– This week on the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, we’ll return to Kentucky Lakefor day number two ofthe Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. A one of a kind format,and one of the favoritetournament stops of the season, where big fish are rewarded with big prizes. – Hold itup there, big and high. – 6. 57, way to go, new leader in the session. – Welcome back to Paris Landing, in Paris, Tennessee, where last week, we launched the sixth annual Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. We’ve got 436 anglers representing 78 collegiate campuses from all across the country. They’ve made the trek to Henry County in northwest Tennessee. – We’re in Paris, Tennessee, and we’re hostingCabela’s Big Bass Bash,presented by Berkley here on beautiful Kentucky Lake out of Paris Landing State Park. We feel like it’s one of the top bass fisheries in the country, and I think they’re gonna have a great weekend fishing, and hopefully they’ll pull in somegood weights, and bringhome some good prizes. – We got unique format,they weight in every two hours. It’s all about the prizes, so there I know a number of thousands of dollars worth of Cabela’s gift cards,there’s a number ofother sponsors involved. – This year, there’s more than $30,000in gear and tackle up for grabs,and plenty of chances to win it. After three sessions, Bethel University’s Kristopher Queen has the lead after weighing in a fish for just over seven and a half pounds. – Seven five two!New leader of the wholeentire tournament! 7. 52. You are leading this whole entire event right now. – It’s a little nerve wracking. – In addition to all the great prizes, there are also valuable points available in the racefor Cabela’s School of the Year. – Each tournament kind of has a different atmosphere or feel about ’em, and this one is just, it’s completely different than all of them. You got a lot more excitement, and especially with big bass tournament. I don’t know what it is,but everybody gets more excited about a big bass tournament. Cause you know, you don’t have to go out and catch those five fish, you just gotta catch one. – Coming into this event, Georgia College had the points lead, but teams like Mississippi State made the trip to Paris, gunning for that number one position. – We have every intention to get up there and get that top spot. We’ve been talking about in meetings,fishing every tournamentthat we could,and even going to otherregionals and regions to fish those just for points. Even if it’s not this year, which we have full hopes that it can be this year, putting ourselves in a place that we can know what we have to do to get it in the coming year. – Here we are back, at the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley, the final fourth session. – Moving right into the final session on day one, Mississippi State’s Jeff Roman Clayton stepped up to the scales, and locked up fifth place with his best fish of the day. – This was a good one, folks. Six 01, Six 01 on Kentucky Lake. – TennesseeTech’s Bentley Manning already has one catch on the day, and this fish, will be number two. – We’re trying to get a three, or a four. We have got a real one here, folks. 6. 43, new leader for this session! – Murray State’s Ryan Lancaster scored big when he set the hook on this Kentucky Lake large mouth. – You ought to be here early in the morning, cause we’re gonna let you take off really quick. Hey, 6. 71, way to go! Pull that fish out! That’s what we’ve been waiting on. We are gonna get this last session up there where it needs to be. There you go, look at Kevin. A 6. 71, way to go! – For his efforts,Ryan takes home a brandnew Garmin EchoMap, worth nearly $1,200, and a $200 Cabela’s gift card. Nice job! – Ryan Lancaster, Murray State University, with a 6. 71, Garmin EchoMap 93SV,$200 Cabela’s gift card. – Stay with us. There’s a lot more tournament coverage aheadfrom Kentucky Lake, andthe Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. – The Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by, Cabela’s. It’s in your nature. By Tow Boat U. S. , take us with you on the water, and by Ranger Boats. Still buildinglegends, one at a time. Welcome back to Kentucky Lake, and day two of the 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. We’ll begin day two coverage with East Carolina University’s Mike Corbishley. Mike won the first session on day one with this 6. 32 pound fish, and he’s not gonna do anything different on day two. – Game plan’s gonna be go round that bank where I caught that big’n yesterday, and it’s also that same bank caught big’n last year and got 3rd place in this tournament. We’re going to go see ifwe can put another giant in the boat, and if it doesn’t pan out,we’re gonna run south, and Ithink we’re gonna have a blast. Weedin’ through some three pounders on a trap, and I think we’ll run into some good ones that we can weigh here in the later sessions. – As competitors make their way out of Paris Landing, you’ll notice something you don’t normally see in bass tournaments. In this event, boats can fish up to three anglers. – You kind of function somewhat as a team. You can have two, possibly three anglers in your boat, but each one can only weigh one fish. There’s some comradery that goes on, there is potential sharing of information, but it’s also very competitive because, somebody at the end of the day, in that boat, potentially, will have a big fish that’ll at least weigh through the top ten for the two day hour,or multi-hour at least. – With all teams on the water, and day two competition underway, we’ll catch up the the over all big bass leader, Bethel University’s Kristopher Queen. He’s back on an old familiar spot, but conditions are a bit different. – The onlything that might effect the way that we caught these fish is,the water came up abouta foot last night. There’s rain, I’d sayit rained probably four, five inches in it. It’s definitely come up a lot. Now, the water clarityis pretty much the same. There’s not much difference in the water clarity,but there’s definitely a changein the water fluctuating. We might have to run around, maybe hit some little pockets and stuff, catch some fish movin’ up, gettin’ ready to spawn, but we’re hopin’ that they’restill on this bank, thisdeep bank leading back. – You got it? – Yep. It don’t feel big, feel it. Tryin’ to keep up with it. I didn’t know if he’s givin’ it all he’s got or. . . Well, we got one bite so far. Not the right size, but we know they’re still here. Just one of them bucks, just with them females down there. – Moving on, we’ll check back with these Carolina University’s Mike Corbishley. – We’re startin’out with a jerk bait,that’s how I caughtthat big fish yesterday. It’s kind of been hard to put it down, you know? We haven’t gotten many bites on it, but the ones that have eaten it are the right ones. That’s the whole goal ofthis tournament anyway, it’s not so much just to crush ’em. I mean, yeah, it’s nice to crush ’em, you just need one big bite a day. Generally, we’ve been getting these bites on transitional banks. I say transition, I mean where the canal swing comes in, and is transitioning from shallower to deeper water. Right on that drop is wherethey’ve kind of been settin’ up. Right now we’re on one of the shallower parts of it. Wouldn’t be surprised if we get bit right about there. Right where that other boat is, right there, actually. I think they’re a little too close to the bank, honestly. You can ride the bank and catch some fish shallow, but I don’t think it’s the right ones. – Swingin’. – My bad. – How was I supposed toknow what species it waswhen I catch it? Didn’t hit it like a bass, cause he’s not. Well, at least theybite the rig, somethin’. – A little action. – I caught one for the camera. – Oh, he was gonna useit, that was the biggestbass caught all day, white bass. – Keep up with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series on Instagram. You can also find us on Facebook. Give us a like, and we’ll keep you up to date on the latest on collegiate bass fishing. We’ll be right back to KentuckyLake, with more from the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. – The Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by Yamaha Marine,reliability starts here. Garmin, fight your fish,not your fish finder,and by Henry County, Tennessee. Welcome back to KentuckyLake, and day two of the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. For the 3rd year in a row, our host city for this event is Paris, Tennessee. A quiet little enclave, 90 miles northwest of Nashville, and launching point for some of the best fishing in the country. – We get a lot of feedback in the community aboutwhen this event comesin, cause we see so manyboats, and so many youngkids coming the stores and stuff. They’re really excited whenthis time of year comes around, cause it kinda kicks off our fishing season for us. – It has tremendousimpact on our community, and gets us exposure nationally, and especially events like these, with youth and collegiate aged young men and women. It’s exciting because we’re able to exposethem to something more,and we’re just fortunate to have this in our community. – A big thanks to all thefolks from Henry County. If you’re planning a trip to Kentucky Lake,check out their website foreverything you’ll need to know. And now, we’ll head backto Paris Landing for the first weigh in session on day two. – This first session,sponsored by Abu Garcia. First place winner will win Abu Garcia premier spinnin’reel, a $200 Cabela’s gift card. Alright, we’re ready. – Heading to the scales, the University of Kentucky’s Sean Stephenson, locked up third place in session one, with the first six pounder of the day. – First fishof the day, we’re gonna take a picture of us, 6. 07. Alright, get that fish out, take a picture of it, Sean. That is a beauty. Troy University, Harris Marshall, ready to weigh in. What do you guess it’s gonna weigh? – Five 1/2 pounds. – Five 1/2 he says, I think it’s gonnabe a lot more than that. A 6. 57, way to go, new leader in the session! G’job. What’d ya’ll catch thatone on this morning? – That came off a bladed swim jig. – Blade swim jig, first time I’ve heard it this weekend. Good job, go get you somemore, them big ones are bitin’. From University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Dillon, okay. What do you think it’s gonna weigh? – Seven even. – He thinks seven even, that’s probably a really good guess. He’s a little low. Seven one three, new big fish!- We have no practice on thelake, and we were just went outjunk fishin’, and thismornin’ my cousin Corey, up in heaven, gave us a good sign. I followed it, and we went straight across the creek, and I told my partner, Corey just gave me a signto go right here, andon my second cast I got over a seven pounder. – Yes, sir. Very, very nice fish. You have just one the first session of the day,sponsored by Abu Garcia. – That isthe second largest fishof the tournament, and thefirst seven pounder of the day. For his efforts, Dillon picked up a great prize package from Abu Garcia and Cabela’s. Moving right into session two, we’ll pick up the action with Dillon and his partner from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Robbie Moore. – Get it? – Yeah, come on, eight pounder!I told my mom when Iwas in the freshman year of high school, that I was leavin’ her. I was going down south and doing the college fishin’. Then senior year came around and I said,no, I’m serious. – Fishing shallow on rocky shore lines, Dillon’s had the most success throwing lipless crankbaits. – Oh my god! Oh my god!C’mere, c’mere, c’mere. Go on. Oh my god! Good boy. Alright, I need a rattletrap, boys. – One hook. – Oh, she was barely hooked. – Barely hooked. – Atta boy. – After winning the first session of day two, Dillon Falardeau has put the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga back on the board. Stay with us, there’smore tournament coverage ahead from Kentucky Lake, and the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. To learn more aboutthe Cabela’s CollegiateBass Fishing Series, visitcollegiatebasschampionship. com. – The Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by Gemini Jerseys, the leader in custom fishing apparel. By Gill Marine, respect the elements, Ram trucks, and by Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967. Welcome back to tournament coverage from the sixth annual Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, presented by Berkley. This is the first eventof the season in the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, and it’s attracted more than 400 of the best collegiateanglers from across the country. Let’s pick up coverage with McKendree University’sBrock Meigs and Austin Chapman. They’re fishing a familiar springtime pattern, and it’s paying off. – That’s what’s up. There’s a grass bed out here. We’re sittin’ in a deep spot right here, and boat’s sittin’ at about anywhere from 16 foot of water up to ten foot of water. It gets shallow, and up on that lip there’s some grass. We’re just rippin’ that rattletrap through the grass, and had a good morning so far. We’ve probably caught 12, 15 fish out of this school, but still tryin’ to find the big ones. We pull up to this spot first thing this morning, and we both had our limits, our three fish limits, in about 20 minutes, and we’ve been culling since then. – Here, get ya alittle footage on that. They’ve been smokin’ that all week, been tearin’ it up. Brand new to start the week, it’s got nothin’ left on it. – While many anglers are finding success, burning crankbaits over rocks and grass, the team from the University of Missouriis taking a different approach. – It’s been a pretty good day so far, as for the weather holdin’ up for us, but they seem to be fightin’ on there pretty good. Right now we’re trying to work a shaggy head, buzzbaits, some spinnerbaits, some A-rigs, but just kinda castin’ around rocks, and under docks, and stuff like that. – Despite the tough conditions, this year’s Big Bass Bash will go down as one of the favoritetournaments of the year. – Oh man, it’s excitin’ cause you don’t ever know what you’re gonna get. So I mean, this tournament’s some of the best prizes you can get this whole series, you know?We love coming to thistournament, just for that fact. You can win all kindof stuff in this thing. Gift cards, life jackets, we love it. – Okay, we’re readyto get this second session started here today. This session will be presented by Gill Rainwear. First place today will be a Gill jacket, and $200 Cabela’s gift card, all the way down through 10th place, we’re gonna give away $25 Cabela’s gift card, a Berkley tackle bag with bait, line. So, we’re gonna get goin’. – First up to the scales in session two is the University of Missouri’s Chandler Robertson. – Tell us a little bit of what that weight is right there. – Five two five. – Where is that gonna put you?Look up there on that big board. – Fourth. – It’s gonna put you into fourth place. – Alright,from Greenville College, comin’ up, Daniel Ellenburg. You will take the leadin this second session. Great job, did you catch that right off the bat this morning?- It was the third fishI caught, but yeah. – Third fish of the mornin’?A 5. 98. Comin’ up next is University of Tennessee at Knoxville,Mark Botsko, put it right there. That looks like a new lead change. Remember, if it goes six or better, you get your picture made. – 6. 24. – 6. 24! Let’s get that fish out and get your picture made. – That fishgets Mark a brand new Gil rainsuit jacket, and a Mustang inflatable PFD. – Did you weigh is yesterday? – No, sir. – Alright, what’d ya’ll change today?- Mostly just offshore fishing, throwing light crankbaits, really. – Well, did you do that yesterday, and it just didn’t work out, or what? – We didn’t really do that yesterday,we were more deep fishin’ so. . . – What about therest of the day? – We really tried to change, I mean, we threw everything we had, just about, and so we really tried to find a pattern but we couldn’t, and today, obviously we got on them. – Locking up the top spot in session two is Lee Blackmon, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. – It looks like it’s gonna be a good one,and it is, 6. 33!Hold it up there, big and high. We’re gonna get a picture of that,put that back in there. We’re gonna get a little water on that, do a little talkin’. Alright, 6. 33, that putsyou, look right up there on that board, where’d it put ya? – It puts me in first place, heck yeah! – Alright, first place for the hour. Tell us a little bit about your tournament so far,how it’s goin’. Did you weigh fish on day one? – No, man, yesterday was so rough. We tried to throw everything in the tackle box, and we couldn’t catch nothin’ but either a hybrid, a carp, a everything that we could, but not a bass. – Locking up the top spot in session two, is Lee Blackmon, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. That’ll do it for session two, from the second day of competition at Kentucky Lake,at the Cabela’sCollegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley. Join us on our next show, when we wrap up tournament coverage from the Big Bass Bash, and move right on into the second event, in the 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. 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