Keith Poche Wins Bassmaster Open on the Red River

eith Poche of Pike Road, Ala., has won the 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Central Open at Red River presented by Mossy Oak Fishing with a three-day total of 37 pounds, 12 ounces.Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S. Poche Prevails With Bassmaster Central Open Victory On Louisiana’s Red River BOSSIER CITY, La. — You might say Keith Poche […]

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2023 Bassmaster Opens Schedule is Out Now

B.A.S.S. Announces 2023 Bassmaster Opens Schedule With New Format For Elite Qualification BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The St. Croix Bassmaster Opens presented by Mossy Oak Fishing have grown exponentially in popularity over the past few years. But the buzz has never been louder than it’s been since the announcement of the new Opens EQ (Elite Qualifiers) […]

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Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year Aoki Set to Retire

Japanese Angler Aoki Retires From Bassmaster Elite Series BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Three-time Japanese Angler of the Year and Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic qualifier Daisuke Aoki has announced his retirement from the Bassmaster Elite Series. The 39-year-old angler hailing from Yamanashi, Japan, has fished professionally for 20 years, including one season on the Bassmaster […]

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JT Thompkins Wins Bassmaster Open At Chesapeake Bay

JT Thompkins was a man on a mission and his Championship Saturday performance fulfilled this truth with a 17-pound, 4-ounce limit that capped a three-day total of 39-12 and propelled him to victory in the St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing. After posting weights of 11-0 and […]

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The 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule is Out Now

B.A.S.S. Announces 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series season barely in the history books, B.A.S.S. is already getting primed for another go-round as the 2023 Elite Series slate was announced today. The schedule includes nine regular-season events in seven states with a healthy mix of familiar fisheries […]

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Przekurat Shuts Door On Falcon Rods Bassmaster Rookie Of The Year Title

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Calm, cool and collected. That is the demeanor Jay Przekurat exudes on the Bassmaster Elite Series each day, whether he is hoisting his first Elite Series trophy or fighting to stay above the cut line. That attitude is what helped Przekurat weather a midseason storm and ultimately win the 2022 Falcon […]

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Schmitt Wins Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Mississippi River

Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., has won the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River with a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces.Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S. Schmitt Claims Close Win At Bassmaster Elite Series Event On Mississippi River LA CROSSE, Wis. — Persistent refinement put Bryan Schmitt on track to sacking up a […]

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Brandon Palaniuk Grabs His Second Bassmaster AOY Title

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, has claimed the 2022 Progressive Insurance Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S Brandon Palaniuk doesn’t think of himself as a legend. In his mind, he is still the 8-year-old from Rathdrum, Idaho, who discovered a dream of reaching the biggest stage in bass fishing. But by winning […]

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BassMaster Pro Austin Felix Elite Series Victory on Lake Oahe

Minnesota Pro Austin Felix Conquers Lake Oahe For First Bassmaster Elite Series Victory MOBRIDGE, S.D. — Austin Felix views himself as a well-rounded angler but he loves to fish for smallmouth. So, it’s fitting Felix’s first Bassmaster Elite Series title would involve catching those big, beautiful brown fish. With a five-bass limit that weighed 16 pounds, […]

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Keeney and Moder Win Bassmaster High School Tournament on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. — When Bryce Moder researched Lake Hartwell ahead of the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Hartwell, he thought he and partner Reece Keeney would be fishing strictly for spotted bass in deep water. Little did he know it would be the duo’s Wisconsin […]

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Cerja And Richardson Win Bassmaster Junior National Championship

Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus Richardson of the Lone Star Junior Bassmasters have won the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship on Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with a two-day total of 18 pounds, 5 ounces.Photo by Laura Agee/B.A.S.S. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — Victories are not always dramatic and glamorous, but Mark Cerja Jr. and Gus […]

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Gordon and Deason Capitalize On Early Bites to Lead Junior National Championship

Rooksby Gordon and Fisher Deason of Alabama’s American Christian Academy are leading after Day 1 of the 2022 Bassmaster Junior National Championship on Carroll County 1000 Acre Recreational Lake with 11 pounds, 7 ounces. Photo by Laura Agee/B.A.S.S. HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — An early opportunity and a stellar save allowed Rooksby Gordon and Fisher Deason of […]

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2022 Bassmaster Classic Trophy To Be Named In Honor Of Ray Scott

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When a world champion of fishing is crowned at the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, the angler will hoist a familiar trophy emblazoned with a legendary name. B.A.S.S. officials announced today that the famed Bassmaster Classic trophywill be named in honor of the organization’s founder Ray Scott. […]

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Jay Przekurat Makes History at Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

Jay Przekurat_photo by BASS Media James Overstreet Whitewater pro becomes youngest angler to win an Elite Series event, weighs heaviest smallmouth bag ever recorded in tournament angling MUSKEGON, MI (July 18, 2022) – At 23 year and 26 days of age, Jay Przekurat became the youngest angler to ever win a Bassmaster Elite Series event. […]

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2023 Bassmaster New Elite Qualification Format

https://www.bassmaster.com/ BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Beginning in 2023, anglers hoping to earn a coveted invitation to join the Bassmaster Elite Series can only qualify by competing in all nine tournaments comprising the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, B.A.S.S. officials announced today. Anglers competing in every tournament will form the Bassmaster Opens […]

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Steve Lee Wins B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Regional On Mississippi River

Lee Claims Hard-Fought Victory At B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Regional On Mississippi River CLINTON, Iowa — The first two days of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Regional on the Upper Mississippi River saw Steve Lee secure early limits on his way to grabbing the lead. On Championship Friday, however, the angler from Minneapolis, Minn., needed […]

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Smith Brings 18 Pounds a Day to Win the Bassmaster Open on Oneida

Casey Smith of Victor, N.Y., has won the 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Northern Open at Oneida Lake presented by Mossy Oak Fishing with a three-day total of 55 pounds, 13 ounces.Photo by Andy Crawford/B.A.S.S. Smith wins Bassmaster Northern Open Win On Oneida SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Returning to a favorite family spot, Casey Smith of Victor, […]

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Timothy Dube Goes Wire-To-Wire At B.A.S.S. Nation Wins St. Lawrence

WADDINGTON, N.Y. — After a rocky start, Timothy Dube of Nashua, N.H., regrouped, secured his limit and claimed a wire-to-wire win at the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Northeast Regional at the St. Lawrence River with a three-day total of 62 pounds, 10 ounces.  Setting the Day 1 mark with 23-3, Dube added a second-day limit of 21-4. After entering Championship Friday […]

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Smith And Mize Win Bassmaster College Series Wild Card On Logan Martin

Lucas Smith and Dalton Mize of Jacksonville State University have won the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card on Logan Martin Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops with a two-day total of 28 pounds, 2 ounces.Photo by Kyle Jessie/B.A.S.S LINCOLN, Ala. — Lucas Smith and Dalton Mize patiently waited for their moments of […]

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