The 2017 Elite Series schedule will open with the Elite Series’ first-ever visit to Tennessee’s Cherokee Lake, Feb. 9-12. Weigh-ins the first two days will take place lakeside, and the Saturday and Sunday weigh-ins will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., in the Convention Center. B.A.S.S. hasn’t visited Knoxville or the 28,780-acre lake in east Tennessee since the Bass Champs Invitational in 1981. The Visit Knoxville Sports Commission and the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County are co-hosting the festivities.