2018 Bass Pro Shops Open

Bass Pro Shops Open MAY 19th and 20th, 2018!

bass pro logoTest your skills as the BPS Open comes back to Folsom Lake! BIG Expo, Kids Casting/fishing pond and a drive-by weigh-in at BPS Rocklin store!

GRANITE BAY, Ca – The only things that parallel the steadily rising water levels at Folsom Lake, are the rising anticipation levels amongst anglers that know how incredible the popular Sacramento metro area reservoir can be for catching double-digit bass in the spring when its near full pool.

For as of press time, the list of anglers ready to participate in the 3rd annual Bass Pro Shops Open Top 125 when it returns to Folsom Lake May 19-20th, is steadily growing, as only a limited field of just 125 teams will have the opportunity to catch some big bedding females, late staging fish, post spawners, and fish that can always be found hiding in the huge willow bushes that crowd its very fertile shoreline.

BPS GM Dan Dugger, Angler's Press Outdoors president Vince Harris, and  2017 BPS Open - Top 100 champions Tom and Shane Peirson are all smiles

The big challenge will be that after day one of competition, the field will be reduced to only ten teams, and that group of “Super Ten” finalists will then drive from Folsom Lake to the Bass Pro Shops store in Rocklin, for a “B.A.S.S style” drive by weigh-in that will see an enormous crowd of spectators, (most of which who have never seen big bags of bass - live and in living color), witness just what kind of fish can be caught at Folsom Lake.

With a very affordable $180 per team entry fee, a 1st place prize consisting of a fully-rigged Bass Pro Shop 40th Anniversary Edition Boat Motor and Trailer package, plus money spread out to the top 12 places, this will be the most exciting fishing event held in the greater Sacramento area – that is open to ALL LEVELS of anglers.


Finalist Corey Fenske, gets ready to show his catch to spectators that came from all over the greaater Sacramento Area – and beyond, to see the weigh-in spectacle

And don’t forget.. there will be local radio and TV coverage, a HUGE BPS Outdoor World EXPO at the Bass Pro Shops parking lot on Sunday, beginning at 11am, that will feature a delicious food, lots of product and boat displays, product demos, giveaways, along with a FREE “Kids Zone” that features a casting contest and a “live” fishing pond, where kids can win great prizes such as fishing rods and reels!


Kids of all ages enjoyed the free Kids Casting Pond during the Outdoor Expo portion of the event

Also during the final weigh-in, there will be a big FREE raffle for great prizes for all spectators, which will include a kids mini-bike! If you wish to get in on all the fun DO NOT DELAY, and register today, as again, the field will be limited to only 125 teams.

RaffletableMinibike winner

FREE raffles for tons of prizes were given out at the Outdoor World Expo -  including a new kids mini-bike!

Get ready everyone…the 3rd annual Bass Pro Shop Open – Top 125 is coming soon!!

Angler’s Press Outdoors