B.A.S.S. announced this week that registration for marshals for the 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series starts Dec. 3 for B.A.S.S. Life and Nation members and on Dec. 10 for all other B.A.S.S. members.
The marshal program, created by B.A.S.S. in 2009 as a way to attract observers who ride along with the pros, allows people to spend two to three days on the water with Elite Series competitors. Marshals are not allowed to fish, but they are encouraged to take photos, send blog posts to Bassmaster.com and serve as an extra set of eyes for B.A.S.S. tournament officials, making sure all rules are observed. Additionally, marshals operate the digital BASSTrakk scoring system that enables fans to follow the action in real time.
Marshal spots are available for eight regular-season Elite Series events for $99 per tournament. The Bassmaster Texas Fest does not include marshals; instead, judges assist with the catch-weigh-release scoring process in that event. Marshals also are invited to participate in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic March 6-8 on Lake Guntersville, Ala.
As part of the program, at every tournament participants will enjoy an exclusive dinner and a meet-and-greet with all of the Elite anglers, as well as receive official Bassmaster marshal apparel and products from tournament sponsors. Every marshal is guaranteed to be on the water for the first two competition days. As the Elite Series field is cut to 40 for the semifinal day, marshals are chosen based on how early they register for the event as well as their blogging and photography in the preliminary rounds.
To sign up or obtain more information, visit Bassmaster.com or register by phone at (877) BASS-USA.