2022 will mark the 17th season of college fishing’s longest-running collegiate bass fishing tournament trail. The Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series will host three major regular-season events and the season-ending BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship.
Here is a look at the complete schedule of Major Events:
Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley
March 12-13, 2022-Kentucky Lake-Henry County & Paris, TN
Barnett Reservoir Rumble
April 9-10, 2022-Barnett Reservoir-Ridgeland, MS
2022 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops
May 26-27, 2022-Pickwick Lake-Florence, AL
2022 AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open
October 8-9, 2022-Lake Dardanelle-Russellville, AR
*Tournament dates are subject to change
The 2022 majors will kick off at Kentucky Lake in Henry County and Paris, TN with the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. This event will take place March 12-13, 2022. Featuring a two-day big bass format event that pays out 80 places with a total purse valued at over $35,000, the Big Bass Bash is the ACA’s longest-tenured regular-season event on the schedule. Schools will be driving from across the country to descend upon Henry County for spring break bass fishing action to vie for prizes and valuable double points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
Next up on the schedule, the ACA will visit a new location for the first time ever as college anglers will make their way to Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, MS April 9-10, 2022. Barnett Reservoir has hosted many other fishing tournaments in the past, but it will be the first time the ACA has held a major televised event there. This event will be a traditional five-bass limit format in which hundreds of the top student anglers in the country will be competing for valuable prizes, contingencies, and double points towards the School of the Year race. The event will be hosted by the folks at Visit Ridgeland, with tournament festivities and events taking place at Old Trace Park.
The Top 5 finishing anglers/teams at each of these events will automatically qualify for the 2022 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.