The prestigious championship bass tournament — widely known as the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing” — will be held on February 21-23 at Blythe Landing. The Bassmaster Classic pits 50 of the world’s best bass anglers against one another for shares of the $1 million purse, including $300,000 for the winner. The 2019 Bassmaster Classic is an incredible privilege for Lake Norman. We look forward to welcoming the anglers and their families, along with all of the loyal Bassmaster fans from around the country to our great city. The Classic is a catch-and-release event, with bass being returned to the fishery under the supervision of the TWRA. The 2018 Classic saw a 99.7 percent survival rate among the bass weighed in.