Bassmaster Tournaments expected to bring in huge crowds to Russell County

Bassmaster is the World Leader in Bass Fishing events, and the Bassmaster Tournaments represent every level of fishing competition – from Junior & High School all the way up to the Elite, Academy Sports Bassmaster Classic.

On Oct. 1, the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Tour Stop #3 descends on Jamestown, Kentucky at Halcomb’s Landing by Wolf Creek Dam. The competition begins on Oct. 1 and concludes on Oct. 3. This is a three-day tournament for college level anglers, and all participants fish on days 1 and 2 with the tournament cut to the top 12 anglers on day 3.

There will be a maximum of 250 college teams with two anglers per boat. There are no off limits and the anglers may participate and pre-fish unlimitedly prior to the event. The official take off for the college series takes place on Oct. 1 at 7 a.m. CT with the weigh-in at 3 p.m. central at Halcomb’s Landing by Wolf Creek Dam.

The Tournament Fishing Action continues on Oct. 4 when high school fishing teams from across the U.S. come to Halcomb’s Landing in Jamestown, Kentucky for the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School & Junior Series Open. High School anglers will fish a one-day tournament with a maximum of 250 High School teams, and an additional 50 boat Junior Field with 3 people per boat. Take off for this highly anticipated event happens on Oct. 4 at 7 a.m. CT with weigh-in at 3 p.m. CT. Both take off and weigh-in will occur at Halcomb’s Landing by Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown.

“Russell County is thrilled to host this very prestigious event and the economic impact will be huge”, said Russell County Tourism Director Janette Marson. “There will be about 2,000 participants and just about all of those participants will be bringing family members along with them, and if you add in the additional fans and friends, we will have thousands of people all staying overnight, buying gas, groceries, and eating in the various restaurants. The magnitude of the economic impact will be felt for quite some time and we could not be more thrilled that Bassmaster chose Lake Cumberland in Russell County for their tournaments.”

The Bassmaster Tournament in Jamestown, Kentucky on Lake Cumberland is a Bass Fishing Tournament & participants will be competing to qualify for a Bassmaster National Championship for scholarships.

Lake Cumberland, Kentucky is a mecca for fishing and boating and the variety of fish on Lake Cumberland is phenomenal – Crappie, Bream, Walleye, Trout, and Catfish, plus five species of Bass – largemouth, smallmouth, white, Kentucky and Striper. Lake Cumberland has gained recognition as one of the top bass fishing lakes in the country.

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