Renegade Bass Tour will host 4 Elite qualifier events in 2018 bass tournament season as well as the 2018 Tour Championship. Each Elite tournament will be capped to 50 teams. One of motivations to a limited tournament field is to build upon RBT TV and the opportunity for anglers to showcase their talents for Canadian and US television and our growing library of digital streaming content online. Teams will continue to compete for a $5000 first prize purse and priority registration is given to teams or anglers who competed in an RBT Tour or RBT Open event in a previous season.
The tour will launch on Big Rideau Lake June 23rd, 2018 hosted by Rideau Ferry Marina. The historic Big Rideau Lake is a popular destination for recreational anglers from across Canada and the United States and one of the jewels in Rideau Lakes system. The RBT then moves to our most Eastern destination with a return to Cornwall, Ontario on July 7 on Lake St. Francis, one of the most diverse bodies of water in Ontario and Quebec and the traditional lands of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. The battle for the RBT Team of the Year continues on July 21st as the Town of Morrisburg and welcomed by our gracious hosts; the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce to the historic town bordering what is arguably the best smallmouth bass fishery in the world. The tour will finish up where it started in the Rideau Lakes system (and the site of the 2016 RBT Championship) on the combined lakes of Dog and Cranberry. The event will be hosted August 18 by the beautiful village of Seeley’s Bay, Ontario.
The RBT Canadian Championship will be held on Sept.8 & 9 and the body of water will be announced at the RBT Tour Event on July 21st. Registration will open on October 28, 2017 at the 2017 RBT Anglers General Meeting and it is expected the field will fill quickly for the 2018 qualifiers. Entry fees and details are available on the Renegade Bass Tour website.