April 29, 2022
Lake Hartwell Wins 2022 Bassmaster Tag Team Championship Event
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship will be held on legendary Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC, from December 7-10, 2022, taking last place in the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to once again host the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship in Anderson County, Green Pond Landing and Lake Hartwell,” said Neil Paul, Executive Director of Visit Anderson. “After the record-breaking Bassmaster Classic, we have huge momentum in our fishing community. The Tag Team Championship is another very impactful event among the Bassmaster platforms and will have a big impact on our community. Serving as a host for events on Bassmaster rigs highlights the versatility of our lake and facilities along with the tremendous support of our community and further solidifies our status as a bass fishing destination.
The fight for that coveted spot in the Bassmaster Classic will be among the grassroots anglers competing in the Bassmaster Team Championship. The team portion of the event will take place December 7-8 and will feature anglers from across the country. The winning duo will not only take home a cash prize, but they will also lead the charge in the Classic Fish-Off taking place on December 9-10.
The top 3 teams through Day 2 – six anglers in total – will have their weight reset to zero and then compete individually in the Fish-Off. The competitor with the heaviest two-day group total will earn their spot in the Classic.
In 2021, that honor went to Shane Powell from Dothan, Alabama, a former Auburn University angler who earned his spot in the tag team championship thanks to the highly competitive Alabama Bass Trail.
Since its launch in 2014, the Tag Team Championship has grown by leaps and bounds. Originally, 38 tracks were listed. That number grew to 62 runs (with more than 11,500 members) last season when the annual tag team championship drew 179 two-angle teams to Lake Eufaula in Alabama.
In addition to the Tag Team Championship event, Lake Hartwell will also host the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship 2022 presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors August 11-13 and St. Croix Bassmaster Southern Open at Lake Hartwell presented by Mossy Oak Fishing October 6-8.
The Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship is hosted by Visit Anderson.
2022 Bassmaster Tag Team Championship Title Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops
2022 Bassmaster Tag Team Championship Presenting Sponsors: Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Progressive Insurance, Ranger Boats, Rapala, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha
2022 Bassmaster Tag Team Championship Sponsors: AFTCO, Daiwa, Garmin, Huk Performance Fishing, Marathon, Strike King, Triton Boats, VMC
BASS, which encompasses Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the global authority on bass fishing and guardian of the sport’s culture, providing cutting-edge bass fishing content when, where. and how bass fishing fans want to use it. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include leading industry magazines (bassmaster and LOW times), website (bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For over 50 years, BASS has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail features the most prestigious events at every level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, TNT Fireworks BASS Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, l ‘Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.