24 must-know facts

The basics

Fishery: Lake Hartwell, South Carolina

Competition dates: Feb. 20, 21 and 22

Takeoff location: Green Pond Landing
                           Anderson, S.C. 

Takeoff time: 7 a.m. ET 

First flight check-in: 3 p.m. ET 

Weigh-ins and Outdoors Expo

Weigh-in and Outdoors Expo host: Greenville, S.C.

Weigh-in location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Weigh-in time: Doors open to the public at 3:15 p.m. ET

Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo location: TD Convention Center

Expo hours: Friday, Feb. 20: 10:30 a.m. to noon (media, Life Members & B.A.S.S. Nation)
                                             Noon to 8 p.m. (general public)
                    Saturday, Feb. 21: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                    Sunday, Feb. 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Practice information

Practice period: Feb. 13-15, 2015

Classic practice restrictions: Classic waters are open to 2015 Classic contestants for three days, beginning at safe light and ending at dusk, Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. No boats are allowed on Lake Hartwell at night.

Classic waters off limits: As of 12:01 a.m. ET on Jan. 1, 2015, contestants cannot be on the water or get information about the fishery.

Classic format

Participants: Full field fishes Friday and Saturday. The Top 25 fish Sunday plus any ties for 25th place not broken by 2015 Elite rules tiebreakers.

Weights: Weights carry over all three days.

Cancellations: If a full field day is canceled, B.A.S.S. reserves the right to fish a full field on Sunday.

Live event links

Live reports: Click for Classic blog

Photos from the event: Click for Classic photo galleries

Social media links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bass

Facebook event: Click for Classic event page

Twitter: twitter.com/BASS_nation

Instagram: instagram.com/bass_nation

Official hastag: #bassmasterclassic - It can be used on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

Exclusive online coverage

Official website: www.bassmaster.com