Super Regional heads south

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The College Bass Tour announced today that it will bring its College Bass Super Regional tournament to Alabama’s capital during Bama’s Big Bang Presented by Jubilee Cityfest and Creek Casinos scheduled for May 20-21 of 2011. The College Bass Tour is the nation’s top collegiate bass fishing tournament series consisting of regional events and one national championship.

Two-person teams from colleges and universities from all over the Eastern region, including schools like the University of Alabama and Auburn University will compete in the College Bass East Super Regional event on the Alabama River for scholarship funds and the ultimate in school bragging rights.

"We’re very excited to welcome the College Bass Tour to Montgomery as part of Bama’s Big Band presented Jubilee Cityfest and Creek Casinos," said Denise Welch, Events Coordinator of Riverfront Facilities for the city of Montgomery. "Alabama is blessed when it comes to bass fishing and we’re thrilled to have the best collegiate anglers here to showcase it."

"We’re excited to bring the College Bass Tour to Alabama for the second time," said Hank Weldon, Tournament Director for College Bass. "Alabama is known for its excellent fishing and it’s an honor for College Bass to be a part of the annual Jubilee Cityfest.”

Jubilee Cityfest and College Bass will take place in the heart of the Entertainment District of Downtown Montgomery located at the Riverwalk Amphitheater and Union Station Trainshed, located on the banks of the Alabama River, perfect for picnics, concerts, movies, plays, productions and more.

The College Bass teams will fish the Alabama River, which flows through the heart of the state originating just north of Montgomery. It’s known for giant spotted bass, largemouth bass, striped bass and white bass. Anglers from each participating school will fish for large-mouth bass 12 inches or longer and spotted bass 12 inches or longer, with a five-fish limit Friday, May 20- Saturday , May 21. The heaviest two-day weight will determine the Super Regional winner.

Montgomery has earned quite a reputation across fishing circles by hosting countless fishing tournaments over the last 20 years. In 1981 and 1982, Montgomery hosted the Bassmaster Classic and since then it’s played host to many BASS events. The most recent notable tournament held this past September was the Trophy Triumph, part of the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year competition that crowned Kevin Van Dam the 2010 angler of the year for the second consecutive year.

For the last six seasons, the College Bass National Championship has been featured on ESPNU. In its sixth season, College Bass will receive extended television coverage on ESPNU that will include coverage of the College Bass Super Regionals for the first time ever. ESPNU reaches more than 74 million households across the United States. Additionally, all Super Regional events will be live Web-streamed on