AFTCO Announces Big Bass Tour Conservation Partnership

AFTCO Announces Big Bass Tour Conservation Partnership


Unlike traditional bass fishing tournaments where anglers weigh in five bass at the end of the day, the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's Big Bass Tour provides amateur anglers from all skill levels the opportunity to win multiple cash payouts each day during the hourly weigh-ins. More than 8,000 anglers participate in Big Bass Tour events each year.

AFTCO's Live Release boat—dubbed the Bass Bus—will be on site to help ensure a safe and healthy release to all weighed fish. In addition, anglers will receive a copy of AFTCO's Bass Care 101 pamphlet and provided with the opportunity to take part in AFTCO's Pitch It incentive program. In addition to coming on onboard to help support and promote conservation efforts at 2019's tournaments, AFTCO will be outfitting the Big Bass Tour staff with performance fishing shirts, fishing hats and other technical products. Co-branded clothing featuring some of the AFTCO's best-sellers will be available to select anglers.

The first Big Bass Tour event takes place February 15 - 17, 2019 at the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida. Complete schedule below:


February 15 - 17, 2019
Florida Big Bass Classic
Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
March 1 - 3, 2019
Lake Conroe Big Bass Classic
Lake Conroe, Texas
April 5 - 7, 2019
Kevin Van Dam Big Bass Classic
Table Rock Lake, Missouri
April 12 - 14, 2019
Carolina Big Bass Classic
Lake Norman, North Carolina
April 26 - 28, 2019
Blue Ridge Big Bass Classic
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
May 3 - 5, 2019
South Carolina Big Bass Classic
Lake Murray, South Carolina
May 17 - 19, 2019
Tennessee Big Bass Classic
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
June 1 - 2, 2019
Arkansas Big Bass Classic
Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas
September 27 - 29, 2019
Ott DeFoe Big Bass Classic
Douglas Lake, Tennessee
October 11 - 13, 2019
Gerald Swindle Big Bass Classic
Guntersville Lake, Alabama
October 19 - 20, 2019
Georgia Big Bass Classic
Clarks Hill Lake, Georgia


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