For the first time in history, Fans can catch live coverage of all nine Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments and the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk courtesy of a new partnership between FOX Sports and Bassmaster.
This new multi-year partnership between FOX Sports and Bassmaster allows for more expansive coverage of the tournaments, giving fans an opportunity to follow the action live as the world’s best anglers battle big bass — and each other — on some of America’s most legendary fisheries.
When is Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Fork?
The Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Fork scheduled to be held on April 24-25, 2021.
Where is the Lake Fork Bassmaster?
The Lake Fork Bassmaster will be held at the Lake Fork, Reservoir in Texas.
- Area: 43.27 mi²
- Catchment area: 493 mi²
- Surface elevation: 403′
- Location: Wood / Rains / Hopkins counties, Texas, US
- Inflow source: Lake Fork Creek
- Fish: Largemouth bass, White bass, Channel catfish
FOX Sports Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule:
|Event||Date and Time||Network|
|St. Johns River (Florida)||Saturday, Feb. 13, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|St. Johns River||Sunday, Feb. 14, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Tennessee River (Tennessee)||Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Tennessee River||Sunday, Feb. 28, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Pickwick Lake (Alabama)||Saturday, March 20, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Pickwick Lake||Sunday, March 21, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Sabine River (Texas)||Saturday, April 10, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Sabine River||Sunday, April 11, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Fork (Texas)||Saturday, April 24, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Fork||Sunday, April 25, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Neely Henry Lake (Alabama)||Saturday, May 8, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Neely Henry Lake||Sunday, May 9, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Guntersville (Alabama)||Saturday, May 22, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Guntersville||Sunday, May 23, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Classic: Lake Ray Roberts (Texas)||Saturday, June 12, 8:00 AM||FOX|
|Classic: Lake Ray Roberts||Sunday, June 13, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Champlain (Vermont)||Saturday, July 10, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|Lake Champlain||Sunday, July 11, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|St. Lawrence River (New York)||Saturday, July 17, 8:00 AM||FS1|
|St. Lawrence River||Sunday, July 18, 8:00 AM||FS1|
What TV Channel will the Bassmaster Elite Series be on?
Fans enjoy two new ways to catch the action during live weekend broadcasts. During the FOX television programming, an additional livestream with additional anglers will be featured on Bassmaster.com.
On days and times when the Bassmaster Classic and Elite Series tournaments are not being broadcast on FOX or FS1, the award-winning Bassmaster LIVE show will be streamed at Bassmaster.com and on the FOX Sports digital platforms. Bassmaster LIVE, which debuted in 2015, features expert commentary and insight while following the top-ranked Elite anglers.
The Bassmaster Elite Series was one of the only major sports able to complete their full 2020 season, which drew both enthusiastic fans of bass fishing and sports fans craving the thrill of competition to live broadcasts of the Elite Series tournaments. Not only are both dedicated fans and newcomers alike eagerly tuning in to Bassmaster, but participation in the sport is booming across the country.
According to the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, 81% of Americans say they’ve spent time enjoying outdoor activities during the pandemic, 31% for the first time. Many of those people are flocking to fishing, as states across the country have seen remarkable growth in fishing license sales. In the first half of 2020, the number of new fishing licenses sold is up 40% according to the DNR. Iowa, Minnesota, Vermont and Louisiana all report more than 50% higher fishing license sales in 2020, according to their state conservation agencies. Considered a hotbed of recreational fishing, even Alabama — where B.A.S.S. is headquartered — has experienced a 37% jump in resident fishing license sales.
The FOX Sports platforms reach more than 100 million viewers each weekend with their coverage of NASCAR, NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA football and beyond.
“FOX Sports sees this as a unique opportunity to work with Bassmaster to elevate a best-in-class sports property to a new level and to an expanded audience,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP, Head of Programming and Scheduling. “It’s going to be a lot of fun showcasing the best anglers in the world competing from lakes and rivers across the country on live television.”
A full 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule will be released at a later date. Visit Bassmaster.com for more details.