2020 Military Team Tournament Rescheduled to July 8 – 10,2020
ATHENS, Ala. – American Bass Anglers announced today the rescheduling of the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Military Team Event to July 5-10, 2020, on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, AL. The event will have three days of Practice and three days of competition. Official Practice will begin Sunday, July 5, and continue Monday, July 6 and conclude on Wednesday, July 7. The competition days will be Wednesday, July 8, Thursday, July 9, and will conclude on Friday, July 10.
This 2020 special event is hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism on Lake Wheeler. The event will be operated out of Ingalls Harbor and Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, located at 802-A Wilson Street NW, Decatur, AL 35601.
Since this event has no off-limits, anglers can take your time as there is a lot to see and do in Decatur, AL, especially on the 4th of July weekend. The Spirit of America Festivals is held at Point Mallard in Decatur, AL, with one of the south’s largest and most spectacular fireworks shows 4th of July evening.
Also, just up the road is the US Space and Rocket Center and Tranquility Base. It is a fantastic learning center and space museum. They also schedule a firework shows 4th of July evening.
Cabelas and its Tracker Marine center is located about 15 minutes away and is the perfect place to take the family and stock on the latest hot lures and marine supplies.
Decatur, Alabama, has earned a reputation for providing winning facilities, personnel, and service! Nestled within this charming Southern city of 60,000 is a treasure trove of athletic venues that have played host to diverse and prestigious sporting events in softball, golf, figure skating, archery, tennis, triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, fishing, and soccer. Competent and considerate staff from the City of Decatur Parks and Recreation Department and Decatur Morgan County Tourism work together to ensure that your event is the MAIN EVENT, drawing support, publicity, and enthusiasm in the community!
Decatur is well-known for offering family-friendly activities to suit a variety of interests. Point Mallard Park is a 780-acre playground that offers fun for each season! Camp in the campground, play 18 holes of golf, chill out at the ice rink, jog along a wooded river trail and visit America’s first wave pool at the Point Mallard Water Park. Opening in 2018, the new state-of-the-art Cook Museum of Natural Science will offer a 63,000 square foot interactive museum exploring the theme of “Life is Amazing.” The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is also a wonderful way to explore nature during your stay.
"Decatur, Alabama, and Ingalls Harbor are local to our American Bass Anglers Headquarters. We are looking forward to building a relationship with the Decatur Morgan County Tourism. We are looking forward to seeing everything they have to offer to our Military anglers,” said RheAnna King, National Marketing Director.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday 4th of July Celebrate America!
Sunday, July 5 – First Day of Official Practice
Monday, July 6 – Official Practice Day
Tuesday, July 7 – Official Practice Day and Registration Event
• Registration Event will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm at and Ingalls Harbor located at 802-A Wilson Street NW, Decatur, AL 35601
• Dinner and Mandatory Tournament Briefing 6 pm Ingalls Harbor
Wednesday, July 8 – Competition Day 1 (Safe Daylight till 3 pm first flight)
Thursday, July 9 – Competition Day 2 (Safe Daylight till 3 pm first flight)
Friday, July 9 – Competition Day 3 (Safe Daylight till 2:30 pm first flight)
• Awards ceremony to follow
ENTRY FEE: Entry fee is $150 per team if registering prior to the entry deadline. After the entry deadline, July 1, 2020, a $25 late fee will be assessed.
BIG BASS POT: A big bass option pot will be available for teams to sign up for during on-site registration ONLY.
Register for this Event (LINK)
Here’s a link for the new Bass Pro Shops 2020 Military Team Bass Tournament TDY Letter
American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide 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 visit www.americanbassanglers.com or call (256) 232-0406.
American Bass Anglers is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Triton Boats, Nitro Boats, Tracker Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Monster Energy Drinks, Garmin, T-H Marine, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Engel Coolers, Maui Jim and Power-Pole.
American Fishing Tour - Latest News
Donald Griffith Takes the Win on the Tensaw River
May 31, 2020, Mobile, AL. Donald Griffith of Robertsdale, Alabama won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour Division 41 Two Day tournament presented by American Bass Anglers on the Tensaw River. Running out of Live Oak Landing, Griffith brought back a two day total that locked in the scales at 20.87 pounds. For the victory Griffith took home $802.
Bobby and Karen Holman win on Lake Mitchell
Bobby and Karen Holman won the Bass Pro Shops Couples Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Central Alabama Division 1 tournament, held May 16, 2020, on Lake Mitchell. Running out of Higgins Ferry boat ramp out of Clanton, AL, they caught 5 bass weighing 14.85 pounds. For the victory, they earned a check for $500.00. Bobby won the Man’s Big Fish with a 4.39-pound kicker. They caught their fish early in the morning in shallow water.
Weiss Lake Double Header
June 1, 2020, Athens, AL. June 6 and 7 ABA will host a doubleheader weekend on Weiss Lake in Centre AL. On Saturday, the third tournament for the Bass Pro Shops Open Series North Alabama Division will be held. Sunday, the Bass Pro Shops Team Tour will be held. Both events will launch from Little River Marina, 1780 County Rd. 102 Cedar Bluff, Alabama 35959.
Special Announcement Bass Pro Shops Team Trail
Athens, AL. June 1, 2020, American Bass Anglers announced today significant changes to the Bass Pro Shops Team Trail.
Due to the many circumstances surrounding the current pandemic many manufacturing facilities have been brought to a standstill making it impossible for sponsors to supply boats to the remaining Team Trail events.