Gamakatsu Continues Partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers for the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 24, 2024) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers announces a continued partnership with Gamakatsu for the 2024 season of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. In addition to extensive promotion of the complete lineup of Gamakatsu products, the 2024 partnership includes special 35% discounted Gamakatsu pricing offered solely to anglers competing in any of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events.

“We are excited to join ACA again in 2024 to continue working directly with college anglers. Student anglers have advanced so far in the past few years and they are now looking for the most technical products to give them an advantage. Gamakatsu will help these young anglers catch more fish in 2024 with our wide range of products and a scholastic program to allow them to easily get those items,” Ted Thibault, Sales Manager, Gamakatsu USA.

“We are looking forward to the second full season of partnering with Gamakatsu,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and ACA Director.  “Gamakatsu offers a hook that fits just about any application an angler might throw.  For these young anglers, who are looking to compete at the highest level, being able to equip themselves with Gamakatsu hooks only helps to propel their careers forward.”

Gamakatsu provides an extensive lineup of hooks that professional anglers turn to on a daily basis to help them hook and land more fish.  Whether you’re finesse fishing with a drop shot, chunking a giant swimbait, or upgrading the treble hooks on your favorite crankbait…Gamakatsu has a hook to fit your needs.

Along with its vast offerings of hooks, Gamakatsu has many tackle box storage options with its G-Box Utility Cases.  The G-Box product line includes Utility Cases, offered in traditional, deep, and reversible models.  Along with those options, the G-Box lineup offers a variety of sizes in the Slit Foam Case to store hooks.

As part of this partnership with the ACA, Gamakatsu will be offering a discount program to collegiate anglers.  College anglers are eligible to apply for a 35% off discount code.  Apply for a discount code and review full program details here.

About the Association of Collegiate Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive fishing events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 19 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.

The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.  The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which is an effort to provide more opportunities to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.

The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious collegiate bass fishing title today.

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.

This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Bally Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on and

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit

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