The Bassmaster Elites will make a three stop swing through Texas in 2021. The first stop will be the Classic on Lake Ray Roberts, followed by a trip to Orange and the Sabine River. The third stop in the Lone Star State will be back at Lake Fork, where they also fished this past season.
The Elites were scheduled to be in Orange in 2020 but the Coronavirus pandemic cancelled that event.
This will be the fourth trip to Orange for the Elites. Todd Faircloth won it in 2013 with 49-6. Chris Lane won it with 50-0 in 2015 and Greg Hackney weighed 48-5 to win it in 2018.
None of those three will have a chance to win a second title because they all jumped to Major League Fishing a couple of years ago.
-Gary Stelly, KOGT-
Feb. 11-14, AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River, Palatka, Fla.
Feb. 25-28, Tennessee River, Knoxville, Tenn.
March 19-21, Bassmaster Classic, Lake Ray Roberts, Fort Worth, Texas
April 8-11, Sabine River, Orange, Texas
April 22-25, Lake Fork, Emory, Texas
May 6-9, Neely Henry Lake, Gadsden, Ala.
May 20-23, Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala.
June 10-13, Pickwick Lake, Florence, Ala.
July 8-11, Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vt.
July 15-18, St. Lawrence River, Waddington, N.Y.
Aug. 19-22, Make-up date