BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — As tournament fishing prepares to restart in June, power tool manufacturer DEWALT has signed on as the title sponsor for the second event of the 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series season, B.A.S.S. announced today. The 2020 DEWALT Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula will be held June 10-13 in Eufaula, Ala.
“We are proud to partner with DEWALT as we get back to competition,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Interest in fishing is booming across our country, and enthusiastic fans of fishing will be tuning in for four days of on-the-water action. I can’t imagine a better audience for DEWALT to promote their professional-grade tools.”
According to Tony Merritt, Stanley Black & Decker Director of Global Sponsorships & Activations, “We are excited to partner with B.A.S.S. as the title sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake Eufaula, Alabama. It is a great opportunity for us to promote the DEWALT brand at the highest level of professional bass fishing and reach the many anglers and fans within the sport.”
Interest and participation in fishing is enjoying tremendous growth so far this year.
While tournament anglers are eager to jump back into competitive fishing, states across the country have seen remarkable growth in fishing license sales as many seek to reconnect with their families and the outdoors. Iowa, Minnesota, Vermont and Louisiana all report more than 50% higher fishing license sales in 2020, according to their state conservation agencies. Considered a hotbed of recreational fishing, even Alabama has experienced a 37% jump in resident fishing license sales.
Live coverage of the DEWALT Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula starts Wednesday, June 10 at 8 a.m. EST, and for the first time, fans will enjoy three ways to catch the action. In addition to the insightful Bassmaster LIVE coverage on Bassmaster.com and ESPN3 that fans are familiar with during an Elite Series event, multiple hours will also be broadcast on ESPN2. Check listings for times.