2020 Collegiate Bass Fishing and the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation

This week on Americana Outdoors, we’re covering the twenty twenty BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops! And later, we’re learning about quail conservation efforts with the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation in West Texas.

Four hundred of the top college anglers have earned the opportunity to compete on Pickwick Lake for a National Championship.  They’ve put in the time, studied the lake, and are ready to sack up the winning bag of fish! As we navigate through day one of competition, the teams fiercely duke it out, reeling in fish after fish. The stakes are high, and the coveted title of Bass Pro Shops School Of The Year presented by Abu Garcia is also up for grabs. Currently, McKendree University holds a solid lead, with over 1,000 points over the second place team. By the end of Day one, Bailey Fain and Preston Kendrick from Bryan College are sitting in first place, with a total weight of 19.82 pounds! As we roll into the final day of competition, the teams make their way onto the water thirsty for a win. Just like day one, the teams are catching fish left and right. Tune in and find out which of these teams will walk away as the 2020 Collegiate Bass Fishing Champions, and which school will grab the prestigious School of the year trophy!


Up next, we’re heading over to South Texas where we’re meeting up with the Garmin team and Dr. Dale Rollins of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation, and gathering insight into quail conservation efforts. As we journey through the brushy fields today, we will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Rollins on the importance of quail habitat management, and how this organization approaches achieving their goals. A few of the other topics we will hear from him include what a quail diet typically consists of, and how to age and identify the gender of the birds. Throughout the day, each of our team members are able to harvest some birds. Tune in and find out how these hunts go down, and to learn about what you can do to get involved with the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation!