Division  Tournament  Location  Date - Results
Bassmaster Elite Lake Martin Alexander City, Ala. Feb. 8-11
Bassmaster Classic Lake Hartwell Greenville/Anderson, S.C. March 16-18
Bassmaster Elite Sabine River Orange, Texas April 6-9
Bassmaster Elite Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees Grove, Okla. April 26-29 
Bassmaster Elite Kentucky Lake Paris, Tenn. May 4-7
Bassmaster Texas Fest Lake Travis Jonestown, Texas May 17-20
Bassmaster Elite Mississippi River La Crosse, Wis. June 21-24
Bassmaster Elite Lake Oahe  Pierre, S.D. June 29-July 2
Bassmaster Elite Upper Chesapeake Bay Havre de Grace, Md. July 26-29
Bassmaster Elite St. Lawrence River  Waddington, N.Y. Aug. 23-26
AOY Championship Lake Chatuge Young Harris, Ga. Sept. 20-23 
Classic Bracket Carters Lake Ellijay, Ga. Oct. 23-26


Returning to the Midwest this month, the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, is taking over the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., January 25-28. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler or anyone interested in the outdoors, the annual “Sportfishing Spectacular” offers the latest in fishing, outdoor gear, a large selection of outdoor sports travel opportunities, and hands on family activities. An extensive lineup of seminars with top-notch local and national fishing professionals are also offered throughout the weekend, including:

  • Brandon Palaniuk – Bassmaster Angler of the Year 2017: Palaniuk will present seminars, sign autographs and meet fans Friday, January 26.
  • Joe Bucher – Hall of Fame Angler: Bucher will present seminars on musky fishing Friday, January 26.
  • Ish Monroe – Professional BASS Angler: Monroe will present seminars, and meet with showgoers Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28.
  • Seth Feider – Professional BASS Angler from Minnesota: Seth will present seminars, and meet with showgoers Thursday, January 25 through Sunday, January 28.