Attend the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe


And then the wildcard. No major B.A.S.S. event has been held on Lake Oahe in Pierre, South Dakota.

And then the wildcard. No major B.A.S.S. event has been held on Lake Oahe in Pierre, South Dakota.

The Bassmaster Elite Series is coming to Lake Oahe in Pierre, S.D. on June 29-July 2!


The public is welcome for an early morning look at 108 of the best bass anglers in the world beginning their day on Lake Oahe. Takeoff will begin with the national anthem at 6:00 a.m. CT.  The location for the takeoff is Spring Creek Resort & Marina. The address is 28229 E. Spring Creek Pl. Pierre, SD 57501 


After a day on the water, watch the Elite Series anglers weigh in their catches on stage with B.A.S.S. emcee Dave Mercer and Tournament Director Trip Weldon. Weigh-ins are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m CT at Steamboat Park. The address is N Poplar Ave., Pierre, SD 57501


At every Elite Series event don’t miss the Elite Expo every Saturday and Sunday featuring:

  • Take a demo ride of a Nitro, Skeeter or Triton boat
  • See the latest from Toyota and win prizes
  • See the Berkley Experience trailer with it’s live aquarium
  • Buy official B.A.S.S. merchandise and more from the Huk trailer
  • Win prizes and more from Cahartt
  • Learn more about Yamaha, TH Marine, Power-Pole and more

The Great Outdoor Festival

As a host city for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Pierre will do a festival in conjunction with the weigh-ins at Steamboat Park. The Great Outdoors Festival will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Steamboat Park. Activities will include: kayaking, paddleboard contests, backyard bass, fly tying, touch tanks, Wii ski and aquarium. And that’s not all—there will be an inflatable joust, laser tag and a King of the hill 50 x 50 inflatable. The Great Outdoor Festival will have delicious food from local restaurants in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area, a beverage tent and local entertainment. It’s fun for all ages! And we’re not done after the weigh-in is over—in the evenings there will be events at the Pierre Trappers ballgame, downtown Pierre Street and in Fort Pierre. For more information, call the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce office – (605) 224-7361 or visit