This is the 19th B.A.S.S. event on the St. Johns River and third Elite event. The first was in 1973. The St. Johns is the fourth most visited venue in B.A.S.S. history (behind Sam Rayburn, Guntersville and Okeechobee). Former winners include Shaw Grigsby (1999), Terry Scroggins (2001) and Elite champions Edwin Evers (2011) and Alton Jones (2012).