Fishing & Boating News

The Bassmasters Back For 30th Season

by: Cara Clark, B.A.S.S.

(Dec. 21, 2012 - BIRMINGHAM, AL.)

Since its debut in November 1984, The Bassmasters has taken viewers out on the water and up on the stage for all the drama from bass fishing's most prestigious tournament trail. In 2013, the award-winning program is back for its 30th season with six hours of Bassmaster Classic coverage, plus hour-long episodes covering each Bassmaster Elite Series event, the Toyota Trucks Bassmaster All-Star Week programming and two special "Winning Ways" shows detailing the methods used by Elite tournament champions.

All of the programming will air on ESPN2, and all times listed are Eastern Time. Bassmaster Classic coverage begins on Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and continues on Sunday, March 3, at 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Elite Series programming kicks off on Sunday, March 24, at 8 a.m. with coverage of the Sabine River Challenge presented by STARK Cultural Venues and continues through Toyota Trucks All-Star Week.

Winning Ways, two special editions of The Bassmasters, will divide the Elite season. The first edition will air on Sunday, May 19, at 8 a.m. and will cover the first four Elite tournaments. The second edition will air on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 a.m. and will cover the final four Elite contests.

Viewers should be aware that the programming schedule is subject to change. Please check your local listings for the date and time of each program, or visit the Bassmaster website.

About B.A.S.S. For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.

The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications - Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times - comprehensive Bassmaster website and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Cabela's B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.