Nation: Why not you?

“…the process works.”
Brandon Palaniuk
Bassmaster Elite Series angler

Dateline: B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

To all the anglers in this Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors shindig I ask only one question of you, and it is simply this: “Why not you?”

To you from all over the U.S. of A., to you from Mexico, to you from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nambian, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, I ask simply this: “Why not you?”

One of you will win this, all of you have the chance… over these next few days it comes down to one simple thing…you.

Time to put on your big boy pants because I’m going to put this very simply, you are not here to party, you are not here to sightsee, you are not here to Facetime the guys in your club back home.

You are here with the opportunity to change your life forever.

Let me say that again: change your life forever.

Win this event, and yeah you get some goodies and bragging rights, but you also get a ticket to the Classic… the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods… the biggest event, the biggest prize in the game.

Your name will hang in the rafters of every Classic to come.

And guess what at this point in your life, right now, today, you are 30 fish (15 at the Nation Championship and 15 at the Classic), 30 really good fish from changing your life…forever.

“…seven years ago I sat right where you are sitting now…”