TAVARES, Fla. — Lake County will host the 2020 Bassmaster Team Championship and participating anglers at the Harris Chain of Lakes through Dec. 12. The event launched on Dec. 9. Anglers from more than 30 states and several countries are expected to participate.
“We wish the best of luck to all the anglers competing in the 2020 Bassmaster Team Championship,” said Jason Siegel, president and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “Along with our partners in Lake County and the City of Leesburg, we look forward to hosting the nation’s top bass fishing anglers to earn a berth in the 2021 Bassmaster Classic.”
The team portion of the championship takes place on Dec. 9 and 10. The team that wins will be awarded a cash prize and the chance to participate in the Classic Fish-Off, which takes place on Dec. 11 and 12. Additionally, the top three teams through day two, six anglers in total, will have an opportunity to compete individually in the Fish-Off. The competitor with the heaviest two-day total will win the Fish-Off and earn a chance to compete in the 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic.
The event launches daily at 7 a.m., or safe light, from Ski Beach in Leesburg. Weigh-ins take place daily at 3 p.m. at the same location. Spectators are welcome for the event, but face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.
The 2020 Bassmaster Team Championship and the Classic Fish-Off are hosted by Visit Lake, The Greater Orlando Sports Commission and the City of Leesburg.
For more information, visit https://wwwbassmaster.com/tournaments/2020-bassmaster-team-championship-harris-chain.