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ACA Announces News on College Fishing Program

22 Aug, 2019


College fishing continues to grow each year, and Big Bite Baits is looking to help collegiate anglers on the water with a new fish catching soft plastic craw, but also help them off the water with an exciting new program. Two percent of all sales of the College Craw will go towards a grant that will be awarded to teams which are selected based on an application process at the end of each year. Big Bite Baits will match the two percent, for a total of a four percent donation going towards the grants. The grant application will be open to any recognized college team, and awarded in December of 2019. A minimum of one $500 scholarship will be awarded.

"Big Bite Baits has been providing support to scholastic anglers for years thanks to discount programs, showing up at various events with samples and more. This new program is another opportunity we're proud to be associated with to help college level anglers be able to travel and compete nationwide while supporting their own college teams," said Wade Middleton, ACA Director and President of CarecoTV.

The College Craw is available in 3.5" and 4" sizes, with nine colors to meet any water condition. The ninth color, Spicy Purple was even designed by a collegiate angler earlier this year, he won 5,000 of the baits as a prize for his submission.   The College Craw makes a great jig trailer, featuring a subtle swimming action. The 3.5" size is a great choice for finesse jigs and the 4"size pairs perfectly with full size jigs. Both sizes of the College Craw can also be fished alone on finesse or Texas rigs.

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 Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, NBC 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 www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassPro.com.  For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com

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