The full field of 109 anglers will fish Friday and Saturday, with the top 12 qualifying for the final day of action Sunday. The final 12 anglers will compete for a $100,000 top prize. The co-angler competition will end Saturday with the champion of that division receiving the $25,000 top prize.
The Amistad tournament is the fourth of 11 events on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit. Elite anglers are building points in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, which boasts a $250,000 top prize and is the main qualifying avenue for the Bassmaster Classic.
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