USA Bass Team 2018 World Champions!

Pan Am Florida Gold!

USA BASS TEAM at World Championship in MEXICO

Mexico Part 1

PART 1 - Team USA travels to Mexico for the 14th Black Bass World Championship for the Quest for The Gold Medal. We get an armed police escort through the heart of Mexico on our way to Lake El Cuchillo. 

Scott Martin Challenge production

Mexico Part 2


PART 2 - Team USA hits El Cuchillo hard in search of some Giant Bass. We are trying to formulate a game plan to win the GOLD Medal. We are fishing against 14 other countries and it will take all we have to win this Olympic style event. 

Scott Martin Challenge production 

Mexico Part 3


PART 3 -  Major changes on this final day are complicating Team USA’s plan. Other teams are putting major pressure on us and we need to all catch them good to win the GOLD Medal here in Mexico. Team USA is fishing hard to bring it home. 

Scott Martin Challenge production 

Visit Capital City Lake Murray Country

Capital City Lake Murray Country
Columbia, South Carolina 


Title Sponsor

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


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




2018 Black Bass PanAmerican Championship


Roland Martin and Scott Martin on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida.  Mount a come back victory to earn Gold Medal

February 4 - February 9, 2018

2018 Black Bass PanAmerican Championship

2018 Black Bass World Championship


World Championship will be held on Lake El Cuchillo, China, Mexico 

El Cuchillo is part of the El Cuchillo State Park.  

October 28 - November 4, 2018

2018 Black Bass World Championship

Black Bass World Championship

USA Bass team

Top anglers from the FLW, BASS, and MLF have come together to represent the USA at the annual black bass world championship.

Kayak PanAm '19

Support USA Bass Kayak as they travel to Tennessee to win the Gold medal.

Follow the first Kayak PanAm event in the USA.
May 28 - June 2, 2019

South Africa '19

Sport Fishing World Games and Black Bass World Championship on the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark for USA Bass Team in 2019.


Team Jerseys


Team jerseys of your favorite bass angler

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Team Caps


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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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