ACA Partners With BassGold Patterning Tool

The Association of Collegiate Anglers announced today that it has partnered with BassGold to bring BassGold’s revolutionary new bass patterning tool free to collegiate anglers. is a portable web application that displays decades of tournament-winning pattern information in completely new ways. For example, BassGold bar graphs for a particular lake may show that main lake points, gravel and crankbaits factor in 50%, 30% and 72% of first- through fifth-place finishes. BassGold users also can see summaries of pattern details, a by-the-month graph of tournament weight averages for a particular water body, and can upload their own pattern information to benefit from the same BassGold tools.

“We’re excited to add BassGold to our growing list of partners who support collegiate anglers through our discounts and incentives program,” said Danny Blandford, ACA program director. “Many of our anglers are data-oriented, and it’s obvious that with 4,000 patterns and growing, BassGold has the best pattern data available. I’m confident our anglers will be pleased with the amazing information they can access via this partnership.”

“We’re happy to see college anglers on limited budgets be able to access and benefit from BassGold,” said company CEO Jay Kumar. “I’m sure they’ll benefit from it and that this will be a two-way street – I’m also sure collegiate anglers will be instrumental in helping BassGold evolve and improve.”

Some of the 4,000-plus patterns in BassGold, covering 350 water bodies, include all the available pattern information from ACA-sanctioned and affiliated tournaments.

Additional Student Instructions:

  • When you receive the discount code, you still must sign up at with a credit card; however, it will not be charged.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but rest assured you will not be charged.  It is just how the site currently operates.
  • Please enter patterns!  This is for a few good reasons:  Jay and the BassGold staff are counting on you to contribute to the database; the more you interact with BassGold the faster you will learn more about how it works and how you can use it for your fishing.
  • We would also like your feedback on additional features you would like to see, or current features you think could be enhanced.  Please send feedback to
  •  This partnership and discount is available for one year and is set to expire on September 18, 2013.

To use BassGold, student anglers must email Danny Blandford at  for the 100% discount code.

To stay up to date on all BassGold updates and changes, sign up for the free BassBlaster email at

About BassGold:

BassGold is a property of Sasquatch Media, which also produces the No. 1 bass fishing blog,, and the daily BassBlaster email. The company, which specializes in enthusiast-focused digital strategy and implementation, is owned by Jay Kumar, the founder of

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