The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce the 2020 schedule for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. This will be the 15th season for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Fishing Series and this seasons schedule will feature four major televised events. The four major events include the Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements, Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley, AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open, and the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Bass Pro Shops.
All four of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events will be considered majors again this year complete with large scaled media coverage ranging from national television, live streaming as well as all four will be counted as double point events towards the prestigious Bass Pro Shops School of the Year race.
The dates for the 2020 season are as follow:
- Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements – February 23, 2020 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Jasper, TX
- Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley – March 14-15, 2020 – Kentucky Lake – Paris, TN
- BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Bass Pro Shops – May 21-22,2020 – Pickwick Lake – Florence, AL
- AFTCO Bass Fishing Open – October 10-11, 2020 – Lake Dardanelle – Russellville, AR
“We always want to get more anglers on the water and to create more opportunities for collegiate anglers. That’s been our goal since our first college fishing event on Lake Lewisville, and will be our focus once again at all the events we support ranging from the major televised events all the way down to small school run events,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA and President of CarecoTV.
Anglers competing in the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series should be prepared for big bass, bigger payouts, and a few twists to be announced in the future! Mark your calendars now and we look forward to seeing you on the water!
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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,14 seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operating regional events nationwide, and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year 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 www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassProShops.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.