Final Practice Day Live Blog updates brought to you by Abu Garcia will be added throughout the day! Check back for photos, reports from the water, and more.
Friday, September 22 – 3:20 PM
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Each of the 600 plus anglers competing here this weekend will receive a free snack bag. Berkley is the presenting sponsor of the snack bags. Along with the snack bags, Berkley is also providing free baits to anglers on a first come, first serve basis. Anglers will have the opportunity to choose between the 7″ and 9″ models in various colors.
Friday, September 22 – 12:00 PM
Murray State hosted an event on Kentucky Lake yesterday. The tournament was sanctioned by the ACA to be eligible for points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Pictured above are several images from weigh-in at that tournament. Sam and Jacob from Murray State won with just over 18 pounds.
Friday, September 22 – 11:00 AM
Berkley is the presenting sponsor of this weekend’s nationally televised, no-entry-fee big bass format event. On day two of tournament competition, anglers will be permitted to use only Berkley baits. This was first introduced several years ago, and throughout the years many big bass have been caught on Berkley baits during day two of tournament action. Read the ACA’s feature article highlighting Berkley baits that could be key for Kentucky Lake this weekend.
Friday, September 22 – 10:30 AM
The Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley is the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ first double points event in the 2023-24 race for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Earlier this week, the ACA released an updated points standings for college fishing’s only all-encompassing National Rankings system. Emmanuel University sits in the top spot, with the University of Alabama in second, and LSU-Shreveport in third. Read the full article and view the updated standings here.
Being that this is a double points event, the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will be key in the race for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Following the completion of this weekend’s tournament, the ACA will update the points standings later next week.
Friday, September 22 – 9:45 AM
Over 600 anglers registered to compete in this weekend’s nationally televised, no-entry-fee event. Anglers and teams will be competing for over $30,000 in prizes and contingencies, as well as double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Read the full event preview article here.
Friday, September 22 – 9:00 AM
Good morning from Kentucky Lake in Henry County and Paris, TN for the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. This weekend’s event will mark the first tournament of the year for the Association of Collegiate Anglers and Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Stay tuned to the live blog today for more coverage and updates!