In a few days, the Association of Collegiate Anglers will be hosting its first major tournament of 2022. The 2022 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will be contested on Kentucky Lake in Henry County and Paris, TN on March 12th-13th. This ACA major event will pay out tens of thousands of dollars in prizes & contingencies, as well as double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
Registration for the first ACA event of 2022 is set to close this upcoming Sunday at 6:00 PM (CT). A confirmation email was sent out last Friday to all anglers currently registered to compete in the event. If you did not receive that email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details for those who are looking to register, or have already registered, can be found here to include a complete breakdown of the rules. Each angler is expected to register individually prior to the cutoff deadline this weekend. If you have any changes to your registration, please notify ACA staff. All anglers, upon registering for the event, should review the Angler Packet and Official Tournament Rules.
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. It’s become where many college anglers spend spring break.
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.