Bass Pro Shops Team Tour Set to Open on Guntersville
The Bass Pro Shops Team Tour operated by American Bass Anglers will have the season opener at Lake Guntersville on February 9, 2019. Launching out of Goosepond located at 417 Ed Hembree Dr. Scottsboro, AL 35769, anglers will be competing for the chance to take home a Triton/Mercury Package that is valued at $20k. Last year, the team of Pat Anderson and Randall Allen took home the boat with a winning weight of 25.42 pounds.
Goosepond offers anglers a prime location for the blast of and weigh in. Jamie Shay at The Bait, Tackle, and Grill at Goosepond offers anglers a warm breakfast as well as a wide variety of fishing tackle to get them through the events.
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. CST on Friday, February the 8th at the tournament trailer located at Goosepond. Anglers will be blasted off and may begin fishing at safe light with weigh-in beginning at 3:00 p.m. CST on Saturday. The entry fee for this event is $250 per team. This event offers a High Stakes Option Pot of $100 per team as well as a Big Bass Option Pot of $10 per team.
In addition to cash and prizes for top finishers, teams fishing the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour throughout the season are eligible to win contingency bonuses from Triton Boats, Nitro Boats, Mercury Outboards, MotorGuide, T-H Marine, ABU Garcia, Garmin, and Power Pole. See the manufacturer web sites for specific details on how to qualify for these bonuses.
Launch Ramp: Goosepond, Ramp Address: 417 Ed Hembree Dr. Scottsboro, AL 35769
Off Limits: Within 100 yards of Launch Ramp
Size Limit: 15" Largemouth, Smallmouth & Spotted Bass
The Bait, Tackle, and Grill at Goose Pond
417 Ed Hembree Dr., Scottsboro, AL 35769
Friday, February 09, 2019
Meeting: 6:30 PM
For more information on this tournament, call Shelby McElyea tournament manager, at 256-230-5633 or ABA at 256-232-0406. Online, see www.americanbassanglers.com.
About American Bass Anglers - American Bass Anglers is committed to providing low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler while offering an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and all their bass tournament trails visit www.americanbassanglers.com.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by: Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Four Roses Bourbon, Lucas Oil, Optima Batteries, Maui Jim, and Power-Pole. Mailing address: American Bass Anglers, Inc, PO Box 475, Athens, AL 35612 PH (256) 232-0406.
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