Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No-Entry Fee Bass Fishing Tournament for Military and First Responders- Set for May 2 & 3 at Ingalls Harbor

First responders, active military personnel, police officers, firefighters, reservists, members of the National Guard, and anyone who has served in any of the US Armed Forces are invited to participate in the fifth annual Homeland Security Bass Fishing Tournament set for May 2 and 3, 2014, at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. The no-entry fee tournament is limited to 300 boats and offers a guaranteed $1,000 first place prize.

On Friday, May 2nd, the Big Bass Tournament takes place from 1 until 5 p.m. with a big fish winner each hour. Anglers can weigh in one fish per person each hour.  Contestants must sign in at the launch site prior to 1 p.m.

On Saturday, May 3rd, up to 300 two-man teams are expected to compete for the $1000 first place cash prize, additional places, and draw prizes. Participants may choose to compete one day or both days.

Ingalls Harbor, located at 802 Wilson Street NW in Decatur, will host the take-off and weigh-in. Check-in begins at 4 a.m. on Saturday and weigh-in will be held between 2 and 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be served to participants after the conclusion of each day’s event.

Held exclusively for personnel that fall under the category of Homeland Security, the no-entry fee tournament is sponsored by The Boathouse, Serra Toyota of Decatur, American Bass Anglers, Triton Boats, Champion Powersports, GEICO Local Office, WDRM 102.1, Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Atmore, Wendy’s, and Lawler’s Barbeque.

For complete tournament rules and an entry form, visit www.the-boat-house.com or call 256.337.0909. 

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