Bassmaster Heads to Historic Lake Eufaula in 2020 as B.A.S.S. Announces Revised Schedule


B.A.S.S. was forced to postpone the 2020 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at Lake Hartwell, along with all other spring competition because of the coronavirus national health emergency. They’ve since gone back to take a look at their options, and built a revised schedule to move forward with the season and get anglers back on the water and on the podiums again.

Now, barring any additional setbacks, the remainder of the 2020 season was arranged so ALL Bassmaster Elite Series and Bassmaster Open tournaments can be completed before the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

With states lifting their restrictions at varying levels, B.A.S.S. said in a news release it will “heed each state’s mandates on crowd sizes and public spaces as well as monitor federal guidelines to ensure both competition and fan activities can resume safely.”

“Any time we are forced to postpone a tournament it is disappointing to our anglers, fans, hosts, sponsors and staff,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “After this break of nearly three months, our anglers are looking forward to fishing on these incredible waters, and we know fans are ready to see big bass being weighed in again.”

Competition resumes in June, when the Elite field heads to historic Lake Eufaula in Alabama June 10-13. B.A.S.S. hasn’t visited the fishery since 2006.

Here’s the revised 2020 tournament schedules:

Bassmaster Elite Series

June 10-13 – Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, Ala.

July 14-17 – Cayuga Lake, Union Springs, N.Y.

July 23-26 – SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River, Waddington, N.Y.

July 30-Aug. 2 – Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Aug. 20-23 – Lake St. Clair, Macomb County, Mich.

Oct. 8-11 – Santee Cooper Lakes, Clarendon County, S.C.

Oct. 16-19 – Chickamauga Lake, Dayton, Tenn.

Nov. 5-8 – Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Lake Fork, Quitman, Texas Bassmaster Opens Series

Eastern Division:

Aug. 6-8 – Oneida Lake, Syracuse, N.Y.

Sept. 23-25 – Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.

Oct. 29-31 – Cherokee Lake, Jefferson County, Tenn.

Central Division:

June 18-20 – Arkansas River, Muskogee, Okla.

Sept. 10-12 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, Texas

Oct. 22-24 – Neely Henry Lake, Gadsden, Ala.

Nov. 19-21 – Lewisville Lake, Lewisville, Texas

“When originally setting up the schedule, B.A.S.S. took into account the times of year when each fishery would be at its best,” said B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon. “The revisions, while challenging, should present excellent catch opportunities for our field.”

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