Bassmaster High School Event at Green Pond Saturday
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1:21PM

On Saturday, B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, will host 86 different schools from 13 states with more than 170 teams for the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series Eastern Open at Green Pond Landing on Lake Hartwell. Green Pond will be closed to public fishing during the tournament.

Hosted by Visit Anderson, the boats will launch at 7 a.m. and the final weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. The pubic is invited.

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 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. 

Throughout 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.

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