ANDERSON, SC (1/2/2020) – After many very successful events, The Striped Bass Challenge (SBC) brings the 2020 Winter Classic to Green Pond Landing on January 4, 2020.  Tournament organizer Mike Dillon says the folks at Visit Anderson, Anderson County, Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, and Golden Harvest Food Bank make putting on the event a pleasure.   “The SBC wants to put on a premier fishing tournament and the folks we work with here make that possible.” Dillon says. “Since our first event over 5 years ago the anglers have provided over 250,000 meals in total.   These folks have a great chance to win big prizes at dinner and at the ramp.  We’re excited to be able to do this again and to work with all these great people including the folks from the SC DNR.”  He notes this tournament is possible due to the generosity of sponsors. “We couldn’t do it without Bass Pro Shops, American Ethanol, Cometic, and Johnson Outdoors for sure.” The SBC’s goal is to support the community near Anderson by raising enough food and cash donations so that Golden Harvest Food Bank can provide 100,000 meals, which is “We are really counting on the anglers to bring in a lot of food.”

Anglers vie not only for the cash prizes, including first place $25,000, but also for an off road vehicle provided by Textron, a special prize for the youth and another for the lady angler whose team brings in the largest fish. During the Captains’ Dinner, prizes are drawn for great products provided by event sponsors. Winners take away bait tanks, coolers, sunglasses, casting nets, fish finders, and more. Participants earn tickets by donating food and money to Golden Harvest, which ensures wins for both tournament teams and the local community.

Event(s) Schedule:  

January 3rd Golden Harvest Food Bank Drive from 3 – 5 p.m., Civic Center of Anderson

January 4th Weigh In at 3 p.m., Green Pond Landing & Events Center

Longtime event sponsors include: Bass Pro Shops, Humminbird, American Ethanol, Minn Kota, Realtree, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Costa, Betts Nets, Grizzly Coolers, Hydro-Glow, Ugly Stick, Klotz, Traxtech, Driftmaster, Big Green Egg, Shimano and Marinen Cometic Gaskets.  

MEDIA CONTACT:           Robin Jarrett, The Striped Bass Challenge


Neil Paul, Visit Anderson Executive Director