BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After more than 4.3 million fans tuned in to FOX and FS1 for the dramatic live coverage of the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic, which saw a tie heading into the final day, the network and B.A.S.S. announced that Championship Sunday action from the upcoming Bassmaster Classic on the Tennessee River will be broadcast on FOX March 26, 2023. Later that evening, a Super Six recap show with weigh-in highlights will air on FS1.
“When every catch can mean the difference between bringing home the sport’s biggest prize or falling down the leaderboard, Championship Sunday at the Bassmaster Classic can be full of emotional and heartbreaking moments,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Chase Anderson. “We’re so excited to bring Bassmaster LIVE to the largest possible audience by broadcasting on FOX in the hours leading up to the final weigh-in. Our FOX Sports partnership has allowed us to reach new fans over the past two seasons. And whether they are already a fishing fan or not, the passion and drama of the Classic are sure to hook viewers.”
Sunday afternoon’s Bassmaster Classic LIVE coverage will begin at 12 p.m. ET while FS1 will broadcast the Classic leaders on Saturday morning, beginning just after Day 2’s takeoff at 8 a.m.
In addition to expanded coverage of the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic, FS1 and the FOX Sports digital platforms will carry weekend coverage with tournament leaders from all of the Bassmaster Elite Series events — combining for a total of more than 60 hours of Bassmaster LIVE programming.
“There’s some great coverage coming on FOX and FS1 and it will be hosted again by the best talent in the business,” said Vice President of Media Content and Bassmaster LIVE Executive Producer Mike McKinnis. “Tommy Sanders, Mark Zona and Davy Hite — joined by Ronnie Moore and Mike Suchan — will all be breaking down the competition in real time. Plus, we’re bringing more drone and on-the-water camera coverage than ever before.”
Bassmaster LIVE kicks off tournament coverage for every Elite tournament on Thursday and Friday mornings at 8 a.m. on Bassmaster.com and the FOX Sports digital platforms. FS1 will broadcast live with the tournament leaders on Saturday and Sunday. Viewers can also join a variety of Elite anglers for LIVE Mix on Saturday and Sunday mornings at Bassmaster.com. Live weigh-ins will be streamed on Bassmaster.com.
|Air Date||Start Time||Event||Network|
|Sat., February 18||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee||FS1|
|Sun., February 19||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Okeechobee||FS1|
|Sat., February 25||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole||FS1|
|Sun., February 26||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole||FS1|
|Sat., March 25||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Classic||FS1|
|Sun., March 26||12 p.m. ET||Bassmaster Classic||FOX|
|Sun., March 26||10 p.m. ET||Bassmaster Classic Super Six||FS1|
|Sat., April 22||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray||FS1|
|Sun., April 23||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray||FS1|
|Sat., April 29||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Santee Cooper Lakes||FS1|
|Sun., April 30||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Santee Cooper Lakes||FS1|
|Sat., May 13||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lay Lake||FS1|
|Sun., May 14||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lay Lake||FS1|
|Sat., June 3||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River||FS1|
|Sun., June 4||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River||FS1|
|Sat., July 29||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair||FS1|
|Sun., July 30||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair||FS1|
|Sat., August 19||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain||FS1|
|Sun., August 20||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain||FS1|
|Sat., August 26||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River||FS1|
|Sun., August 27||8 a.m. ET||Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River||FS1|
Schedule subject to change.