Students have returned to the classroom for the start of the 2022-23 school year. With the start of a new school year also comes a new season of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. The Association of Collegiate Anglers will kick off the year at Kentucky Lake for the 2022 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley on September 17-18.
Prizes, Contingencies, and Valuable Points
The Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley is always one of the most anticipated events of the season thanks to it featuring a robust prize payout several times a day and double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
80 total places will be paid out over the course of two days of competition on Kentucky Lake. Day 1 will feature four weigh-in sessions, and Day 2 will be comprised of three weigh-in sessions. All sessions will pay out the Top 10 largest fish, except for Day 2 Session 3 which will award prizes to the Top 20 fish in the final session.
Here is a look at the presenting sponsors for weigh-in sessions throughout the event:
Session 1 – Engel Coolers
Session 2 – HydroWave
Session 3 – Bass Pro Shops
Session 4 – Garmin
Session 1 – Abu Garcia
Session 2 – Bob’s Machine Shop
Session 3 – Bass Pro Shops & Abu Garcia
Along with the valuable prizes & contingencies available to anglers competing in the event, schools will also be able to earn points for each of their highest two placing fish in the event down to 150th place.
The Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley is a defining event in the race for Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia each season. Teams travel from all across the country to earn their share of the points awarded at this ACA major event. The winner of the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will earn 1,750 points.
Be on the lookout for updated standings in the race for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia leading up to the event.