Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published May 17, 2017
The 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's is not just a fishing tournament - it's a week-long celebration of college fishing. The entire week is devoted to all the anglers and schools that are competing. The Association of Collegiate Anglers and its supporters all try to go above and beyond for the competitors that will be in Florence, Alabama competing for both the crowning of the 2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Champion, as well as the awarding of the 2017 Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia title.
Collegiate anglers from across the nation will enjoy a week full of fishing on one of the hottest lakes in the nation. With official practice starting Sunday, May 21st at sunrise, anglers will have plenty of study time on the lake to find schools of trophy bass. On Monday, anglers continue practice while tournament staff are on-site setting up for all the week's festivities.
The first official gathering of college anglers is at the mandatory Yamaha Angler Appreciation night that will take place on Tuesday, May 23th from 4:00-7:00pm. Anglers will be greeted with a casting contest featuring a ton of great prizes as well as dinner provided by Yamaha. Garmin Marine will be on hand doing demonstrations of their latest electronics, and Ranger Boats will be providing demo rides for college anglers as well. In addition, Cabela's will be present with a special display to test the multi-faceted skills of these college anglers. All of these events will provide a wide range of prize opportunities.
To see the complete Championship Week Schedule, click here.