Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash

Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley Exceeds Expectations!

Practice for the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley is in the books and anglers are excited about the chance to catch one of the big bass known to be in Kentucky Lake. With the incoming cold front, anglers are still scratching their heads on what will be the best pattern or technique to catch a big bass.

During practice, most of the anglers were concentrating on spawning flats near channel swings or with deep water nearby. This time of year the bass are moving out of their winter spots and transitioning to shallow water to begin to spawn. Moving baits that were triggering a reaction bite seem to be the favorite among the anglers.

Tomorrow is going to bring less wind, which has all the anglers happy, but temperatures will be on the decline and will affect what the anglers will target throughout the day. Afternoon may bring rain or even a chance of snow that will add even more for the anglers to factor in on their decisions throughout the day.

This evenings registration and dinner brought the largest turnout for a collegiate bass fishing event ever. We are proud to say we have 519 collegiate anglers from 84 schools competing for over $30,000 in prizes. As always, the dinner was a huge hit with all the anglers as many of them had spent all day on the water trying to dial in a pattern.


“It was an amazing sight to see the registration and dinner be standing room only tonight here in Paris, Tennessee,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA and President of CarecoTV. “I want to sincerely thank all the folks in Henry County and Paris, TN for their support to help make this event possible. Finally, I want to thank the college anglers who support all our Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events annually. It’s quite humbling for our whole team to see all these great anglers from schools across the nation getting ready to fish tomorrow.”

Saturday is sure to be full of excitement and big fish crossing the scales. Be sure to stay up on all the action through our Live Blog and on our Facebook and Instagram Pages.