Top Stick Joes Set to Debut Two Regions

Affordable tournaments without the Pro's

The Top Stick Tour is pleased to announce a new circuit, the Top Stick Joes, beginning in early 2009. Top Stick Joes is a series of low cost events where fisherman can enjoy tournament fishing without the feeling that they’re just donating to the teams that "always win". Joes is a league where you can improve your skills at a low cost and still have a good opportunity to earn some of it back. It’s built for the husband/wife, father/son or daughter and mid to entry-level tournament fishermen.

"The Top Stick Tour is happy to announce Ray Leyerly has agreed to be the Tournament Director for the So Cal and Inland Empire Region" said John Barron President and Owner of the Top Stick Tour.

"This will be a new and exciting series of tournaments. These tournaments are designed for club members wanting to step up a notch and families to fish and enjoy a day out on the water with friends and family. I look forward with excitement to the new season in both regions. " says Ray Leyerly, the Tournament Director for both the So Cal and Inland Empire Region.

This series is designed for mid to entry-level competitors wanting to fish tournaments with their wives or children and have some fun with an affordable entry fee.

By bringing the Top Stick Joes to the market we’re trying to introduce a family fishing series that’s still competitive, while not putting a lot of undue pressure on the participating anglers.

Entry fees will be $115 per team. There will be special options available such as Husband Wife team and Father/son or daughter team as well as a few special options. Options are listed on the entry form on the Top Stick Joe website. Membership will be $35 per person with an additional $10 per family member.

There are special restrictions that will determine which teams are eligible to compete in the Top Stick Joe’s. If you and/or your partner have earned $4500 or more last year fishing in tournaments then you are not eligible to compete. All pro anglers and those wishing to compete against the highest levels of competition will be directed to the Top Stick Tour. If a team manages to get in to these events and doesn’t meet the qualifications they will be suspended from any Top Stick Tour hosted events including “opens” until it is investigated

Let’s have some fun and enjoy the day on the water with our family. Let’s teach our children the true meaning of ethical competition and the importance of competing and respecting each other on the water, the true value of competition and camaraderie on or off the water. Let’s have some fun!

There will be two regions of Top Stick Joes, an Inland Empire Region fishing Diamond Valley Lake and Lake Perris as well as a Southern California Region competing on Castaic, Pyramid and Diamond Valley Lake. Those events are tentatively set for the following dates:

Inland Empire TSJoes Region
Lake Perris – 3/1, DVL – 3/29, Perris – 4/26 and DVL – 5/31, 2009

SoCal TSJoes Regio
Castaic- 3/8, Pyramid – 5/16, Castaic-6/21 and Castaic 7/11, 2009

For more information, please contact John Barron at 909-263-7185 or by visiting our website at