Bass Pro Shops $1-million tournament kicks off next Saturday
Mar 5th, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 5th, 2021 at 9:28 AM
Bass Pro Shops Amateur Tournament Kicks-Off Saturday, March 13
Weigh-in events include country music star Chris Janson and legends Bill Dance and Roland Martin
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – The path to the Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships – a first-of-its-kind amateur fishing tournament offering the biggest payout in freshwater fishing history – begins at Lake Okeechobee on Saturday, March 13. With proceeds benefiting local fisheries conservation and the future of fishing, the fan-friendly event is a true celebration of bass fishing being held exclusively for amateur anglers with a guaranteed purse value of $4.3 million.
Weigh-in events, which begin at 2:30 p.m. ET, feature Bill Dance and Roland Martin as well as country music star, Chris Janson. Awards ceremony begins 6:30 p.m. ET.