Back to School 101: Bass Pro Shops

Lesson 1: Bass Pro Shops

Welcome to Lesson 1 of “Back to School 101.”  This is a seven-part educational series designed to educate college anglers on various brands, tournament schedules, and discount information associated with the tournament trail.  Today’s lesson will focus on Bass Pro Shops, the title sponsor of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

Last season marked the first full year that Bass Pro Shops was the title sponsor of this prestigious college trail.  Since the very beginning, Cabela’s had been directly affiliated with Association of Collegiate Anglers, and the College Series.  Following a recent merger between the two premier outdoor retailers, Bass Pro Shops has assumed the role as title sponsor.

Series Logo Contingency

New for the 2019-2020 season, all anglers must have the updated series logo on their jersey to qualify for the ACA Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Contingency.  Click here for program details.  Since the change occurred mid-season last year, we grandfathered in any anglers with the old series logo.  That will not be the case this year.  Be sure to check into the program details to be fully compliant for the upcoming year.  Download the series logo.


Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Logo Contingency

To go along with the ACA Logo Contingency, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s also offer all college anglers the opportunity to participate in the Logo Contingency program.  The two brands have committed to awarding up to $40,000 total in gift cards to qualifying anglers throughout the season.  By adhering to logo guidelines and finishing as the highest qualified angler, you could go home with as much as $1,000 in gift cards from a given event.  Learn more about this Logo Contingency program here.

25% Off Discount Card

Known for their tradition of bringing outdoor enthusiasts the best products in the world, Bass Pro Shops is eager to continue that tradition with the younger generation.  There’s no better place to start than with you, the college angler.  As a sign of their commitment and dedication, Bass Pro Shops has implemented several discounts and contingencies available to anglers competing on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

All anglers competing on the trail are eligible to apply for a Bass Pro Shops Discount Card.  A program that has been around for nearly 15 years, this Discount Card provides anglers with 25% off all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s proprietary brands.  To qualify for this incentive, college anglers must still be in school and have fished in at least one of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events in the past months.  To find out more and apply for a Bass Pro Shops Discount Card, follow this link.

We are proud to partner with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, as well as to be able to offer such great incentives & programs to all of the college anglers.  Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s gift cards are also featured in prize packages and giveaways throughout the course of the season.  That will conclude Lesson 1 in the seven-part series presented by the Association of Collegiate Anglers, “Back to School 101.”  Check back tomorrow to find out what will be featured in Lesson 2.

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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 CBS 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


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