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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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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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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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Major League Fishing launched in 2019 as the newest circuit in professional bass fishing. Photo: MLF

Fishing Goes High-Tech

The sport of competitive bass fishing is making advancements in the areas of technology and television while also reeling in a younger group of anglers. Three major professional organizations—Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, better known as B.A.S.S.; Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW)—are the trendsetters. Each have been focusing on expanding their digital […]

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

Major League Fishing Names Eight Host Sites for 2020

Major League Fishing has announced its schedule for the 2020 Bass Pro Tour, the new league’s second season of professional bass fishing. “This schedule is stocked with great fisheries and destinations,” said Michael Mulone, senior director of events of Major League Fishing. “Working with the MLF angler advisory board and these outstanding community hosts, we […]

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Major League Fishing Acquires Fishing League Worldwide

Major League Fishing will acquire Fishing League Worldwide, combining a professional fishing organization with a group that serves thousands of anglers ranging from professionals to casual weekend competitors. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of October. Established in 2011, MLF began as a television product and has grown into a sports […]

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Birmingham Selected for 50th Bassmaster Classic in 2020

Birmingham, Alabama, will host the 2020 Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the bass fishing tournament. The fishing competition will be staged on Lake Guntersville, with daily weigh-ins and the Classic Outdoors Expo to take place at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in downtown Birmingham. The event will […]

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