The 2017 California B.A.S.S. Nation schedule features four events that lead to the regional qualifier.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California B.A.S.S. Nation is pleased to announce its 2017 schedule. The four-event trail is the largest schedule to date for the California B.A.S.S. Nation.
The best anglers at the end of the season qualify for the 2018 California B.A.S.S. Nation State Team, which will compete in the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional, at a location to be announced. California’s top boater and top nonboater from the regional will advance to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship to compete for a spot in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic and a berth in the Bassmaster Elite Series.
The first tournament of the new season will take place March 18-19 on Lake Oroville in Oroville, Calif. Competitors will launch from Bidwell Marina at 7 a.m.
The second event falls two months later on New Melones Reservoir in Angels Camp, Calif. Anglers will take off from New Melones Lake Marina at 6 a.m.
The third event of the season is July 8-9 on the California Delta. Competitors will leave from Big Break Marina in Oakley, Calif., at 6:30 a.m.
The final event will be Oct. 14-15 on Lake Nacimiento. Anglers will launch from the Lake Nacimiento Main Ramp at 7 a.m.
To qualify for the State Team, anglers will earn points on a 100-point scale at each event. Their best three events will be counted. The winning boater and nonboater at each tournament will automatically advance to the State Team.
The State Team will be made up of 10 boaters, 10 nonboaters and two alternates. The Top 4 in each division will be tournament winners; the remaining spots will be based on points.
The points winner in each division, Boater and Nonboater, based on all four events will earn the California B.A.S.S. Nation Angler of the Year award.
To be eligible to compete, each angler must be a member of a B.A.S.S. Nation-affiliated club. To find a club in your area, contact Chief Mark Torrez, California B.A.S.S. Nation president, at (805) 233-0883.
California B.A.S.S 2017 Schedule
Lake Oroville Oroville, CA
California Delta Oakley, CA
New Melones Reservoir Angels Camp, CA
Lake Nacimiento Paso Robles, CA