BASSMASTERS Elite Tournament Coming To Pierre Area In 2018

A major fishing tournament is coming to Pierre in 2018. The BASSMASTERS Elite tournament will call Lake Oahe home June 29th through July 2nd. Laura Schoen  Carbonneau with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce says the event is a first for South Dakota…

Officials from the Bass Anglers Sportsman’s Society or B.A.S.S are in the Pierre area this week scouting logistics for the tournament. Eric Lopez says the tournament is more than just fishing…

Fishing in the Pierre area on Oahe and the Missouri River are known for walleye fishing but Michael Malone with B.A.S.S. says the bass population is robust…

Malone says they have been working with state officials from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to ensure the tournament is conducted appropriately and within South Dakota’s laws. He adds some of the competitors to the invitation only tournament have already been to the area for practice fishing.