Back to School 101: Introduction

Welcome back to school!  The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to get this new school year kicked off, and we are glad to welcome back all of the great college anglers.  Some of you are familiar faces, some are incoming freshmen, and others of you have maybe changed schools.  Over the next week, we will be putting out a series of articles titled “Back To School 101.”  These educational write ups are designed to educate you on our various tournaments, numerous brands associated with the trail, and the discount programs that those particular brands provide.

As a brief introduction to the series, we will start by providing a look at the 2019-2020 tournament schedule for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

October 4-5, 2019: Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley

Kentucky Lake – Paris, TN

October 26-27, 2019: AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle – Russellville, AR

February 23, 2020: Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements

Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Jasper, TX

March 14-15, 2020: Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley

Kentucky Lake – Paris, TN

May 21-22, 2020: BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops

Pickwick Lake – Florence, AL

To view the schedule on our website, click here.


Discount and incentive programs are another item that this series will hit on.  Find out which brands participate, what they offer, and where to apply.  You can find the full list of programs and partnerships on the website.

The beginning of a new school year is a very exciting time!  Everyone is meeting new people and getting settled in for another year on campus.  As teams and clubs hold their first meetings of the year, it is important to update your email contact list.  Those emails are your link to receiving great information about upcoming events and sponsor related programs.  To ensure you are included in that list, email  We look forward to the next week as we share valuable information with you about our great partners and their involvement with the trail.  Check back each day for the next week to get up to date on the 2019-2020 season for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.


Back To School 101: Calendar

  • Tuesday, September 3rd – Bass Pro Shops
  • Wednesday, September 4th – Berkley/Abu Garcia
  • Thursday, September 5th – AFTCO
  • Friday, September 6th – Mossy Oak
  • Monday, September 9th – Solar Bat
  • Tuesday, September 10th – BUFF
  • Wednesday, September 11th – Rapala


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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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