BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s Exceeds Expectations

192 teams from 91 Schools will compete to become the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions

FLORENCE, ALABAMA (May 24, 2017) – With the last day of practice coming to a close for the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s, anglers headed over to the Marriott Conference Center in Florence, Alabama for a night full of comradery, free gear from the industry’s top companies and manufacturers, seminars from the legends of the sport, and a free meal presented by BoatUS!

As many anglers walked in to the conference center slightly fatigued from four days of practice on the Tennessee River, eyes got a little wider, and some pep was put back in their step when anglers saw the Marriott Shoals Conference Center lined with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series sponsors, who were waiting to give away thousands of dollars worth of gear.

The following sponsors were present at the Registration Banquet and gave anglers product that will help them exceed on and off the water when it comes to the sport of bass fishing. Cabela’s gave out a $25 gift card to each angler, Berkley Fishing and Big Bite Baits each gave out bait samples, and clothing and samples of a wide variety of product from companies such as Ranger Boats, Yamaha Marine, Garmin, Bobs machine, Pro Rule, RAM Trucks, Costa, BUFF®, Power Pole, Gill, Lucas Oil, Gemini, Mustang Survival, HydroWave, Sunline, Super Clean, Arctic Ice, Sure Life, Gemini Jerseys, and Florence/Lauderdale Tourism.

Not only was Sunline in attendance, but they also allowed anglers to spool 1 reel for free.

Anglers were also treated to a guest appearance from Garmin and Ranger Pro, Mark Daniels Jr. Anglers listened with full focus as the B.A.S.S. Elite series angler talked about his journey to becoming a professional bass angler.

Just before receiving boat numbers for the event, anglers were given an opportunity to win even more free gear in a raffle, including prizes such as Abu Garcia reels, Sunline, Mustang Lifejackets, Pro Rue, Bobs Machine, TFO, BUFF®, and Lucas Oil Products.

Anglers left the event with shoulders held high, smiles on their faces, and determination to fish to their absolute best abilities in the morning in Day 1 of the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.

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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, four 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