Dylan & Carter Nutt from 3rd Ranked University of North Alabama Take National Championship

Lucas & Fisher from South Carolina take 2nd, and Nathan & Banks with UNA claim 3rd

FLORENCE, AL (May 24, 2024) – The scales are closed, prizes have been awarded, and a new national champion has been crowned for the 2024 season.

Twin Brother Tandem Dylan & Carter Nutt from 3rd Ranked University of North Alabama Take the National Championship Bass Fishing Title at Pickwick Lake.

The Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops wrapped up today and when the scales closed Dylan & Carter Nutt from the 3rd ranked University of North Alabama won the event with a two-day total of 52.36 pounds.

Lucas Bowers & Fisher Rodgers from the University of South Carolina made a second-day charge and finished in 2nd, and Nathan Reynolds & Banks Shaw, also from UNA, took 3rd place.

Click here to view the final tournament standings.

On Day 1 of the tournament competition, Dylan & Carter Nutt weighed in a five-bass limit of 27.80 pounds, including the big bass of the day weighing in at 7.87 pounds. On Day 2 of tournament competition, with winds, rain, and storms battering the region due to a storm that popped up mid-morning in the Florence, Alabama area, the twin brothers steadily put together a strong limit that weighed in at 24.56 pounds. That five-bass limit on Day 2 also included the Overall Big Bass of the tournament, tipping the scales at 8.20 pounds. For the tournament victory, the anglers earned $5,000, as well as several contingency awards including $1,000 ACA logo contingency, $500 T-H Marine Atlas Awards, a Power-Pole for Overall Big Bass, and 2,500 points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.

Finishing the event in 2nd, with 43.74 pounds, are Lucas Bowers & Fisher Rodgers from the University of South Carolina. The two anglers were in 10th place after Day 1. On the final day of tournament competition, they weighed in 24.62 pounds to climb 8 places. For their 2nd place finish, Bowers & Rodgers earned $2,500.

Rounding out the Top 3 are Nathan Reynolds & Banks Shaw, with a two-day total weight of 42.72 pounds. They also represented the 3rd ranked University of North Alabama. Reynolds & Shaw were in 13th place after Day 1 with 18.61 pounds, but thanks to a five fish limit weighing 24.11 pounds on Day 2, the duo was able to climb into 3rd overall in the final tournament standings. Reynolds & Shaw won $1,500, as well as claimed the $2,000 top prize for being the highest-finishing Yamaha Power Pay eligible team.

The Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is the final event of the 2023-24 season for the Association of Collegiate Anglers on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. This week’s tournament was also the final ACA event to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. In the coming days, the ACA will provide detailed write-ups on the event and contingencies awarded, publish a new episode of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast, as well as update the points for college fishing’s only all-encompassing National Rankings system.

The ACA would like to send a special thanks to Bass Pro Shops, the presenting sponsor of this National Championship tournament, as well as all of the series partners that support these college anglers.  Another “thank you” goes to Visit the Shoals for their hospitality and help in hosting this event in Florence, AL. The host city once again rolled out the red carpet to the anglers, coaches, and college fishing fans.


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