The NCBA (North Coast Bass Anglers) will determine who Presque Isle’s best fishing team is during its inaugural King of Bass tournament this weekend. The two-day event is the highlight of NCBA’s summer tournament series and takes place on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16. The weekend-long event kicks off Friday, August 15th with mandatory registration and check-in at Field and Stream from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Anglers will be challenged to catch only largemouth bass on one of the tournament days, and may catch either large or smallmouth bass on the other day. Each day carries a four-fish limit per boat.
Boats will launch at 7 a.m. on each day from Presque Isle Marina ramp and return at 3:00 p.m.
Entry to the King of Bass Tournament is $300 per team, and the guaranteed first-place payout is $5,000.
Anglers can register for the tournament through Friday’s registration event at www.northcoastbass.com or enter the event in person at Field and Stream on Friday. Friday payments will be subject to a 10% late fee.
“The NCBA Tournaments were a lot of fun in 2014, so we decided to go bigger and better for 2015,” said Aaron L. Gast, Tournament Director. “King of Bass is going to be a huge tournament for Erie’s fishing event calendar this summer. Our partnership with sponsors like Field & Stream, Marquette Savings Bank, Dailey Supply, Werkbot Studios, Le Jardin, and the Erie Sports Commission has been instrumental to making this event possible. The continued support of the community will ensure the success of this tournament for years to come.”
“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 www.northcoastbass.com.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.