– Last week, 192 of the best collegiate anglers in the country launched onto Pickwick Lake in Florence Alabama. With the fish stacked up on the deep ledges,day one of the 2017 championshipturned into a slug fest. The defending championsfrom Auburn University are once again in the hunt, but it was the team of Neece and Hatfield rising to the top. – All we need is19. 61, how about 23. 92! – Going into the second and final day,Tusculum College is in control. This is the 2017 Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. Getting right into tournament coverage, we’ll start things off with Wyatt Young and Tucker Sargent fishing for Tarleton State. – I kind of like that wind at our back yesterday. – I know. – It made us cast a lot farther. Come on big girls, we fired up. – There’s a fish, fish. – The predominant summertime pattern on Pickwick is ledge fishing. After the spawn, thebass group up in schools along the edge of the river channels. They’re easy to find, but catching them consistently is another story. – Yeah that’s a keeper. – Right on. Number one. – There’s a little creek channel that runs through thisand there’s a little dipand there’s a hard edge of yule grass right there on the edge of the dip and there’s a lot of fish in that channel and they move up. We just gotta catchthem at the right time, when they move up, they get in that grass and they feed. – It was a mixture of some highdrill stuff down there too. – I think it’s milfoil, some of it looks like high drill, some of it looks like milfoil to me, but that’s what we’re fishingright there is that yule grass. – Based outof Stephenville Texas, Tarleton State University has two teams in the top five. This is Justin Seeton and Dakota Ebare. They started the day in second after sacking up 23. 76 on day one. – You got one?- Yeah. – Good job man. – I had to chase that sucker for a while. – Watch my rod. – I didn’t know if he was swimming to me or what was going on there. – Yeah I had a knot in my line, I’ve gotta get it off. I aint got time to pull it all out, we gotta get fish in the boat. Justin’s doing a goodjob of that though, so. – That sucker’s got a coal ring in him,somebody’s done culled him out. I don’t care, we’ll takehim, that’s a good fish. – Just like that, Seeton and Ebare are on the board. Moving on, we’ll check in with our day one leaders. This is Corey Neece and Nick Hatfield. Fishing deep, Corey and Nick are relying on their electronics to locate the school and put them into position for a cast. – Yesterday morning, we pulled in here and first cast in there had caught a five pounder and a three pounder in the same cast, same crank bait. We set here after that, probably caught 10 or 15 fish, filled out our limit, so it’d be niceto do that again today. – They’re still laying here too. – Yeah they’re stacked on here. – There’s three big’uns sitting right here. Numero uno. Three pounder. They gonna have to get bigger than that. – Giant worm, can’t tell you the name of it, they don’t make them anymore. Kinda get scared to throw it. Believe it or not, it catches a lot of 10 pounders. Freaking giants. – Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty are fishing for the hometown team of the University of North Alabama. Mixing it up, Hunter is dragging a worm while Sloan is fishing a swim bait. – Good one. – Came off in the net, look at that. Best net man in the south, that’s my job. It’s a start. Look at this, yesterday,it’s a coal man. – All right get it back in there, we’re firing up, I just got another bite. – We’re off to a fast start on day two of the 2017 Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. Coming up, we’ll check in with the rest of the top fiveas tournament coverage continues from Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. For information, schedules and registration,check outcollegiatebasschampionship. com. The Cabela’s CollegiateBass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by Cabela’s, it’s in your nature. Powered by Ram trucks, guts, glory, Ramand by Ranger boats, stillbuilding legends one at a time. Welcome back to Pickwick Lake on the Tennessee River. We’ll get right back into championship coverage with our day one leaders, Corey Neece and Nick Hatfield fishing for Greenville Tennessee’s Tusculum College. – That’s a three and a half pounder. – Heck yeah. – Helps the cause, we’re already sitting better than we were yesterday. There we go. – That’s more like it. – They’re starting to show up better. When we pulled in here, there was probably only like five or six fish on the graph but now you go across them and there’s 20. – We got three little ones in there now, now we got two decent ones, we catch three fivesto go with it, we’ll haveclose to what we had yesterday. – With thelimit in the live well, Nick and Corey are getting it done. This is Dakota Ebare and Justin Seeton. They started the day less than two ounces behind the leaders. They’ve got four in the boat, but the big fish are wary. – We got other stuff we can do. We ain’t gonna just sit here and drive in the ground. But I feel like you could get a big bite up here. That’s what we need, so all we need is one big bite, get the day started like that. – There’s a big’un. – Oh my God I missed her, see. – There you go, that easy, there’s number five. Good one. Talk about barely got her too, that hook hole’s right there. – How’s it feelto have number five in the boat?- It takes off alittle pressure,but they’re stillentirely way too small. Number five is going on number five. – Oh my God I smell burgers. – Burgers sound delicious. – Oh my goodness, a goodcheeseburger right now, a homemade one that’s got the cheese melted on itand a toasted bun on the grill. – This is Mitchell Jennings and Cole Burdeshaw fishing for Auburn University. They’re the 2016 defending championsand they’re in positionto do it again. – We were sitting in fifth place coming into todayand we got down to thisspot, I think we hit one more spot first, didn’t catch a fish and we came down here this morning. – First fish of the day was a four. – First fish of the daywas a four and a half. Then it got really goodaround probably 9:30, I think we probably caught 50 fish off of it, but it’s been kind of slow after that. About an hour ago, I caught another four. – Ain’t much else we can do, we just need a couple more big ones. There’s one. – Got one?- Yeah. I don’t see him anywhere. – Is he small still?- Yeah. Small jump. We’ve probably caught 30 this size today. It’s a pretty fish though, I aint gonna need him. – As the day heats up, so does the action. Back on the University of North Alabama, Pennington and McCarty started the day in third. They’ve already putfour into the live well and without a doubt, this will be number five. The UNA has a lot on the line this week. In addition to the championship, they’re also trying to make up some ground in the points race for the Cabela’s school of the year presented by Abu Garcia. – That’s scary there. Pile it in, pile it in. – Pennington andMcCarty are making a run at it. We’d really like to thank all of you for your part in making the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing series the best collegiate series in the country. And remember, if you get a good shot on the water, post it up, #wearecollegiatebass. We look forward to seeing you on the tour next year. The season starts off on thelegendary Sam Rayburn Reservoir. For the complete schedule,visitcollegiatebasschampionship. com. The Cabela’s CollegiateBass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by Yamaha Marine,reliability starts here. Garmin, fight your fishnot your fish finder. And by Denali rods, experience the Denali advantage. Welcome back to thefinal hours of the 2017Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. Let’s get back on the water with the UNA’s Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty. With the limit in the boat, Pennington and McCartyare one of the few teamsfishing by themselves. One of the biggestchallenges anglers havefaced this week has been dealingwith the enormous amountof fishing pressure. But Hunter and Sloan have had this spot all to themselves and they’re making the most of it. – Oh, hold on, keep thatone out of the boat. Don’t worry about my line. Right here, coming up,yeah, that helps a lot. That’s huge. – Good job buddy. – Pennington and McCarty are culling up and gaining ground on the leaders. Back on Tusculum’s CoreyNeece and Nick Hatfield, they’ve got five, but fishing out on open waterthey’re having to fightthe wind and the clock. – Come on. Did it come on?- Mine? – Yeah did it? – No. Yeah it did too I guess. – Did it come off? – I don’t know, can’t tell. – I never even got bit. – No it’s still on there. – What time do we have to leave you think?15, 20 minutes? – What time is it?- 2:42. – We better give ourselves an hour dude, I’m telling you. – Yeah I feel like that’s safe. Quick release, let’s do it a couple more times and just hope I guess. – That’s all we can do. – We’re having to actually start the big motor and get on back on the backside of the school of fish, upwind from itand just drift back acrossthem because the wind’s blowing too hard to even stay on it with the trolling motor. And our trolling motor’s getting weak where we’ve used it all day. – Got one? – Yeah, big’un, it’s a big’un dude, least I hope he’s big. Should be big, he’s big,he’s big, he’s giant. – Yes. – Right here, right here. Let’s get him, let’s get him, yeah. – Yes, let’s go. Oh my gosh, yes. – That’s what we needed right there. – Good one, that’s what I need you for. – Look at that, golly. Look how messed up this swim bait is. – Let’s go. – Oh my goodness, that’s a good one. – With every catch, the defending champions are climbing the leaderboard. Likewise, Pennington and McCarty are doing their best to bring the trophy home. Despite winning the school of the year title twice, the UNA has yet to win the championship. They’ve got a shot, buttime is running out. – Huge. Heck yeah, this is awesome. This is awesome. – Due to television time constraints, there’s a lot of footage that didn’t make the show. For additional coveragefrom this event, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page. Coming up, we’re headed to weigh in where we’ll crown our champions and then wrap up the Cabela’s schoolof the year presented byAbu Garcia, stay close. The Cabela’s CollegiateBass Fishing Series is brought to you in part by Russel Marine,innovative products forthe marine industry. Gill technical fishing gear. Arctic Ice, we put the cool in coolers and by Gemini Jerseys, the leader in custom fishing apparel. – Okay, I’d like to welcome you out to the 2017 Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s. – It’s been a great week here in Florence, Alabama and it’s time to head to the scales. – University of North Alabama, Nathan and Austin. Had a really good day yesterday at 16. 55,they’ve got another fivefish limit looks like the same or a little better, is it better? – A little better. – A lot better, 21. 73. Two day total of 38. 28, new leaders. Y’all put your hands together, Mitchell and Cole. All right, wait just asecond, 19. 60 yesterday, you had to have just about exactly the same todayto take over the lead right now. – Yeah, it’s kind of nerve wracking, not gonna lie. – What kind of day has it been the last hour, setting out there waiting on this? – Man I am shaking I’m so nervous. This would be awesome, so. – You’re fixing to get your chance. You won it last year. – Yeah we got pretty lucky last year, got pretty lucky this year, we’re gonna make them earn it. – Are you ready? – I’m ready. – Y’all put your hands together. Pick it up and set it in there, bag and all. Get right over there close, he said what do we need, you need 18. 69. 24. 02. – With atwo day total of 43. 62, Jennings and Burdeshaw take the lead. Auburn is gunning for back to back titlesand there are only fourteams left to weigh. – Okay this is gonna get interesting. From Tarleton State, we’ve got Wyatt and Tucker. They had 20. 34 yesterday. Y’all need about the same kind of day today to take those hot seat away from them. You need 23. You’ve got 14. 58, two day total of 34. 92,you’re in the top 10 right now. – We’re down to three. Up next is Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty. – Here they come, from UNA, we’ve got Sloan and Hunter. They had 23. 31 yesterday. They don’t have to havequite as good a day, they need 20. 32, new leaders, 21. 02. – With just two teams left,the UNA is in the lead. – Next up, Tarleton State, Dakota and Justin. – DakotaEbare and Justin Seeton started the day in second and they’re bringing another limit to the scales. – All they need today is 20. 58. They don’t have to have near as good a day as they had yesterday. You have dodged a bullet, 15. 73. – There’s just one team left and it’s your day one leaders from Tusculum College. – I want everybody to see this, y’all stand right here. Okay, we’re gonna get them up on the screen. We’re gonna weigh thesefish in, one of these two teams will be your 2017 champions. This is really gonna push that team of the year deal around. – I hope it does. – All right at Tusculum College, 23. 92 yesterday, you need 20. 42, they have 16. 16, here’s your winners. There’s your champions right there folks. – We culled twice in the last 20 minutes. We culled two four pounders in the last 20 minutes, so it was just amazing, it’s awesome. – And there you have it, Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty, the hometown team from the University of North Alabama are your 2017 Boat US Collegiate Champions. The last order of business this week is the Cabela’s school of the year, presented by Abu Garcia. – Y’all put your hands together for Bryan College. Y’all come on up here. – After dominating the entire season, the team from Bryan College locks up oneof the most prestigioustitles on the tour. Congratulations. – It’s absolutelyawesome, we didn’t have the best fishing this tournament, but we been consistent all year, I’m so proud of these guys, I’m so proud of our teammates, we just worked together this year, just practice. We were able to break differentparts of the lake apart and really just put everything together. I couldn’t be more proudof this group of guys. These are my brothers, I love them to death and we got it done, that’s our main goal and it’s absolutely awesome. – With that, we wrap up another season of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. A big thanks to our friends in Florence, Alabama. If you’re headed to the shoals region, look them up at visitflorenceal. com. The schedule for the 2018 season is out and you can find it online at collegiatebasschampionship. comThe season kicks off in Februaryfrom Sam Rayburn Reservoir. This has been a CarecoTV presentation. Thanks for watching andwe’ll see you next time.