ACA Adds New Event at Lake Murray, SC to 2020 Schedule

SAN ANTONIO, TX  (01/07/2020) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers and Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series are proud to announce it’s newest event for the summer of 2020.  In partnership with Capital City/Lake Murray Country, the ACA ran event will be held on Lake Murray in South Carolina.  This will be a two-day event with tournament competition taking place June 11-12, 2020.

“This is a very exciting time to be a part of college fishing and this event on Lake Murray in South Carolina will add to our series of major events that we operate.  For me personally, I’m excited about this event as it’s one that collegiate anglers won’t want to miss as it will provide a direct path to college fishing’s longest-running major championship, the 2021 Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.  We will be announcing new details on this event in the coming months as we grow our series and the opportunities it provides collegiate anglers,”  Wade Middleton Director of Association of Collegiate Anglers.

Lake Murray will play host to a two-day big bass format event that will count towards the 2020-2021 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.  Big bass format events are an angler favorite on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.  College anglers will have multiple opportunities over the course of two days to win their share of more than $15,000 in prizes and contingencies.

The official launch site and weigh-ins will be Dreher Island State Park.

“We are excited to support the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and welcome them to Lake Murray and our region,“ said Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB. “Our community is uniquely qualified to host these events at our world class fishery.  It is vital to the future of the fishing industry and to outdoor recreation to offer these types of events to students to ensure the growth of the industry.”

Lake Murray is a premier fishery located in South Carolina, just outside the capital city of Columbia.  The lake has played host to a long list of national-level competitive fishing events.  An abundant population of blueback herring offers a vast buffet for bass to feed on year-round.  These baitfish will play a crucial role throughout the big bass format event.

One of the series’ longtime partners, Pure Fishing (Berkley & Abu Garcia), is headquartered in the nearby city of Columbia, SC.  These brands will play a key part in the event and prizes offered up to competitors.  As ACA staff continue to work on more details and planning, we will provide more information about the tournament.

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 About the Association of Collegiate Anglers
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,15 seasons ago, which has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series and is now the longest-running collegiate bass fishing series in existence.  The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised as well as covered on several digital platforms.   The ACA also provides support to dozens of schools operating regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia 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 For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit  For more information on CarecoTV, visit