BASSfest 2015: Just the facts

Here is an event break down of the Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

Where

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley
Paris, Tenn.

When

June 3-7, 2015

Who

Pros

  • 111 Bassmaster Elite Series pros
  • 13 invited anglers from the Bass Pro Shops Open circuit

College

  • Teams participating in the 2015 Carhartt College Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops

High School

  • 2015 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team

Who

Pros

Days 1 and 2: All 124 anglers fish Kentucky Lake
                      (Weigh-ins at Paris Landing State park)

Day 3: Anglers outside the Top 50 will fish a one-day Second Chance tournament on Lake Barkley
           (Weigh-in at Lick Creek Recreational Area)

Day 4: Top 50 plus the Top 10 finishers from the Second Chance tournament fish Kentucky Lake
          (Weigh-in at Paris Landing State Park)

Day 5: The Top 12 fish Kentucky Lake
          (Weigh-in at Paris Landing State Park)

College

Days 1 and 2: All anglers fish Lake Barkley
                      (Weigh-ins at Lick Creek Recreational Area)

Day 3: Top 20 teams compete on Lake Barkley
           (Weigh-in at Paris Landing State Park)

High School

Participate in a special Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament being held in conjunction with BASSfest

Why

Pros

  • Event payout total of $850,000
  • Elites are awarded Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points

College

  • Wild Card teams are fishing for a berth in the 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship & Classic Bracket presented by Bass Pro Shops

On-site events

  • Blast off in a new bass boat during a free demo ride. Rides are offered after takeoff by the Skeeter Performance Boats Demo Tour, Yamaha’s 2015 Discover VMAX SHO Demo Tour, Mercury ProXS Demo Tour, the 2015 Triton Demo Tour and the Nitro Boats Demo Tour.
  • Bassmaster University seminars Friday 11:00 to 2:00 Central 
  • Live music
  • Outdoor expo
  • Arts and crafts fair
  • Petting zoo
  • Fishing rodeo
  • Climbing wall
  • Catfish races
  • Live animal exhibits
  • Prizes and giveaways

See the full list of family-friendly fun here.

Live coverage

Home page
BASSfest page
Live blog
Bassmaster LIVE: Friday
                           Saturday and Sunday

Social media

Twitter: @BASS_nation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bass
BASSfest Facebook event page