Koppers Fishing and Tackle Corp. of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, is the newest sponsor of the seven-event Carhartt Bassmaster College Series.

“Koppers Fishing is very proud and excited to expand our relationship with B.A.S.S. by supporting the college fishing segment this year. We feel this is a natural progression for our growing company to support youth and grass-roots anglers who are vital to the future of our industry,” said Koppers Product Placement Specialist Tom Chopin.

As an official College Series sponsor, the maker of LIVETARGET lures will have a strong presence at the circuit’s events scheduled for 2013. The season kickoff will be Jan. 4-5 in Tavares, Fla., on the Harris Chain of Lakes. The competition not only will mark the collegiate season’s start, but also will be the first of 30-plus events scheduled for the entire 2013 Bassmaster Tournament Trail.

Koppers also will be on board for the other College Series stops of 2013: Texas’ Lake Amistad in Del Rio; California’s Clear Lake out of the city of Clear Lake; Santee Cooper out of Manning, S.C.; the Mississippi River out of Fort Madison, Iowa; a wild-card championship qualifier on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.; and the season closer, the national championship, at a site to be announced. A schedule is available at www.Bassmaster.com/college.

“Koppers can expect a big welcome at College Series events,” said Hank Weldon, College Series manager. “Hard baits with cutting-edge design are always going to get the attention of any angler, but collegiate anglers are especially tuned in to how technology can help their fishing. Koppers makes that kind of lure.”

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