Inaugural Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series Sells Out in Less Than Two Days

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Decatur, Ala. (June 4, 2020) – Tournament officials announce registration is closed for the inaugural 2021 Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) 100 Series, with all 100 of the available boat entries selling out in 39 hours. The 2021 ABT 100 series gets underway January 9.

 

Registration for the 2021 ABT 100 Series opened to the public June 1, 2020, and reached its limit within 39 hours. “The Alabama Bass Trail 100 was created to continue efforts to grow the economic impacts of  tourism in smaller lakeside communities. We are thrilled to have anglers, including 10 professional anglers, from 12 states competing in these events while showcasing our lakes to the world. I can’t thank the anglers, sponsors and host cities enough for believing in the Alabama Bass Trail 100,” said Kay Donaldson, program director for the Alabama Bass Trail.

 

According to Donaldson, teams will be traveling from 12 states, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Texas to compete in the 2021 ABT 100 series. The Alabama Bass Trail and its tournaments create an estimated economic impact of over $3 million dollars for the state of Alabama annually.

 

The ABT 100 Series is open to professional and amateur anglers and features three tournaments.

 

Tournament dates and locations for 2021 Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series:

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

 

Each tournament features a $25,000 guaranteed first place prize and pays 20 places plus a $1,000 big fish totaling $100,000. 

 

Payout Schedule:                                                       

First place                               $25,000                                  

Second place                           $12,500                                  

Third place                              $10,000                                  

Fourth place                            $ 9,000                                   

Fifth place                               $ 7,500

Sixth place                              $ 6,000           

Seventh place                          $ 5,000

Eighth place                            $ 4,000                                   

Ninth place                             $ 3,000                                   

Tenth place                             $ 2,000                                   

11th – 20th                              $  1,500 each                          

Big Fish                                  $ 1,000

 

The ABT 100 Series will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast later in 2021. The weigh-in and live leaderboard will be streamed live on www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org and on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series.

 

ABT 100 Series sponsors include Phoenix Bass Boats, FishAlabama.org, Bill Penney Toyota, America’s First Federal Credit Union, American Baitworks, T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., Wedowee Marine and Garmin.

 

For more information, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit online at www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org, on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series and on Instagram at albasstrail100. 

 

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.