Troy Bass Fishing Association hosting Demopolis tournament

Published 4:34 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Troy University Bass Fishing Association will host a fishing tournament at the Demopolis City Landing on Saturday, April 19.

The entry fee is $80, and there are prizes for first through fifth place as well as for the big fish.

The pre-tournament meeting will begin at 6:15 a.m. and boat launch will be at 6:30 a.m. Weigh-in will be at 3 p.m.

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For a 40 boat field, the prize for first place would be $1,000. Second place would be $500, third would be $300, fourth would be $200 and fifth would be $100. The prize for big fish is $20.

There are a few rules for the tournament, and they are as follows:

•All bass must be at least 12 inches long

•There is a five fish limit

•No trolling, live bait or fishing within 50 yards of another boat

•All anglers must wear life jackets anytime the engine is running

•There is a 4-ounce weight deduction for each dead fish

•There is a 2-pound weight deduction for showing up after 3 p.m.

•Final call will be at 3:10 p.m.

•Showing up after 3:10 p.m. results in disqualification

Troy Bass Fishing Association will check all live wells before the start of the tournament.

The tournament is part of a spring tournament series hosted by the Troy Bass Fishing Association to benefit the student organization. Email for more details and to register, or call Hunter Brock (850) 240-0056 or Hank McIntosh (334) 239-5235.