A busy schedule of fall derbies across the South continues Oct. 16 in Rhea County, Tenn., at the Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake. Daily launches will take place at Dayton Boat Dock with weigh-ins at Point Park.

This event was originally scheduled to be the second stop on the Elite Series schedule but has been rescheduled twice in 2020 due to February flooding and the pandemic.

The tournament pits 85 of the top bass anglers in the world against one another as they compete for the $100,000 first-place prize and a total purse of more than $700,000. The four-day derby will feature a full-field on Days 1 and 2 and be cut down to the Top 40 on Day 3. Just 10 anglers will compete on Championship Monday.

Tennessee will be well-represented in the tournament by Volunteer State natives Brandon Card, Gary Clouse, Skylar Hamilton, Brandon Lester and David Mullins. Australian angler and winner of the 2019 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Tenkiller Carl Jocumsen also recently relocated to Tennessee.

Live coverage will be carried on Bassmaster.com and ESPN3. Weigh-ins will be aired on Bassmaster.com.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17

• 7:30 a.m. — The full field of 85 anglers launch from Dayton Boat Dock

• Noon — Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo opens

• 3:30 p.m. — Official weigh-in takes place at Point Park

• Saturday is Military & First Responder Appreciation Day at the Bassmasters Outdoors Expo

Sunday, Oct. 18

• 7:30 a.m. — The Top 40 anglers launch from Dayton Boat Dock for semifinals

Noon — Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo opens, B.A.S.S. Members Appreciation Day

• 3:30 p.m. — Official weigh-in takes place at Point Park

Monday, Oct. 19

• 7:30 a.m. — The Top 10 anglers launch from Dayton Boat Dock for the final day

• 3:30 p.m. — Official weigh-in takes place at Point Park

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