California B.A.S.S. Nation announces 2017 schedule
The California B.A.S.S. Nation returns to Lake Nacimiento in 2017 as the fourth event in the season schedule.
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.
Lake Oroville Bass Nation Event
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.
Lake New Melones Bass Nation Event
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.
California Delta Bass Nation Event
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.
Lake Nacimiento Bass Nation Event
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.
Date Lake Location March 18-19 Lake Oroville Oroville, CA May 20-21 New Melones Reservoir Angels Camp, CA July 8-9 California Delta Oakley, CA Oct. 14-15 Lake Nacimiento Paso Robles, CA
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