SAN ANTONIO, TX – Tournament contingencies are programs designed to reward anglers for running a specific brand’s product and finishing well in sanctioned events. Bass Pro Shops and the White River Marine Group operate three top-level contingency programs for these boat brands: Ranger, Nitro, and Triton. Qualified anglers participating on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series have the chance to earn up to an extra $8,000 at each event.
“The tournament contingency programs offered to anglers running White River Marine Group boats are top-notch,” said Wade Middleton, ACA Director and President of CarecoTV. “Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to rewarding anglers for running their products and doing well in events. For a college angler to participate in a no-entry-fee tournament and have the opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in contingency bonuses…that’s extremely valuable to them!”
College Anglers competing on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series will again have the opportunity to cash in on tournament contingency bonuses offered by the White River Marine Group. The contingency programs available to these top anglers will be Nitro Rewards, Ranger Cup, and Triton Gold. Qualified anglers will have the chance to take home up to $8,000 in either of these three contingency bonuses, based upon their eligibility and finish in the final standings.
Here are the four major events on the 2023-24 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series:
- Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake -September 23-24, 2023
- AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open – Lake Dardanelle – October 14-15, 2023
- Hartwell Slam – Lake Hartwell– April 13-14, 2024
- Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops – Pickwick Lake– May 23-24, 2024
About the Association of Collegiate Anglers
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 18 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.
The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets. The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms. The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which helps to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.
Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs. This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on OutdoorActionTV.com and PursuitUp.com
or more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit www.BassPro.com. For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com.