Bass Pro Shops, the world’s leading retailer in fishing and outdoor gear, has partnered with Drew Gregory’s Company, Deep Creek Ventures, to become the headline sponsor and host of “The 2010 River Bassin Tournament Trail Presented by Bass Pro Shops.”
The unique catch-photo-release, man powered watercraft, tournament trail will be comprised of 5 tournaments in 5 different Bass Pro Shops locations. Anglers will fish nearby rivers of their choice and take photos of their catch on a ruler device, then bring back their cameras to the Bass Pro Shops location where a slide show “results show” will take place where prizes are awarded in 3 divisions – Avid Angler, Casual Angler and Young River Bassers.
The avid angler division will feature a River Basser of the Year grand prize that is already valued at $15,000 and is expected to continue to grow. Key sponsors getting involved include Jackson Kayak, True North Trailers, Amazon Expeditions and Kokatat watersports wear *Prizes include Drew Gregory’s new signature kayak by Jackson Kayak, a fully rigged Outdoor Support Vehicle from True North and an all expenses paid trip to the Amazon River to fish for peacock bass, and much more.
Participating Bass Pro Shops are as follows and more information about the stops can be found on RiverBassinTrail.com
- Atlanta, GA – May 1st
- Knoxville, TN – May 22nd
- Birmingham, AL – June 5th
- Charlotte, NC – June 26th
- Macon, GA – July 10th
Drew mentions, “As a former Bass Pro Shops associate in college I’ve always known that Bass Pro is on the forefront of innovation in the fishing industry. This type of up and coming event really should fit well with them. We’re glad they saw the value in this trail and we’re looking forward to putting on these exciting events in their stores starting May 1st in Atlanta.”
Anglers can begin registering online in mid to late February when the tournament trail website goes live. Check back at DrewGregory.com to continue to get the latest updates on the trail.
Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops, also an international catalog and Internet retailer currently has 56 retail locations in 26 states and Canada visited by over 100 million people per year. In addition, Bass Pro Shops also provides products and services for thousands of independent dealers world wide through its subsidiary company, American Rod & Gun. Bass Pro Shops gift cards can be purchased at over 10,000 retail outlets across America. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASS PRO.
* Prizes, sponsors and dates are subject to change. More information will be found on the tournament website in mid to late February.