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B.A.S.S. Launch and Weigh-In Sites Scheduled

8 May, 2013


High Water Forced Relocation from Alabama River

B.A.S.S. will host the Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite, May 9 – 12, on the Alabama River in Montgomery, Ala., the fifth of eight Bassmaster Elite Series professional bass fishing tournaments scheduled in 2013.

Due to high water on the Alabama River, the launch site has been relocated to Cooter’s Pond in Prattville and will take place at 6:30 a.m. each day.  The official weigh-ins will now be held at the Union Station Train Shed at 3:45 p.m. each day.  The updated schedule is as follows:

Thurs., May 9 – Fri., May 10
6:30 a.m.- The full field of anglers launch at Cooter’s Pond in Prattville (138 Pierce Ln Prattville, AL 36066).
3:45 p.m.-Official weigh-in takes place both days at the Union Station Train Shed (300 Water Street).

Sat., May 11
6:30 a.m.-The Top 50 anglers launch for semi-finals of the Alabama River Charge at Cooter’s Pond in Prattville (138 Pierce Ln Prattville, AL 36066).
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Elite Series Expo.
3:45 p.m.-Official weigh-in takes place both days at the Union Station Train Shed (300 Water Street).

Sun., May 12
6:30 a.m.-The Top 12 anglers launch for the final day of Alabama River Charge competition at Cooter’s Pond in Prattville (138 Pierce Ln Prattville, AL 36066).
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.-Elite Series Expo
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:45 p.m.-Official final weigh-in for the 2013 Alabama River Charge winner starts at the Montgomery Riverfront Union Station Train Shed.

The Elite Series Expo will have B.A.S.S. sponsor representatives on site throughout the weekend with activities, games and prizes for attendees. Companies like Mercury, Nitro, Skeeter, Triton, and Yamaha will be offering demo rides and have booths at the Expo. Toyota, Carhartt, Berkley, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Power-Pole, Shimano and Luck “E” Strike, will also have booths at the Expo.

Other activities planned throughout the Alabama River Charge weekend include a casting competition and demo presented by Shimano and the Toyota Torque Pull. Fans will also have the opportunity for angler autograph and photo sessions, and learning tips and techniques from some of the best bass anglers in the world. 

2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Official Sponsors: Toyota, Evan Williams Bourbon, Hummingbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley

2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsor: Carhartt, Diet Mountain Dew, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Luck “E” Strike, Power-Pole, Ramada, Shimano

2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Proud Partner: Mustang Survival

Event Sponsor: Star Brite

About B.A.S.S.: For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.

The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications — Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times — comprehensive website Bassmaster.com and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. For more information, visit www.bassmaster.com.

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