The Fishing and Marine Industry Daily News Feed

Evolution Fishing Named the Title Sponsor of the 2023 Pickwick Slam

Kilgore, Texas – Evolution Fishing is pleased to announce a partnership with the Association of Collegiate Bass Anglers (ACA) for the 2023 season. As part of this partnership, Evolution Fishing will act as the title sponsor for the Pickwick Slam which is the ACA’s first major event of the year taking place from April 22nd to April 23rd. The Evolution Fishing team will be on-site at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL and will be featured in the prize payout at the end of the tournament.

“We are beyond excited to be partnering with the Association of Collegiate Bass Anglers. This is a big step for our company and our dedication to the sport, the anglers, and the industry,” said Colt Fadal, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Evolution Outdoor. “We couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off than with the first event of the season in the Pickwick Slam. It’s going to be a fun year and we can’t wait for what’s in store.”

The Pickwick Slam presented by Evolution Fishing is set to be contested at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL on April 22-23, 2023. This two-day, no-entry-fee, traditional five bass limit format event will pay out over $20,000 in prizes and contingencies, as well as award double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year. Each of the teams that finish in the Top 10 overall at the tournament will earn automatic qualification into the 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lake Hartwell.

“The ACA is looking forward to partnering with Evolution Fishing for the upcoming season,” noted Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director.  “From the Pickwick Slam presented by Evolution Fishing, to a variety of programs and promotions throughout the upcoming season, I think the college anglers will be excited to see what Evolution Fishing has in store for them this year.”

To learn more about Evolution Fishing’s partnership with The Association of Collegiate Bass Anglers or for further information on the  Pickwick Slam visit

For more information about Evolution Fishing or to shop their full line of fishing, tactical and hunting gear visit their website.

About Evolution Outdoor

Evolution Outdoor is charging forward to bring consumers the best outdoor gear available for outdoor adventures. Through a unique and functional design, they’re dedicated to bringing the consumer the best tactical gear, premium coolers, fishing gear, gun cases and innovative products to the consumer. Evolution Outdoor was established with the consumer in mind, and they strive to design and manufacture quality, solution driven products that allow customers to achieve the ultimate outdoor experience.

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 events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 18 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 owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets.  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 helps to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.

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, 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

Keep your finger on the fishing industry pulse

The Definititive News Source of the Fishing & Marine Industry