Bassmaster Elite Series

The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens or the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Progressive Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.

The series was founded in 2006. Its predecessors were the Bassmaster Tour, Top 150 and Top 100. 

Elite Series Resources

Payment info, Marshal registration and Info Sheets.

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The Dollar Bill reboot

With the first event of the 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series right around the corner, I think about my offseason and how I do things. The truth is that my process...

Starting the season at home

The beginning of a new Bassmaster Elite Series season is always exciting, but this year is unique because we’re starting on my home lake — Okeechobee. This lake is literally...

New Elite: Bradley Hallman

Bradley Hallman walked on stage with a stoic manner on Day 2 of the 2022 St. Croix Bassmaster Central Open at Sam Rayburn presented by Mossy Oak Fishing. But when...

My outlook for 2023

Starting my rookie Bassmaster Elite Series season brings a lot of new challenges and opportunities, but I feel like I’m ready to take on this next chapter in my fishing...

Can’t let up this season

I’ll admit, I’m coming into 2023 with some pretty good momentum, but I know that if I’m going to continue, I can’t let up one bit. I’ve won four events...

New Elite: Will Davis Jr.

There is no easy way to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic and the Bassmaster Elite Series. Will Davis Jr. of Sylacauga, Ala., did both in November of 2022 by winning...

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