On top of being the title sponsor for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Carhartt wanted to extend their support for this ever-growing level of bass fishing even further. The “Carhartt College Fishing Video Clip Contest” was created to showcase the work these anglers put in to compete at the collegiate level.
The contest was made available this past April with the Grand Prize being an all-inclusive fishing trip on Lake Guntersville with former Carhartt College B.A.S.S. champions, and Carhartt sponsored Elite Series anglers, Matt and Jordan Lee.
All collegiate anglers were eligible to enter the contest and the rules were simple; put together a short video using any filming device, showcasing college fishing, Carhartt gear, and the often overlooked hard work associated with competitive fishing at the college level. They also had to submit their work by a certain due date, something we know college students are notorious for “forgetting”.
Tucker Hill, a junior majoring in multimedia film at Georgia Southern University, and his fishing partner Jared Baker produced a fantastic, short but sweet video to take the grand prize honors. The duo is headed to Lake Guntersville, the weekend of October 14th-16th, to fish alongside Matt one day, and Jordan the next.
View Hill’s winning video:
Hill’s video clip was chosen as the Grand Prize out of nearly 50 submissions, but he wasn’t the only winner. Chris Phinney, Alex Williamson, Andre Vicari, and Jordan Wise also submitted videos, which made it to the final five after the first round of judging. For their efforts, they received a Carhartt apparel package worth a little North of $250, including items from the new Force Extremes line.
Although the Carhartt prize packages are great, there is no doubt the rest of the college fishing world will be a little green with envy of Tucker and Jared while they are out taking notes and catching big bass from Guntersville’s fruitful grass mats.
Neither Baker nor Hill has ever fished historic Lake Guntersville, but that certainly hasn’t curbed their enthusiasm.
“Man we couldn’t be any more excited,” said Hill. “Being a multimedia film major, I knew I wanted to submit a video as soon as I heard about the contest. Jared and I sat down one day and came up with a few ideas. We’re just humbled those ideas earned us a fishing trip with two of our favorite Elite Series pros. It is awesome.”
With cooler temperatures starting to spread throughout the country, the fishing at Lake Guntersville should be equally as awesome. Both Matt and Jordan promise it should be a “grass fishing whack-fest” and will hopefully live up to Guntersville’s reputation as one of the top largemouth bass fisheries in the world.