FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Bassmaster Elite Series Heads To Chickamauga Lake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The second tournament on the 2020 Elite Series slate will be held Feb. 14-17 at Chickamauga Lake in Dayton, Tenn.

“We’re thrilled to have a lake like Chickamauga on the schedule,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Everyone knows Chickamauga’s reputation for producing giant bass — and when you consider the timing of when we’ll be there, the event has some amazing potential.

“It’ll be a great trip for our anglers, for the fans in that area and for fans all over the world who like to watch our pros catch big fish.”

Tennessee will be well-represented in the tournament by Volunteer State natives Brandon Card, Gary Clouse, Skylar Hamilton, Brandon Lester and David Mullins. Australian angler and winner of the 2019 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Tenkiller Carl Jocumsen also recently relocated to Tennessee.

The tournament pits 88 of the top bass anglers in the world against one another as they compete for the $100,000 first-place prize and a total purse of more than $700,000.

From watching the first boats take off from Dayton Boat Dock, and the final weigh-in at Point Park on Monday, to participating in the family-friendly Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo, all activities are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

*All times are local and subject to change

Friday, Feb. 14

7:30 a.m. ET The full field of anglers launch on Chickamauga Lake. Public launch viewing is available each day from Dayton Boat Dock (175 Lakeshore St., Dayton, Tenn. 37321)

3:30 p.m. ET Official weigh-in takes place at Point Park


Saturday, Feb. 15

7:30 a.m. ET The full field of anglers launch on Chickamauga Lake

3:30 p.m. ET Official weigh-in at Point Park


Sunday, Feb. 16

7:30 a.m. ET The Top 40 anglers launch for semifinals

8:30 a.m. ET B.A.S.S. Nation Clean-Up Challenge at Point Park presented by TVA, Huk and AFTCO

Noon Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo opens at Point Park

3:30 p.m. ET Official semifinals weigh-in begins at Point Park


Monday, Feb. 17

7:30 a.m. ET The Top 10 anglers launch for the final day

Noon Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo opens at Point Park

3:30 p.m. ET Official final weigh-in for the 2020 Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake tournament begins at Point Park

Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo Activities:

  • Take a demo ride of a Nitro, Skeeter or Triton boat
  • See the latest from Toyota and win prizes
  • Explore the Berkley/Abu Garcia Experience trailer and test your knot tying skills
  • Join B.A.S.S. and buy official Bassmaster merchandise
  • Win prizes and more from Carhartt
  • Learn more about Yamaha, Mercury, Power-Pole and more
  • Shop official Huk merchandise
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Kids' activities
  • Saturday is Military and First Responder Day — bring your I.D. for an official Bassmaster hat
  • Sunday is B.A.S.S. Member Appreciation Day. The first 100 people to show their B.A.S.S. member cards get a Bassmaster hat

2020 Bassmaster Elite Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2020 Bassmaster Elite Series Premier Sponsors: Abu Garcia, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Skeeter Boats, Talon, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2020 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, Carhartt, Garmin, HUK Performance Fishing, Mossy Oak Fishing, Rapala

2020 Bassmaster Elite At Chickamauga Lake Local Host: Rhea Economic Development and Tourism Council


About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2 and The Pursuit Channel), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, new Huk Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.