8.85 Pound Bass Wins Cabela's Collegiate Big

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 7, 2014) - Day 2 of the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash at Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN, started off cool with clear, bluebird skies as 189 collegiate anglers went through take-off, all excited to bring in the biggest bass they could catch for a chance to win tons of prizes.  Early reports were given that the fish were biting extremely well from most accounts. 

Though as the day went on, they had to do some adjusting from their morning strategy as the weather turned cloudy and bass were moving up shallow in the afternoon.  

  Anglers reported a lot of morning catches using the A-rig and later afternoon bites tended to be either a jerk bait or square bill crank bait, and then the occasional favorite black and blue jig.  They seemed to be catching them better on day 2 and this may have been contributed to the front moving in.

   Midway into Session 1, Jay Emmert from University of Tennessee-Knoxville came to the scales and weighed in an 8.85 pound bass that he caught on an A-rig and became that session's leader, as well as overall tournament leader.  And that 8.85 pounds held all day with the next closest bass on day 2 being a 6.72 pound bass brought in by Austin Keeton from Calhoun Community College.

  The Top 5 of the event were:
  1st - Jay Emmert, University of Tennessee-Knoxville - 8.85 pounds 2nd - Ty Dyer, Bethel University - 7.42 pounds 3rd - Cody Santel, Murray State - 6.84 pounds 4th - Austin Keeton, Calhoun Community College - 6.72 pounds 5th - Zach Parker, Bethel University - 6.62 pounds

  For full results from each session,please Click Here

Throughout day 2, anglers brought 126 big bass to the scales; and at the end of the day nearly 80 prizes were awarded, totally $20,000.  Many thanks to all our sponsors who support these collegiate anglers.


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