Pickwick and Wilson Lake Tournaments News

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A bass tournament coming to Sheffield’s Riverfront Park on April 16 is unlike most fishing competitions held in Shoals.

Bass tournament competitors typically strive to catch five largest fish that will be weighed in at the end of the day.

Instead of weighing in their catch at the end of the day, anglers competing in the Fishlife Big Bass Battle on Pickwick Lake, presented by Fishlife Fish Care Products, will return to Riverfront Park every hour to weigh their fish. Anglers will fish from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and have seven opportunities to weigh a fish.

The anglers will compete for a $500 cash prize, awarded every hour for the largest bass weighed during that hour. The prize for the overall largest bass of the tournament is $1,000. If the weight of the overall largest bass ends in .00, the prize is $25,000. The entry fee for the tournament is $50.

Unlike many tournaments that are limited to a single angler or two-angler team per boat, the Big Bass Battle events permit as many anglers to fish from a boat as allowed by the vessel’s capacity plate.

Susann Hamlin, president and CEO of Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, in Tuscumbia, said a big-fish-only format on a lake that is filled with huge largemouth and smallmouth bass promises to create plenty of excitement at the Sheffield tournament. “It’s going to be the most interesting bass tournament ever on Pickwick Lake.”

Complete rules and registration forms are available online at fishlife.net. For more information call Harrison at (205) 243-4572 or email him at jody.harrison@fishlife.net.


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