GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST EVENT IN BASS FISHING
The Bassmaster Classic will be celebrating 50 years when competitive bass fishing's marquee event kicks off on March 6 on Lake Guntersville. As always, Power-Pole Total Boat Control will be a big part of the festivities in Alabama from opening launch to the final weigh-in.
To get you charged up for this yearâ€™s event, here is a look at the 2020 Classic by the numbers:1
â€“ No matter which competitor hoists the trophy for the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, it will be their first time doing so. This yearâ€™s field has no previous champions so someone is guaranteed to have a life-changing experience on the big stage.3
â€“ Scott Canterbury, Clent Davis and Matt Herren all call Alabama their "Sweet" home. If last yearâ€™s Classic is any indication, home water advantage plays a big part in deciding the winner. Good luck to you and thanks for sharing that famous southern hospitality with the fishing world.
â€“ Out of the past twelve Classics, ten of the champions have utilized Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors. Last yearâ€™s champion, Ott Defoe, broke a streak of nine consecutive Classic victories by Power-Pole-equipped anglers.16
â€“ For the first time ever, sixteen Classic competitors will be using the new Power-Pole CHARGE Power Management System in their boats this year. The chances are good that we will see our first CHARGE-equipped boat pull through the BJCC and into the winnerâ€™s circle.23
â€“ This yearâ€™s Classic will mark the 23rd time Lake Guntersville has hosted a major B.A.S.S. tournament event and the 3rd time it has been the venue for the Classic. Rick Clunn (1976) and Randy Howell (2004) were the champions for those previous Classics.35
â€“ Of the 53 entrants in this yearâ€™s Classic, 35 of them will have Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors rigged on their competition boats. No other marine accessory company is as universally accepted on the tour.50
-- This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the biggest event in competitive angling. It is only fitting that this yearâ€™s event will take place in the state where it all started back in 1971. Congratulations B.A.S.S. for reaching this monumental milestone as we look forward to 50 more.150,000
â€“ The total attendance for the 2020 Classic, including weigh-ins, morning launches and the Outdoor Expo, is expected to rival the all-time record of 153,809 that attended last yearâ€™s event in Knoxville, Tennessee.300,000
â€“ This yearâ€™s winner will take home a $300K prize purse with over $1 million in cash awarded overall.
If you are planning a trip to Alabama for this yearâ€™s event, donâ€™t forget to stop by our booth #524 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex to check out the latest innovations from Power-Pole -- including the new CHARGE â€“ and get exclusive deals on official Power-Pole apparel and merchandise.
For Power-Poleâ€™s complete Classic 2020 Preview, including storylines to watch and exclusive insider videos:Read More