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Bruce Akin Retiring as CEO of B.A.S.S.

Bruce Akin will retire as the chief executive officer of B.A.S.S. on September 30 after 10 years in a role, company officials announced Monday, with Chairman Chase Anderson assuming responsibility for the organization’s day-to-day operations and serving as CEO. No other changes to the organization’s daily operations are currently planned. Akin planned to retire last […]

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2022 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule Unveiled

The 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule has already been set by B.A.S.S. officials with the opening event scheduled for St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida, starting February 10. After a second stop in Florida on February 17 in Leesburg, the tour will visit six states in a seven-month span before the season-ending event August 26—29 […]

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Bassmaster Classic Draws Nearly 150,000 to Fort Worth

Fishing fans are back. The 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk and held in Fort Worth, Texas, attracted 147,197 fans across a variety of Classic Week activities. The attendance shattered previous records for a Texas-held Bassmaster Classic and was the second-highest attended Classic in history behind the 2019 event in Knoxville, […]

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Visit Quad Cities Attracts Three Summer Events

Visit Quad Cities will host three summer events this year in a variety of sports, the destination has announced. For the first time, the American Cornhole League will hold an event in the region, bringing its ACL Open on April 9—11. It will be the first event to be held at the new Bend XPO […]

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The last Bassmaster Classic held in Greenville, South Carolina, in 2018 broke the attendance record at the time.

Greenville, South Carolina, to Host 2022 Bassmaster Classic

B.A.S.S. will return to South Carolina for its 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk with Lake Hartwell hosting the spectacle for the fourth time. The event, hosted by Visit Anderson and VisitGreenvilleSC, will be staged March 4–6. Takeoffs will occur from Green Pond Landing & Event Center, while daily weigh-ins will […]

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Guaranteed Rate Sponsors Four Bassmaster Elite Series Events

Guaranteed Rate has expanded its relationship with B.A.S.S. and will serve as the title sponsor for four Bassmaster Elite Series events in 2021 starting with the season-opening Bassmaster Elite at Tennessee River, February 25–28. The three other events are the Bassmaster Elite Series at Pickwick Lake, Alabama, March 18–21; Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork, Texas, […]

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B.A.S.S. Extends Parternship with AFTCO

B.A.S.S. is expanding its partnership with AFTCO to be a supporting sponsor for the Bassmasters Tournament Trail, outfitting all staff and marshals at the event. The company will also remain as the title sponsor for the Elite Series season-opener. As a supporting sponsor for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College […]

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Bassmaster Classic Moved to June 2021

B.A.S.S. will move its signature Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk and Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo from late March to June 2021 because of ongoing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which will be staged in Fort Worth, Texas, will now be held June 11–13, 2021. “It’s our hope that […]

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