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FLW Tour angler Charlie Evans and Bass Pro Shops have entered into an agreement for the 2019 season in which Bass Pro Shops will share top billing with Paw Patrol on Evans’ jersey, Toyota Tundra and Ranger Z520L.
Following a 28 year career with FLW Outdoors Evans began his second career in 2011 as a pro angler with the intention of promoting the sport that had been kind to him. “Lil Anglers was the perfect fit for me; their Kid Casters brand of Paw Patrol No-Tangler rods are ideal tools to introduce kids to fishing,” Evans said. “I jumped at the opportunity to share Lil Anglers’ mission of encouraging kids and their family to get outdoors.”
“The only thing that could improve having Paw Patrol’s Skye, Chase and Marshall along with me at tournaments and appearances is partnering with the company that provides more support to our sport than any other,” Evans added. “One of Bass Pro Shops’ key conservation initiatives is connecting kids and families to the outdoors.”
Christine Wamsley, Director of Marketing for Bass Pro Shops, said, “We are excited that Charlie has joined our Pro Staff. He brings a ton of industry experience with him and we love his involvement with kids through Paw Patrol. The Kid Casters rods are available in our stores and on our website.”
North Carolina’s Shearon Harris Reservoir is a power plant lake with a reputation for producing good numbers and quality-sized bass. A large percent of the bass population falls within the sizes protected from angler possession by a slot limit of 16 to 20 inches, but will count in MLF competition because of the league’s catch, weight and immediate release format. (Photo courtesy of Visit Raleigh. Click to enlarge/download)
North Carolina’s Jordan Lake is a familiar destination for several tournaments local to the region, but only a few of the 80 Bass Pro Tour anglers will likely have any previous experience on the fishery. The 14,000-acre lake provides miles of undeveloped shoreline and a wealth of offshore bass cover.
For more information about MLF and its anglers, rules and sponsors, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.
2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods
March 15-17, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn.The “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing” is just 12 weeks out, and we want YOU there for the most exciting three days in fishing.
The 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is taking over downtown Knoxville, Tenn. Thousands of outdoor sports’ greatest fans will descend on the banks of the Tennessee River to follow 52 of the world’s best bass pros in their pursuit of the most coveted title in sportfishing.
The 49th annual Bassmaster Classic offers more than $1 million in payouts, including the first-place prize of $300,000.
See the biggest bass on the world’s biggest sportfishing stage, with all festivities in walking distance in downtown Knoxville.
- Weigh-ins in the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena
- Daily takeoffs at Volunteer Landing Marina
- The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods at the Knoxville Convention Center and World’s Fair Exhibition Hall
- A full-service media center in Thompson-Boling Arena
Make plans to arrive in Knoxville in time for the must-attend Classic Media Day Thursday, March 14.
Members of the media are invited to ride along as observers with the Classic pros, and media boats are available for those who want to follow the action on the Tennessee River, Fort Loudoun Lake and Tellico Reservoir.
Apply now for credentials at Bassmastermedia.com. We will follow up with more information about how to plan your trip.
Thanks, and Happy Holidays from B.A.S.S.!
Founded in 2010 by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, The Bass University (BU) offers acclaimed bass fishing education programs in three formats: online, in the classroom, and on the water. Their motto is “Never Stop Learning,” and The Bass University strives to build effective programs that help anglers of all skill levels gain confidence in new tactics and techniques to catch big bass consistently.
During warm weather, BU offers personalized on-the-water instruction with a top pro angler in one-on-one or small group sessions. Each year during the off-season of tournament bass fishing, The Bass University offers four 2-day classroom training programs taught by today’s top bass anglers.
Each Bass University event location features six top-level bass tournament anglers, who will present a total of 12 seminars over two days. Each seminar is approximately 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics, techniques, and tackle. Bass University seminars are two-day events, but individual days can be purchased when selecting ticket options. Discounts are available for anglers 17 and under. All 2019 class ticket purchases through Dec. 31 will receive our holiday stocking stuffer! (Over $40 value for 2-day tickets) Additionally, all students receive a shirt and a loaded gift bag full of valuable tackle and special offers from our sponsors.
During the event, anglers of all skill levels learn new tactics directly from the pros and gain confidence in their own skills and techniques. Attendees can ask questions during the round-table discussion and rub elbows with the pros during breakout sessions. They also receive and have a chance to win great prizes throughout the weekend
Interested anglers can register online at TheBassUniversity.com/class-training to guarantee a spot in the class. Walk-in registrants are welcome if space allows, starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Special rates are available for students and youths 17 and younger.
Edison New Jersey:
Garden State Outdoor Sports
Located at 97 Sunfield Ave Edison NJ 08837. January 12th – January 13th The Bass University is coming to Edison, New Jersey with bass fishing top-level anglers, who will present many seminars over 2 days. Each seminar is 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics, techniques, and tackle. Top Pros include, John Crews, Cliff Crochet, Seth Feider, JT Kenney, Ish Monroe, and more to come!
Osage Casino Hotel
Located at 951 West 36th St N, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127. January 12th – January 13th The Bass University is coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma with bass fishing top-level anglers, who will present many seminars over 2 days. Each seminar is 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics. Top Pros include Mark Daniels Jr., James Elam, Edwin Evers, Carl Jocumsen and James Watson.
The Venue at Coosa Landing
Located at 201 George Wallace Dr., Gadsden, Alabama 35901. January 19th – January 20th The Bass University is coming to Gadsden, Alabama with bass fishing top-level anglers, who will present many seminars over 2 days. Each seminar is 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics. Top Pros include, Casey Ashley, Scott Canterbury, Matt Herren, Bryan Thrift, Gerald Swindle and Jesse Wiggins.
Bricker Building Ohio Expo Center
Located at 717 E. 17th Ave Columbus, Ohio 43211. Friday, February 8th– Saturday February 9th The Bass University is coming to Columbus Ohio with bass fishing top-level tournament anglers, who will present many seminars over 2 days. Each seminar is 45+ minutes and covers cutting-edge bass fishing tactics. Top Pros include, Peter Gluszek, JT Kenney, Mike McClelland and more to be announced.
All students receive a tee shirt and a loaded gift bag full of tackle and special offers from our sponsors.