King of Bass Ready to Crown Another Angler in September

25 Aug, 2016

North Coast Bass Association (NCBA) to Host Second Annual Event September 3-4

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce North Coast Bass Association (NCBA) will host its second annual King of Bass Tournament September 3 and 4, 2016. The two-day event carries a guaranteed $5,000 first-place prize for the angler with the heaviest haul over both days.

The event is sponsored by Presque Isle Downs and Casino.

Participating anglers will be permitted to fish in all navigable waters on Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. Anglers will be challenged to catch only largemouth bass on Saturday, and may catch either large or smallmouth bass on Sunday. Each day carries a four-fish limit.

Anglers will launch at 7 a.m. on both days, with weigh-ins following at 3:30 p.m.

Registration for the event will be held at Presque Isle Downs and Casino from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 2, with a dinner for tournament participants to follow at 5 p.m.

Registration will be accepted until September 2 for $300 per two-man team. A minimum $150 payment is required to hold a spot in launch order.

“We were happy with the success of the inaugural King of Bass Tournament in 2015, and are excited to see it grow,” said Aaron Gast, Tournament Director. “King of Bass is going to be a huge tournament for Erie’s fishing event calendar this summer. Our partnership with Presque Isle Downs and Casino and the Erie Sports Commission is going to be very valuable in ensuring the success of this tournament.”

“Aaron puts on a great fishing tournament,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Add that to the plentiful waters of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie, and I’m certain this will be a tournament no angler will want to miss.”

For more information on King of Bass and other NCBA Tournaments, please visit


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