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B.A.S.S. Announces 2021 Bassmaster Opens Schedule

Nine Events In Three Divisions

On Thursday, B.A.S.S. officials revealed the schedule for the 2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens trail with a later start date than usual and a change in format from the past three seasons.

2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour Schedule

 With MLF’s announcement of the 2021 MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule, the 80 anglers competing on MLF’s highest-level tournament circuit can begin to set their sights on a return to the big-fish sweepstakes that defined the COVID-shortened 2020 regular season.

Sams, Wiggins Win Bassmaster Team Championship, Earn Berths To Classic Fish-Off On Harris Chain

Wesley Sams and Jordan Wiggins caught the heaviest bag of the Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday to earn a come-from-behind victory on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Wesley Sams and Jordan Wiggins, from the Alabama Bass Trail, have won the 2020 Bassmaster Team Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes with a two-day total of 39 pounds, 8 ounces.
Photo by Brenden Kanies/B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S. Announces Long-Awaited 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule

After the shortest offseason break in the trail’s 16-year history, B.A.S.S. officials announced Thursday that the Bassmaster Elite Series will open its 2021 tournament slate Feb. 11-14 on the St. Johns River in Florida.

The Bassmaster Elite Series will open its nine-event 2021 season on Florida’s scenic St. Johns River.    Photo by James Overstreet/B.A.S.S.

Felix’s Fall Run Secures Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Honors

A strong run through rescheduled tournaments gave Bassmaster Elite Series pro Austin Felix a shot at winning the Bassmaster Angler of the Year title, and although disappointed his fortunes fell short, the native of Eden Prairie, Minn., is proud to have accomplished his initial goal of winning Elite Series Rookie of the Year.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Austin Felix of Eden Prairie, Minn., has won the 2020 Elite Series Rookie of the Year title.  Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.

ACA To Host Second Online Tournament During Holiday Break

Anglers will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes, and the Top 10 at the close of the competition will earn valuable points towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia

Carson Wins Final Bassmaster Eastern Open

Keith Carson had never seen Lay Lake before this week, but leveraging two familiar features allowed the Florida pro to win the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open with a three-day total of 47 pounds, 1 ounce.

Keith Carson of DeBary, Fla., has won the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open at Lay Lake with a three-day total of 47 pounds, 1 ounce. Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S.

Fly Fishing’s Unlikely Following

Who would have guessed that old-fashioned fly fishing would captivate a whole new generation? But it’s true: the Zen-like practice is attracting millennials by the boatload.

Fishing, specifically fly fishing, was partly an answer to social distancing prompted by COVID-19.. TVA photo

Schlapper Wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, Earns Classic Berth At Pickwick

Florence, Ala. — Pat Schlapper had nothing but good fortune on Friday the 13th when he caught the heaviest limit of the week for a come-from-behind win in the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on Pickwick Lake located in the northwest corner of Alabama.

Pat Schlapper, of Eleva, Wis., has won the 2020 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Pickwick Lake with a three-day total of 51 pounds, 10 ounces. – Photo by Chris Brown/B.A.S.S.

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