Collegiate anglers returning to Lake Guntersville this weekend

AUBURN – Approximately 140 collegiate anglers are expected to fish on Lake Guntersville this Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, in the 2011 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series tournament trail. The fishing series, hosting by Auburn University’s Bass Sports Club, is open to all university-sponsored fishing teams throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Teams are scheduled to arrive Thursday for an official practice day and will launch out of Spring Creek beginning at safe light on Friday and Saturday. Weigh-ins will be held Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and support their favorite schools. A live broadcast of the weigh-ins will be available at www.auburn.edu/bass.

Guntersville is the third stop in the Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which consists of three tournaments and a championship. Anglers must fish two of the three events of the series to be qualified for the championship on Pickwick Lake in April. This will be the fourth year the series has visited Lake Guntersville.

More information about the Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is available at www.auburn.edu/bass or by contacting Auburn club advisor and tournament director Jann Swaim at (334) 559-0343 or swaimjb@auburn.edu.

Contact: Jann Swaim, (334) 559-0343 (swaimjb@auburn.edu), or
Charles Martin, (334) 844-9999 (marticd@auburn.edu)