Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash Visits Allen Texas

   01.26.12

They tend to say everything is bigger in Texas, so what better place to come for a Big Bass event.  The red carpet is going to be laid out for the anglers on this one.  Each angler that enters the event will receive a $25 gift card to the local Cabela’s in Allen, TX, which is hosting registration Thursday, March 22.  Top fishing pros, including Clark Wendlandt, host of Fishing Texas, will be on hand from 3-7 pm to visit with students and talk about Big Bass tactics with the public.

Anglers will have the opportunity to rake in some serious prizes, with a total of 43 winners in two days.  Up for grabs will be over $20,000 in prizes, including $5,000 worth of Cabela’s gift cards!

Lake Lavon has been a much underrated bass fishery for years, and I think it has the potential to really surprise people.  When you mix Texas, with the month of March, you will usually end up with some big bass.  The lake is shallow and off color, and I fully expect a lot of big females to be up and feeding, and they will get caught.

Tarleton University’s standout John Anderson had this to say about the event, “I’m excited for this event.  The Big Bass Bash is a unique format, being the only big bass, hourly format college event in the country.  It also takes place on one of the best big bass lakes in north Texas, Lake Lavon.  ACA and Careco always treat us great; it will be an awesome event.”

This event will also be crucial to the School of the Year rankings.  The top two finishers from each school will be able to receive points towards the SOY program.  This will allow a team to jump into the mix from the back of the pack, or a school like SFA to take a real stranglehold.

The team of Jake Wood and Joe Landry of LSU Shreveport had this to say about the SOY program, “I think the SOY ranking system with the ACA brings on a new level of competition in collegiate bass fishing. It adds the extra element that incentivizes anglers to get out and fish as many tournaments as we can. This new system will definitely highlight the teams who really put out the effort and deserve the School of the Year title.”

The winners of the 2012 ACA School of the Year program will receive a sponsor prize pack valued at over $7,000 and their own dedicated television highlights. An entire episode of Americana Outdoors, as well as in-show features within the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, will be devoted to the 2012 program, the ultimate winners, and their climb to the top honor of School of the Year.

Second place will receive $3,000 in merchandise courtesy of the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ sponsors, along with recognition within the programming.

Third place will receive $1,500 in merchandise courtesy of the Association of Collegiate Anglers’ sponsors, along with recognition within the programming.

For more info on the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, visit: http://www.collegiatebasschampionship.com/tournament-schedule.html

For more info on the ACA School of the Year Program, visit: http://www.collegiatebasschampionship.com/aca-school-of-the-year-program.html

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