Jimmy Johnson Quest for the Ring

Jimmy Johnson Fishing Tournament Returns to South Florida

The 11th Annual Jimmy Johnson’s “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week will return to South Florida, March 1–5, 2022. The event, pesented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, is hosted by Visit Lauderdale. The annual four-day fishing tournament founded by the former Dallas Cowboys coach includes the two-day Quest for the Ring Catch & […]

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Knoxville Bassmaster Classic

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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ChrisBowes

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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Bassmaster Classic
Photo by B.A.S.S.

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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Major League Fishing
Takahiro Omori competes in the 2019 MLF Bass Pro Tour in Neenah, Wisconsin. Photo: Joe Branch/Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing 2021 Toyota Series Schedule Set

Major League Fishing and Fishing League Worldwide have announced the 2021 Toyota Series schedule with regional events throughout the country and a smaller championship field overall, but still with a $200,000 payout to the winner and bonuses to the highest-finishing pros in each division. Anglers in the top 25 of each division’s Angler of the […]

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Matt Herren won the 2016 Toyota Texas Bass Classic.

2021 Bassmaster Classic Heading to Fort Worth, Texas

The 2021 B.A.S.S. Bassmaster Classic will be heading to Lake Ray Roberts in Denton, Texas, as the full Classic event will be hosted by Fort Worth, Texas, from March 19–21. It will be the first time that Fort Worth hosts the Bassmaster Classic and the event’s third time overall in Texas. The event will be […]

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Birmingham, Alabama, Gets Boost from Bassmaster

The Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk generated an estimated economic impact of $35.9 million during its March 6–8, 2020, event in Birmingham, Alabama, says the host community. According to the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event provided a direct economic impact of $20.8 million and an indirect boost in […]

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MLF redcrest 2021

Tulsa to Host 2021 Major League Fishing Championship

Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees will host Major League Fishing’s Redcrest 2021, the Bass Pro Tour Championship, on February 23–27, 2021. The championship event for the bass fishing tour will include the top 30 professionals on the circuit, based on points accumulated during the 2020 Bass Pro Tour season. They will compete […]

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