Big Splash Event Boat Show At Clemson Marina

Join us for our Annual Big Splash Event at Clemson Marina starting Thursday, March 4th. It will be our BIGGEST boat sales event of the year, and you won’t want to miss it! With every new boat purchase or boat order at the event, you will receive a new boat starter kit and an additional 2% off* our current pricing. This is a 3 day ONLY sale, and you won’t want to miss it! We are determined to get you out on the water this Spring, and now is the time to buy.

On Saturday (3/6), grab the whole family and enjoy the day at Clemson Marina!  The Still Cruzin Duo will be performing Live Music , The Grill at Clemson Marina will have complementary catfish, hushpuppies, and coleslaw for adults and chicken tenders with fries for kids with drinks from 12 PM to 3 PM. There will also be a cash bar available.

While there, enjoy local vendors from our area, and register to win a Sea Beast 2-person tube. We will draw for the raffle on Tuesday and post the winner on Facebook and Instagram.

Come out and see our best-selling, industry-leading brands: Veranda Luxury Pontoons & Tritoons, Monterey Sports Boats, Xpress Aluminum Fishing Boats, and our tournament-ready Triton Fishing Boats!

Do not forget about our used inventory as well. We accept trade-ins and offer in-house financing. We are determined to get you in the boat that you have always wanted just in time for the upcoming boating season.

If you are looking for a hassle-free boating experience, check out Freedom Boat Club Lake Hartwell at the Big Splash Event. They are offering $1500 OFF the 1x entry fee, and this is a great way to get on the water without the maintenance, cleaning, repair, insurance, and storage fees! Get reciprocal access to 250+ locations, 1-on-1 training by licensed captains, and take any boat out as often as you wish. Learn more at the Big Splash Event on March 6th!


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B.A.S.S. Moves College Season-Opener To Lake Hartwell

The Bassmaster College Series at Lake Norman, originally scheduled for March 5-6 in Cornelius, N.C., will instead move 145 miles down I-85 to South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, B.A.S.S. officials announced today.

“While disappointing to move the tournament, we understand the current climate of the pandemic in Mecklenburg County and the timing of this event,” said Travis Dancy, Director of Sales at Visit Lake Norman. “We look forward to welcoming some of the best collegiate anglers in 2022 on Lake Norman and continuing our long-standing relationship in hosting B.A.S.S. events.”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently extended a variety of measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, including restricting outdoor gatherings to no more than 25 participants. While that order is set to expire February 28, officials did not want to risk a last-minute cancellation should the restrictions be extended once more.

“It is disappointing any time you have to move a tournament, but it is especially important when college anglers are taking time away from their studies to compete that we respect that time,” said College Series Senior Manager Hank Weldon. “B.A.S.S. has emphasized over the past year that we will heed each state’s mandates on crowd sizes and public spaces to ensure both competition and fan activities can resume safely.

“We are thankful to our friends at Visit Anderson to be able to move the event to the always popular Lake Hartwell and maintain the original competition dates.”

At this time no changes are planned for the Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Norman currently scheduled to take place Sept. 23-25.

B.A.S.S. is pursuing options with the local host to offer a 2022 tournament on Lake Norman.

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Crappie USA bringing super event to Hartwell March 5-6

Crappie USA will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021 with a Super Event March 5-6 on Lake Hartwell in Anderson County.

Presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, the Crappie USA tournament has a guaranteed $10,000 payout for one-day events and $20,000 for two-day events. The three two-day events are rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19.

Visit Anderson, the county’s tourism organization, was able to reschedule fishing tournaments that cancelled last spring due to COVID, according to executive director Neil Paul. Anderson County hosted its full slate of planned fall tournaments at Lake Hartwell, and even pick up two new events that moved from other locations. With 56,000 acres of surface water, Lake Hartwell has become the site for high-profile fishing events including the American Bass Anglers 2020 Ray Scott Championship, FLW’s college and high school series and FLW’s Bass Fishing League All-American Championship.

Hartwell crappie begin their preparations for the spawn in March and early April when water temperatures reach the high 50s and low 60s, according to event organizers. At that time, crappie begin the transition from the lake to small creek channels and more shallow water. Brush piles are numerous on the lake and vertical jigging is expected catch a lot of crappie. The public is invited to attend the tournament weigh-in held at Green Pond Landing, giving non-competitors the opportunity to learn how the big ones are caught. Interviews of the top 5 teams are conducted following the weigh-in with social distancing rules in effect.

Free Crappie Kids Rodeo

A free Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held in conjunction with the tournament at Chris Taylor Memorial Park, 5 Jim Ed Rice Circle in Anderson. An adult must accompany all participating children. The event is free to all children 12 years of age and under. Sign up for the Kids Rodeo is Saturday morning, March 6, at 8:00 am with fishing from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The Crappie USA Kids Fishing Rodeo is a chance for area children to get out and enjoy nature, do a little fishing and win some prizes. All participants are eligible for a chance to win one of the six Crappie USA $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually at the CUSA Classic. To date more than $379,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded.

How to Enter

Participating anglers must be a member of the American Crappie Association (ACA). Teams may consist of one or two anglers, with a third member allowed if the angler is under the age of 16 years old. Participants can register on the CUSA website. Teams also can enter by calling (502) 384-5924 or at the mandatory pre-tournament seminar the night before the tournament begins. Entry fees are posted on the website.


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