BENTON, Ky. – The PAA wants you as a Member Observer during its upcoming tournament at Table Rock Lake, and is ready to give away some cool stuff in a special drawing.

The PAA Tournament Series event is scheduled for June 23-25 on Table Rock Lake, going out of Chateau on the Lake marina. Daily morning launches will take place there along with the first two days’ weigh-ins at 3 p.m., with the final weigh-in set for 4:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops at Branson Landing.

Anyone who signs up to be a PAA Member Observer through 5 p.m. on June 15 will receive a free PAA tee-shirt. Everyone likes a tee-shirt, right?

But that’s not all. Everyone who registers during that time period also will be entered into a drawing for a free US Reel 230SX spinning reel and a cap autographed by legendary pro Kevin VanDam of Michigan.

The US Reel 230SX features lightweight carbon fiber components, an SDS drag system, four ABEC I stainless steel bal bearings, and a wide-spool design for long, smooth and accurate casts.

VanDam has 20 career wins in his Bassmaster career, including four Bassmaster Classic championships, and more than $5.1 million in winnings.

This special promotion ends at 5 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 15.

Current PAA members can ride with the pros up to two days during the tournament for just $50. Thursday and Friday positions still are available for those interested. Observers do not fish during the tournament but will have a front-row seat to all the action each day from takeoff to weigh-in.

If you’re not already a PAA member, the Observer fee and a $50 annual General Membership fee are required. Membership includes a membership card, PAA cap, decals, the PAA PayDay tournament cash bonus program of more than 75 tournament trails and access to the PAA Affinity Program that offers discounted tackle, boating and vehicle accessories and hotel rates from more than 50 partners.

Anyone interested in being a PAA Member Observer must be at least 16 years old and a PAA member. To register, visit or contact the PAA headquarters at (270) 527-2030.

About the PAA

The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. Web:

2011 PAA Tournament Series

What: 2011 Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix

Where: Table Rock Lake, at Chateau on the Lake and Table Rock State Park

When: June 23-25

Launch/weigh-in: First two days, launch at 6:15 a.m. and weigh-in at 3 p.m.

at Chateau on the Lake, 415 North State Highway 265 Branson, Missouri 65616

Final day launch/weigh-in: Launch at 6:15 a.m. at Table Rock State Park;

weigh-in at 4:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops at Branson Landing, 1 Bass Pro

Drive, Branson, MO 65616

At stake: Cash and a 2011 Nitro Z8 with Mercury 225 and T-H Marine Atlas

Jackplate, along with points toward PAA Angler of the Year title and

qualification for the 2011 Toyota Texas Bass Classic


2011 PAA Tournament Series Premier Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, E21 Carrot Stix, Optima Batteries, Nitro Performance Bass Boats

2011 PAA Tournament Series Associate Sponsors: Lazer TroKar, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Mercury Marine, Boat U.S. Foundation, Fishouflage, U.S. Reel, Sign Designs, Toyota Texas Bass Classic


Alan Clemons

Communications Director

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