Dixon, CA –Gone Fishin’ Marine in Dixon, CA has joined the WON BASS 2005 tour to present the Gone Fishin’ Marine Open bass fishing tournament. The third of four stops on the tour, the Open is to be held April 23-24, 2005, with Russo’s Marina & RV serving as tournament headquarters.

“We are excited to contribute to our local fishing community with such a great event,” says GFM president, Mark Blanton. “With the pro fishermen who have been on this tour, it’s quite a debut, but we look forward to offering more of these sorts of things in the future!”

The Pro-Am tournament (AAA level) will begin the morning of April 23rd with all boats starting from Russo’s Marina (3995 Willow Rd Bethel Island, CA 94511 (925)-684-2024). Gone Fishin’ Marine will also hold Saturday’s BBQ and Sunday’s awards ceremony at Russo’s. Over $125,000 in cash and prizes may be awarded for the weekend, with the grand prize of a fully rigged Nitro 882 bass boat package. Entry fees are $500 for professionals and $225 for AAA amateurs. For tournament registration, entry forms and further information, call 707-678-1600 or visit www.gfmarine.com. The last day to register is Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at noon.

Gone Fishin’ Marine is one of the largest full-service dealerships in Northern California serving recreational boaters. Under new ownership since July 2004, Gone Fishin’ Marine strives to offer a full range of high quality sport fishing and recreational boats from the nation’s best manufacturers, including Lund, Tracker, SunTracker, Nitro, Tahoe and now Scout boats. The power behind these incredible boats comes from the most prestigious outboards on the market made by Mercury, Honda, and Yamaha.

For more information visit www.gfmarine.com; or contact Emily Trites at Gone Fishin’ Marine, Inc., email: emily@gfmarine.com; phone: 707-678-1600