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Bassmaster Central Open at the Mississippi River 2019
August 1 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2019
The Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens give everyday anglers the opportunity to earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods — the biggest stage in professional bass fishing.
The tournament will mark the 10th time B.A.S.S. has held an event on the fishery. More than 200 anglers will take part in the pro division, and for every angler fishing in the pro division, a co-angler is assigned to fish from the back of the boat. Co-anglers fish against other co-anglers for a cash prize.
The winner of the pro division will earn cash, prizes and a berth in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, provided he or she fishes all four events in the division in which they won. Pros weigh in their heaviest five bass each competition day, and co-anglers weigh in their best three. At each regular-season event, a total of $289,550 in cash, based on a 150-boat field, will be awarded to the pros and co-anglers (combined) finishing in the Top 40.
From watching the first boats take off at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, to the winning weigh-in announcement at in Veterans Freedom Park on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m., all of the family-friendly activities planned throughout the weekend are free and open to the public. The local host for this tournament is La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau.