The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce professional angler Andy Montgomery as the guest speaker at the annual Angler & Sponsor Banquet.
The 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is set to take place at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC on May 25-26, 2023. On May 24th, Wednesday night of Championship Week, the ACA will host its annual Angler & Sponsor Banquet at Green Pond Landing. The full field of 400 anglers will be on-site to register for the event, visit with pro anglers, meet with dozens of top industry brands, and be addressed by the guest speaker presented by Bass Pro Shops and the White River Marine Group.
This year’s speaker is Bass Pro Tour angler Andy Montgomery. A native of Blacksburg, SC, Montgomery is a well-known angler both on the professional circuit and regionally, as he has a wealth of knowledge and success competing at fisheries throughout South Carolina. Currently in 3rd place for the Bass Pro Tour AOY Race, Montgomery recently earned a Top 10 finish and has three Top 20’s this season.
New this year, Bass Pro Shops introduced the ‘Between The Scales’ video series highlighting Bass Pro Shops and White River Marine Group pros competing on the Bass Pro Tour. Andy Montgomery was recently featured on the hit video series. Watch the latest episode and learn more about the South Carolina pro here.
Montgomery graduated from Clemson University in 2004 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He began working for the state as a civil engineer, while fishing part time as his schedule allowed. Over the course of a 10-year span, Montgomery made his climb to the highest levels in the sport to reach where he’s at today. Career highlights to this point include:
-2010 Smith Lake Bassmaster Open Win
-2014 Lake Norman Bassmaster Open Win
-Three-Time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier
-Five-Time FLW Cup Qualifier
-Twelve Top 12’s on the Elite Series
-34 Top 10’s Tour-Level Finishes
-Redcrest Appearances: 4
-Top 5 at 2022 Redcrest
-Six Top 10 finishes on the Bass Pro Tour
-2022 MLF Heritage Cup Champion
Anglers competing in the 18th annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops will be required to attend the Angler & Sponsor Banquet on Wednesday night of Championship Week. The event will be at Green Pond Landing on the shores of Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC starting at 2:30 PM. Food will be served beginning at 5:00 PM, and Andy Montgomery will address the full field shortly thereafter.
For more information on the 2023 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, click here.