PAA Tournament Series Observer Registration is Underway

Category: press release

 Jun 7th, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 7th, 2010 at 12:00 AM

BETNON, Ky. (June 8, 2010)  – Registering to be an official observer in the
2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix is as
easy as tying on a jig.

The first of four events in the Tournament Series is scheduled for July 8-10
on Cherokee Lake in Morristown, Tenn. Observer registration is open now for
the Cherokee event, as well as the season’s other tournaments on Lake Norman
near Charlotte in August, Lake Tawakoni northeast of Dallas in September and
Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., in October.

Observers must be at least a General Member of the PAA. Observer entry fees
are $50 per tournament, which allows the observer to participate up to all
three days of the event. In addition to witnessing first-hand how top pros
dissect a lake and strategize, observers also will be registered in a
shared-weight competition for Bass Pro Shops gift cards worth $100. To be
eligible for the shared-weight competition, observers must participate both
Days 1 and 2.

Observers will be paired with their pro partners for both days at the
Wednesday night registration meeting at Bass Pro Shops. On Day 1, the
observer will earn the same weight as their Day 2 Pro. On Day 2, the
observer will earn the same weight as their Day 1 Pro. At the conclusion of
Friday’s weigh-in, the Top 20 observers, based on their Pros’ combined
weight, will win $100 Bass Pro Shops gift cards and other special
merchandise prizes.

“Being able to see some of the best professional anglers make decisions on
the water throughout the day is a great way to learn and improve your
skills,” said Danny Blandford, PAA Program Director. “Anglers who want to
learn more about their home lake and study how the pros choose and pick
apart their locations, select baits and make critical decisions during the
day can be a great asset during their next fishing trip.”

Observers cannot fish during the tournaments but will be eligible for a
special PAA Pro-Am event on Saturday on a nearby lake. Observers will be
paired with a pro for this event, with the weigh-in to be held at Bass Pro
Shops prior to the final pro-weigh in at the retail store. Observers
participating in the Pro-Am will not be able to observe on Saturday, and
those who participate in Days 1 and 2 will receive priority entry.

“The value of the experience not only is found in the knowledge gained with
the pros, but also with the chance to win merchandise from Bass Pro Shops,”
Blandford added. ‘The opportunity to fish with the pros on Saturday in the
Pro-Am tournament adds more value by giving observers more chances to ask
questions and learn while having a fun day on the water.”

Observer registration and complete information for all tournaments can be
found at http://fishpaa.com/tournaments/observer-information/ or you can
register by calling (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. Web: www.FishPAA.com

Media Contact:
Alan Clemons
Communications Director
[email protected]

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