10 ways to keep up with BASSfest

DAYTON, Tenn. — The Bassmaster BASSfest at Chickamauga Lake has so much going on that you might think there’s no way you can keep up with it all. But we’ll make sure you’re on top of the action, right here on Bassmaster.com.

Here are 10 ways we'll keep you informed:

1. Live weigh-ins

You have so many options to watch weigh-ins over the next five days. You can watch the full field of BASSfest weigh in on Wednesday and Thursday at 3:15 p.m. ET. On Friday, you can watch the bottom 90 weigh for the second chance tournament at 2:30 p.m. ET after the anglers come in from Lake Nickajack. They’ll be vying for the Top 10 spots so they can compete on Saturday. Then you can watch the final two days at 4 p.m. ET to see 60 anglers weigh on Saturday and the Top 12 on Sunday.

And if you still haven’t had enough weigh-ins, watch the future of our sport on Thursday and Friday. Competitors in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional will weigh at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday and at 4 p.m. ET on Friday at this link.

2. Live Blog

The Live Blog is where our reporters' and Marshals' on-the-fly updates are posted throughout the competition. You won't believe the number of photos posted here throughout the day. It's one of the best ways to keep up with everything that's happening while the anglers are on the water.

College competitors have a blog, too, here.

3. Lowrance War Room

Listen to what B.A.S.S. officials hear from the water via the Lowrance War Room on Saturday and Sunday. Want insider info? This is the place to get it.

4. #bassmaster

You can watch the coverage unfold by following the hashtag #bassmaster on TwitterInstagramFacebookGoogle+ and Pinterest. It is so easy to watch a tournament via the social media platform of your choice.

Plus, on Twitter, you can follow the Elite Series pros or B.A.S.S. insiders. And get official updates via the @BASS_Nation account.

You can also keep up with the College Series anglers by following the hashtag #collegebass.

5. BASSCam

Watch BASSCam for near-live video updates from the water, as well as at launch and as the anglers come in.

6. Live Leaderboard

During the live weigh-ins, watch the Live Leaderboard to see who's on track to make one of the multiple cuts. We will not have a Live Leaderboard on Friday during the second chance tournament, but you can keep up by watching the weigh-in, the blog or Twitter.

The concurrent college tournament will also have a Live Leaderboard here.

7. BASSTrakk

The very popular BASSTrakk is the program in which contenders' catches are reported via the app on the Bassmaster Marshals' smartphones. You can keep up all day on Saturday and Sunday to see how your favorite competitor is doing. On Sunday, the BASSTrakk map will be visible, so you can see where the Top 12 anglers are fishing.

8. Toyota Hooked Up!

On Toyota Hooked Up!, you can watch Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona talk about the day as the anglers come off the water. It airs on Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

9. First Look with Davy Hite

This series, First Look with Davy Hite, was our most popular new feature during the Bassmaster Classic. No one can interview a pro like a pro can! Hite will talk to the Top 12 pros as they come off the water on Sunday. If Hite makes the cut, someone else will get on camera and interview the pros.

10. Photos

A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? Several of our top photographers are following the anglers. Watch all the photos as they roll in here. And keep up with photos from the College B.A.S.S. competition here.

All 10 of these options are completely free! Tune in, interact and enjoy!

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