About the GLLS


fisherman central logoThe Clemons Boats Great Lakes is known for providing bass anglers with world class Smallmouth Bass fishing action.  But in recent years, the Largemouth Bass have been grabbing the attention of many Great Lakes anglers. 

As “green fish” populations in the backwaters, bays and marinas of Lake Erie have exploded, bass anglers have found that in addition to being numerous, the largemouth are big, healthy, and easily coaxed into biting.  Popular techniques for targeting these shallow water lunkers include flipping, cranking, and frogging. 

Today, the Clemons Boats Great Lakes Largemouth Series is the fastest growing “largemouth only” tournament organization on the Great Lakes.  Entering its 13th season, the three divisions of G.L.L.S. will host twenty tournaments, a Trophy Fish Open (Two Fish Limit) and the 11th annual "Greenfish Only Open(5 Fish Limit) in Ohio.

Our anglers can qualify for the Bassmaster Team Championship and advance all the way to the Classic. This year each division team of the year winner will be awarded a additional $500 per team!

This unique tournament concept has garnered strong support from sponsors and bass tournament anglers alike, and as a result, the G.L.L.S. boasts a 100% payback championship event powered by Clemons Boats with a $5,000 guaranteed first place prize.  To qualify for the championship, teams must simply compete in 3 of the 20 regular season tournaments.  With divisions launching from Central Lake Erie, Toledo, Eastern Ohio. Midwest bass anglers don’t have to look too far to find a tournament in their backyard.

Currently, the G.L.L.S. Central Lake Erie Division (powered by Fishermans Central) boasts the largest participating field, at 50+ teams.  It’s anticipated that all divisions will draw 20 or more boats on average, including the Vic's Sports Center Eastern Division and the Toledo division which is the most recent division to be added to the G.L.L.S is powered by Clemons Boats.

G.L.L.S. members enjoy exclusive member discounts and contingency incentives, which makes those who qualify eligible for thousands of dollars in additional prizes at the Championship.  To review the G.L.L.S. contingency program, please visit: http://www.greatlakeslargemouthseries.com/about/contingency-awards/

DJ and David