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Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament

World’s top anglers cast their lines on the Delaware River

Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament

The world's top anglers will set their lines on the Delaware River for the Bassmaster Elite Professional Tournament. Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia.


August 7-10


The top 100 bass anglers in the world will cast their lines in Philadelphia during the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament.

Held on the Delaware River, the four-day, catch-and-release competition is Philadelphia’s first-ever major pro fishing tournament. Competition is expected to be intense, with a $100,000 top prize up for grabs.

The Delaware River, the seventh stop in the Bassmaster Elite Series, is expected to offer a challenge to the pros with its dramatic tidal fluctuations.

Every morning beginning at 6:15 a.m., anglers will launch from the Frankford Arsenal Boat Launch (5701 Tacony Avenue). Join the excitement as the anglers show off their daily catch during weigh-in at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (211 S. Columbus Blvd.) starting at 3:15 p.m.

Throughout the Tournament, enjoy fun activities at Penn’s Landing including concerts, vendors and an interactive, family-friendly expo complete with on the water demonstrations, games and giveaways. Of note: The excellent Spruce Street Harbor Park will open early at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 8 to accommodate crowds.

Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament Expo

Dates: August 9-10

Held on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament Expo is a free, family-friendly weekend celebration for sports fishing fans. Open Saturday (Noon-10 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-5 p.m.), the Expo will feature daily on the water demos and tours from top boat manufacturers, daily giveaways and official Bassmaster Elite Series Merchandise at the B.A.S.S. booth.

Look for fun games and activites at the Toyota Hooked Up! stage, test your casting skills with Shimano or enter for a chance to win a trip to the Bassmaster Classic and a Toyota Tundra.

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