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CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL
Buck N’ Bass Named Presenting Sponsor and Official Rain Suit of the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series and 100 Series
Decatur, Ala. (September 28, 2020) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to announce Buck N’ Bass has been named a presenting sponsor and the official rain suit provider of the 2021 ABT Tournament Series and inaugural 100 Series.
Under the terms of the agreement, Buck N’ Bass will have a booth at all ABT and ABT 100 series pre-tournament meetings in 2021, and will serve as the official rain suit provider of the ABT. The Alabama Bass Trail will feature Buck N’ Bass on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels and collateral materials.
“Buck N’ Bass has done what no other brand has been able to do. For the life of tournament bass fishing no brand has been able to keep an angler dry. And when we say dry, we mean dry. From light rain to the heaviest of rain to reaching in your live well or over the gunnel, Buck N’ Bass keeps you undeniably dry and we are excited to bring our revolutionary Reservoir Rain Suit to Alabama and the Alabama Bass Trail,” said Buck N’ Bass CEO Will George. Buck N’ Bass products feature advance innovative technology designed to keep an angler dry in the most extreme conditions. For more information, visit www.bucknbass.com.
“We are excited to have Buck N’ Bass as a new partner for 2021,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson. “We live outdoors and sometimes the weather is less than ideal. That’s when having high performance technical clothing to protect you from the elements becomes as important as a boat, motor and electronics. To me it is a lot like insurance. You buy it hoping you never have to use it, but if you do, you want to make sure you have everything covered. And you can bet, we will be covered in our Buck N’ Bass Reservoir rain bibs and jacket.”
The 2021 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will be held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 20, 2021. Sanctioned by BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), the ABTTS contains two divisions: North and South. Each division is made up of five tournaments on five different lakes. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 225. Teams must fish in all five tournaments in their respective division. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the championship tournament will be held October 22-23, 2021, on Lewis Smith Lake. Each regular season tournament features a $10,000 guaranteed first place prize and pays 40 places totaling over $47,000. The no-entry fee championship will feature a $100,000 payout with a first-place prize of $50,000. There is also a $5,000 bonus cash prize for Angler of the Year and $2,500 for runner-up Angler of the Year. Priority registration opens August 1, 2020.
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. Attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States, the new three tournament series features a $25,000 first place prize and pays 20 places totaling $100,000. Registration for the 100 series sold out in two days of registration opening.
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, 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.