The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that PA B.A.S.S. Nation will hold the second of three state-qualifier bass tournaments on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 on Presque Isle Bay. Event organizers expect approximately 125 of Pennsylvania’s top competitive anglers to compete in the event, which will also draw fishing vendors from around the state.
Registration in the tournament is $100, and is open to all members of PA B.A.S.S. Nation. A portion of each entry fee will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Eighty percent of entry fees will be paid out in prize money at the end of the tournament.
Anglers from the Erie State Tournament will advance to the PA B.A.S.S. Nation Classic based on the overall points they earn at the three State Tournaments.
Membership in PA B.A.S.S. Nation is open to all adults, and cost to become a member is $70. Anyone interested in becoming a member of PA B.A.S.S. Nation should contact Ryan Buttermore, membership director, at (724) 708-2055.
“B.A.S.S. Nation holds events in Erie frequently, because it is a haven for bass fishermen, and because we have great support from the Erie Sports Commission and Erie community,” said Ben Bilott, President of PA B.A.S.S. Nation. “Frequent fishermen of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie know that this will be a competitive tournament leading in to our PA State Classic.”
“Fishing events are great for Erie’s economy, and those produced by B.A.S.S. Nation are always a great draw for fishermen from around the state,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Erie waters are known for their bass fishing, and we’re looking forward to working with Ben and his team at PA B.A.S.S. Nation to put on a great tournament that’ll keep anglers coming back.”
For more information, visit www.pabassnation.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.