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USA Bass Team 2018 World Champions!

Pan Am Florida Gold!

2018 Black Bass World Championship by Americana Outdoors

The USA Bass Team traveled to Mexico's famed Lake Cuchillo to compete against a record 15 nations at the 2018 Black Bass World Championship -- find out which country brings home the GOLD! 

USA BASS TEAM at World Championship in MEXICO

PART 1 - USA Bass team travels to Mexico for the 14th Black Bass World Championship on quest for the Gold Medal with  armed police escort on way to Lake El Cuchillo.  Watch Video


PART 2 - USA Bass hits El Cuchillo hard in search of some Giant Bass fishing against 14 other countries.  Watch video   


PART 3 - Major changes on this final day are complicating USA Bass plan while fishing hard to bring it home.  Watch Video


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Visit Capital City Lake Murray Country

Capital City Lake Murray Country
Columbia, South Carolina 

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Title Sponsor

Lake Murray near Columbia, South Carolina is recognized as America’s premier destination for bass tournaments and family vacations.   www.lakemurraycountry.com

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Presenting Sponsor

Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is the premier fishing lure company in the world. From weekend anglers to top tournament fishermen, they all have Yamamoto baits in their arsenal.   www.yamamotobaits.com

Sponsors

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2019 Black Bass World Championship

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World Championship will be on the  Vaal River in South Africa, outside of Johannesburg.  USA Bass battles rain, fatigue, and Nations for a place on the podium!  

February 9 - February 14, 2019

2019 Black Bass World Championship

2019 Pan American Bass Championship

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Canadian legend, Bob Izumi, will host the 2019 Pan American Bass Championship in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, on the St. Lawrence River, in the Lake Saint Francis watershed .

October 15 - October 20, 2019

2019 Pan American Bass Championship

2019 Pan American Bass Kayak Championship

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Olympian, Eric Jackson, will host the 2019 Pan American Bass Kayak Championship
in Cookeville, TN, USA, on Center Hill Lake.

May 28 - June 1, 2019

2019 Pan American Bass Kayak Championship

HIDDEN BAY SPORTS - USA BASS TEAM GEAR

Team Jerseys

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Team jerseys of your favorite bass angler

See Jerseys Here

Team Caps

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Look official supporting the USA Bass team

See caps here

Message from our President Tony Forte

"The Silver medal win is a great start for this talented team. Congratulations to our Silver Medal World Champions: Lionel Botha, Fred Roumbanis, David Dudley, Team Captain – Scott Martin, Scott Canterbury, Mark Rose, James Watson, and David Fritts.  South Africa was a great first step for USA Bass. It showed that bass fishing is truly an international sport. USA Bass will continue to field teams representing the USA for years to come. This path will lead to the United States hosting the Black Bass World Championship at Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2020 and convince the International Olympic Committee that bass fishing belongs in the Olympics!

Thank you to the USA Bass supporters that make this possible:

Title Supporter Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB
Presenting supporter Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits

Silver Supporters Hidden Bay Graphics, Regional Jet Center and Bay Rat Lures 

Bronze sponsors: Kid Casters, Careco TV, Bass Kickin’ Tackle, Uranus Fudge Factory, Bob’s Machine Shop, and Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina & Resort.  Looking forward to Gold Medals!"

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The next four years provide many opportunities for the U.S. team

and its supporters. The 2017 World Championship in South Africa is

followed by Mexico in 2018, the World Angling Games (the Olympiad

of fishing) in South Africa in 2019 and then the United States plans to

host the World Championship in 2020. CIPS, has formally applied to

the International Olympic Committee to recognize bass fishing as

an Olympic sport. U.S. Angling believes this four year plan will make

this dream a reality and propel bass fishing and the fishing industry

to the next level!


The World Championship will become the “Ryder Cup” of bass fishing.

Annually, U.S. Angling will send a “Dream Team” of the best

professional bass anglers in the United States to compete against the countries across the world for Gold.

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