SteelShad Announces Title Sponsorship of College Bass Fishing Team at U.T. Knoxville

EAST DORSET, Vt. -- The SteelShad Fishing Company is proud to announce that it is the 2018 Title Sponsor of the College Bass Fishing Club Team at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.  Mr. Saxton Long, President of the Bass Fishing Club Team remarks, "SteelShad is a great partner and sponsor for our College Bass Fishing Club Team.  Their support of College Bass Fishing is outstanding and the SteelShad lure is an amazing bass catcher and one of our top lures for fishing around Tennessee and other surrounding states."

The Volunteers are off to a fantastic start in 2018 with a 1st place win by team member, Mr. Scott Ellis, in the Cabela's Texas Lunker Challenge on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.  Scott landed a 9.64 lb Largemouth Bass to win the tournament out of a field of over 200 College Anglers.  The Bass Fishing Club Team at UT-Knoxville will next compete in the FLW College Bass Tournament on Lake Guntersville in Alabama on March 3rd, 2018.

Stephen Price, CEO of SteelShad responds, "We are so proud to be the Title Sponsor of the College Bass Fishing Club Team at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.  The team members are outstanding students and representatives for the University of Tennessee and the Sport of College Bass Fishing.  We are excited to sponsor them for their 2018 tournament season and to have them join us at our SteelShad Booth at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Greenville, SC on March 15th, 2018."

SteelShad is proudly supporting the growth of college bass fishing through its Sponsorship of College Bass Fishing Club Teams and its 2018 College Scholarship Program.  SteelShad will award 3 college students whom bass fish competitively or avidly individual scholarships of $1,000.00 each in the Spring of 2018.  The SteelShad Selection Committee with look at academic achievements, college bass fishing achievements and social media posts and engagement.  College Bass Fishing Students may apply for the SteelShad Scholarships at www.steelshad.com . 

Jim Root, Pro Staff Team Member of SteelShad says, "College Bass Fishing is now a permanent part of the tournament landscape.  I am proud to be partnering with SteelShad to announce this College Team Sponsorship and the SteelShad Scholarship Program and engage with college bass fisherman nationwide as we talk to applicants and get them SteelShad lures and gear."

In 2016, three best friends partnered together with Captain Steve Niemoeller to launch the SteelShad Fishing Company nationwide.  The SteelShad fishing lure was designed and perfected by Anglers and Guides whom are on the water every day.  Captain Steve, a full-time fishing guide in Florida, says, "Once you catch your first trophy fish on a SteelShad, it's hard to go back to other baits."  SteelShad makes fishing simple, easy and fun. 

Anglers love SteelShad because "Fish Bite It!"

Media Contact:
Heather McCullough
heather@steelshad.com 
phone: 484-459-2855

Saxton Long
slong27@vols.utk.edu 
phone: 931-201-3969