Fans can keep up with the 2012 Bassmaster Classic many ways — in person, via a live stream of the weigh-ins on Bassmaster.com, through videos and articles on Bassmaster.com and on B.A.S.S.’s Facebook page. But that’s not all: Fans can keep up on Twitter to have the ultimate Bassmaster Classic experience right from their phone or laptop — in fewer than 140 characters!
Twitter fans can get a continuous stream of updates from the B.A.S.S. account at @BASS_nation. Anyone following along, at home or on-site, can use the Twitter hashtag #bassmasterclassic to connect with B.A.S.S. and with other fans. Fans will hear what’s going on at launch, on the water and at the weigh-in.
A live Twitter stream of tweets using the hashtag will be at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the Twitter stream will also be on display at the arena before and during the weigh-ins. That means anyone posting tweets with #bassmasterclassic could have their tweets showcased at the Expo and at the weigh-in.
BUT I DON’T USE TWITTER
If you’re new to Twitter or if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can simply follow along here, no account needed.
Fans of the @BASS_nation Twitter account are invited to the first official B.A.S.S. Tweetup, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon. (What’s a Tweetup, you ask? It’s a meetup of Tweeters.)
The Twitterers will meet in the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and Life Member Lounge at the Shreveport Convention Center. Followers of @BASS_nation will get to meet B.A.S.S. owners, B.A.S.S. staff and fellow tweeters — and the first ones to show up will get special seating at the arena for the weigh-ins.
PROS ON TWITTER
Besides B.A.S.S., multiple other users are sharing what’s going on with them by posting tweets, including some of the Bassmaster Classic pros! Here’s a list of anglers to be sure to follow during the Classic:
INSIDERS ON TWITTER
Tons of professional journalists have taken to Twitter to tell their story. Here are a few to watch during the Bassmaster Classic and beyond.
James Hall, Bassmaster editor
Dave Mercer, Bassmaster Classic emcee
Michael Mulone, B.A.S.S. site selection
Tyler Reed, B.A.S.S. social media editor
Mark Zona, host of The Bassmasters