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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — JL Marine Systems Inc., maker of the popular Power-Pole shallow water anchoring system, has renewed and extended its premier-level sponsorship for all Bassmaster tournament circuits through 2021, B.A.S.S. announced today.   The sponsorship includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, BassPro.com Bassmaster Opens, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation events presented by Magellan Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series...
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...
Walt Warren (left) of Edenton, N.C., won the 2018 Fish With Randy Howell Sweepstakes. Warren will get the chance to fish with 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion Randy Howell (right) on Lake Guntersville in October. The value of his prize totals $30,000. Photo by: Photos by Walt Warren and B.A.S.S.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Walt Warren started entering B.A.S.S. sweepstakes in 2013, he thought he had a chance to win, but it took five years of persistence for it to come to fruition. After 125 entries, Warren won a brand-new bass boat and a chance to fish with 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion Randy Howell.   “I still can’t believe it,” the Edenton,...
Day 4 Champion Josh Bertrand Elite St. Lawrence River, NY 2018 Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — After what he claimed was a tough day, Josh Bertrand of San Tan Valley, Ariz., mastered the New York smallmouth bass and produced a giant five-bass limit that weighed 23 pounds, 1 ounce to take home his first Bassmaster Elite Series championship today.   Bertrand’s four-day total was 95-3, which earned him an impressive $100,000 payday in the Huk...
David Walker of Sevierville, Tenn., takes the lead on the third day of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, with a three-day total weight of 72 pounds, 5 ounces.
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — For the third day in a row, David Walker of Sevierville, Tenn., stayed consistent with huge smallmouth bass to take the top spot heading into the final round of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.   Walker caught a five-bass limit that weighed 22 pounds, 15 ounces to push his three-day total...
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...
Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, Tenn., takes the lead on the second day of the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, with a two-day total weight of 50 pounds, 1 ounce. Photo by: Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — In dramatic Bassmaster fashion, a new leader took the helm during the second round of official competition at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.   The fishing slowed down overall during the second day of the derby, but a staggering 52 limits exceeding 20 pounds on Day 1 will be hard to top....
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...
Bradley Roy of Lancaster, Ky., will be among a full field of 107 anglers vying for the $100,000 first-place prize and last chance to earn valuable Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet Aug. 23-26 out of Waddington, N.Y. Roy is currently leading the race with 617 points.
WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Giant smallmouth bass worth $100,000 to the top finisher will be the centerpiece of the final regular-season tournament stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series at the 2018 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet.   The tournament will be held out of Waddington, N.Y., August 23-26. The Upstate New York community currently holds the record...
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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