Bass fishing enthusiasts have a golden opportunity to learn power fishing in Kevin VanDam’s boat, study drop shotting while standing just a few feet away from Aaron Martens or get the scoop on frogging from Dean Rojas’ back deck. It’s possible, and it’s not something bass fans have to spend a fortune on or the rest of their days trying to create those relationships.
The only requirement is to sign up for the Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program.
Marshals are paired with Elite anglers on each day of competition, observing everything from the boat of a top professional. Each marshal will see what the pro he’s paired with does and exactly how the angler does it.
“It’s an ideal opportunity to learn the latest and best bass fishing techniques from the anglers who invented and perfected them,” said Trip Weldon, Bassmaster Tournament Director. “There’s no better classroom and no better opportunity to gain the insight needed to take bass fishing to the next level.”
The Bassmaster Elite Series is looking for a few good marshals for the remaining 2013 season. Three Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments have availability for marshals — the Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite, the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River and the Plano Championship Chase. Visit Bassmaster.com for more details on the program.
2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha
2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: Carhartt, Diet Mountain Dew, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Luck-E-Strike, Power-Pole, Ramada, Shimano
2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Proud Partner: Mustang Survival
For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.
The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications — Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times — comprehensive website Bassmaster.com and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.
B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.