March 21, 2023
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After 4.3 million viewers enjoyed live coverage of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota on FOX, FS1 and the FOX Sports platforms in 2022, enthusiastic fans will have even more opportunities to catch Classic action this year.
Before anglers take to the Tennessee River for competition March 24-26, the Classic LIVE Preview show on Wednesday, March 22 will feature predictions, conditions and hits from the lake.
Bassmaster LIVE kicks off tournament coverage Friday morning at 8 a.m. ET on Bassmaster.com, Tubi and the FOX Sports digital platforms. FS1 will broadcast live with the tournament leaders on Saturday and Sunday mornings before afternoon action from Championship Sunday picks up on FOX.
“When every catch can mean the difference between bringing home the sport’s biggest prize or falling down the leaderboard, Championship Sunday at the Bassmaster Classic can be full of emotional and heartbreaking moments,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Chase Anderson. “We’re so excited to bring Bassmaster LIVE to the largest possible audience by broadcasting on FOX in the hours leading up to the final weigh-in. Our FOX Sports partnership has allowed us to reach new fans over the past two seasons. And whether they are already a fishing fan or not, the passion and drama of the Classic are sure to hook viewers.”
Later Sunday night, a special Super Six highlight show will recap the Classic’s iconic winning moments.
While the Bassmaster LIVE team covers the leaders on FOX and FS1, viewers can also join Bass Fishing Hall of Fame journalist Steve Bowman, a stable of Elite Series anglers and fishing legends — including Rick Clunn, Bill Dance, Larry Nixon and Hank Parker — for LIVE Mix streaming on Bassmaster.com.
Daily weigh-in festivities can be streamed on Bassmaster.com beginning at 3:30 p.m.
For a full schedule, including program reairs, visit Bassmaster.com/how-to-watch.
|Date||Time (All times Eastern)||Show||Network|
|Wednesday, March 22||9-10 a.m.||LIVE Preview||Bassmaster.com|
|Friday, March 24||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||Bassmaster.com; Tubi;|
FOX Sports Digital
|8 a.m.-3 p.m.||LIVE Mix||Bassmaster.com|
|3:30-6:30 p.m.||Day 1 Weigh-In||Bassmaster.com|
|Saturday, March 25||8-11:30 a.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||FS1; FOX Sports Digital|
|8 a.m.-3 a.m.||LIVE Mix||Bassmaster.com|
|11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||Bassmaster.com|
|3:30-6:30 p.m.||Day 2 Weigh-In||Bassmaster.com|
|Sunday, March 26||8-11 a.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||Bassmaster.com|
|8 a.m.-3 p.m.||LIVE Mix||Bassmaster.com|
|11 a.m.-12 p.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||FS1; FOX Sports Digital|
|12-3 p.m.||Bassmaster LIVE||FOX|
|3:30-6:30 p.m.||Day 3 Weigh-In||Bassmaster.com|
|10-10:30 p.m.||Super Six Recap||FS1; FOX Sports Digital|
The 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota is being hosted by Visit Knoxville.
2023 Bassmaster Classic Title Sponsor: Academy Sports + Outdoors
2023 BassmasterClassic Presenting Sponsor: Toyota
2023 Bassmaster ClassicPremier Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, Dakota Lithium, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Progressive Insurance, Ranger Boats, Rapala, Skeeter Boats, Yamaha
2023 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo Presenting Sponsor: U.S. Army
2023 Bassmaster Classic Local Partners: Calhoun’s, Lithium Pros, Tennessee Tourism, TNT Fireworks, TVA
2023 BassmasterClassic Host: Visit Knoxville
B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Strike King 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, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota.