Tournament Dates – June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 2018

Take-Off Time – *6:00 AM *Tentative – Contestants will go out in flights.

  Flights and check-in times will be staggered to give each contestant equal fishing time.

Take-Off Location – Spring Creek Resort & Marina,

  28229 E. Spring Creek Pl. Pierre, SD 57501

Weigh-In Location – Steamboat Park, Poplar Ave. Pierre, SD 57501

Weigh-Ins – * 3:00 PM *Tentative

Housing headquarters & additional information: Marshals are responsible for making their own room reservations. For more information please visit

Tournament Timeline

• Friday June 29 – Official Opening of the Bassmaster Elite Series.

   Check-out and weigh-in times will be announced at the tournament briefing.

• Saturday June 30 – Tournament fishing schedule will be posted at weigh-in Friday.

   Field reduced for Sunday’s competition.

• Sunday July 1 – Top 12 Pros Fishing On Monday Will Be Announced.

   Awards Presented At The B.a.s.s. Trailer for 13th through the top half in the Pro Division.

• Monday July 2 – Final Competition Day for Top 12 Pros.

   Awards presentation will be held at the weigh-in site.

Lake Oahe, South Dakota, which straddles the border between South Dakota and North Dakota, recently ranked ninth in the Central Region of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list.

As a host city for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Pierre is holding a festival in conjunction with the weigh-ins at Steamboat Park. The Great Outdoors Festival will be held from 11:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Steamboat Park. Activities will include: kayaking, paddleboard contests, backyard bass, fly tying, touch tanks, Wii ski and aquarium.

And that’s not all—

   There will be an inflatable joust, laser tag and a King of the Hill 50 x 50 inflatable. The Great Outdoor Festival will have delicious food from local restaurants in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area, a beverage tent and local entertainment.

     It’s fun for all ages!

   And we’re not done after the weigh-in is over—in the evenings there will be events at the Pierre Trappers ballgame, downtown Pierre Street, and in Fort Pierre.

   For more information go to our website or give the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce office a call for more information – 605-224-7361.