Bass Pro Shops Partners with American Bass Anglers

Athens, AL (December 13, 2018) - Bass Pro Shops and American Bass Anglers announced today a multiyear partnership to provide more avenues for weekend anglers across the country. Bass Pro Shops will become the Title Sponsor of American Bass Anglers and will support a new 150hp bass tournament trail. As North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company, Bass Pro Shops is a recognized leader in supporting grassroots weekend anglers and growing the sport of fishing and attracting new audiences to enjoy the outdoors.

“Bass Pro Shops is excited to support American Bass Anglers as part of our ongoing commitment to inspire everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors,” said Christine Wamsley, Bass Pro Shops Director of Partnerships and Events. “American Bass Anglers play an important role in helping more amateurs discover fishing and we’re excited to further align with them through these new events.”

“Bass Pro Shops have continually provided support to outdoor enthusiast with the tools that fuels the passion of countless people worldwide.  We are very proud to work with a partner who puts the future of the sport and the outdoors in the forefront.  They have been a lifelong supporter of the weekend angler both offering a broad selection of angling tools plus supporting fishing conservation.  Included in this partnership will be the formation of the new 150hp and below Team Bass Tournaments, designed to offer the weekend anglers and pleasure fishermen the opportunity to compete on a level playing field,” said Morris Sheehan, President of American Bass Anglers. 

About Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

About American Bass Anglers
American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament organization for the weekend angler.  American Bass Anglers operates the American Fishing Tour, the ABA Open Series, the 100% Team Trail, the American Couples Series and the annual Military Team Bass Tournament.  Each tour is designed specifically for the weekend angler, offering low-cost and close-to-home events where anglers can qualify for a large year end championship.  For more information on American Bass Anglers, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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