Bass Fishing World Championships at Lake Murray moves to 2022

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The World #1 ranked bass angler – Jacob Wheeler will be fishing for the star-studded USA Bass team in 2022 

State College, Pennsylvannia – The official Bass Fishing World Championship will have to wait one more year before the bass fishing world descends upon Lake Murray in Columbia, SC. The event, officially sanctioned by the Confederation Internationale de Peche Sportive – CIPS, has been moved to 2022 amid Covid related travel bans. 

“We are looking forward to hosting the championship at lake Murray next year” says USA Bass President, Tony Forte. “We fully expect the 2022 event to include the largest number of participating nations ever assembled. We are very grateful for the patience of our host community Capital City Lake Murray Country RTB. They have been an incredible partner in our quest to bring this important event to the United States. We also thank our lodging and food service provider, DoubleTree By Hilton – Columbia, SC for their understanding in these uncertain times. Our Sponsor group has been outstanding: Title – Capital City Lake Murray – RTB, Presenting – Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Garmin, Ranger Boats, MTech Lithium Batteries and Favorite Fishing.” 

The 2022 Bass World Championship Is an important step for the expansion of bass fishing globally. Lake Murray is recognized as America’s premier tournament bass fishing destination. There is plenty of pent up excitement from international anglers such as Canada’s Bob Izumi. They look forward to a world class fishery and hospitality from the Capital City Lake Murray RTB. “This event will be worth the wait. Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is excited to have this World Bass Event on Lake Murray! We’re ready to cheer on the U.S.A Bass Team and have enjoyed working with them as they have traveled across the U. S.promoting fishing and our destination.” Says Miriam Atria, President/CEO 

The USA Bass team will consist of top anglers from MLF and B.A.S.S. including Scott Martin, Jacob Wheeler, Scott Canterbury, David Dudley, Mark Rose, David Fritts, Fred Roumbanis and James Watson. 

USA Bass is part of USAngling, a 501c3 charitable organization that supports America’s fishing teams as they compete in Pan-American and World Championship fishing events around the globe. 

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