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Registration Opens For The 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented By Bass Pro Shops

San Antonio, TX – The Association of Collegiate Anglers announces the opening of registration for the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.

Register for the event here.

The Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops will take place May 23-24 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL. 2024 will be the 19th edition of college fishing’s longest-running National Championship event.

“We’re extremely excited for the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Pickwick Lake,” said Wade Middleton, ACA Director and President of CarecoTV. “It’s awesome to see what this event has grown into, since the first one almost 19 years ago. The best of the best, representing the top teams in the sport, will qualify to compete in this tournament. It’s going to be must-see TV!”

The Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is a no-entry-fee tournament that will pay out well over $30,000 in prizes and contingencies. The tournament will be nationally televised, with live weigh-ins streamed for both days of tournament competition.

A full field of 200 teams, comprised of 400 anglers, will qualify to compete in the 19th Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. Schools can qualify boats through a multitude of different ways. View the Championship Qualification Criteria to see how many boats your team can send.

The deadline to register for the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:00 PM.

The ACA National Championship at Pickwick Lake will be the final event of the 2023-24 season on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. It will also be the final ACA event to count towards the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Teams will be eligible to earn triple points at the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. First place will earn 2,500 points, with teams all the way down to 150th in the final overall tournament standings earning points.

View the official rules for this event

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 OutdoorActionTV.com and PursuitUp.com

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com

 For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com

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