LaSC Press Release: BASS Tournaments Leaving Coastal Louisiana Continues Negative Trend for Sportsmen

Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) announcement that it would no longer allow participants in the Bassmaster Elite Sabine River Tournament, hosted in nearby Orange, Texas, to fish in Louisiana waters.

Additionally, BASS declared in the announcement it would no longer hold tournaments on the Atchafalaya Basin because “Louisiana’s unusual laws governing access to navigable waters have created conflict and confusion among anglers.”

According to BASS director of event and tourism partnerships Michael Mulone, local economies get a $2.5 million impact from each Elite Series tournament and a $2.1 million impact from each Open Series event.

Read the full press release.

Louisiana Sportsmens Coalition

Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition is a grassroots organization based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Coalition was formed in 2016 to preserve Louisiana's legacy as the "Sportsman's Paradise" and safeguard the future of fishing across Louisiana's waterways.