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B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled #12849855 08/01/18 08:26 PM
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For the second time in the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season, B.A.S.S. was forced to postpone an Elite event because of massive flooding and unsafe boating conditions. And for the first time in Elite Series history, one of those events has been canceled altogether, the organization announced today.

The Huk Bassmaster Elite at Upper Chesapeake Bay presented by Mossy Oak Fishing will not be rescheduled, said Bruce Akin, CEO.

By the time conditions on the upper Chesapeake Bay improved enough for competition, our great hosts at Harford County, Md., were unable to accommodate our event, he said. We could have switched the event to another fishery, but in consideration of Elite anglers who had important obligations during the times we had available, we elected to end the season with eight qualifying events, instead of the nine we had planned.

We are really disappointed that we could not conduct the Maryland event as planned. We were anticipating huge crowds of spectators and excellent fish catches as we always have on the upper Chesapeake.

The regular season will end with the Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, to be held Aug. 23-26 at Waddington, N.Y. Elite anglers ranked in the Top 50 of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points list after that event will compete in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Chatuge Lake at Young Harris, Ga., Sept. 20-23.

That championship will pay $1 million to the qualifiers based on cumulative AOY points, and it will determine the 2018 Bassmaster Angler of the Year as well as pro qualifiers for the Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKS Sporting Goods at Knoxville, Tenn., next March.

The decision to cancel was reached after discussions with B.A.S.S. sponsors, as well as consultations with the Elite Advisory Board an 11-member panel of pros elected by their peers and polling of the Elite Series field.


The Chesapeake Bay tournament was postponed on July 25, the eve of competition, after dam operators upstream announced plans to release massive quantities of water that were expected to create flooding downstream and fill the waterways with debris.

In addition, Maryland Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton issued a statement saying, It is vitally important that anglers and boaters avoid the area downstream of the dam, including the upper Chesapeake Bay. According to reports this week, flooding problems and hazardous boating conditions are ongoing.

We regret the effect this decision has on our anglers who were hoping to improve their AOY standings in Elite No. 8, as well as on our sponsors, the host community of Harford County and our B.A.S.S. fans, said B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon. However, we had to consider the interests of all concerned when deciding to cancel.


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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12849964 08/01/18 10:23 PM
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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12849993 08/01/18 10:49 PM
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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12850065 08/02/18 12:10 AM
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That sucks. The Upper Chesapeake is not that great of a bass fishery and they probably wouldn't have caught that many fish, but it's still unfortunate for BASS, the anglers, and the area. Hopefully the damage from the high water isn't that bad.

Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12850283 08/02/18 02:51 AM
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Some anglers wont be able recoup that money spent now since there will b one less event


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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: mudd] #12850404 08/02/18 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: mudd
Some anglers wont be able recoup that money spent now since there will b one less event


That's actually what I was thinking. Alot of money spent on traveling to both sabine and here that ended up a waste. Highway traveling and boat traveling. I would imagine they will get their entry fee back but cant get back those extra expenses.

And then you have the guys trying to qualify for classic and the AOY championship. Losing a tournament will be the end of the season for some more or less. Gotta feel for those guys.


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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: mudd] #12850504 08/02/18 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: mudd
Some anglers wont be able recoup that money spent now since there will b one less event


You're not lying... They had already been there 3 or 4 days at least already. And Evers along with a few other guys really wanted to fish it! They weren't running up north where all the debris was and knew it was tough but that makes for a good tourney sometimes!

Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12850508 08/02/18 12:54 PM
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B.A.S.S. did the right thing. Not being able to recoup your expenses is better than having a bad accident. Or worse.


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Originally Posted By: Mark Jones
Part of the business.



^^^ This man speaks from experience...

Originally Posted By: fouzman
B.A.S.S. did the right thing. Not being able to recoup your expenses is better than having a bad accident. Or worse.


True !! Some people just do not understand that logic.

Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12850827 08/02/18 04:57 PM
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Sucks for the anglers to be out the expenses and not have an opportunity at additional revenue. They are not the only ones out a pile of money though so have to understand the pain in the decision. It's not as simple as moving the event, probably really no choice at this point. I definitely agree there is no way you go in those conditions given the good chance of hurting someone.


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Re: B.A.S.S. Elite at Upper Chesapeake Will Not Be Rescheduled [Re: BThomas] #12850831 08/02/18 05:00 PM
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This news in no way, shape, or form affects any of us. The comments about recouping expenses are irrelevant because there are no guaranteed checks to anglers. They could just as easily lose more money by competing.

And every angler is fishing the same amount of tournaments so its still fair to all.

Im certain Nik Kaylors family wouldve gladly taken the financial loss to have him back.

Reading the comments on the BASS site has me bewildered.

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