2015 Elite Series schedule

B.A.S.S. announces the official schedule for the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series.

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.big In 2015, B.A.S.S. celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Bassmaster Elite Series with a schedule that commemorates some of the greatest events in bass fishing history.
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Bassmaster Classic (Feb. 20-22) Greenville, S.C. | Lake Hartwell VisitGreenvilleSC and Visit Anderson
Before the Elite Series begins, the best in the world will gather in South Carolina for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Photo: Before the Elite Series begins, the best in the world will gather in South Carolina for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. - Before the Elite Series begins, the best in the world will gather in South Carolina for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
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Photo: Steve Bowman - Elite #1 (March 19-22) Orange, Texas | Sabine River Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce
Crowds gather on a Sabine River bridge to cheer on Elite Series pro Dean Rojas.
Photo: Crowds gather on a Sabine River bridge to cheer on Elite Series pro Dean Rojas. - Crowds gather on a Sabine River bridge to cheer on Elite Series pro Dean Rojas.
At the Sabine River Challenge in 2013, a new Bassmaster Elite Series attendance record was set with more than 33,000 visitors during the four-day tournament.
Photo: At the Sabine River Challenge in 2013, a new Bassmaster Elite Series attendance record was set with more than 33,000 visitors during the four-day tournament. - At the Sabine River Challenge in 2013, a new Bassmaster Elite Series attendance record was set with more than 33,000 visitors during the four-day tournament.
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Photo: James Overstreet - Elite #2 (April 9-12) Guntersville, Ala. | Lake Guntersville Marshal County CVB
Classic champ Randy Howell took home the trophy at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic held on Lake Guntersville.
Photo: James Overstreet - Classic champ Randy Howell took home the trophy at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic held on Lake Guntersville.
Lake Guntersville has been the site of 22 previous professional tournaments, including four Elite events and the 2014 Classic.
Photo: James Overstreet - Lake Guntersville has been the site of 22 previous professional tournaments, including four Elite events and the 2014 Classic.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Elite #3 (April 30-May 3) Sacramento, Calif. | Sacramento River Sacramento Sports Commission
<p>The river may appear to be new to the B.A.S.S. schedule, but it’s a tributary of the legendary California Delta, and it’s a sure bet that many of the pros will make the run to the Delta for their catches. The birthplace of the “flippin’” technique, the Delta has hosted two previous Elite tournaments; they were won by Aaron Martens and John Crews. </p>
Photo: J. Simonsen/Wikimedia - The river may appear to be new to the B.A.S.S. schedule, but it’s a tributary of the legendary California Delta, and it’s a sure bet that many of the pros will make the run to the Delta for their catches. The birthplace of the “flippin’” technique, the Delta has hosted two previous Elite tournaments; they were won by Aaron Martens and John Crews.
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Elite #4 (May 7-10) Lake Havasu City, Ariz. | Lake Havasu Lake Havasu CVB
<p> The Colorado River fishery, which is ranked 20th on the list of best bass lakes, has been the site of three previous B.A.S.S. events, but none since the Elite Series debuted in 2006. </p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - The Colorado River fishery, which is ranked 20th on the list of best bass lakes, has been the site of three previous B.A.S.S. events, but none since the Elite Series debuted in 2006.
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Photo: Ronnie Moore - Elite #5 BASSfest (June 3-7) Paris, Tenn. | Kentucky Lake Paris Henry County Alliance
Kentucky Lake is one of the most consistent bass fishing destinations in the country, which led to its ranking of 18th in <i>Bassmaster</i> Magazine's 100 Best Bass Lakes list in 2014.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Kentucky Lake is one of the most consistent bass fishing destinations in the country, which led to its ranking of 18th in Bassmaster Magazine's 100 Best Bass Lakes list in 2014.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Elite #6 (July 30-Aug. 2) Waddington, N.Y. | St. Lawrence River Village of Waddington
Brandon Palaniuk earned his blue Elite trophy in 2013 with 88 pounds, 12 ounces of smallmouth bass.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Brandon Palaniuk earned his blue Elite trophy in 2013 with 88 pounds, 12 ounces of smallmouth bass.
The St. Lawrence is a world-class smallmouth fishery and ranked 11th among the 100 best fisheries in America.
Photo: Seigo Saito - The St. Lawrence is a world-class smallmouth fishery and ranked 11th among the 100 best fisheries in America.
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Photo: Larry Towell - Elite #7 (Aug. 13-16) Cecil County, Md. | Chesapeake Bay Cecil County Tourism
Chesapeake Bay will help set the stage for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and dozens of Classic berths.
Photo: Larry Towell - Chesapeake Bay will help set the stage for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and dozens of Classic berths.
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Photo: Darren Jacobson - Elite #8 (Aug. 27-30) Detroit, Mich. | Lake St. Clair Macomb County, Metro Parks and Visit Detroit
St. Clair has hosted several Bassmaster events in recent years, including the 2013 regular season Elite finale won by Chris Lane.
Photo: Darren Jacobson - St. Clair has hosted several Bassmaster events in recent years, including the 2013 regular season Elite finale won by Chris Lane.
<p>Once again, the season will culminate in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship tournament, to be held at a time and place to be announced later. The Top 50 pros in final standings for the regular season will battle for the Angler of the Year title, berths in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic and shares of the $1 million AOY prize fund.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Once again, the season will culminate in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship tournament, to be held at a time and place to be announced later. The Top 50 pros in final standings for the regular season will battle for the Angler of the Year title, berths in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic and shares of the $1 million AOY prize fund.