The 2021 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Northeast Regional Championship kicks off Wednesday from Perry Monument on Presque Isle State Park.
The event will take place June 23-25. All anglers will register at the Bel-Aire Hotel on West 8th Street Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.
More than 220 anglers qualified to take part in the event.
The top boater and non-boater will advance to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, where the top three anglers will qualify for the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.
“We appreciate the flexibility of our partners at the Erie Sports Commission and Visit Erie as we shifted this event to allow every team and angler who qualified to travel to Pennsylvania to compete,” said Jon Stewart, B.A.S.S. Nation Director. “As we wrapped up the Bassmaster Classic in Texas last week, I was reminded that the only Classic winner from the B.A.S.S. Nation came from the Northeast Regional, so it is kind of a special region.”
“We’re ecstatic to have the opportunity to welcome one of BASS Nation’s top national events to Erie, particularly after the challenges we’ve faced in the last year,” said Mark Jeanneret, executive director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Lake Erie is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top bass fisheries, and with the adjoining and protected Presque Isle Bay, Erie is a premier location for bass tournaments. I expect that these professional anglers will experience a competitive tournament and a hospitable welcome as they travel to our region from across the eastern United States.”
Anglers will check in from and weigh in each day at Perry Monument on Presque Isle State Park. All weigh-ins will be streamed live on Bassmaster.com.
Boats will take off at 5:30 a.m. daily from Perry Monument. Angler weigh-ins begin at 1:30 p.m. daily at Perry Monument.
The Erie tournament is being supported locally by Presque Isle Downs & Casino, FishUSA, Universal Metal Systems, Alex Roofing, and the SONS of Lake Erie.
For more information, visit https://www.bassmaster.com/bass-nation.
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