Fishing & Boating News

Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia gets off to a Huge Start 

by: Amanda Gutierrez,

(Aug 8, 2018 - SAN ANTONIO, TX) This week marks the start of August and summer break is nearing the end for many college students. With a new school year on the horizon, that means it's time to get new books for your courses, memorize class schedules, and prepare to watch some college football. As students begin to return to campus, many bass fishing clubs and teams will be holding their first meetings of the year to prepare for the upcoming season. The 2018-19 season promises to be a very intriguing one, and the chase for Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia is already in full swing.
Summertime typically presents an opportunity for college students to take a break from the rigors of a long school year and return home to spend time with friends and family. In today's college fishing landscape however, there are no breaks. The sport has grown to become a year-round endeavor, with tournaments being held across all seasons. Just as soon as the final fish crossed the scales at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela's, marking the end of the 2017-18 ACA season, the next season long quest for the Cabela's School of Year title began the following day. Young anglers departed from Pickwick Lake and Florence, AL to head to their next stop of the tournament season. Over the past few months, a number of major college tournaments haven taken place and one school has taken the early lead by racking up 1,500 points thus far.
Adrian College currently sits atop the standings for the Cabela's School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Located in Adrian, Michigan, these northern anglers have competed at a very high level the past several seasons and are looking to break through this year to take home the prestigious title. In this quest to be the nation's best, Adrian College got off to an early start at the FLW college championship. Nicholas Czajka and Jack Hippe weighed in 30 lbs and 14 oz of Red River bass to finish in 4th place overall at this event.
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