Saturday, November 2, 2013

Wheeler Lake to Host Fishers of Men District 2 Championship

The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is bringing its District 2 Championship to the River City for two days of competitive fishing where top winners qualify for its national championship. Set for November 8-9, 2013, the tournament is expected to bring approximately 250 anglers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky who will be competing for a potential purse value over $20,000.

The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is comprised of 11 districts. All teams who have entered at least three Fishers of Men Team Series regular season tournaments within a division and have finished in the top 80% of the 2013 season standings for that division are eligible to enter their respective district championship. Winners claiming over $7,000 and top 20% of the field in the District 2 Championship qualify for the prestigious Fishers of Men National Championship to be held in the spring of 2014.

Anglers will begin arriving as early as November 4th to participate in the official practice days that are set for November 5th, 6th, and 7th. According to tournament organizers, the District 2 Championship is expected to provide an economic impact of over $350,000 to the Decatur and Morgan County economy through revenues generated by lodging, dining, and retail sales provided by anglers traveling from outside the area.  

Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW will host the takeoffs and weigh-ins. The public is invited to attend the weigh-ins scheduled for 3 p.m. on November 8th and 9th.

For more information on the District 2 Championship, contact Fishers of Men National Director Al Odom at 803.429.1784 or visit

About Fishers of Men

The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry whose mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to fishermen and their families through competitive and professionally run fishing tournaments. It began in 1998 as a small four division tournament trail with a total of 21 events through the first season and has now grown into one of the largest fishing tournament organizations in the country. Membership is open to anyone without regard to religion, gender, age, or race. For more information, visit   

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