Jamie Wilkinson, BASS senior director of event operations and business development, said the big concern will be the Classic's ability to draw fans.
California has 28,000 BASS members, second to Texas with 42,000 members.
Wilkinson envisions a major marketing campaign to promote the event.
According to BASS communications manager Jamie Wilkinson, even when the pros find out where they're going, they won't know where they are fishing because there will be several potential tournament sites in the area.
"The IGFA Inshore World Championship continues to set the standard in the industry as a top-tier event and the addition of the World Championship to the ESPN Outdoors Saltwater Series schedule solidifies our position as a leader in outdoors events," said Jamie Wilkinson, senior director of event operations and business development, ESPN Outdoors.
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