The excitement kicks off Thursday, February 7th with the official first weigh-in at 4:00pm at the beautiful Riverfront Park, just south of the bridge. Daily launch time Thursday – Sunday is 7:15 am, and weigh-ins are all scheduled for 4:00pm. The public is invited to watch the anglers as they launch and be on hand at every weigh-in.
The festival surrounding the tournament will be free and open to the public Saturday, February 9th from noon – 6:00 pm and Sunday, February 10th from noon until 6:00 pm. Activities include a Kids Zone, food, exhibits, and a chance to win cash every day – Thursday – Sunday by playing “Weight For It”. Over $2000 total will be given away to the lucky winners. Details to play will be available at the Chamber tent at the weigh-in venue from noon – 3:00 pm daily beginning Thursday.
The family-friendly Elite Series Expo, also free and open to the public will include exhibit booths, demo rides and giveaways from companies like Mercury, Nitro, Skeeter, Triton, and Yamaha. Toyota, Carhartt, Berkley, Humminbird, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, and Power-Pole will also exhibit.
Other activities planned throughout the weekend at the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River include games and prizes for attendees, angler autographs and photo sessions and the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from some of the best bass anglers in the world. ESPN cameras will be rolling! This event is a nationally televised event and will air at least 8 times. We want big crowds in attendance to show B.A.S.S. and the rest of the world that we appreciate them for selecting our community for this prestigious event. Mark your calendar now, encourage your employees & friends, and bring your family to Palatka’s Riverfront. Get ready to cheer for our local Elite – Cliff Prince!