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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — April 12, 2018 — B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, will host the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series Eastern Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, April 14, on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, S.C.

The High School Series pits teams of high school anglers against one another for scholarship money, prizes, bragging rights and the holy grail of high school fishing: an invitation to compete in an exhibition tournament in conjunction with the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. The 2018 Bassmaster Classic was just held on Lake Hartwell in March.

The prestigious High School Series consists of four national opens (Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern), in addition to 30 state championships and more than 15 sanctioned team trails.

The Eastern Open will host 86 different schools from 13 states with more than 170 teams expected to compete in the High School Open on Saturday.

Throughout the tournament, two-person teams will try to catch the heaviest five-bass limits. New this year to the High School Series are up-to-the-minute competition updates on through the popular BASSTrakk feature, which we see in the Elite Series and other B.A.S.S. events.

With more than 7,000 student-athletes representing 700 clubs in 45 states, the Bassmaster High School and Junior programs are one of the fastest-growing initiatives within B.A.S.S.

From watching the boats take off at 7 a.m. ET on Saturday, April 14, at Green Pond Landing to the final weigh-in at 3 p.m., all activities are free and open to the public.

The event is hosted by Visit Anderson.


2018 High School Bassmaster