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Bajío Sunglasses Teams Up with Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

New Smyrna Beach, FL – Bajío, maker of blue-light filtering, sustainable performance sunglasses, is excited to announce a partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers. As part of this partnership, Bajio will activate on-site at events, products will be featured in prize payouts, and sunglasses for competitors.

“Bajio Sunglasses is proud to support the unique opportunities the ACA provides to college anglers. I believe it allows so many anglers to gather together and form relationships that will carry through the years,” said Melinda Hays Bass Fishing Community Manager with Bajío Sunglasses. “Our glasses are made by anglers for anglers, with conservation and youth programs being the core of who we are. We believe in not only enhancing anglers’ opportunities on the water but helping make a positive impact in the communities we are involved in.”

“We are extremely excited to announce this partnership with Bajío Sunglasses,” said Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director. “Bajío makes a phenomenal product that anglers will greatly enjoy wearing and using out on the water. This partnership is one that we are looking forward to this upcoming season!”

Bajío representatives will also be on-site at each of the two ACA tournaments coming this fall to connect with collegiate anglers from across the country.

Bajío is sold at and independent retailers around the US. For more information on Bajío or to inquire about becoming a retail partner, visit

About Bajío

Spanish for “the shallows,” Bajío strives to improve the quality of life for the world’s saltwater flats, the ecosystems they support, and the communities that depend on them. Bajío glasses are made with sustainability at the forefront, using plant-based materials in their frames, and high-quality glass lenses built to filter out the bad and enhance the good. Follow along at Bají and on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube at @Bajíosunglasses for the latest news and updates on their quests to save the ocean, one flat at a time.

 About the ACA

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), a division of CarecoTV, is a tournament organization created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series,17 seasons ago, which 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 also provides support to dozens of smaller schools operating regional events nationwide which help to grow the exposure of college fishing. The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia Program, and associated assets.  The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of events nationwide that are multi-day events all of which are televised on several networks as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms. 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