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Collegiate Anglers Ready to Put Lines In

4 Mar, 2019


We are just days away from lines in for collegiate anglers competing in the 2019

The first of those twists is in regard to point total allotments towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Due to the first ACA event of the year being cancelled due to flooding, there will be opportunities to earn bonus points at the Big Bass Bash to make up for this missed event.

Points will be awarded based on the following breakdown: Day 1 Sessions - winners of each session will receive 50 bonus points; Day 2 Sessions - winners of each session will receive 100 point bonus points.Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley.

Starting March 9th, hundreds of the best college anglers from across the nation will be exploring the waters of Kentucky Lake in search of the biggest bass they can catch.  This two-day event has a long standing tradition of being one of the most well attended, and competitive events in college fishing.  2019 promises the same prospects, along with a little bit of a twist. 

Next, the second twist will occur on the final day of competition (Sunday, March 10th).  All contestants must use Berkley baits exclusively.  Reference the official rules for further clarification on this subject. Berkley, the presenting sponsor of this event, boasts a wide-ranging list of quality baits and lures designed for the hard core tournament angler.  From terminal tackle, to soft plastics, as well as hard baits, competitors will have many products to choose from to fill their tackle box for day 2 of competition to allow them to win prizes as well as earn points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year title.

In a recent interview with Abu Garcia and Berkley Pro Staff member Jordan Lee, we had an opportunity to ask the Major League Fishing pro, and two-time defending Bassmaster Classic Champion, about a three step approach to Kentucky Lake.  Below are comments and insight he had to offer when choosing the right Berkley product to catch these Tennessee River bass.

More information can be found here.

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