BASS Announces Field for 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series

BASS announced today the full field for the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series, the most visible and prestigious tournament trail in fishing. The field of 101 of the world's top anglers will visit 8 fisheries during the Elite Series regular season and will compete to advance to the Bassmaster Elite Series postseason.

The star-studded field accounts for 15 Bassmaster Classic titles, 18 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year trophies and more than 200 BASS victories. The Elite circuit will kick off in less than two months with the March 12-15 Battle on the Border on Texas' Lake Amistad in Del Rio.

"The Elite Series provides anglers with the ultimate brand-building opportunity in professional fishing," said Tom Ricks, vice president and general manager, BASS.

Please see the complete alphabetically ordered list of qualifying anglers and their hometowns below.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at 407-566-2208.

2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Anglers