If you were to ask your typical bass angler to pick one lake they had to fish for the rest of their life, odds are Lake Guntersville would be picked quite often. Guntersville is part of the legendary TVA Chain of Lakes, and with 69,100 acres of some of the best bass fishing in the country, it is no wonder why it will be kicking off the 2015 Fishlife Collegiate Tour. On February 7th, nearly 100 college teams from around 25 Universities across the Southeast will take to the waters of Lake Guntersville in search of it's legendary bass, and also in search of that $1,000 dollar first place prize. The $1,000 is guaranteed despite Fishlife being able to keep a low entry fee of $50 per team, thanks to the help of several local tourism boards. The rest of the prize money will be paid back to the teams in a 1 in 7 system, which simply means Fishlife will pay an additional spot for every 7 teams that come. This will make us one of the highest and deepest paying college trails around.
Changes for 2015
For 2015, Fishlife will be live streaming and recording all weigh ins, and we have something special in store for Guntersville - Live blast off! That's right, we'll have a camera crew walking around Saturday morning interviewing anglers, so come ready to pump up your school and sponsors. Let's show the world how much fun it is fishing a Fishlife event. Furthermore, the Alabama and Multibait rigs have been banned, a request that most of our field was asking for for 2015. Finally, we'll have our new weigh in stage for 2015, which is the biggest and best in the world of college fishing.
As already said, Lake Guntersville is a legend among bass anglers around the world; regularly pumping out picture of 8lb+ Fish and 30lb+ limits. Come Saturday, nothing else expects to be different. "I believe you'll have to have at least 25-27lbs to have a shot at that 1,000 dollars" said senior Kenny Elkins of the University of North Alabama. With the best college anglers on the planet converging on Guntersville, there is no doubt a 30lb limit could win the tournament, along with the possibility of a 10lb big fish. The stage is set all set for 2015, will you be there?
Full 2015 Schedule - HERE
For Registration - Click HERE
For full rules - Click HERE