Auburn hosting Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Pickwick Lake this weekend

AUBURN – The 2011 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship hosted by Auburn University will take place Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, on Pickwick Lake near Florence. Weigh-ins will be held at McFarland Park in Florence Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the weigh-ins and support the anglers.

More than 120 anglers representing 17 universities across the southeastern United States have qualified and are expected to compete. The schools include Auburn University, University of Alabama, University of North Alabama, Northwest-Shoals Community College, Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee, University of Georgia and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The series has gained national recognition and contributed greatly to the explosive growth of collegiate bass fishing. This season began in January in Huntsville on the Tennessee River and has continued each month on Lake Guntersville and Wheeler Lake. Participants in this weekend’s championship had to compete in two of the three regular season events.

For more information about the 2011 Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit or contact Auburn University Bass Sports Club advisor Jann Swaim at (334) 559-0343 or

Contact: Jann Swaim, (334) 559-0343 (, or
Charles Martin, (334) 844-9999 (