Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash

Weather and Prizes Will Be A Big Part Of 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 9, 2017) – With a major cold front on the way into the Kentucky Lake area, it’s apparent that things are going to change this week at the first major Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA)  event for 2017.    “Safety has always been a top priority for any of our events both on water and on the road.  We’re currently monitoring the weather with officials in the area and will make a final determination on changes to the format, event schedule as well as total amount of time we may or may not fish based on the data we’re getting from a variety of sources,  The weather is certainly going to change the fishing strategies this week as anglers will have to bundle up, probably fish in different manners but all it takes is one bite in this format to win,” said Wade Middleton, Director of Association of Collegiate Anglers.

The Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley has been known to be one of the biggest payout events in college fishing and the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will continue to impress when it comes to paying out over $30,000 in cash and prizes at Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.


The 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley format will allow for anglers to weigh in their catches during the four daily sessions each day.   There will be a total of 80 places paid during the event.  This week’s event is currently scheduled to have 8 weigh in sessions over two days featuring a variety of prizes for the best fish caught during the days action.

In addition to all the prizes on the line, this is a double points event for the Cabela’s School of the Year race; and with numerous schools in the Top 20 rankings already signed up for the event, you can expect to see some of the top college anglers in the nation on the water during the week.

With many students on spring break around this time of the year, you can’t find a better place to spend your time on the water – even if’s a cold day on water – with a great chance to win prizes, than the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley this weekend on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee!   Stay tuned for future updates on weather and event itself.


About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, three nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing. For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Cabela’s visit, for more information on CarecoTV, visit