Bassmaster Elite Series casts out for a four day event

The Bassmaster Elite Series continues its season deep in the heart of Texas when Lake Fork hosts the Simms Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork May 19-22, 2022.

Live coverage for all four days of the event can be streamed on Bassmaster.com and the FOX Sports digital platforms. FS1 will also broadcast live with the tournament leaders beginning at 7 a.m. CT on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free and open to the public.


The tournament pits 93 of the top bass anglers in the world against big bass and one another as they battle for the coveted championship trophy, $100,000 first-place prize and a total purse of more than $720,000.


Thursday & Friday, May 19 & 20

- 7:00 a.m. The full field of 93 anglers launch from the SRA. Public launch viewing is available each day.

- 7:00 a.m. Live broadcast coverage begins on Bassmaster.com

- 3:10 p.m. Official weigh-in takes place at SRA

Saturday, May 21

- 7:00 a.m. The Top 47 anglers launch

- 7:00 a.m. Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 & Bassmaster.com

- 10:30 a.m. Bassmaster Outdoors Expo opens

  • Hawg Trough Bass Tank & Texas Parks and Wildlife Catfish Tank
  • Military & First Responder Appreciation Day: Show military or first responder ID to a staff person in the Bassmaster merchandise booth for a free hat
  • NEW Bass University Seminars featuring Mike Iaconelli & Pete Gluszek
  • NEW exhibitors, including Strike King & Daiwa
  • Free demo boat rides from Nitro/Ranger/Mercury & Skeeter/Yamaha
  • Activities, food & more

- 11:00 a.m. The Great Dam Race 5K & Fun Run

- 1:00 p.m. Bobby Irwin concert

- 3:10 p.m. Semifinal Saturday weigh-in

Sunday, May 22

- 7:00 a.m. The Top 10 anglers launch

- 7:00 a.m. Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 & Bassmaster.com

- 10:30 a.m. Bassmaster Outdoors Expo & associated activities open

- 1:00 p.m. Bellamy Brothers concert

- 3:10 p.m. Championship Sunday weigh-in

Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.