The 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season is underway! One event clocks in before the Bassmaster Classic in March.
Lake Martin held B.A.S.S. high school and college tournaments in 2015 and 2016 and B.A.S.S. invitationals nearly 20 years ago.
The title says it all : "The Classic" The biggest event in all of bass fishing!
Two weeks after the Bassmaster Classic, presented by DICK'S sporting goods on Lake Hartwell, the Elite Series will make their third stop in Orange, Texas on the Sabine River. The last visit to the Sabine in 2015 featured a win by Chris Lane. Two years before that, Todd Faircloth took home the trophy.
B.A.S.S. Elites will return to the site of the two recent Bassmaster Classics at Grand Lake. The most recent in 2016 was won by edwin Evers. Cliff Pace took home the prize in 2013.
Legendary Kentucky Lake will host and Elite Series event again in 2018! Last time the Elites were here was the 2015 edition of BASSfest where Edwin Evers edged out Kevin VanDam for the top spot.
The Elite's head north to the Mississippi River in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, June 2018! In 2016, current AOY leader Ott DeFoe landed his first Elite Series win here. Tommy Biffle and Todd Faircloth won here in 2013 and 2012 respectively.
The Wildcard! No major B.A.S.S. event has been held on Lake Oahe in Pierre, South Dakota to date. Ranked No. 9 in the recent 2017 Best Bass Lakes Central Division, the lake is certainly known to anglers in the area but will provide a new challenge to the Elites.
Next up, a return to the Chesapeake Bay brings the Elites back East. It's a friendly location, the last Elite visit to the upper chesapeake landed Aaron Martens with the win.
To close the season, the Elites will once again head to the St. Lawrence River and Waddington, New York. The 1000 islands area of the St. Lawrence was ranked the 11th best bass lake in America in Bassmaster Magaine, June 2017.
This is it, the Angler of the Year will be crowned in Georgia!
The popular style pits several anglers vying for a spot in the Bassmaster Classic together for one last shot!