2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Pro-Am – Douglas Lake
The PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series Pro-Am will offer anglers the opportunity to fish with some of the nation’s top professional anglers in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
At each Tournament Series stop, a limited number of Pros will participate in the Pro-Am tournament on Saturday. Pros who have volunteered will be selected from those who do not make the Top 30 final day cut of the Tournament Series event. The participating Pros will vary at each Tournament Series location.
The first Pro-Am will be July 10 on Douglas Lake, going out of the Headwater Ramp at Douglas Dam. The tournament is open to anyone, although official PAA Member Observers who participated in the first two days of the Tournament Series event will have priority entry.
Event: PAA BPS Tournament Series Pro-Am
Date: Saturday, July 10
Location: Douglas Lake
Participants: Open to anyone
Teams: PAA pro – randomly paired with an Amateur (must be at least a PAA general member)
Field: First 20 Teams registered
Pairings Meeting: Friday, July 9 – at conclusion of Tournament Series Weigh-in (Amateurs must be present for pairings meeting)
Entry Fee: $300 per amateur
Teams will use the “Catch, Weigh, Release” paper tournament format popularized by the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Anglers will police themselves and keep track of the weight in their respective boats, using certified/calibrated Boga Grip scales. Tournament finishes will be based on the total weight in pounds and ounces, up to the tournament limit.
Each team will consist of one Pro and one Amateur, who must be at least a General Member of the PAA, paired by random draw. Catches will be recorded on the scorecard and counted toward the tournament limit. Field size will fluctuate between 20 and 36 teams per event, depending on location. The first 20 teams registered per event will be confirmed; additional teams will be placed on a wait list until the week of the event.
Pro-Am pairing meetings will be held lakeside on Friday at the conclusion of the Tournament Series weigh-in. Registration and check-in will be from 3-5:30 p.m. at the PAA lakeside booth and weigh-in site. Amateurs must be present for the Pairing Meeting at approximately 6 p.m.
Entry fee is $300 per amateur, per event. Prizes will be Bass Pro Shops gift cards for the Amateur winner ($500) and Pro ($250), with payout to 1-in-4 entries. A complimentary lunch will be provided by the PAA at Bass Pro Shops after the tournament. Competition will not exceed six hours and will conclude in time for Pros and Amateurs to attend the final day weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops in Kodak, Tenn.
Pro-Am Event Schedule
Saturday, July 10
7 a.m. Pros and Amateurs meet at designated launch ramp
7:30 a.m. Official Event Start Time
1 p.m. Fishing ceases and participants return to Bass Pro Shops
2 p.m. All tournament scoring cards will be submitted, regardless of number of fish caught