Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Heads to Pickwick Lake

 

Photo of BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship anglers

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 10, 2014 - In less than 60 days the best collegiate anglers in the country will meet at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama to compete in the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's. The week of May 19-23 will bring 400 collegiate anglers to the renowned Florence, AL area and end with the crowning of our National Champions.

"We are delighted to be hosting the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Tournament on Pickwick Lake for the 3rd year," stated Suzie Shoemaker, Sports Marketing Coordinator for Florence/Lauderdale Tourism. "Each year brings more excitement as young people from across the country find their way to our beautiful city. The fishing is always good, and the electricity extends back into the community. We can't wait to see you!"

All university-recognized clubs are allowed to register up to three two-person teams for the 2014 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's. Every club is guaranteed entry for one two-person team and no team will earn more than three total entries.

Participants can plan on the following schedule of events:

Monday, May 19, 2014
Official Practice begins

Tuesday, May 21, 2014
Official Practice until 2 pm
Followed by Yamaha's Angler Appreciation Night
(4pm - 8pm at McFarland Park)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Official Practice until 2 pm
Followed by Registration and Banquet
(2:30pm - 7pm Shoals Marriott Conference Center)

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Day 1 Competition
Safe light (5:45am) - 2:30pm

Friday, May 23, 2014
Day 2 Competition
Safe light (5:45am) - 2:30pm

Anglers: Make sure you register now to confirm your spot as the Championship field is quickly filling!

According to Wade Middleton, co-founder of the ACA and President of CarecoTV, "Every year the collegiate anglers and the Championship get better and better - it's amazing to see the growth, not only in the size and importance of the event, but in the support from our partners. When we began this collegiate series nine years ago, we only hoped to achieve such a great following from anglers, sponsors, fishing communities, and the fishing industry alike."

Chris Edmonston, President of the BoatUS Foundation, added, "Having been a partner in this event since the inception, we couldn't be happier to see the continued growth and development of collegiate fishing. The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and collegiate bass fishing in general have been one of the most successful youth fishing initiatives in recent history and we're honored to be a part of the progression."

Return to ANGLER News