USA Bass asks bass boat owners to become part of historic event!

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For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Tony Forte – President, USAngling

Columbia, SC – The 2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship has become a historic celebration of bass fishing. Nations from across the globe will compete for bronze, silver and gold medals on Lake Murray in Columbia, SC. This includes anglers from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The event has drawn so much interest that USA Bass is asking for volunteers to participate in this “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity”. Become part of the USA Bass program and the official bass world championship! You can assist the effort to make bass fishing an Olympic sport!

We need volunteer Boat Captains with boats to work with an international team for five (5) days on Lake Murray. You will be driving your boat with two (2) anglers from take-off to check-in each day. We also need Boat Marshals to ride along with a nation that brings their own boat, for the 3 competition days only. What are the volunteer days for Boat Captains & Marshals at the 2022 XVI World Black Bass Championship?

10/18/2022 & 10/19/2022
Tuesday & Wednesday – official practice days
Boat Captains 10/20/2022
Thursday – competition day one
Boat Captains/Boat Marshals 10/21/2022
Friday – competition day two
Boat Captains/Boat Marshals 10/22/2022
Saturday – competition day three
Boat Captains/Boat Marshals

Meeting Location for Boat Captains & Boat Marshals:
Dreher Island State Park – Lake Murray, SC
7:00 AM Daily – Have boat in water at main Ramp to meet buses offloading competitors. Staff will be assisting.


What is a Boat Captain?
A driver of his own boat, assigned to the same two anglers for five consecutive days of the World Championship, taking them safely to their requested fishing locations on Lake Murray.
Click here to learn more or sign-up Boat Captain

What we provide – Boat Captain Package:

• For five days of volunteering, you get a $500 check.
• Check will be picked up at the event tent on Dreher Island on Saturday (after weigh-in).
• You will be reimbursed for boat gas used when you turn in your receipts at the end of the event or mail your receipts in provided envelope to be paid when sent into USAngling.
• Daily lunches and Ice for boat.
• USA Bass Team official hat included.
Boat Captain requirements:
• Bass boat (minimum 18’) with 150hp – 250hp
• Operating electric trolling motor on bow
• Working live well
• Marine electronics on dash and bow
• Landing net
• Three life jackets for you and your anglers to wear
• Fully charged boat batteries each day
• A current boater’s liability insurance policy
What you do on the boat as Boat Captain:
• Drive anglers to locations they want to fish
• Ensure boats stay a minimum of 50m (55 yards) apart when fishing
• Ensure all fish are netted
• Ensure no fish is intentionally snagged
• Do not help competitors with fishing information
What is a Boat Marshal?
Boat Marshals are assigned to a nation and ride in their team boat to ensure rules
are followed. When a nation provides their own boat, we must provide a Boat.
Marshal to join them. This is a volunteer position, no pay. Nations needing Boat.
Marshals: USA, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, and maybe others. Boat Marshal assignments will be at discretion of organizer.
Event official hat and daily lunch are included. Click here to learn more or sign-up Marshal.
What you do on the boat as Boat Marshal:
• Ensure boats stay a minimum of 50m (55 yards) apart when fishing
• Ensure all fish are netted
• Ensure no fish is intentionally snagged
• Do not help competitors with fishing information
Come be part of the 2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship!
Contact John Knight with any questions. Call: 970-376-5703 or Email: