$55,000 in cash and prizes!
$73,000 Year End Classic No Entry Fee!!
Top 50 Teams Qualify!
I would like to take this moment on behalf of my staff and myself to welcome you to the Foxwoods Bass Challenge tour.
There’s no other tournament trail in the Northeast like this one. Our qualifying tour allows Foxwoods Bass Challenge anglers the opportunity to “Catch the Dream” by competing with the best anglers in the Northeast. The Foxwoods Bass Challenge tour tests the anglers bass fishing knowledge and skills under competition in each of our qualifying events.
This years tour offers exciting big-time fishing and big bucks (over $350,000 in cash and prizes) for the Foxwoods Bass Challenge member who chooses to fish in one or all of the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tournaments. Again this year we will be offering a Guaranteed purse at each of our qualifying events. A Whopping $55,000 in cash and prizes paying down to 25th place.
If that’s not enough? There’s the $73,000 Foxwoods Bass Challenge Classic. The final word in Northeast championship fishing. And the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour is the only road that leads to this premiere finale of bass fishing.
If that’s not enough? there’s the EVERTROLL Foxwoods Bass Challenge Sweepstakes. WIN A FREE BOAT? Still not enough? We will be contributing a fishing kayak of your choice up to 1500 from amazon, you cant find a model of your choice. A list of fishing kayaks here.
Take the first step to Catching the Dream and become a member in Foxwoods Bass Challenge NOW!
With more and more great companies producing great fishing rods today, finding the right rod for you could easily be a daunting task to say the least. While you will have to take into account the type of fishing you plan on doing, there are many different rods that you can purchase to do the job. While we all know that ice fishing rods would not be practical for bass fishing on a lake in the spring or fall, so too would the impracticality of using a deep sea rod for a cold February day in an ice hut.
When it comes to fishing rods, the great thing is that you do not have to go to a special store to purchase them. What this means to the consumer is clear savings, when it comes to fishing equipment. There are some great rod/reel combos to be had from the likes of Walmart or virtually any other department store that would sell sporting goods in your area. There are of course the outdoors shops such as Cabela’s that specialize in the best of fishing equipment and they have a wide array of fishing rods, and fishing reels to suit just about any particular fishing trip.
Some of the more popular brands to look for when it comes to fishing rods include:
· Abu Garcia
All of these fine fishing rods offer the latest and most productive manufacturing techniques when it comes to development and assembly. These rods are the best of the best and will give you years of great service on the lake of in the streams. When buying a new fishing rod, one of the first things you must keep in mind would have to be what exactly do you plan on catching, or what would be the species that you most likely will be fishing for on a regular basis. When you determine this, you will have a better picture as to what strength and flex you will need in the fishing rods.
Some of the more recent fishing rods released to date offer much in the way of flexibility and strength. When the rod is bent under great force of a fighting fish, the last you want is for the rod to snap and be faced with an expensive replacement of the rod and still not landing that big catch. Take your time and review fishing rods in a comparison chart and see what might be the weapon of your choice to tackle that big catch of the day.
|I would like to take this moment on behalf of my staff and myself to welcome you to the Foxwoods Kayak Fishing Challenge tour.
There’s no other tournament trail in the Northeast like this one. Our qualifying tour allows Foxwoods Kayak Fishing Bass Challenge anglers the opportunity to Catch the Dream by competing with the best anglers in the Northeast. The Foxwoods Bass Challenge tour tests the anglers bass fishing knowledge and skills under competition in each of our qualifying events.This years tour offers exciting big-time fishing and big bucks for the Foxwoods Kayak Fishing Bass challenge member who chooses to fish in one or all of the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tournaments. For the first time in the history of competitive bass fishing in the Northeast we will be offering a Guaranteed purse at each of our qualifying events. A Whopping $51,000 in cash and prizes paying down to 25th place.If that’s not enough? There’s the $66,000 Foxwoods Bass Challenge Classic. The final word in Northeast championship fishing. And the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour is the only road that leads to this premiere finale of bass fishing.
THE BASS ANGLER’S / TEAM TRAIL
As the millennium promises a new beginning, an avenue for change and growth. The Foxwoods Kayak Fishing Bass Challenge Tour and its tournament director Lee Bailey will be riding on a four-year growth span that promises to be the very best “Team Bass Tournament Trail” in the entire United States.
“This is our fifth year and the outlook for “2000”, is designed around our commitment to our tournament fishermen. This year we have a guaranteed payout of $51,000.00 at each and every one of the four-two/day qualifier tournaments. We are the very first tournament trail in the Northeast ever, to take such a progressive step”, proudly stated Foxwoods Tournament .
First place prize, valued at over $22,000.00 at each of the qualifiers will be a completely rigged 18’ Triton bass boat powered by a Mercury 150 EFI Outboard and trimmed with sponsored accessories such as Power Troll Batteries, Guest Battery Chargers and a color coordinated Tech-5 Keel Guard. This will be the first time in the four year history of the “Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour”, that they will be offering a guaranteed payout to twenty-fifth place whether they have a full field of 150 teams or not!
I asked assistant tournament director about the growth of the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour, over the pass four years. “In the beginning our tournament staff was made up of basically six people. . We would do all of the set-up, tournament weigh-ins, break downs, advertising and show promotions, along with anything else Lee would come up with that might make the trail a little bit better for the fishermen”,
Today the tournament staff of the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour is made up of approximately twenty people all with specific jobs and duties to help make the Northeast’s premier team tournament trail run like clock work. When the trail first began four years ago it would average between sixty and seventy-five boats per tournament. That number has just about doubled and with a guaranteed payout at each and every tournament the prospects for a full field of 150 boats, looks very promising.
“As in previous years as we expanded we had and will continue to offer to all our members the opportunity to register first for the new trail year. There will be a few changes this year for our membership. The entry fee for each tournament will be $350.00 per team, this is a $50.00 increase over last year. Keep in mind however that this year we are holding two-day events not single day events as we did last year. The membership fee will remain at $30.00 per member, and will once again include a package value of over $50.00. Membership includes a lure Pak, Foxwoods embroider Hat, and a year’s subscription to “Bass Fever Magazine”, explained tournament director Leroy Bailey.
When the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour first began four years ago, the entry fee was $200.00 per team with a guaranteed payout of $5,000.00 for first place. Payouts to the field were based on the amount of teams registered in each tournament. As the trail grew and Tournament Director Lee Bailey secured more sponsored support, anglers began to be offered tournament bass boats as a first place prize, at each of the qualifiers.
Bailey’s commitment to tournament bass fishing in the Northeast is all formulated in his vision for the average weekend angler and grass roots bassmasters to have an opportunity to fish team bass tournaments with professional results. An over view of the first tournaments verses the present Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour is evidence of this commitment. Over the past four years payouts have increased from $5,000.00 to $51,000.00. While the entry fees have only increased marginally from $200.00 per tournament for one-day events to $350.00 per tournament for two-day events, with guaranteed payouts to twenty-fifth place. The fee for membership began at $25.00 a member and included only a newsletter that came out quarterly. Today the membership of the “Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour”, have full exposure monthly in “BASS FEVER”, the only national magazine that is solely devoted to the tournament angler. At the end of the season the top fifty teams are given a free entry into the “Foxwoods Bass Challenge Classic”, a tournament valued at over $50,000.00. “This is the elite status group and we treat them as best as we possibly can. When we first started we would hold a barbecue, but today our Top 50 Classic contenders are treated to a complete dinner banquet
professional tournament trail comes into total focus through the television lens of “Cox Cable” network. Each and every tournament is taped and later aired as a television series, on the fishing show-“Catch the Dream”. Anglers who receive “Cox Cable” on their cable network enjoy viewing the special series, and for those who may not receive “Cox Cable”, a videotape copy of each tournament is available for members to purchase.
“This pinnacle of tournament stature would never have been reached without the support of our longtime sponsors. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Foxwoods Resort Casino, as well as River Front Recapture, all had the vision to focus in on my dream of providing a professional tournament trail that would be open to anyone and everyone. Our tournament anglers are fishing the same waters used by B.A.S.S. and the FLW professional touring trails”, reflected. Not only are the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour members fishing the same type of water the “Big Boys” fish, they are also beginning to attract the same type of crowd. The Foxwoods Classic held on the Connecticut River in down town Hartford drew over several thousand bass fishing fans. Not to mention that two local television stations and several area newspapers were on hand for the grand finale of the tournament season.
he lamented further on the importance of strong sponsors and their commitment to the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour. Lunker City, Tech-5 Keel Guards, and Stor’s It Rod Storage Systems have also been with the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour since it was first spawned almost five years ago. Guest Battery Chargers and Power Troll Batteries have since joined the “Tour” and continue to provide strong support with their products on all the “Triton” prize boats.
Tech-5 Keel Guards commented on his commitment to the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour. “We at Tech-5 are elated about the growth of the Foxwoods Trail, but it doesn’t surprise us. Lee has always been very positive in setting goals and striving hard to reach them. Our business is a family run operation and it gives us great pleasure to see working side by side with a strong supportive family effort. Lee is #1 with us, and #1 for Lee is definitely the fishermen!”
informed me that several new tackle manufactures have expressed interest in supporting the Foxwoods Bass Challenge Tour, with their sponsorship to begin in the year 2000.
Only 50 bass fishing teams will prove themselves worthy enough to receive a special no entry fee invitation to fish in the Northeast’s premiere event. And solely through their accomplishments along the Foxwoods Bass Challenge tour will they Catch the Dream. If you have ever dreamed of fishing in a championship event. If you have what it takes to become a true competitor – desire, determination, ambition, skill and dedication. Then the Foxwoods Bass challenge tour is for you. More information on the alternative way to fish in the challenge, kayak fishing and which is the best kayak to purchase at kyaker guide.
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