WELCOME TO SOUTH CAROLINA'S LAKE MURRAY COUNTRY
USA Bass is proud to announce that Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB is the Title sponsor of the 2017 – 2020 USA Bass teams. Lake Murray near Columbia, South Carolina is recognized as America’s premier destination for bass tournaments. In addition to supporting the USA Bass team as the Title sponsor, Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB will host the World Bass fishing championships on Lake Murray when it is held in America for the first time. While the international anglers are in the area they can experience the Southern Hospitality of Lake Murray Country’s four county region. Our Visitor Center is ready to help you plan your trip which has much more to offer than just world class bass fishing! (866)725-3935 www.lakemurraycountry.com
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,” USA Bass President, Tony Forte said, “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 made the trip to South Africa possible:
Gold “Title” sponsor: Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB
Silver sponsors: Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, 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
Representing the United States in the 2018 World Championship, the USA Bass team will rely on the generosity of fishing industry leaders and the American people to help them achieve their dreams in Mexico.
Lake El Cuchillo, China, Mexico
October 28, 2018 to November, 2018
The 2018 World Championship will showcase teams from many countries and be competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. The event is sanctioned by the Confederation Internationale de Peche Sportive (CIPS), which represents 50 million competitive anglers worldwide from 78 different countries.
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 world for Gold.
U.S. Angling / USA Bass Team, 6286 Mary Ida Dr, De Forest, Wisconsin 53532, United States