2021 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley – Day 1 Part 2

On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, we provide continued coverage from Day 1 of the 2021 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley on Kentucky Lake in Henry County and Paris, TN.

On the previous episode, we took a look at the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, introduced the Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley, and covered Day 1 Session 1 weigh-in presented by Engel Coolers. Day 1 action at Kentucky Lake is picking up as anglers begin to form a pattern out on this Tennessee River fishery.

The next weigh-in session anglers can compete in is Session 2 presented by HydroWave. First place for this session will earn a HydroWave H2, $200 Bass Pro Shops gift card, and a T-H Marine prize package. Anglers will be looking to best 5.25 pounds to claim the overall tournament lead.

Paris, TN and Henry County have long been supporters of collegiate bass fishing. The Association of Collegiate Anglers has been bringing premier college fishing events to Kentucky Lake for upwards of 10 years now. The Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce has been key in this long-lasting partnership. From providing meals at weigh-in, to support in a variety of other ways, Paris, TN and Henry County works to create a great atmosphere for anglers from all across the country to come to town and have a great time fishing Kentucky Lake.

Session 3 presented by Bass Pro Shops offers one of the most lucrative payouts in the entire event. First place for this hour will win a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card. The Top 10 during this session will all earn Bass Pro Shops gift card of varying values, as well as an array of other different items.

The final session of the day is presented by Garmin. The winner of this session will earn a Garmin Panoptix LiveScope system, with 2nd and 3rd also receiving valuable prizes from Garmin. Stay tuned all the way through this episode, as the biggest fish of the day will be brought to the scales during Session 4!

Bethel University vs Adrian College in Ranger Cup University Challenge

The top two collegiate bass fishing teams in the Ranger Cup University Challenge in the nation head to Fayette County Lake, Texas to compete for the Ranger Cup University Challenge Championship title! Find out if the title goes home with Adrian University or Bethel University!

In one eight hour day of competition that you’ll see in this show the four anglers caught just over 60 bass weighing a total of approximately 153 pounds.

From Bethel University we’ll see the team of Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil who qualified for the Ranger Cup University Challenge by winning the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. Winning, the most prestigious event in all of college fishing, against 400 of the best anglers, proves that these two are tough enough to stand up to any test.

From Adrian College we’ll see the team of Jack Hippe and Nick Czajka, who qualified for the Ranger Cup University Challenge by being the highest finishing Ranger Cup qualified team the FLW Collegiate Championship. They will represent the highly ranked Adrian College team who is without a doubt focused to perform well this week but in the years ahead on the college fishing scene.