Day 1 Postponed of Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray

May 9, 2024

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — After consulting with the National Weather Service, B.A.S.S. officials are postponing Day 1 (Thursday, May 9) of competition at the Minn Kota Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray due to high winds and the possibility of severe weather. The full field of anglers will now compete on Friday and Saturday, with the Top 50 competing on Sunday and the Top 10 advancing to Championship Monday.

The FREE Family-Friendly Expo will continue as planned on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12. Enjoy booths/exhibits from The Gamecock Bass Fishing Team, Realtor-Cat Thornton, Lews/Strike King fishing simulator, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, and many more. Come hungry for Big Boys BBQ and Sarah’s Rockin’ Kitchen food trucks. Exhibits from B.A.S.S. sponsors include the Toyota Experience, Minn Kota/Humminbird, Dakota Lithium, Power Pole, Ranger Boats, Yamaha, Daiwa, and Garmin.

Saturday, May 11 | Competition Day 2 & Expo with Cody Webb Concert

7:00 a.m. – Take-off
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Family-friendly Expo
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Cody Webb Concert
3:00 p.m. – LIVE B.A.S.S. Weigh-In

Sunday, May 12 | Competition Day 3 & Expo

7:00 a.m. – Take-off
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Family-friendly Expo
3:00 p.m. – LIVE B.A.S.S. Weigh-In


Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park Road | Prosperity, S.C.
*Parking on Dreher Island is $3 (per adult), $1.50 (Adults 65 years and older), and $1 (Ages 6-15).

Daily takeoffs will be held Dreher Island State Park at 7 a.m. ET with weigh-ins each day back at the park at 3 p.m. Bassmaster LIVE will be streaming on Bassmaster.com all four days, and coverage will also be available on FS1 on Saturday and Sunday.

About B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events, and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting-edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs, and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation, and youth fishing.

About Capital City/Lake Murray Country
CCLMC is the official source for all things Lake Murray Country. Find information on attractions, dining, hotels, outdoor recreation, fishing, golf, and events to plan your next trip. Explore The Top Southern Destinations of Columbia, Richland, Lexington, Newberry, and Saluda. For more information about CCLMC visit LakeMurrayCountry.com or call 803-781-5940 | 1-866-SC-Jewel.