Birmingham, Alabama-It was fun and was exciting and now it’s over, the 1013 Bassmaster Elite Series . The field is almost set with 44 out of 56 eventual competitors set to compete with anglers from all over the world for $500,000 at the 44th Super Bowl of bass fishing February 21-23 2014 on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville..
The rest of the field will be chosen
There is still three Bass Pro Shop Opens, the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, the Carhart Bassmaster College Series Classic and the Weekend Series from American bass Anglers and the Wild Card Tournament.
The Wild Card will be December 7 at Lake Okeechobee, Florida for Pros who fished three or more opens this year and still didn’t manage to qualify.
The newly crowned Aaron Martens, reigning Angler of the Year, four time Bassmaster Classic Champion Kevin VanDam, and the 2013 Bassmaster Classic defending Champion Cliff Pace.
Gary Klein Texas will be fishing his 30th Classic closing in on Rick Clunn Arkanasa with 32
Stephen Browning a 1995 Bassmaster Classic winner and Mark Davis both from Arkansas, and three anglers from Japan will compete for the first time.
Making their Bassmaster Classic rookie debuts:
Josh Bertrand, Patrick Bone, Rich Howes, David Kilgore, Clifford Pirch and Chris Zaldain.
The rest of the field so far:
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