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Connect Fishing League – Big Bass Shootout

Connect Outdoors

Innovation Lab member holding series of one-day tournaments


JOHNSON CITY (May 26, 2020) – Connect Outdoors, an affiliate member of East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Lab, will host the Big Bass Shootout through its Connect Fishing League. A series of four one-day tournaments open to all ages is scheduled for May 30, June 6, June 13 and June 20 with the winner to be announced on Father’s Day, June 21. 

The Big Bass Shootout is a single best catch Black Bass tournament (Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass or Spotted Bass). Fishing can take place in any public waterway in the U.S. or Canada. Fishing in private ponds is not allowed. All catches must be weighed with a ConnectScale, a Bluetooth smart digital fishing scale created by Connect Outdoors that easily interfaces with a smartphone. No other weighing devices are allowed.

This is an open tournament for anglers of all levels and ages. Participants can enter one or more rounds.  Multiple entries increase chances to win. A $50 bonus prize pack will be awarded if the winner is a Connect Fishing League member.  Instructions for joining the tournament are available at

Connect Outdoors, based in Johnson City, is dedicated to providing tools that bring people together outdoors. Their products are focused on the sportfishing industry and creating tools for recreational and tournament anglers to make fishing experiences more efficient and enjoyable.  The Connect Fishing League recently hosted the Northeast Tennessee Open Fishing Tournament.  For more information or to join the league, visit

The ETSU Innovation Lab, located at 2109 W. Market St., is a high-tech business incubator that assists aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their ideas from concept to commercialization.  For more information about the ETSU Innovation Lab, visit




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