Are your lucky fishing lures polished and ready to go? Did you clear your schedule for the middle of September 2012? If not, what are you waiting for? The Bassmaster Elite Series' Toyota Trucks All-Star Week is fast approaching and it promises to deliver a slice of bass fishing nirvana. Here are a few more details:
Elite Series Basics
The Bassmaster Elite Series' Toyota Trucks All-Star Week is slated to kick off at Illinois' Lake Shelbyville on Thursday, September 20, 2012 and end on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Lake Decatur. A series of events are scheduled to take place. For starters, Lake Shelbyville is expected to be the site of the Bassmaster Elite Series' All-Star Semifinals. It is slated to take place Thursday, September 20, 2012 through Friday, September 21, 2012. During the semifinals, participating anglers are scheduled to launch their boats daily, at 7:30 a.m., from the Eagle Creek State Recreation Area.
Lake Decatur is anticipated to be the site of the Bassmaster Elite Series' Evan Williams Bourbon All-Star Championship. It is slated to take place Saturday, September 22, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012. During the championship, participating anglers are expected to launch their boats daily, at 8 a.m., from Nelson Park in Decatur. Daily weigh-in sessions for each event are slated to occur at 5 p.m. at Nelson Park. Pro bass fishing fans are welcome to watch the daily launches and weigh-ins.
Other Fishing Tournaments
Of course that's not all that's on tap for the week. Other competitive events scheduled to occur include the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series fishing tournament and the Hope for the Warriors fishing tournament. Both tournaments are scheduled to take place at Lake Shelbyville. The Hope for the Warriors fishing tournament is slated to take place on Saturday. The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series tournament is expected to take place on Sunday.
In addition to the tournaments, bass fishing fans will also be able to enjoy Lake Fest. Lake Fest is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 20, 2012 through Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Nelson Park. For those bass fishing fans that are unfamiliar with Nelson Park, it is located on East Lakeshore Drive in Decatur. Lake Fest promises to be a lively event filled with musical entertainment and interesting tournaments. One of the events planned is a washer tossing tournament. Other events scheduled for the weekend include a bass fishing expo, boat demonstrations and the opportunity to win a large amount of fishing swag. Full details about all of the week's events are available online.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys fishing with her family. She has also traveled extensively.
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