New York, NY (March, 26 2018) – When the pyrotechnics flared and confetti fell on the stage of the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, it was 26-year-old Seaguar Pro Jordan Lee standing in the middle of it all with the coveted first-place trophy hoisted into the air. And, yes, he’s the same Jordan Lee that took...
Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Notching his fifth Bassmaster victory, Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif., produced a solid limit of largemouth bass that weighed 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win his first victory in six years at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing. Monroe’s four-day total was 65-7, edging out Jacob Powroznik of North Prince George, Va.,...
Texas Team Trail
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (January 30, 2018) - The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its second regular-season event on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Known by tournament fishermen as "Big Sam," the sprawling Angelina River impoundment has previously hosted TXTT events, typically with impressive results. Registration for the event is already underway - anglers can secure an...
Photo by: B.A.S.S.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A selection of tournament bass anglers’ dream lakes are in the lineup for the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series, B.A.S.S. announced.   The Opens Series will again feature nine tournaments, including two divisions of four tournaments each and a year-end championship. Opens provide the primary route for aspiring bass anglers to qualify for the prestigious Bassmaster Elite...
Adrian College Prevails in Ranger Cup University Challenge
FLIPPIN, Ark – Jack Hippe and Nick Czajka, collegiate anglers from Adrian College, won the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge in a winner-take-all, made-for-TV event on Texas’ Fayette County Reservoir, a power plant lake located in south central Texas. The tournament, which utilized a rules format where all legal fish are weighed and released from the...
Day 1 Leader Matt Lee Elite St Lawrence River, NY 2018 Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Giant limits of smallmouth bass exceeded expectations during Thursday’s opening round of competition as Matt Lee of Guntersville, Ala., weighed a tremendous 27-pound, 12-ounce limit of smallmouth bass to take an early lead at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.   Lee’s staggering limit, anchored by a behemoth 6-plus-pound smallmouth, is the heaviest...
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Two weeks from now, thousands of fishing fans will be converging in Greenville and Anderson, S.C., to take part in the biggest event in sportfishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.   What makes the Classic more than just a bass fishing tournament? As fans from across the country have discovered, there’s so much to do on...
Day 4 Champion Wesley Strader Elite Kentucky Lake, TN 2018
PARIS, Tenn. — The final day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia threw Wesley Strader the right pitch, and he knocked it out of the park. Strader, a first-year Elite Series pro from Spring City, Tenn., caught a final-day limit of five bass that weighed 20 pounds, 11 ounces and earned his first Elite Series...
B.A.S.S and the Village of Waddington have signed a new multi-year agreement. Waddington and the St. Lawrence River, New York, will become a regular stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series through 2021. B.A.S.S
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.   The agreement was signed by Waddington Mayor Janet Cassada today during weigh-in ceremonies of the Huk Bassmaster Elite...
Nick Ratliff of Campbellsville University won the 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops earning a berth in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods to be held on the Tennessee River out of Knoxville, Tenn. Photo by: Kelly Bostian/B.A.S.S.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — A storm rolled in and the lighting struck not twice but three times as two college anglers put on the kind of show in a bracket finale that would even make Mother Nature nervous.   Nick Ratliff, 21, of Elizabethtown, Ky., a senior at Campbellsville University, pulled lightning out of his pocket, twice, to punch his ticket to...

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