For the third time in just more than 10 years, the Bassmaster Classic will be held on Lake Hartwell. Last week, officials for BASS, Anderson County tourism, Greenville County tourism and other local sponsors held a news conference at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena — which again will be the site of the weigh-in — that the Bassmaster Classic would be held on Lake Hartwell next spring.
The official dates for the tournament are a little later in the season — March 16-18, 2018 — than in 2015, the most recent time the event visited the Upstate. Following a wave of record cold temperatures that dipped into the single digits during the competition dates from Feb. 20-22 in 2015, local Upstate Bassmaster Elite angler Casey Ashley won the competition and was awarded the trophy in front of a record-breaking crowd at the BSWA.
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