Bid to become a marshal at Elite Series event on Toledo Bend

logoHave you ever wanted to ride in a boat with one of the best bass anglers in the world as they compete on one of Texas’ most historic lakes?

It’s your turn to spend two or three days on the water with the Bassmaster Elite Series Pros and learn a lifetime of bass fishing tips and techniques.

Toledo Bend Reservoir will host the most prestigious tournament in its 43 year history when it welcomes the Bassmaster Elite Series June 7-10, 2012 at Cypress Bend Park and Cypress Bend Golf Resort and Conference Center. 

The lake will welcome the top 100 anglers in the world, and each boat will be assigned a marshal. The local tournament sponsors have been provided two marshal spots that are currently up for bid, with the proceeds going to planned activities at the tournament.

Bid by silent auction at for one of two seats for marshal. You will learn countless tips and techniques that are certain to improve your skill level and receive a gift pack complete with your official Bassmaster Marshal uniform.

The responsibilities of a Bassmaster Marshal are simple, but very important. You must be familiar with on the water tournament rules before you arrive to the tournament. There will be a meeting for all marshals at Cypress Bend Resort on Wednesday, June 6, and a reception following with all of the pro anglers.

Once you arrive to the tournament site, you will learn how to operate the BASSTRakk scoring system — a simple to use cell phone-based scoring technology developed by ESPN, and how to make minor camera adjustments for the BassCast onboard cameras. Once you commit to being a Bassmaster Marshal, your attendance is mandatory for Days one and two of the competition. Participation in Day 3 is optional.

Marshals must sign an entry form acknowledging understanding of B.A.S.S. rules and report to tournament officials all rules violations or suggestions of rules violations. Marshals should bring a personal PFD to each event bearing no conflicting tournament trail logos, along with their own foul weather gear, sunscreen, food and drink. Elite Series pros, by rule, must have storage space available for Marshals to store gear, snacks and drinks.

Fishermen are encouraged to bid on these two positions and have a great learning opportunity riding in the boat with a pro for two days. For additional information, call (800) 358-7802.