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College bass tournament coming to Cornelius

McKendree University senior Trevor McKinney caught 11 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lay Lake

Dec. 29. In fish news, the nationwide Bassmaster College Series will open March 5-6 on Lake Norman right here in Cornelius. It will then include two more springtime events on Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman, Ala., Apr. 16-17 and Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Ky., Apr. 30-May 1. The trail’s final stop June 9-10 will be held on a Northern fishery, but the location has not been determined.

The leading anglers in the Bassmaster College Series Team of the Year points standings will be determined after those four events. The Team of the Year will punch their ticket to the College Classic Bracket event, which will be held in September.

BASS is capping the field at 250 boats.

“There are thousands of young anglers who are hungry to compete — and as we’ve seen with so many former college anglers now competing at the highest levels of bass fishing, it’s changing the sport from top to bottom, ” said Hank Weldon, tournament director for the BASS College Series.

About BASS

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. The 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), a website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events.