Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia: Dallas Baptist University Wins With 19.75 pounds
SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 30, 2017) - The Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia is officially in the books. With four of the top ranked teams in the nation, according to the Cabela's School of the Year race, traveling to Lake Texoma, the field was loaded with bass fishing talent. In addition, numerous other top teams from across the southwest, including Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin, Tarleton, Arkansas Tech, Dallas Baptist, and Drury, as well as strong programs such as Mississippi State, Kansas State, and Missouri State, were all in attendance.
Before the event even kicked off, the collegiate anglers knew that they would have their hands full on the waters of Lake Texoma. A massive late spring cold front moved into the area with sustained winds around 20 to 25 mph, with occasional gusts over 30 mph. This resulted in tournament officials making this a trailering event. In addition to the high winds, over an inch of rain fell in the area the previous night. All this combined to provide a fishing challenge for the aptly named Texas Collegiate "Challenge."
With the safety always a top priority at any Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events, the anglers were allowed to trailer to any ramp of their choosing this morning to help them avoid running out on the main lake.
"Fishing is something that should always be fun and enjoyable, and in my mind there is nothing more important than angler safety and that is why we chose to allow the anglers fishing Lake Texoma today to trailer to a ramp of their choosing," stated Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and Director of the ACA.