OSAGE BEACH, Mo. —Missouri cashed in on its home-waters advantage to win the state competition of the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional presented by Magellan at the Lake of the Ozarks. Trailing Kentucky by more than 9 pounds at the beginning of the day, the 20-angler Missouri team rallied to collectively catch 346 pounds of bass to take first place and win a Triton 189TRX bass boat, trailer and Yamaha VF150LA outboard motor worth $38,000. Arkansas finished second with 305-8 and Kentucky dropped to third place with 304-2.
“We had an outstanding group of fishermen,” said Missouri team captain John Blankenbeker. “We had a state team that really came together.”
Greenville, Lake Hartwell To Host 2018 Bassmaster Classic
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Some lakes are known for how deep they are.
Some are known for the type of structure and baitfish they have.
Others are known for serving as the sites of some of the greatest moments in professional bass fishing history — and one of those from that latter column has been chosen as the home of next year’s GEICO Bassmaster
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I am going to have to change our meeting date 2 weeks later as I have a work schedule conflict.We will meet on Saturday February 4th at 10:00 am in Columbia at the American Legion Post at 3669 Legion Lane 1 mile east of 63 Hwy off the Broadway exit. They will have coffee and water supplied. The bar will be open for soda and drinks for anyone interested. They are charging us a nominal fee so please support the Post.
I will bring several dozen donuts and maybe some snack items.
The Central team will meet at 9:00 am in another room and have been notified.
Calendar and website updates will follow shortly
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — High school and college anglers will be competing during prime fishing times on some of the premier bass fisheries in the country during the 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops tournaments.
Both high school and college schedules feature bass fisheries that have hosted various Bassmaster tournaments throughout the years, according to Hank Weldon, B.A.S.S. College and High School Series senior tournament manager.
“One of the cool things we are doing with some high school tournaments is going to locations like Toledo Bend that have hosted Bassmaster events for multiple years,” Weldon said. “We are also going to Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee and will partner with Fish Dayton, which is familiar with big events. We expect a very, very large field there with the High School Southern Open again.”
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bass anglers hoping for a spot in the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens tournaments will soon be able to apply, B.A.S.S. announced today. Registration opens for members of the B.A.S.S. Nation and Lifetime members of B.A.S.S. beginning on November 8.
New this year in registration for the Opens is the ability of pro anglers to “link” with co-anglers during online signup. Like other pro-am events, Opens participation is limited to an equal number of anglers and co-anglers. By “linking” or ensuring the participation of a co-angler, anglers can improve their odds of getting into the tournaments.