BENTON, Ky. (March 5, 2010) – Open registration begins Monday for any angler wishing to participate in the 2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series that begins in July.
Open call-in dates are March 8-12 for all anglers who plan to sign up for all four PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series events this season.
This is the third of four registration periods. Tournament entry fees are $2,500 per event with a $750 deposit per event.
Tournaments this season will include PAA member observers who will have chances to win prizes based on their pro’s performance, as well as a chance to compete in an all new Pro-Am format on Saturday. Details of both programs will be announced soon.
2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Schedule:
July 8-10: Lake Cherokee, Morristown, Tenn. Aug. 12-14:* Lake Norman, Charlotte, N.C. Sept. 9-11: Lake Tawakoni, Garland, Texas Oct. 14-16: Table Rock Lake, Branson, Mo.
Tournament format:
• 30 day off-limits before first practice day (no info and not on water) • 3-day official practice (Sunday- Tuesday)* • 1 off day (Wednesday) for registration and other activities* • 3-day tournament (Thursday- Saturday)
• Full field the first two days • Top 30 will fish the final day and weigh in at Bass Pro Shops store • Pro only – must be a TOUR level member of PAA to fish any tournament in 2010 – anglers can become a TOUR level member of PAA upon registering for the Series events • Member Observers all three days
*To accommodate anglers competing in the Forrest Wood Cup, the official practice period for Lake Norman will begin Monday (8/9/10) instead of Sunday, with no off day prior to competition.
To register, contact the PAA office at (270) 527-2030.
About the PAA: The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. For more information, visit .