Decatur, Ala. – Headquartered in Golden, Mo., Pro-Guide Batteries, a trusted name among dealers, boat manufacturers, and anglers for the past 40 years, will join the Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) as a presenting sponsor of the ABT Tournament Series and 100 Series in 2024. The brand now becomes the first battery to ever become an official sponsor of the ABT.
“Pro-Guide Batteries is thrilled to be a part of one of the most innovative and exciting team trails in the nation,” said Battery Outfitters Principal Pate Shumaker. “Since 1980, Pro-Guide has partnered with many regional tournament trails. Over those 40 years, we believe these relationships have been instrumental to our success. The friendships within the organizations, and support from the anglers, drive long-term value for everyone involved. We’re honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Alabama Bass Trail.”
As a presenting sponsor, Pro-Guide Batteries will enjoy extensive exposure through multiple ABT platforms. The ABT will feature the company on all tournament related advertising, website and collateral materials and will be seen across the various ABT social media channels.
Adding to an already robust payout program, Pro-Guide Batteries is offering a bonus program to ABT anglers that are registered in advance with the ABT. Pro-Guide Batteries will pay out $250 to the highest finishing team in the top 20 that have one or more Pro-Guide Batteries in the boat during competition, or $500 to the highest finishing team in the Top 20 that has a boat fully rigged with Pro-Guide Lithium batteries during competition (starting and trolling).
ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson said, “One product that I really focused on for a partnership this season was to find a battery partner. Anglers depend on their equipment to get them to their favorite fishing spot, and more importantly to get their days catch to the scales. We feel confident that Pro-Guide Batteries is a solid partner for ABT anglers and we are excited to work with the Pro-Guide Batteries team to grow their brand in Alabama and the southeast.”
The Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series will enter its eleventh season next year as the state’s premier weekend tournament trail for amateur bass anglers with an 11-event schedule offering more than $750,000 in awards. The season gets underway February 10, 2024, on Lake Jordan and concludes Oct. 18-19, 2024, with the championship on Lay Lake.
|February 17, 2024
|Pickwick Lake hosted by Florence-Lauderdale Tourism
|March 16, 2024
|Smith Lake hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County
|April 27, 2024
|Wheeler Lake hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism
|May 18, 2024
|Neely Henry Lake hosted by City of Gadsden
|June 22, 2024
|Lake Guntersville hosted by Marshall County Sports and Tourism
|February 10, 2024
|Lake Jordan hosted by the City of Wetumpka and the Elmore County Economic Development
|March 9, 2024
|Lake Martin hosted by Alexander City Chamber of Commerce
|April 13, 2024
|Logan Martin Lake hosted by City of Lincoln
|May 11, 2024
|Alabama River (Cooter’s Pond) hosted by City of Prattville
|June 15, 2024
|Lake Eufaula hosted by Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
Hosted by the Shelby County Commission, the championship tournament will be held October 18-19, 2024, on Lay Lake.
Returning for the fourth season, the ABT 100 Series is open to professional and amateur anglers and features three tournaments. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 100. Entry fee for each event is $1,000 and teams must fish in all three tournaments. (No single entries allowed.)
Tournament dates and locations for the 2024 Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series:
|January 20, 2024
|Logan Martin Lake hosted by the City of Lincoln
|June 1, 2024
|Weiss Lake hosted by the City of Leesburg
|November 2, 2024
|Wheeler hosted by Decatur-Morgan County Tourism
About Pro-Guide Batteries
Since its humble beginnings in 1980, Pro-Guide Batteries has been a cornerstone in the marine industry, renowned for its commitment to quality, innovation, and exceptional service. Starting from a modest garage with just a van and a pallet of batteries, Pro-Guide has experienced remarkable growth over the last 40 years, evolving into a trusted name among dealers, boat manufacturers and anglers.