Pro Teen and Western Rally
Featured events highlight a busy July
By Tony Stoltz
Every year at this time WesternBass.Com staff gets all excited. Our two showcase events, the C.O. Pro Teen Tournament and the Western Rally @ Clear Lake are coming up in July.
This year the C.O. Pro Teen Tournament is on July 15 at Russo's Marina on Bethel Island.
The purpose of the Pro-Teen event is to introduce teenage kids to alternative activities, in our particular case it is tournament bass fishing. It is a chance for a kid, who otherwise does not have the opportunity, to enter and participate in a "pro style" tournament event.
The Teens have a $30 Entry Fee which includes a tackle pack of great value, a commemorative participation plaque for each teen, a snack pack & bottled water during the tournament, Free Raffle Tickets to a huge raffle of donated products, a free BBQ after the tournament including family & friends and most importantly... One great day of fishing!!
The C.O. Pro Teen Tournament will be held at Russo's Marina with a non-mandatory pre check-in on July 14th, between 4:30pm-6:00pm for both teens and boaters. Free Seminars by Pros following the Pre-check-in from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Check-in and partner pairing continues July 15th from 4:30 to 5:30 a.m. Blast off at 6:00 a.m. and Weigh-in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Eligibility will be those teens, ages 13-19, who are not currently fishing as a Pro or Am in an organized "Pro-Am" tournament Circuit. Although we have set the maximum entry to a 60 contestant limit, we will continue to add confirmed teens as we are assured of boaters to cover the additional teens. These additional teens will be placed on a first come, first served standy by list.
For more information contact Andy 'Cooch' Cuccia.
Then of course, for the entire family we move on to Clear Lake and the Western Rally. Fish, Eat, Have Fun and Play Games! That's what a Rally is all about; Gathering Friends and Family for Fishing Fun.
This year the Western Rally @ Clear Lake is July 27-29 at Konocti Vista Resort and Casino.
There'll be lots to do and many people to see as that's what the rally is all about, putting names to faces!! Maybe even try your luck at one of the many exciting gaming areas available at Konocti Vista. There will be something to do if you're Fishing or Not.
The rally is a three draw tournament where we get the folks together and compete for the honors of TopNut, BigNut, OddNut and NumbNut. Of course some of this deserves further explanation.
TopNut is the overall weight winner of the two day tournament. BigNut is probably more obvious being the lucky angler that hooks the biggest fish of the Rally. OddNut is our award to the angler who catches the largest 'wrong' fish in anything that isn't a bass. And the infamous NumbNut is bestowed upon the most unfortunate angler who gets into the biggest predicament during the rally. Previous award winners have fallen out of their boats, left their plugs out of their boats or worse.
Course there's lots of food, a raffle and the camaraderie of being amongst good friend and great people. Rooms are available at the Konocti Vista Casino, just let them know you're part of the Western Rally.
Come on down to ClearLake and Join in on the Rally. It's a Bass Fishing Celebration! Register Now! Click here to go to the Western Rally pages.
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