Clarksville, TN – The 19th annual Austin Peay State University Governors Bass Tournament is this Saturday, May 11th.
This year’s competition will be held at Kentucky Lake, with registration and boat launching from Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan Tennessee. Last season’s tourney drew more than 250 boats.
Twelve thousand dollars in prize money will be awarded with a guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Second-place is guaranteed $1,500. Third and fourth place will receive $1,000 and $600.00, respectively. The top 25 places will receive prizes.
Austin Peay Governors Bass Tournament
Each individual entering the tournament has the opportunity to win the grand door prize, a $12,000 credit for a Mercury 150L 4S motor. In addition, other door prizes will be awarded.
The tourney will begin 6:00am, May 11th, although all contestants must be checked in between 4:00am-5:30am, with a mandatory meeting on the water at 5:45am. Pre-registration entry fee is $110.00 per boat (two people per boat), $125.00 after noon, next Friday.
Fishing with artificial baits only is authorized with no motor trolling allowed. A five-fish limit per boat exists.
The Governors Club will serve sausage biscuits prior to the tournament and hamburgers and hot dogs at weigh-in.
Weigh in will begin at 2:30pm and boats launching will take place in order of postmark of entry form. Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass measuring 15 inches (with mouth closed) will be weighed.
Last year, the team of Kevin Tidwell and Eric Shelton captured the $5,000 first-place prize with a five-fish weigh-in of 24.78 pounds. Tidwell and Shelton also were in the big-bass pot, claiming nearly another $1,000.
Sponsored by Mercury, Motorguide, The Leaf Chronicle, Legends Bank, Morgan Contractors Inc., Jenkins and Wynne Ford Lincoln Mercury Honda, Tailwater Marine and Tackle, WJZM 1400 AM, WKDZ 106.5 FM, WVRY 105.1 FM Solid Gospel, Walmart Supercenters (Clarksville), DBS and Associates Engineering, Inc. (David Smith), Grandpa’s Outdoors, The Tackle Box, The New Clarksville Marina at Liberty Park, Discover Clarksville, Clarksville Floor Covering, Gateway Tire and Service, Clarksville Online, Clarksville Sports Network along with the Governors Club, the tournament will benefit Austin Peay athletics.
For entry form and more information, stop by the APSU University Advancement office or call 931.221.7024 or (931.221.7127), between 8:00am-4:30pm. After business hours, call 931.624.2909 or 931.436.1044.
In addition, all this information, including the entry form, is available at the APSU athletics web site: www.LetsGoPeay.com.
About APSU Sports Information
Austin Peay State University Sports Information provides the latest news and updates on the Athletic endeavors of the student-athletes at APSU. Under the direction of Brad Kirtley, the APSU SID’s office consists of Cody Bush, and Colby Wilson. To contact the APSU Sports Information office, contact, 931.221.7561.
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