Bassmaster Classic Takeoffs

March 15 - 17, 2019

Volunteer Landing
956 Volunteer Landing


Free and Open to the Public

Take Off Time: 7:40 AM

Friday, March 15: (52 anglers)
Saturday, March 16:  (52 anglers)
Sunday, March 17:  (25 anglers)

Takeoffs happens daily at Volunteer Landing on the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville. Every angler and fishing fan knows that this sport requires an early start to the day, so grab some coffee (Coffee and hot chocolate will be available on-site from local Classic partner Pilot Flying J) and join your friends to cheer on your favorites as they take off each morning. Standing on the shoreline of the Tennessee River as day breaks is the perfect way to cheer on your favorite competitor. And in case you over hear some terms you may not be familiar with check out these bass fishing terms and expressions so you too will be an expert fisherman. 

Demo rides — While you’re at Volunteer Landing, try out the latest boats and engines from Mercury, Nitro, Skeeter, Triton and Yamaha.


"When these proven anglers launch at Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., they will rattle rods on one of the most diverse fisheries ever to host the world championship."  

- Mark Hicks, "The River of Dreams" Bassmaster Magazine


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