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BASS unveils Elite Series Marshal program

BASS Unveils  New  Marshal Program  for Bassmaster Elite Series  


Continuing with its firm commitment to provide opportunities for BASS members to learn from the best, BASS announced details today regarding its Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program, which will allow BASS members to ride along with Bassmaster Elite Series pros during  competition throughout  the 11-event Elite Series season.

 Upon registering for the exclusive ability to learn a lifetime of bass fishing tips and techniques from the best in the business, Marshals will be expected to become  familiar with tournament rules and to help ensure the integrity of the highest level of professional fishing by reporting rules violations to BASS tournament officials. Thus, they will be required  before each event  to attend a registration and briefing by BASS officials, who will provide them with copies of BASS rules.  During the briefings, Marshals may ask rules-related questions.

As an added bonus, Marshals will also have the opportunity  while on the water  to operate technological devices that will enhance the sport, including BASSTrak, a cell-phone based scoring technology, and BASSCast, an  on-board camera developed by  ESPN  Technology, which will broadcast to so fans can see more  up-to-the-minute  action from the top bass fishing pros in the world.

Similar to the popular  “Day on the Lake”  feature in Bassmaster Magazine,  Bassmaster Marshals  will witness first-hand a full day of tournament fishing from the best seat in the house. In addition to the experience, Marshals will be provided with official Bassmaster Marshal apparel and will be allowed to attend exclusive social functions with  the  Elite pros.  Marshals will also receive products from BASS sponsors.  

“One of the main objectives of the Marshal program is to provide a unique, fun experience that will resonate with members,†said Tom Ricks, vice president and general manager, BASS.   “It’s a fantastic opportunity to get up-close and personal to the only true professional fishing league.â€