Cameras capture the action for new episodes of The Bassmasters during the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.

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April 1, 2020

Bassmaster Classic TV Coverage Debuts On ESPN2 Sunday Morning

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tens of thousands of fishing fans crowded the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala., March 6-8 to watch some of the world’s best bass anglers weigh in their catches from historic Lake Guntersville during the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

Those who couldn’t attend in person — as well as those who want to relive the excitement of Hank Cherry’s win — can tune in to the first episode of a three-part series of The Bassmasters devoted to the world championship.

“The Bassmaster Classic: Day 1” will debut on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN2. The show sets the stage for a three-day competition as North Carolina pro Cherry weighs in five big bass totaling 29 pounds, 3 ounces and takes a commanding lead despite injuring his arm during competition.

“The challenge in covering an event like the Classic, which has already been watched on Bassmaster LIVE or followed on and other media by millions of people, is making it fresh and compelling,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Our talented team produced a series of shows worthy of the historic 50th Bassmaster Classic.”

Coverage of Day 2 of the Classic, a two-hour show, will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 12, and the Championship Sunday episode, also two hours, will air at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 19, both on ESPN2. These and other episodes of The Bassmasters will be reaired on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic, as well as on The Pursuit Channel.

This year marks the 21st consecutive Bassmaster Classic to be aired on ESPN networks.

The Bassmasters TV Shows

(All times Eastern. For a full TV schedule, visit, or check local listings.)

ESPN2 Sun 4/5/2020 11:00 AM 2020 Bassmaster Classic Day 1

ESPN2 Sun 4/12/2020 10:00 AM 2020 Bassmaster Classic Day 2

ESPN2 Sun 4/19/2020 10:00 AM 2020 Bassmaster Classic Championship

2020 Bassmaster Classic Title Sponsor: Academy Sports + Outdoors

2020 Bassmaster Classic Presenting Sponsor: Huk Performance Fishing Apparel

2020 Bassmaster Classic Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2020 Bassmaster Classic Premier Sponsors: Abu Garcia, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Ranger Boats, Skeeter Boats, Talon, Yamaha

2020 Bassmaster Classic Local Partners: Alabama Power, Black Rifle Coffee, Books-A-Million, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Jack’s Family Restaurants, Thompson Tractor, TNT Fireworks, TVA, Wind Creek Casino

2020 Bassmaster Classic Hosts: Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Alabama Tourism Department and Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau


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