Columbus, Ga. — Pond Wars is back!
The Pond Wars bass fishing competition has returned in 2023! The event, which was held in March at Live Oak Plantation in Adel, Georgia, paired the world’s best bass anglers with outdoor personalities and influencers in a wild competition of outdoor fun. The show is now live on Realtree.com, Realtree 365 and the Realtree YouTube channel.
Pond Wars takes place each spring on managed trophy bass lakes in the South, where competitors are sure to find incredible fishing action. This year’s event was expanded to include a two-day fishing format coupled with surprise, off-the-water challenges like golf and archery. Pond Wars II was hosted by country music star Jon Langston and included names recognizable to any outdoor fan. Top professional anglers including Dustin Connell, Casey Ashely, Mark Daniels Jr., Mark Rose, Jacob Wheeler, and Justin Atkins were paired with hunting personalities like Seek One’s Lee Ellis and Drew Carroll, Head Hunters TV’s Nate Hosie, Black Cloud’s Dennis Loosier and Billy Campbell, and Realtree’s Michael Pitts.
Pitts, who scored zero catches in last year’s event, was paired with Wheeler, who is rated as the top professional angler in the world. Tune in to see if they stood a chance against teams like Justin Atkins and Drew Carroll, who were defending their title after being crowned last year’s Pond Wars champions.
Rules for Pond Wars competitors are simple: follow all DNR laws, weigh and record all catches on the Fishing Chaos app and be back to the dock on time. The team with the heaviest five-fish limits, combined after the two fishing periods, is crowned champion. Pond Wars is a serious competition, with lots of laughs thrown in the mix. Production crews captured each catch, and all the missed opportunities, in real time. All competitors can be seen sporting the latest Realtree Fishing hats and apparel, which is available directly at the all-new Realtree.com (fishing shirts will be 30% off July 14-16!).
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