Association of Collegiate Anglers Announces Dates for Future Tournaments on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce upcoming tournament dates for the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.  Each of these tournaments are no-entry-fee events open to recognized college bass fishing clubs and teams nationwide.  Boasting prize payouts on average of over $30,000, every event will also be crucial to the race for Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Here is a look at upcoming event dates on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series:

  • Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

Kentucky Lake – Paris, TN

September 17-18, 2022

  • AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle – Russellville, AR

October 8-9, 2022

  • Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

Kentucky Lake – Paris, TN

March 11-12, 2023

  • Pickwick Slam

Pickwick Lake – Florence, AL

April 15-16, 2023

  • BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops

Lake Hartwell – Anderson, SC

May 25-26, 2023

  • AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Lake Dardanelle – Russellville, AR

October 7-8, 2023

The 2022-23 season of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series promises to be a great test for the top collegiate anglers in the nation.  Upcoming tour stops feature familiar fisheries, as well as a new destination for the 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.  Lake Hartwell will play host to college fishing’s longest-running National Championship event on May 25-26, 2023.

The ACA will also make stops at Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN, Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, AR, and Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL.  Kentucky Lake is featured on the schedule twice, with the spring of 2022 event being rescheduled for September of this year due to inclement weather.  A return trip will again be made in March of 2023, as anglers chase big bass on Kentucky Lake during the spring.  Fall favorite, the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open, will be contested on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, AR during October 8-9, 2022.  The final major ACA regular season event of the 2022-23 season will be the Pickwick Slam.  First contested back in April of 2021, the ACA returns to Florence, AL for the second-ever Pickwick Slam.

As the 2021-22 season concluded less than one month ago, all focus now shifts to the 2022-23 season of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.  More points are available at each tour stop, and the season will culminate at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC where teams will be eligible to earn triple points.  View the complete rules and points criteria for the 2022-23 School of the Year race.

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