BISMARK, Ark. — This December, one angler will qualify for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic from the new Bassmaster Team series.
The inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship is scheduled for Dec. 9-13 on DeGray Lake in Bismarck, Ark. Weigh-ins will take place at the DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge and Convention Center.
Through this new event, one angler will qualify for the 2015 Classic on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C. In addition, one two-angler team will emerge as the national champion.
The teams will qualify for the championship through various B.A.S.S.-sanctioned team trails across the country operated independently of B.A.S.S. Click here for a list of sanctioned trails.
After two days of team competition on DeGray Lake, and the crowning of the inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Champion, the Top 3 teams will be split up. Those six anglers will return to the water to compete for the one Bassmaster Classic spot.
“As we do with the B.A.S.S. Nation program, with this new event we’re reaching grass-roots anglers and giving them a shot at being a Bassmaster Classic competitor,” said Jon Stewart, manager of the Bassmaster Team Trail.
“Not every angler has the opportunity to turn pro, but this event gives one amateur a shot at competing against top pros in the world championship.”