TowBoatUS is on the water to assist collegiate anglers with breakdowns or running aground during the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship in May Download hi-res photo
LAKE MURRAY, S.C., May 3, 2021 – Two hundred top collegiate bass fishing teams will descend on Lake Murray, May 26-27 seeking top honors in college’s fishing’s longest running national championship, the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. Started in 2005, the two-day, no-entry fee, traditional five-bass limit tournament offers tens of thousands of dollars in prizes and contingencies. If a competitor’s boat has a breakdown or runs aground, TowBoatUS Lake Murray, the 24/7 on-water boat towing and assistance service, will be there to ensure the student anglers get to weigh-in on time.
The locally owned company is part of a network of more than 300 locations and 600 red assistance vessels that responded to more than 81,000 requests for routine on-water help last year. “It will be a great competition for these student anglers, and if a problem arises, we are ready to resolve it,” said TowBoatUS Lake Murray owner Capt. Rick Kahn.
Last year’s COVID safety protocols that adhere to local and CDC guidelines will remain in effect, with organizers ensuring a safe and successful 2021 tournament. Schools wishing to compete in the 2021 Championship can go here to confirm participation, which at a minimum requires a college to have a recognized bass fishing club or team to receive a minimum of one team entry. Additional team entries are earned through participation in qualifying Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) events, including the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open and the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley.
Post tournament, the most prestigious title of the 2020-2021 season in all of college fishing, the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year, presented by Abu Garcia, will be announced.
Live coverage of the event can be found here. For all BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship information including an angler packet, rules, and to register, go here.
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Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation's leading advocate, services and safety group for recreational boaters. We are the Boat Owners Auto Club and provide our more than 800,000 members with a wide array of helpful services, including 24-hour on-water towing that gets you safely home when your boat won’t, jump starts, fuel delivery, and soft ungroundings. The TowBoatUS towing fleet is North America’s largest network of towing ports with more than 300 locations and over 600 red towing assistance vessels, responding to more than 80,000 requests for assistance each year. The BoatUS App makes it easy to summon water and road assistance 24/7 and can speed response times (BoatUS.com/App). For more information go to BoatUS.com/Towing.