The excitement is building for the single most important and prestigious tournaments in bass fishing. Emanating Friday, March 24th, Live from Knoxville, Tennessee, the 53rd 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota.
Bassmaster Classic Overview
Year after year, the Bassmaster Classic stands as the pinnacle of bass fishing tournaments, expertly organized by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.). This is the 53rd year this prestigious event gathers a group of the finest professional anglers from across the globe. All vying for the illustrious title of Bassmaster Classic Champion.
Bassmaster Classic is an annual bass fishing tournament organized by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) and is considered one of the most prestigious events in the sport. The tournament brings together the top professional anglers from around the world to compete for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion.
Held concurrently with the tournament is the expansive outdoor sports and fishing Expo, a hub for the latest advancements and innovations within the fishing industry. Here, attendees can rub shoulders with renowned professional anglers, partake in enlightening seminars, and immerse themselves in a range of engaging activities.
How Many Anglers Qualified For The 2023 Bassmaster Classic?
Fifty five anglers qualified for the 2023 Bassmaster Classic. 41 from Elites, 9 from Bassmaster Opens, three from Bass Nation, one from teen, and one from college bracket. The list of competitors is a great mix between household names in fishing to rookies coming off a phenomenal season of fishing.
Advice For Anglers Looking To Compete Professionally
As the sun sets over the Tennessee River of the 2023 Bassmaster Classic I can barely sit still eager to witness the dance of rods and reels. The seasoned professional anglers, masters of their craft, stand poised, ready to put it all on their journey to the apex of competitive fishing.
It takes an incredible amount of time, hard work and overcoming failure to reach this pinnacle competitive fishing. I was fortunate enough to talk to a few anglers who have joined the ranks of these titans of the sport. Here they share their insights into what it takes to compete at the highest level of professional bass fishing.