On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, we provide coverage from Day 1 of the 2020 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL. Over the course of two days of competition, anglers will be competing for $35,000 in prizes & contingencies, a National Championship trophy, and the title of Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
A bulk of the Day 1 coverage will be spent with Nate Doty & Bailey Bleser from number one ranked McKendree University. McKendree is the defending School of the Year winner, and is looking to become just the second team ever to win the title in back-to-back seasons. Nate & Bailey are on a strong offshore bite, and catch several good fish early on during the first day of competition.
Two other camera crews start with team members from both Adrian College and the University of Montevallo. Both of these programs are within striking distance of that first place spot in the School of the Year race. Each team is confident going into the first day of tournament action, but can they find the right bites to place some pressure on McKendree?
At the end of the show, we take a closer look at the host city for the Championship event, Florence, AL. The Association of Collegiate Anglers has been visiting Florence and Pickwick Lake to host premier bass fishing tournaments for going on 10 years. This quaint little town in northwest Alabama offers great shopping, dining, and recreational activities.
Tune in to find out about Florence, AL and see who can find an early bite out on Pickwick Lake during Day 1 of the 2020 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.