Would you like to see your name on the Toyota Texas Bass Classic trophy alongside names like previous champions Kelly Jordon, Terry Scroggins, Dave Lefebre, Brian Snowden, Keith Combs and Bryan Thrift? By fishing the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series in 2013 you may have two chances to do just that!
Now there are two great reasons to be or become a Professional Anglers Association Pro Angler and compete in the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series events in 2013. The only true world championship, the Toyota Texas Bass Classic invites the top 15 in Angler of the Year points races from the Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Tour and the PAA Tournament Series, four sponsor exemptions and the previous year’s champion to compete in a three day competition. The no entry fee event awards the winner $150,000 in cash and prizes and all competitors receive a check. Shouldn’t you fish the PAA in 2013 to have this once-in-a-lifetime chance to double-qualify for not just one but two TTBC World Championships in 2013 and 2014?
The 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series will kick off on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn. March 28-30. The series will then move to Ft. Loudon/Tellico Lakes in Knoxville, Tenn. May 23-25. The PAA will then travel to the famed Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. September 5-7. Following these three (3) events the PAA Angler of the Year point totals will be tallied, Angler of the Year will be awarded and the top 15 anglers will be invited to compete in the 2013 Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Conroe October 4-6.
“Toyota Texas Bass Classic, world championship of bass fishing,
moves to Lake Fork in Spring of 2014 and features double event qualification”
In November 2013 a fourth Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series event will be held (date/time/location TBD). This event will carry points toward the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Anglers who have fished all four (4) events in 2013 will be afforded the ability to drop their lowest event. The points will be recalculated. Upon completion of the November event and verification of the updated point standings, the top 15 in the Angler of the Year points will be invited to the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
PAA President Dave Mansue stated, “Lake Conroe and the City of Conroe have been great hosts and partners to Gulf States Toyota, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the PAA. Lake Conroe will be remembered for its incredible competition from Brian Snowden’s win by ounces over Mike Iaconelli in 2010, to a tie between Iaconelli and Keith Combs forcing a fish off in 2011, to last year’s incredible final day by Bryan Thrift overcoming a 9 lb. deficit to steal the victory! One can only imagine the history that will be written when the TTBC returns to famed Lake Fork.”
Mansue continued, “The PAA Board of Directors joins me in my excitement about the opportunities having two (2) Toyota Texas Bass Classics in less than a year provides to all PAA anglers. We encourage everyone to support the PAA by entering all the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series events and compete for one of the coveted spots in these great Toyota Texas Bass Classic championships. The future of your association depends on your participation.”
Pro Angler registration for the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series is now open. For more information about the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series, please visit the appropriate links below or call the PAA Office at (270) 527-2030:
Official Rules: http://fishpaa.com/2013-paa-tournament-series-rules/
Registration Details: http://fishpaa.com/2013-tournament-registration-details/
Pro Payout: http://fishpaa.com/2013-paa-pro-payout/
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