B.A.S.S. today announced dates and locations for its five 2021 B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Championship events. Each event will provide opportunities for everyday anglers to qualify for the Nation Championship and a shot at one of three berths in the 2022 Bassmaster Classic.
“As we’ve seen in the past with anglers like Paul Mueller and Brandon Palaniuk, who both won Elite Series events last year, the B.A.S.S. Nation can be the gateway to a stellar career in professional fishing,” said B.A.S.S. Nation director Jon Stewart. “Once you reach the Nation Championship, you’re fishing for a chance to fish in the Bassmaster Classic, and we’re excited this year to offer even more chances for anglers to do that. We’ve put together a great, really unique schedule.”
The dates and location for the Nation Championship will be released at a later date. The Championship will be made up of qualifiers from all five regions, and the Top 3 anglers from the overall standings will earn a berth to the 2022 Classic.
The winner of the 2021 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship will also receive a cash prize, an invitation to join the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series and use of a “Nation’s Best” wrapped, tournament-ready boat.
Here's a look at the Regional schedule:
> Western -- Feb. 3-5 -- Lake Havasu -- Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
> Central -- April 21-23 -- Milford Lake -- Junction City, Kan.
> Southeast -- April 28-30 -- Lake Hartwell -- Anderson, S.C.
> Northeast -- June 23-25 -- Lake Erie/Presque Isle Bay -- Erie, Pa.
> Northern -- Sept. 1-3 -- Upper Mississippi River -- La Crosse, Wis.