Thursday, May 26
- Good morning from Day 1 of the 2022 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. Anglers are starting to file into McFarland Park and official takeoff is set to begin with boat number one leaving out at 6:00 AM. Follow along to the live blog for tournament updates throughout the day!