The 5th Annual Berkley Big Bass Challenge on Lake Fork, Texas is set for October 23rd – 24th, 2010. The big money event will take place out of Lake Fork Marina. The event continues to grow in popularity as over 800 anglers last year vied for over $90,000 in cash and prizes including 2 Skeeter bass boats.
While everyone is vying for the biggest bass over and under the slot limits to win the Skeeter boats, most checks are for fish in the 2-4 pound range and several were handed out for large 1 pounders. The rules do not allow anglers that have paid a $2500 tournament entry to fish the tournament and this opens the field for the weekend tournament warrior and recreational angler to win some money and have fun.
Each hour an angler can bring one fish to the scales to try and stay in the running for a chance to receive one of the hourly cash awards. The unique aspect of this tournament is that only Berkley baits can be used during the challenge.
“This fun format lets anglers enjoy full spectrum of Berkley baits,” said Andrew Marks, Marketing Director for Berkley. “It is challenging to not only adjust to some of the new baits that are being used, but also the added strategy of when to weigh in your fish that lends a unique twist making it fun for everyone.”
The Berkley Experience trailer, a 60-foot event center, will be on site for the entire event. The trailer features Interactive presentation screens, educational seminars on line selection, reel maintenance, rod selection and selecting the right bait, a knot tying station and competition, bait demonstration tanks and many other fun elements designed to help the angers Catch More Fish. Lake Fork Marina will be partnering with the Experience trailer and will have a good selection of Berkley baits for sale, if anglers have not already stocked up for the tournament.
More information can be found on www.basschamps.com.