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CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL
ABT Adds On the Water Live Coverage in 2021
Decatur, Ala. (October 19, 2020) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to announce in 2021 it will offer four hours of continuous on the water live coverage at each Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series and Alabama Bass Trail 100 events. The coverage will feature three roaming camera boats on the water and one in the live studio. The live stream can be viewed on the Alabama Bass Trail’s Facebook pages and website.
On the water live coverage will launch in 2021 delivering to fishing enthusiasts, ABT fans and anglers more than 50 hours of live coverage from 14 tournaments. “In the beginning of 2020 we tried our hand at live coverage and when the coronavirus pandemic hit, we went even further with it with the Quarantine Cup one-on-one challenges. The response was tremendous. From October 2019 through September 2020, we had over one million views from live videos on our social media platforms,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.
Fans are encouraged to follow the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaBassTrail) and Alabama Bass Trail 100 (https://www.facebook.com/albasstrail100) on Facebook and to bookmark www.alabamabasstrail.org to watch the live coverage. Chris Brown, president of the Angler’s Channel, will join ABT emcee Robbie Floyd and ABT television show host Kenneth Grover as on-the-water commentators bringing the fans all the action.
“I am excited about this next generation of tournament coverage available to anglers around the world,” added Donaldson. “We have seen what live coverage has done for our friends at B.A.S.S, and even though we are much smaller, we plan on bringing our fans the same first class experience.”
The 2021 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will be held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 20, 2021.
February 20, 2021 Lake Martin / Hosted by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce
March 13, 2021 Lake Eufaula / Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
April 24, 2021 Lay Lake / Hosted by the Shelby County Commission
May 8, 2021 Alabama River / Hosted by the City of Prattville Parks and Recreation
June 12, 2021 Logan Martin Lake / Hosted by the Pell City Chamber of Commerce
February 27, 2021 Pickwick Lake / Hosted by Florence Lauderdale Tourism Board
March 20, 2021 Lake Guntersville / Hosted by the Marshall County CVB
April 10, 2021 Wheeler Lake / Hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism
May 15, 2021 Weiss Lake / Hosted by the Town of Leesburg
June 19, 2021 Neely Henry Lake / Hosted by the City of Gadsden
Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the championship tournament will be held October 22-23, 2021, on Lewis Smith Lake.
The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series will make its debut January 9, 2021, and will be held on three of the Alabama Bass Trail lakes.
January 9, 2021 Lay Lake / hosted by Shelby County Commission
June 5, 2021 Lake Eufaula / hosted by Eufaula-Barbour Chamber of Commerce
November 20, 2021 Lake Guntersville / hosted by Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau
ABT Tournament sponsors include Phoenix Bass Boats; Bill Penney Toyota; Alabama Tourism Department; America’s First Federal Credit Union; Academy Sports & Outdoors; Garmin; T-H Marine Supplies, Inc.; Alabama Power Company; Buffalo Rock, Inc.; Jack’s; Wedowee Marine; Lews Fishing; FishNeelyHenry.com; Power-Pole; Big Bite Baits; YETI; Zone Repellents, Buck N’ Bass and Hydrowave. Angler’s Channel will film and produce the Alabama Bass Trail television series for Fox Sports Southeast and Southern Stream Live will continue the live-streaming and video production services.
For more information on the live coverage, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.
About Alabama Bass Trail
The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.