Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing at SMC

Established in 2021, the SMC Bass Fishing Team began competing in summer 2022. During its first year, the team won the College Bass Tour Championship, placed third in the Major League Fishing Open on Lake of the Ozarks, and qualified for the 2023 MLF National Championship on Lake Tohopekaliga.

The program is fully funded, and we are proud to be able to provide financial support to our student bass anglers as they represent SMC in Bassmaster, MLF, and ACA tournaments across the country. We have a school owned bass boat that is available for team members to use, and we also have fishing scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen.

2023 Tournament Schedule

MLF Open—Jan 20 at Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, FL
MLF National Championship—Feb 21-23 at Lake Toho, Kissimmee, FL
MLF Open—March 17 at Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO
MLF Open—April 28 at Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, AL
ACA National Championship—May 25-26 at Lake Hartwell, Anderson, SC
Bassmaster Wildcard—June 9-10 at Lay Lake, Shelby County, AL
MLF Open—June 25 at Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, NY
ACA Big Bass Bash—September 23-24 at Kentucky Lake, Paris, TN
ACA Open—Oct 14-15 at Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, AR
MLF Open—Oct 27 at Lake Hartwell, Anderson, SC

Complete the form to signal your interest in bass fishing at SMC and join the team! 

SMC Bass Fishing Interest Form

Join Our Team

SMC bass anglers come from across the Midwest, and we're always on the lookout for new team members. Come join us.


Our Boat

Every sport needs the proper equipment. Although most of our team members have their own boat, SMC has a 19-ft. Champion bass boat that is available for team members to use. It's equipped with a Mercury 200 hp outboard motor, a Garmin LiveScope transducer, and an 80-lb. thrust Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor.



SMC offers more than $1 million in scholarships to students each year, ranging from talent and team scholarships (including bass fishing) to academic scholarships and more.

Browse and apply for scholarships here.

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