Following the Bassmaster Elite Series' previous three events — which pulled in 10 million viewers during 12 days of real-time coverage — ESPN2 will televise more live, on-the-water action from Lake St. Clair in Michigan next weekend.
Anglers will make use of their time on-screen to explain the sport, as well as offer tips and techniques to help fans of all levels improve their fishing.
“I want our broadcasts to be entertaining and educational for anglers of all levels whether it’s the first or 100th event they have watched,” said Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk in a statement. “That’s why I do my best to explain what I’m seeing out there in the moment.”
Palaniuk, who came from behind on championship Sunday to win the recent Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain, had originally opted to switch circuits when Major League Fishing was expanded last year, but returned to the Bassmaster tournaments.
This will mark the eighth time B.A.S.S. has brought a major event to St. Clair since 1994, which finished No. 4 on Bassmaster magazine’s recently released Best Bass Lakes of the Decade list.
In the most recent event on the lake — the 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship — Minnesota pro Seth Feider had a massive three-day, 15-fish total weight of 77 pounds, 15 ounces.