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2014-04-23 04:19:23

Bragging rights up for grabs during annual
Military Team Bass Tournament

ATHENS, Ala. – The best military bass anglers in the country will compete for prizes and bragging rights during the 24th annual Military Team Bass Tournament, presented by American Bass Anglers.

Slated for May 7-9, 2014, at Lake Eufaula, the tournament will run out of Lakepoint State Resort (www.alapark.com/LakePointResort) in the town of Eufaula, Ala. The anglers will practice on May 4-6. On May 7-9, the teams will fan out across the 45,181-acre reservoir along the Chattahoochee River spanning part of the Alabama-Georgia border.

"Eufaula is honored to host the Military Team Bass Tournament," said Jack Tibbs, mayor of Eufaula. "It is a great way for the city of Eufaula and Barbour County to show their appreciation to the men and women of our United States Armed Forces."

Each two-person team may bring in up to five bass per day. The weigh-ins will begin at 3 p.m. May 7-8. On May 9, the final weigh-in will start at 2 p.m. All weigh-ins are open to the public and will take place at Lakepoint Resort.

Any active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserve or Coast Guard member may fish in this event. Families of military members, honorably discharged veterans, Department of Defense civilians, military contractors and retired military members may also fish this event.

To register online go to: https://www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=MilitaryBassTeam or call (256)232-0406

In 1975, ABA began as the Military Bass Anglers Association, an organization dedicated to providing bass anglers in the military an opportunity to compete in tournaments with other military members. The Military Team Bass Fishing Tournament began in 1991 as a way to promote fishing and camaraderie among all branches of the military. In 2000, Sheehan bought MBAA, renamed it American Bass Anglers Inc., and relocated it to Athens, Ala.

Since the lake straddles the Alabama-Georgia line, anglers can fish in the main waters with a license from either state. For Alabama fishing license information, see www.outdooralabama.com/licenses/fwfishlicinfo or call 888-848-6887. For Georgia fishing license information, see www.georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes#Recreational_Licenses_and_Passes or call 800-366-2661.

The event will also be held on Lake Eufaula in 2015 and 2016. For Eufaula area information, call the Eufaula Barbour Chamber of Commerce at 800-524-7529, or see www.eufaulachamber.com. For more information on this tournament, call ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com.

To Register Online go to: https://www.americanbassanglers.com/proddetail.php?prod=MilitaryBassTeam 
 
About American Bass Anglers: American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers, the Weekend Bass Series, the American Fishing Tour or the American Couples Series, visit www.americanbassanglers.com.

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