College Bass Season Casts Off This Weekend

8 Oct, 2021

The 2021 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open is set to take place on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, AR October 9-10, 2021. Anglers will be competing for $25,000 plus dollars in prizes & contingencies, and double points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.


Thursday, October 7th– Official Practice Day

Friday, October 8th– Final Practice Day (Off the water by 3 pm)

& Angler Check-in/Meeting

Saturday & Sunday, October 9th & 10th– Tournament Days

Day 1 Weigh-in begins at 3:00 pm.

Day 2 Weigh-in begins at 1:00 pm

About the ACA 

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, fourteen seasons ago, which is now the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and still the longest running collegiate bass fishing series in existence. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year Program, and associated assets.  The ACA also provides the largest amount of televised coverage of any collegiate fishing series with dedicated programming on several television networks ranging from CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network, as well as other regional and national networks. For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit For more information on CarecoTV, visit


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