The fourteen greatest and most popular 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series pros come together to catch bass at the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship September 27-29 during Toyota All-Star Week in Muskegon, Michigan for $100,000.
It’s a star-studded event
The top 10 pros in AOY points and the four pros you liked the most and voted for. Eight college anglers will compete for berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic in Lake Guntersville, Alabama, during the Carhart Bassmaster College Series Class Bracket. September 29 Folds of Honor Foundations Pro-Am, presented by ARE, is pairing Elite pros with veterans and guests of Folds of Honor.
It’s free fun for the whole family
On Muskegon Lake and White Lake in Muskegon County, Michigan, Fall Fishing Festival, B.A.S.S.-sponsored product demonstrations and boat test rides, kid’s activities, information booths, craft vendors and imported products, and local food vendors with refreshments. Daily boat launch and weigh-ins. Weigh-in at Heritage landing 1050 7th St. Muskegon, MI 49440.
The competition starts on Friday with all fourteen pro anglers and on Saturday the top four move on to Sunday. The pro with the heaviest weight from lake White will get the All-Star title and the first place $50,000. One of the 14 finalists who are paired with anglers in the Bassmaster Toyota All-Star Favorite Angler Sweepstakes will win a 2014 Toyota Tundra valued at $35,000.
14 incredible All-Star pros
The 2013 Bassmaster Classic Champion Cliff Pace Petal, Mississippi; Rookie of the Year Hank Cherry Maiden, North Carolina; Angler of the Year Aaron Martens Leeds, Alabama; Edwin Evers Talala, Oklahoma, Kevin VanDam (backyard bonus) Kalamazoo, Michigan; Bobby Lane Lakeland, Florida; Keith Combs Huntington, Texas; Alton Jones Lorena, Texas; John Crews Salem, Virginia; Chris Zaldain San Jose, California.
The pros you elected, Brandon Palanuik Rathdrum, Idaho; Micheal Ianconelli Pittsgrove, New Jersey; Skeet Reese Auburn, California; Gerald Swindle Warrior, Alabama.
TV coverage will air October 13 on ESPN2 at 7:15am in three-hour long shows. At 2-3pm and again at 4-5pm. Two more shows about the competition will air at 6-7pm and 7-8pm ET.
Boat launch and weigh-in
Sept. 27-28 Boat launch 7:15am and weigh-in will take place at Heritage Landing, with competition on MuskegonLake.
Sept.29 boat launch 7:15am from Montague Municipal Boat Ramp, 8500 Ramp Road Montague, Michigan with competition on White Lake.
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