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Every year, up to 15 anglers can qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series by finishing in the top five of each of the three Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens regions- North, South and Central. This year, thirteen anglers ascend from the Opens, one Legend qualifier joins, and a B.A.S.S. Nation runner-up says yes. Here's a look at who they are, and how they became Elites for 2017.