The Carolina's Longest Running Bass Trail Joins SCBFA

November 3, 2021


Artwork provided by CATT

COLUMBIA, S.C. — November 3, 2021 — The Carolina’s largest and longest-running bass fishing trail, the Carolina Anglers Team Trail (CATT), has joined the South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance as a founding member.

The tournament organization, founded in 1997, has between 2,200-3,000 participants each year across its 270 tournaments that are held on lakes and waterways in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

“The SCBFA gives anglers a way to have a voice alongside one of the strongest boating and fishing economies in the nation,” said owner Brett Collins. “Stocking, habitat restoration programs, control of invasive species of vegetation, and favorable tax policy are a few of the things we look forward to working on together.”   

The CATT is the first tournament organization to join the SCBFA.

“The CATT Trail is synonymous with any angler who knows fishing in South Carolina,” said SCBFA CEO Gettys Brannon. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with [Brett] and fishing many of the CATT tournaments over the years.

“We look forward to representing the premiere organization for statewide grassroots tournaments and its anglers in South Carolina.”

Notably, the CATT pays back 100% of participants entry fees and operates the team championship series the Carolina Bass Challenge (CBC), whose championship was presented by Lake Murray/Capital City Country October 22nd-23rd. SCBFA Grassroots Member Chris Sample and partner Larry Martin won the two-day event with a total of 34.36 pounds worth $54,000.

The SCBFA and CATT plan to hold a members-only tournament in 2022.  

The CATT is the 45th business partner to join the Alliance since its inception in February. 

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