Cabela’s Rewards Collegiate Anglers Competing in 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

While some collegiate anglers have already made the trip to Florence, Alabama, others are still traveling from around the nation, and even internationally. Thanks to Cabela’s, competitors who qualified to fish in this year’s national championship have the chance to stop by any Cabela’s retail store along the way to and from the event to purchase any last minute items or to restock on the way home with an exclusive employee-pricing offer.

“A lot of these anglers are traveling upwards of eight to ten hours, and some even more than that,” said Wade Middleton, Director of the Association of Collegiate Anglers and President of CarecoTV. “Cabela’s has been a supporter of college fishing since day one, and they’ve always stepped up to support collegiate anglers in their pursuits in the outdoors.  Simply put they want to help each angler save on expenses and have access to the best products available by providing them with employee pricing during the week of the 2016 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Presented by Cabela’s.”

This awesome discount by Cabela’s allows collegiate anglers to be able to purchase gear for any of their outdoors adventures coming up. Anglers will have the opportunity to use the employee pricing offer through May 28th. In addition Cabela’s will be providing over $15,000.00 in Cabela’s gift cards this week during the event as part of the prize pool.  This includes every angler who is competing receiving a $25.00 Cabela’s gift.

The schedule of events for the Championship week is listed below.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Practice Day

Safe Light to Sundown

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 

Official Practice ends at 3:30pm (No boats allowed on the water past 3:30pm)

Yamaha’s Angler Appreciation Night Activities Start at 3:00PM
Pizza Served at 3:30pm

Casting Contest 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sunline Spooling 4:00pm – 6:30pm Free Sunline Spooling

Boat Demo Rides 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Garmin Electronics Demos 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Casting Contest Top 10 Championship Round 6:15pm – 6:45pm

Raffles and Casting Contest prizes awarded 7:00pm

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Official Practice until 2:30pm (No boats allowed on the water past 2:30pm)

Angler Appreciation Banquet and Registration

(2:30pm – 7pm Shoals Marriott Conference Center)

Companies With Booths:  BoatUS, Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Garmin, Ram Trucks, Yamaha Marine, PowerPole, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Costa, Sunline, Gill, Big Bite Baits, HydroWave, Sunline, Arctic Ice, Lucas Oil, Sawyer Products, Super Clean, Sure Life, BUFF®, Temple Fork Outfitters, Florence Lauderdale Tourism.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 

Day 1 Competition

Safe light (6:30am) – 2:30pm

Friday, May 27, 2016

Day 2 Competition

Safe light (6:30am) – 2:30pm

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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, 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