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2017 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s Payout and Prizes   
SAN ANTONIO, TX (May 16, 2017) –Championship Week is almost here; anglers from all over the country are coming to compete on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. This year, the Association of Collegiate Anglers will be awarding top finishing anglers with over $52,000 in cash and prizes based on their finish during the event.

Here’s what the anglers will be competing for during the tournament itself: 

1st Place – $5,000; Two Pairs of Costa Sunglasses; Two HydroWave H2 System Packages; and an 8″ Bob’s Machine Hydraulic Jack Plate (Total Value – $7,500)
2nd Place – $2,500 and Two Pairs of Costa Sunglasses (Total Value – $2,900)
3rd Place – $1,500 and Two Pairs of Costa Sunglasses (Total Value – $1,900)
4th Place – $1,000
5th Place – $750
6th – 10th Places – $300 each (Total of $1,500)
11th – 20th Places – $250 each (Total of $2,500)
21st – 30th Places – $200 (Total of $2,000)
31st – 40th Places – $150 (Total of $1,500)
41st – 50th Places – $100 (Total of $1,000)
75th Place – 8″ Bobs Hydraulic Jack Plate ($1,200 value)
Overall Big Bass earns the Power-Pole Big Bass Award for a $2,000 Power-Pole Certificate 

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 Payout & Prizes, click here.

About the ACA
The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country.  With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, four nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing.  For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Cabela’s visit, for more information on CarecoTV, visit 
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