Fish Dayton in Dayton, Tennessee, has compiled a list of competitive fishing events for this summer.
Sealy Big Bass Tour
Sealy Outdoors, run by Bob Sealy and his family since 1984, produces the Big Bass Splash. The largest grassroots bass fishing tournaments in the country as featured on National Geographic. With Guaranteed Cash & Prizes and Hourly Payouts, you will want to Cash in on your chance to be “Where Amateurs Win Like The Pros”.
There is something for the whole family at the Big Bass Splash events and Family Style Expos, so make your way out to the Big Bass Splash and have a weekend full of “Fishing, Family & Fun”
1 Day- $160; 2 Days- $210
(Per person at time of registration)
Bonus Card: $5 per day
Bonus Shirt: $20
Volunteer Bass Trail – Lake Chickamauga
Registration fee: $50
Dayton Boat Dock & Grill, Dayton, TN, United States
Each tournament entry fee is $50 per team. There is a $1500 guaranteed 1st place prize in addition to the 100% of all entry fees paid back at each tournament, meaning, there is no money kept, everything is paid back to the fishermen at each tournament. There is also an optional Big Bass pot. Entry fee is $10 per team, and is also 100% payout.
More Information: 865-354-2653
Fish the Chick – Rhea United Way
History: Through the 2012 County Assessment members of the Rhea community expressed a need for additional programs that were designed to assist women and mothers with children. The United Way Board of Directors created a special GRANT designated to meet those needs.
Concurrently, a handful of women leaders came up with the idea to host a bass tournament calling it Fish the Chick and needed a partner to help get it off the ground. Jenny Nevans, a BASS sponsored lady bass angler and Christine Ralph Executive Director of UW talked and a partnership was formed with proceeds going to support the GRANT with additional funds.
The first committee included Jenny Brooks Nevans, Dr. Lori Reid, Stacey Swafford, Stacey Gates, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Jane Locke and Kim Cranfield.
For consecutive years since it’s inception the event has grown each year. The bottom line, more women and especially our children have received services that better their everyday life. All money stays in our community doing the work its citizens said we needed.
Date: September 2
Organizer Rhea United Way
Phone: (423) 775-5633
To learn about more fishing opportunities, go to Fish Dayton's website.