The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens or the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Progressive Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.
The series was founded in 2006. Its predecessors were the Bassmaster Tour, Top 150 and Top 100.
You can argue as to whether Livesay was clutch here, or whether he just did what he was supposed to do, but his finale wasn’t quick and it wasn’t easy.
See Brandon Palaniuk's charge toward the 100-pound mark and his first Century Belt on Championship Sunday of the 2022 Simms Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork!