There has been a change to the 2016 B.A.S.S. National Championship format per the B.A.S.S. National Office.
After two competition days at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship we will crown the non-boater champion.
Now the change…The non-boater champion will now compete on the final day as a boater alongside the other 10-15 boaters that make the cut. The top three on the final day will go to the Classic.
This gives the non-boater the chance, albeit a longshot, a chance to make it to the Bassmaster Classic. We will make sure a boat is available for them to use so they don’t have to haul their own. Weights will not be zeroed for the final day. Ultimately, you could have two anglers from your state make the Bassmaster Classic! This is something that has never been possible before!
This will be in effect for the 2016 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.