Category: BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

2019 BASSMASTER Elite Series Redefines Professional Bass Fishing

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2019 BASSMASTER Elite Series Redefines Professional Bass Fishing

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS

After 50 years of setting the world standard for professional bass tournament competition, B.A.S.S. made historic changes to the Bassmaster Elite Series on Monday, which will elevate the sport to levels never seen before. Elite Series pros will begin the 2019 season with a smaller field of competition, vastly increased payouts, drama...

Josh Bertrand is the Bassmaster Elite Series Champion on the St. Lawrence River

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Josh Bertrand is the Bassmaster Elite Series Champion on the St. Lawrence River

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

Bertrand Surges Ahead At St. Lawrence River To Claim First Bassmaster Elite Title 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. ...

The Bassmaster Elite Series is coming back out West in 2019!

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The Bassmaster Elite Series is coming back out West in 2019!

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

Western Swing, Three New Venues Highlight 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Since the Bassmaster Elite Series made a two-week trip to the West Coast back in 2015, fans of the sport have been clamoring for the world’s premier bass fishing circuit to return to that region. Now, they’re about to get their wi...

Mark Daniels Jr. Bassmaster Elite Champion At Lake Oahe

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Mark Daniels Jr. Bassmaster Elite Champion At Lake Oahe

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

For the first time in four days, the wind and waves were calm on mighty Lake Oahe. Mark Daniels Jr. was not. The Alabama pro started Championship Monday with a lead of more than 6 pounds over the rest of the field. However, he struggled to get bites from the bigger bass he needed, and it seemed the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oa...

Wayne Breazeale – 2018 FLW Costa, Clear Lake Champion

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Wayne Breazeale – 2018 FLW Costa, Clear Lake Champion

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

Tournament fishing often presents the question: Do you “manage” your fish with long-term optimism, or do you get while the gettin’s good? Wayne Breazeale is happy he chose the latter strategy because, on day three of the 2018 FLW Costa, Clear Lake, Western Division event presented by Evinrude, Clear Lake did not make it easy fo...

Brandon Lester Takes Command At Grand Lake Bassmaster Elite

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Brandon Lester Takes Command At Grand Lake Bassmaster Elite

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS

Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, Tenn., is no stranger to pressure. Just over a month ago, he and his wife Kimberly welcomed a new baby girl to their family. Today he weighed the largest limit of his fishing career — a staggering 26-pound, 3-ounce limit of five bass that pushed his two-day total to 43-9 and took the lead at the 2018...

Takahiro Omori Is On Top Again At Grand Lake Bassmaster Elite

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Takahiro Omori Is On Top Again At Grand Lake Bassmaster Elite

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS

GROVE, Okla. — Japanese angler Takahiro Omori, who now calls Emory, Texas, his home, recently earned his seventh Bassmaster title at the first event of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season on Alabama’s Lake Martin. Today his dominating streak continues thanks to a pair of 6-pound bass that anchored a 23-pound, 12-ounce five-ba...

Déjà vu All Over Again: The BASSMASTER Classic 2018

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Déjà vu All Over Again: The BASSMASTER Classic 2018

Category : ANGLER’S POV, BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

“Déjà vu all over again” is a phrase taken from a famous quotation attributed to Yogi Berra: This Classic is a prime example of what Yogi was talking about. The trip started the same as last year, riding shotgun in the “BASS ON” Monster truck owned by my friend David Partridge whose truck is the most googled truck o...

2018 Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee, Third Angler To Score Back-to-Back Bassmaster Classic Victories

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2018 Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee, Third Angler To Score Back-to-Back Bassmaster Classic Victories

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS

GREENVILLE, S.C. — After three magical days on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, Jordan Lee now belongs to one of the most exclusive fraternities in professional bass fishing. Lee, who began Sunday’s championship round in sixth place, caught five bass that weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces and won the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic present...

Bassmaster Elite Series Field Set For 2018

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Bassmaster Elite Series Field Set For 2018

Category : BASS TOURNAMENT NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A star-studded field of 111 professional bass anglers — including a mix of rookies, legends and veterans from other tournament circuits — will make up the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series field when competition gets underway on Lake Martin, Alabama, in February. The lineup includes 99 anglers who competed in ...

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