Future Pro Tour announces 2004 Classic location and angler incentives!

It’s that time again! The Future Pro Tour, the largest amateur level circuit in the west, is back for another season packed with fun and excitement for the entry to intermediate level angler looking to learn and upgrade their bass fishing skills!

It seems like just yesterday anglers were battling it out to be crowned the first-ever Future Pro Tour champions, and win the keys to a new automobile courtesy of People’s Folsom Lake/Stockton – Chrysler-Jeep-Nissan-Hyundai-Isuzu dealerships.

With the winter period closing down it’s final phase in preparation for the upcoming spring, and the boat/sportsman expos serving to keep “cabin fever” at manageable levels, the time is right for you and your partner to start thinking about a strategy for this year’s 7-event tour.

This year’s tour offers even more incentives for the amateur angler, as many of the premium tackle manufactures as well as out-of-industry sponsors lend their support to the Future Pro Tour. Back again as the Future Pro Tour’s title sponsor, is People’s Folsom Lake/Stockton Chrysler-Jeep-Nissan-Hyundai-Isuzu dealerships, the Sacramento and Bay areas’ premier automotive group, and winners of Chrysler’s prestigious five-star award given only to dealerships with the highest scores in customer satisfaction, sales, employee training, and service. “We are proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Future Pro Tour,” said Gary Hamner, president/owner of the popular automotive Group. “We look forward to another year of supporting northern California’s amateur bass anglers”

The 2004 Future Pro Tour classic champions will be awarded a new vehicle - of their choice - for their victory in this November’s Future Pro Tour Classic courtesy of People’s Folsom Lake/Stockton Chrysler-Jeep-Nissan-Hyundai-Isuzu dealerships!

In addition to this, Future Pro Tour Anglers of the Year (in both divisions) will receive the following:

1-Year limited sponsorships with Lucky Craft – with special Lucky Craft AOY jackets

1-Year limited sponsorships with Reaction Innovations

Lamiglas premium rods – with special crystal AOY trophies

Complete angler portfolios courtesy of Angler’s Press Resume & Marketing Service

“Future” Future Pro Angler of the Year Award (highest finishing angler 16 and under) receives cash, prizes, and special trophy.

The Future Pro Tour’s two-day classic scheduled for November 6-7, will once again be an exciting affair in that it will be held on Folsom Lake and the California Delta! This split venue will again provide a dramatic end to a challenging year and serve to even the playing field for both “worm draggers” and “delta rats” alike!

As always, in keeping with our mission statement “A Great Place to Learn”, The Future Pro Tour is proud to announce that it will continue to provide FREE seminars prior to each event featuring the top bass professionals in the west. On tap for this year’s seminar schedule are Gary Dobyns, Robert Lee, Kent Brown, Dave Rush, Tony Franceschi, Skeet Reese, Dee Thomas, Andy Cuccia, and many other tops pros ready to help you kick some bass! (pun intended). These seminars are FREE and will be open to everyone..even if you don’t fish the Future Pro Tour’s event. After these events there are free drawings for premium prizes and lots of free product to be given to anglers ready to learn!

The Future Pro Tour kicks off its 2004 season on March 20th, in the beautiful Napa Valley at Lake Berryessa! Spanish Flat Resort/Marina will be our host and is offering substantial discounts for those fishing this event. Last year’s Berryessa event drew over 100 teams, so you may want to reserve a cabin now, as they will go quickly by game day! Spanish Flat Resort can be reached at (707) 966-7700.

See you all at Lake Berryessa!

Vince Harris – Director, Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails

Future Pro Tour associate sponsors are:

Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Lucky Craft, MinnKota, Pre-Paid Legal Services Bottom Line Electronics, Berkley, Snagproof Lures, Cruise Planners, Sawyer Cook Insurance Companies, C&C Marine, Shimano, The Fish Sniffer, Pro Worms, Western Bass.Com, Reaction Innovations, Lamiglas, Tru-Pitch Custom Props, Bass Boat Carpets.Com, Walton’s Pond, Trucksmart, Skip’s Music, Rodney’s Guide Service, Limit Lures of California, Sunny’s Electric Marine, Sac Pro Tackle, Doc Waters Lure Company, Fishin Depot, P-Line, L&L Products, Put A Sock On it Custom Rod Socks, Jim Munk Bass Guide Service, Priority Printing, The Law Offices of Anthony Harris, Angler’s Press, Bass Barbarians, Bassman Lures