B.A.S.S., the organization that runs the Bassmaster events, announced Oct. 14 it will host one of its Open Series tournaments at Lake Hartwell next October.
The professional fishing series will consist of nine bass fishing competitions in three divisions covering nine states.
The 2022 schedule includes:
Feb. 3-5 – Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Kissimmee, Florida
March 31-April 2 – Cherokee Lake, Jefferson County, Tennessee
Oct. 6-8 – Lake Hartwell, Anderson, South Carolina
April 28-30 – Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Sept. 22-24 – Red River, Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana
Oct. 20-22 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jasper, Texas
April 14-16 – James River, Richmond, Virginia
July 7-9 – Oneida Lake, Syracuse, New York
Sept. 8-10 – Upper Chesapeake Bay, Cecil County, Maryland
Tournament winners earn a spot in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, provided they have fished all three events in the division where their win occurred. In addition to Classic berths, the top three anglers in every division and the top three in the Falcon Rods Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year overall standings will receive invitations to fish the 2023Bassmaster Elite Series.
Entry fees for the 2022 Opens circuit are $1,800 per pro angler per event with an $800 deposit due upfront and $475 per co-angler per event with a $200 deposit.
Online registration will begin Nov. 9 for B.A.S.S Nation and Life members and B.A.S.S. members Nov. 11.
For more information, visit bassmaster.com/bass-pro-shops-bassmaster-opens.
Courtesy Jeannie Putnam https://greenvillejournal.com/