The 2012 Bassmaster Classic returns to the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier, Feb. 24-26, 2012. This event, billed as the Super Bowl of bass fishing, will be one of the largest events ever held in the region. The 2009 Bassmaster Classic shattered all previous attendance records, attracting more than 137,000 fans to the Red River, CenturyLink Center, and the Shreveport Convention Center. The 2012 event promises to be even bigger and better.
It is the ultimate competition in professional bass fishing. This spectacular three-day event - complete with a theatrical presentation of the weigh-ins and hours of television coverage - delights fans of all ages. The Red River South Marina will be the official launch. The CenturyLink Center will be the weigh-in site, as well as the official ESPN broadcast site. The 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo, featuring more than 150 vendors, will be held at the Shreveport Convention Center. It is estimated that 70,000 fans will attend the free, 3-day consumer show and weigh-in.
The event takes place the weekend following one of Shreveport-Bossier's major Mardi Gras parades, so come early and stay late!