The collegiate Bass Fishing’s Premier event is here to stay! The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s is one event I feel privileged to attend every year. The main thing I notice in this event is the passion these kids have for the sport of bass fishing. It is rewarding to see such enthusiasm and gives me great hope for the future of this great sport. I am also struck by the grateful attitudes of these competitors. Instead of expecting anything from anyone there, they seem truly grateful of the effort put into the event.
How far has college fishing come? Well a long way from the beginning. I have been privileged to work this event now for eight years, and the growth I have seen from the competitors, the schools and the sponsors is phenomenal. And I don’t see it slowing down. From the high school level there are more and more teams every year, and I think a lot of these competitors will segue into the college ranks, further fueling the growth of this segment of the industry. This event is not only here to stay, it is growing and is quickly becoming one of the premier events in the sport of bass fishing!