Bassmaster Elite Event at Discovery Park

Very cool event, from Sacramento County News.


From April 30 to May 3, Sacramento County’s Discovery Park will host a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament. The Elite Series, a nine-tournament event, is the premier fishing tournament series in the world. More than one hundred professional anglers will compete over four days for a $100,000 top prize. Auburn, California native Skeet Reese is sure to be a fan favorite in Sacramento, both as a local hero and as the winner of the most recent Elite Series tournament.

Sacramento’s tournament includes:
• Daily launches at 6:15 a.m. PT
• Daily weigh-ins at 3:15 p.m. PT
• FREE Outdoor Expo Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
• Kids zone by Sacramento Children’s Museum and Nimbus Fish Hatchery
• Great food and Farm-to-Fork menu
• Wine & beer pavilion
• Free SABA Bike Valet presented by Sacramento County

There are more than 41.6 million anglers over the age of six in the United States, making it the third most popular outdoor activity in America today. More people fish than play golf or tennis. The Bassmaster Elite Series tournament expects to bring 30,000 people to the event and generate more than $2 million in economic impact for Sacramento. The ESPN Network and the Outdoor Channel both plan to broadcast portions of the tournament. Fans can also view a live stream at Visit for more information.

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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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