Amateur anglers set for richest one-day bass tournament in the world

aaforkbassOn April 7, Skeeter Bass Champs will be hosting the 5th Annual Dodge Ram Mega Bass tournament on Lake Fork, a world renowned bass fishery.  

On that day, 7 Dodge Ram pick-up trucks, a Skeeter Bass boat, plus over 100 hourly checks will be awarded.  This event is an hourly big bass event, meaning each competitor may weigh in a bass every hour during the day.  The hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

The heaviest bass of each hour will win a new Ram Truck. The top 15 bass of each hour will win cash prizes ranging from $500 for 2nd place each hour to $150 for 15th place each hour. The person who catches the single largest bass of the day will receive a Skeeter ZX190 bass boat in addition to the Ram Truck. The total prize purse for the day is over $225,000, making this event the richest one-day hourly big bass event for amateur anglers in the world.  

It’s simple “Fish-o-Nomics.”

The potential return on investment doesn’t get much better than this one day event.

Ken Addington, an amateur angler from Texas, was the overall winner in 2012 after weighing in a 9.68-pound largemouth.  

After the event, Ken was interviewed by the Bass Champs TV crew and he stated, “This is the coolest tournament of the year. There’s no other event where you have the opportunity to catch one fish and win a truck and a boat. It adds a whole new element to fishing. It’s like you’re literally fishing for vehicles. It’s awesome!” 

In 2012, over 1,700 anglers from all across the United States (27 states) recognized this amazing opportunity and made the trek to the little town of Alba  in the hunt for gigantic bass setting all new participation records for this astounding event.  

Nationally televised on the World Fishing Network the action and the elation of anglers as they hoisted their catch to the scales and later awarded top prize packages were caught on film.  This year’s event will be featured nationally on the World Fishing Network as well.

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