Lake Havasu City welcomes the Bassmaster Elite fishing tournament to town, the first time this series has been held in the state of Arizona. Crowds of 5,000+ are anticipated each day, including thousands of Bassmaster fans from surrounding areas.
The Bassmaster Elite series is THE premier fishing league in the world and is comprised of eight different tournaments held throughout the year in locations all around the country. This is an invitation-only competition with the series leading to the Angler of the Year Championship.
Come watch the top 100 elite anglers in the world compete for a series-wide top prize of $100,000 with the top 50 anglers receiving at least $10,000 each for their efforts. This fishing tournament will be televised and appear in a one-hour program on ESPN2 and The Outdoor Channel networks. The Bassmaster’s television show is among the highest-rated outdoor programs on air. Bassmaster Magazine ranks Lake Havasu number 20 as the “100 Best Bass Lakes” for 2014. The tournament starts at first light.
FAMILY FUN FAIR (SAT & SUN, 10AM-5PM)
Open to the public, free of charge, and hosted by River Cities United Way, there will be kids games including a bone box where kids can make footprints of various animals. AZ Fish & Game will have educational opportunities including:
A kiosk for the new Wildlife Portal with a variety of fish/wildlife mounts;
A kid’s fishing booth for the kids to real in their possibly first catch;
Air (BB) gun range;
The Operation Game Thief display trailer;
A watercraft LE patrol boat for kids to climb on; and
A combo boating safety/aquatic invasive species info booth.
The Family Fun Fair will also include an array of food vendors, music by Matt Farris, Hollis Googe and Gary Peasley prior to the weigh-in at 3:15pm.
SATURDAY BAND LINEUP
10am-11am: Hollis Googe
11am-12pm: Cameron Marin
12pm-1pm: Billy Latta
1pm-2pm: Kyle Roberts
SUNDAY BAND LINEUP
10am-11am: Hollis Googe
11am-12pm: Matt Farris
12pm-1pm: Terri Hopple
1pm-2pm: K. Brick
Also during the Family Fun Fair, check out the Cardboard Boat Regatta and Diamond Dig ($1 gets you one dig!)
Event dates and times are subject to change. Please contact event coordinator to verify information.
B.A.S.S. emphasizes the importance of protecting fisheries and utilizes a live release boat with aerated holding tanks to keep bass caught at the tournament healthy until they are released backed into Lake Havasu at the end of each competition day.