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Knoxville Selected to Host 2023 Bassmaster Classic

Knoxville, Tennessee, has been selected to host the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, which will be staged four years after the city hosted the most well-attended event in the series’ history. The 2023 event, hosted by the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission, will be held March 24–26. Competition will be on […]

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Bowes Promoted to New Bassmaster Vice President of Tournaments Role

Longtime Bassmaster Opens Series Senior Tournament Manager Chris Bowes has been promoted to vice president of tournaments and will not only manage the Tournaments Department but also collaborate across departments as part of the B.A.S.S. Executive Leadership Team. Bowes joined B.A.S.S. in 2004 after being part of the New York B.A.S.S. Nation for many years. […]

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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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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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Orlando Area Lakes to Host B.A.S.S. Championships

The Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida has been selected to host two B.A.S.S. championship tournaments in 2020. The first event, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, is scheduled for October 29–31. The second event, to be held December 9–12, will the Bassmaster Team Championship and Classic Fish-Off, with […]

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B.A.S.S. Signs Official Sanitizer Product

In what could be seen as a sign of the times, B.A.S.S. has signed a new brand of hand sanitizer as the “Official Sanitizer Product of Bassmaster.” The deal partners Mammoth Hand Sanitizer, a product released in April from Blackbird Products Group, known for its Mammoth Coolers, and the professional bass fishing circuit just as […]

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