Elite Series

2017 BASS Elite Rookie and Legend Field Shows Quality

The 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series roster has been set at 111 and will include at least 13 newcomers to the prestigious bass fishing circuit, B.A.S.S. announced today. The new tournament year, which begins in February, also marks the return of legendary angler David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., to B.A.S.S. competition. “We have seen less attrition among the current Elite anglers …

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Justin Lucas Takes First in BASS Elite Series Event on Potomac River

If professional bass fishing fans didn’t know it before, they know it now. Justin Lucas is a force to be reckoned with — and it doesn’t matter which coast he’s fishing on. The California native, who now lives in Alabama, caught five bass Sunday that weighed 19-13 to win the Bassmaster Elite at Potomac River presented by Econo Lodge. His …

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VanDam Clinches Bass Fishing’s Elite 8 Bracket Championship

In the final round of the Bassmaster Classic Bracket event on the upper Niagara River, Michigan’s Kevin VanDam collected his 23rd B.A.S.S. win in a dramatic ending to this first-of-its-kind tournament. In today’s championship match, VanDam was pitted against Brett Hite of Arizona, and fans were able to watch live on Bassmaster.com as the two Elite Series anglers clashed rods …

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Shad Spawn Could Be Key To Success At Arkansas River Open

Several areas on the Arkansas River are likely to produce bass during the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open June 2-4, but the best spots could be wherever the competitors find spawning shad. Talala, Okla., angler Terry Butcher predicts the timing could be right for the shad spawn to occur during competition. “We really haven’t had (the shad spawn) here …

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Kevin VanDam Wins On Toledo Bend

Superstar professional angler Kevin VanDam often deals with a different set of circumstances than the average angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series. With such a sparkling resume, many fans’ expectations for VanDam are much higher. With such a recognizable name and face, the number of people who want to catch a glimpse of him doing his thing on the water …

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VanDam Maintains Lead At Toledo Bend After Slow Start On Second Day

The biggest thing Kevin VanDam has caught so far this week has been himself. But there could be far bigger catches ahead of him if he remains on his current path at the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Toledo Bend. VanDam had to have a treble hook removed from his hand during Friday’s second round after landing his biggest …

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Josh Bertrand Signs with Abu Garcia and Berkley Fishing

Josh Bertrand is dedicated to the sport of fishing, and has developed an impressive list of accomplishments. Through his young career, the Arizona native has developed a reputation on tour as a leader that strives to give back to the sport he loves and as a relentless competitor. It is this drive and passion for the sport of fishing that …

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Aaron Martens Claims 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series AOY Title

Capping off the most dominant season in Bassmaster history, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., was finally awarded the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year (AOY) trophy Friday. Martens locked down the AOY title in late August during the final day of competition at the Plano Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair, but it wasn’t etched into stone until Friday when he hoisted the …

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Florida Bass Pros Lead The Field At New York Elite Series Shootout

On a Northern fishery known for producing monster smallmouth bass, three Florida largemouth gurus stole the show during the opening round of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River. Shaw Grigsby of Gainesville, Fla., caught five smallmouth that weighed 22 pounds, 15 ounces and grabbed the lead ahead of Lakeland, Fla., pro Bobby Lane (21-10) and a …

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Edwin Evers Takes BASSFest Win

After a tough start to the Bassmaster Elite Series season, Edwin Evers said he hasn’t been that much fun for his wife, Tuesday, to live with back home in Talala, Okla. But things should be more pleasant for both of them now. Not only did Evers win a first-place check for $100,000 as the champion of Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake …

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