SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 31, 2023) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers announces a partnership with Gamakatsu for the 2023 season of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. In addition to extensive promotion of the complete lineup of Gamakatsu products, the 2023 sponsorship includes special 35% discounted Gamakatsu pricing offered solely to anglers competing in any of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events during 2023.

“We are excited to join ACA in 2023 and to begin working directly with college anglers. Student anglers have advanced so far in the past few years and they are now looking for the most technical products to give them an advantage. Gamakatsu will help these young anglers catch more fish in 2023 with education about our wide range of products and a new scholastic program to allow them to easily get those items,” Ted Thibault, Sales Manager, Gamakatsu USA.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Gamakatsu for the 2023 season,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV and ACA Director.  “Hooks are one of the most important items an angler uses.  These college anglers will now be able to equip themselves with the sharpest hooks on the market and improve their success out on the water.”

Thousands of years ago, the fish hook was invented.  Early versions of these hooks were made of wood and bone, or any other sharp items the people of those times could get their hands on.  Fast forward to today, modern materials and manufacturing techniques have led to the development of hundreds of styles of extremely high-quality hooks designed for a wide array of fishing techniques.

Gamakatsu started producing world leading fish hooks in 1955.  Superior materials and strict Japanese manufacturing processes produced the world’s sharpest fish hooks.  Through the years, these hooks have proven to be the best on the market.  From weekend anglers and bank fishermen, to touring professionals competing at the highest levels of the sport, anglers of all skill levels, targeting any species, can rely on Gamakatsu hooks to help them catch more fish!

Year after year, innovation after innovation, Gamakatsu continues to advance technology making the world’s best fishing hooks.  In 1992, Gamakatsu USA was established and US anglers got to experience the premium Gamakatsu brand for the first time.

As part of this partnership with the ACA, Gamakatsu will be offering a discount program to collegiate anglers.  College anglers are eligible to apply for a 35% off discount code.  Apply for a discount code and review full program details here.

About the Association of Collegiate Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), is a division of CarecoTV, that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing with emphasis on competive events nationwide.  The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 18 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.

The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets.   The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day events, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.   The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which helps to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.  This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks.  You can also find coverage online at anytime of past events thanks to coverage on and

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit  For more information on CarecoTV, visit

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