Hartwell Lake has once again been named as a Top 100 Bass Lake in America by B.A.S.S.. Hartwell Lake is ranked-twenty first in the Southeast Division, and has received this recognition for the third consecutive year since B.A.S.S. began releasing the rankings in 2012.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have Lake Hartwell recognized as a Top 100 Bass Lake in America by the great folks at B.A.S.S.,:” said Neil Paul, executive director of Visit Anderson. “Green Pond Landing and Lake Hartwell continues to serve as a destination for fishing tournament organizations from all across America.”
Hartwell Lake, Green Pond Landing & Event Center, and Anderson County have hosted numerous national and regional bass tournaments including: the Ray Scott Championship, FLW Pro Series, the American Bass Anglers Military Championship, and the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, where Casey Ashley won his first Classic on his home lake.
Anderson County and Visit Anderson are set to host two major tournaments in the year ahead at Green Pond Landing & Event Center. In the fall the 2017, the B.A.S.S. National Championship will be October 19-21; and, the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is scheduled for March 16-18, 2018. Such tournaments make a meaningful contribution to tourism as well having a significant economic impact in Anderson County.
“Anderson County is focusing its efforts into our natural resources; particularly, Green Pond Landing & Event Center,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “It is exciting to know that our beautiful lake is being enjoyed not only by our citizens, but by the international fishing community.”