Path to the Classic

Largest Payout Ever Awarded within B.A.S.S. Nation!

  • Total of seven (7) boats to be awarded, individual cash, and three (3) Bassmaster Classic Invitations.
  • Each state conducts Bassmaster Opens-Style event(s) to determine state team members.
  • Each state allowed 10 boaters and 10 non-boaters + 2 alternates.

B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Championship

  • 3-Day event for each region of U.S. (West, Central, and East)
  • Day 3 - final day cut to the money line on each side (Boater and Non-Boater) plus the Top 3 boaters + Top 3 non-boaters from each state, if they are not inside the money line.
  • Boater: five (5) fish limit: non-boater: three (3) fish limit
  • Entry fees - boater: $200; non-boater: $100
  • Anglers Fish for Individual cash and merchandise prizes with payment to top 38 places. Boater / non-boater based on 190 boat field.
  • Top state team wins a prize boat at each regional championship - total of three (3).
  • Top boater and non-boater from each state advance to B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Championship

  • 3-Day Event
  • Non-boater champion crowned after day 2 and awarded a berth as a boater into the final day of competition. (Boat will be provided).
  • Day 3: Final day cut to top 10 boaters + top 2 boaters from each region (if they are not already in the top 10) + non-boater champion.
  • Total possible fishing day 3 - 16 anglers.
  • Boater: five (5) fish limit; non-boater: five (5) fish limit
  • No entry fee
  • Anglers fish for individual cash and merchandise prizes with payment to top 12 places boater / non-boater

- Top 3 anglers after the final day earn Bassmaster classic berth.

- Champion also earns Bassmaster Elite Series berth, paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat, plus a "B.A.S.S. Nation's Best" prize package, which is the use of a Toyota truck and fully rigged tournament ready boat for one year.

- Second and third place also earn paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat, plus a "B.A.S.S. Nation's Best" prize package, which is the use of a toyota truck and fully rigged tournament-ready boat for one year.

- Non-boater Champion earns memorial trophy, paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat and Bassmaster Classic Marshal spot. (All of above if they finish in the top 3).