When things really start rolling for College B.A.S.S. I’m sure you college students and bass fishing freaks are going to say “It’s about time…..” and you’ll be right.
I remember when College Bass started in 2005. We had six hand-picked teams and put together a made for TV Championship.
The next year about 15 additional schools sent teams and the whole thing began to build.
Between those early years and now, several other organizations began developing college bass fishing and that was great because it gives you young bass fishermen more opportunities to fish and compete. Plus, our own college endeavor was neglected for various reason and we lost some of our sizzle.
However, things are starting to fall in place. College B.A.S.S. is now a part of B.A.S.S. home of the Bassmaster, Bassmaster Classic, Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli, Toyota Angler of the Year, etc.
As you can tell, from now on it will be called College B.A.S.S. and we have a new 3-year agreement with ESPN for television coverage.
When our new Bassmaster.com web site goes on-line in May, College B.A.S.S. will have its own place and I’ve just got to say that in the outdoors world, Bassmaster.com is huge.
College B.A.S.S. will also start getting coverage in B.A.S.S. publication. By the way, which one of you students would like to write a report for Bassmaster Magazine or Bass Times?
Last but not least, and you already know this, but it’s worth repeating. The captain or No. 1 member of the two-man college team who wins our College Championship gets a spot in the Bassmaster Classic. I repeat…a spot in the Bassmaster Classic.
That will be the biggest thing to ever happen to college bass fishing.