Bassmaster Central Open Visiting Atchafalaya Basin

Contact: Carrie Stansbury - (985) 395-4905

Bassmaster Central Open Visiting Atchafalaya Basin

The Bassmaster Central Open is taking place November 5 -7, 2009 in the Atchafalaya River Basin near Morgan City, LA. BASS is the world’s largest fishing organization with over 500,000 members. It has conducted professional and amateur bass fishing tournaments around the nation for over 40 years. The Bassmaster Central Open allows every-day anglers to fish with professionals and compete for a chance to qualify to fish in either the Bassmaster Classic or the next Bassmaster Elite series season as a professional angler.

The three day bass fishing tournament begins Wednesday evening with a reception and tournament registration and briefing at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Fishing begins Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m., launching from the Belle River Boat Landing in Pierre Part, LA. Weigh-in will begin at 2:20 p.m. at the launch site. All anglers will fish Thursday and Friday. The top 30 pros and top 30 co-anglers, based on total weight, will fish on Saturday. Awards will be distributed after the final weigh-in Saturday afternoon. The top prize in the professional division is $45,000; a $32,000 boat rig is top prize in the co-angler division.

For more information about this tournament, contact Carrie Stansbury at the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at (985)395-4905.