FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director
PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL
T-H Marine Supplies Continues Sponsorship
Decatur, Ala. (October 25, 2017) – The Alabama Bass Trail is pleased to announce that T-H Marine Supplies will continue its sponsorship of the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS) in 2018. The Huntsville-based boat parts and accessory manufacturer has also committed to be the presenting sponsor of the Open Tournament, set to launch in 2018.
“The success of the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series is largely attributed to our great sponsors,” stated Alabama Bass Trail Program Director Kay Donaldson. “T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. is one of the most trusted names in the marine industry and we are honored they see the benefit of partnering with us. 2018 will mark the fifth year of our partnership and to have them jump on board as the presenting sponsor of our first Open Tournament shows the great deal of confidence they have in us.”
During the tournament series, T-H Marine Supplies will supply its trademarked OxygenatorTM and G-Juice Live Well Treatment where they will be used in the water weigh-in system to assist in a 100% live release of fish back into their habitats at the conclusion of the tournament. The OxygenatorTM uses a patented process to create 100% pure oxygen from the water itself by separating the water molecules into their elemental parts: hydrogen and oxygen. The lighter hydrogen molecules rapidly leave the water and dissipate into the atmosphere. The heavier oxygen molecule remains suspended until it dissolves in the water. The G-Juice formulation was developed from over 15 years of research spent in the baitfish, fish transporting, and sport fishing industries.
Considered the best outboard jack plates on the market, T-H Marine’s ATLASTM hydraulic jack plate will serve as the official jack plate of the Alabama Bass Trail. Made in the United States, the ATLASTM is factory installed by more boat manufacturers than any other plate and is used by more professional fishermen than any other hydraulic jack plate.
“We are so pumped to see the Alabama Bass Trail going so strong for five years now. We are happy to have been there from the start to support this awesome trail on our beautiful home state’s lakes,” said T-H Marine’s President and CEO Jeff Huntley.
Serving the marine industry since 1975, T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. is headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., and employs over 125 people in two plants located in Alabama. Family owned and operated, T-H Marine is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of parts and accessories for recreational boats, offering over 3000 different products including outboard motor mounts, outboard tilt and trim, access hatches, deck plates, lid locks, deck hardware, live well aeration, fishing rod holders, boat lights, rigging accessories, trolling motor accessories, and general boat accessories. Their products are available at major retailers such as Academy Sports, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, and West Marine. For more information, visit www.thmarine.com.
Returning for the fifth season, the ABTTS is held on eleven of the lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail beginning February 17, 2018, with the championship tournament to be held on October 26-27, 2018. As part of the agreement, the Alabama Bass Trail will feature T-H Marine Supplies on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels, and collateral materials.
Pickwick Lake February 17, 2018 hosted by Florence-Lauderdale Tourism
Lake Guntersville March 10, 2018 hosted by TBA
Wheeler Lake April 21, 2018 hosted by Decatur-Morgan County CVB
Weiss Lake May 12, 2018 hosted by Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Logan Martin Lake June 9, 2018 hosted by Pell City Chamber of Commerce
Lay Lake February 24, 2018 hosted by Shelby County Commission
Lake Martin March 24, 2018 hosted by Alexander City Chamber of Commerce
Lake Eufaula April 7, 2018 hosted by Eufaula-Barbour Chamber of Commerce
Lake Jordan May 5, 2018 hosted by Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce
Alabama River/Cooter’s Pond June 23, 2018 hosted by City of Prattville Parks and Recreation
Neely Henry Lake October 26-27, 2018 hosted by Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department
The new Open Tournament makes its debut September 8, 2018, on Smith Lake. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, the one-day tournament allows teams to compete in a single tournament instead of the tournament series, which has a five-weekend commitment. It has a $15,000 guaranteed first place prize and a total cash payout of over $70,000. The maximum number of boats is 250 in the amateur division and 25 in the professional division. The professional division will consist of one FLW or Bassmaster Elite Series Pro and one amateur who will be vying for a winner take-all $7,500 cash prize. The entry fee is $300 per team. Registration opens January 22, 2018.
For more information on the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series or Open Tournament, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org or call Program Director Kay Donaldson at 855.9FISHAL.
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.