SALISBURY, N.C. â€“ The North Carolina Division of the $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing LeagueÂ® will visit High Rock Lake in Salisbury, N.C., June 21 for the fourth of five regular-season events. As many as 200 boaters and 200 co-anglers are expected to compete in the tournament, which will award as much as $45,000 in cash, including a top award of $6,000 in the Boater Division.
If the winner is a participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program, he will receive a $1,000 bonus from Ranger Boats and $500 from Yamaha if his boat is powered by Yamaha. Ranger will award $500 to the highest-finishing Ranger Cup participant if not the winner, and Yamaha will kick in $250 if the boat is powered by Yamaha. Bombardier will award $1,000 to the winning boater if the winnerâ€™s boat is equipped with a qualifying Evinrude E-TEC or Direct Injection outboard. Thatâ€™s a potential top award of $8,000 for anglers who meet contingency guidelines.
The winning co-angler will earn as much as $3,000 cash. Snickers Big Bass awards of up to $1,000 and $500, respectively, will also be awarded in the Boater and Co-angler Divisions.
Anglers may register for the tournament online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. Onsite registration will be held June 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store located at 323 S. Arlington St. in Salisbury. Entry fees are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers.
Tamarac Marina and Campground in Salisbury will host the takeoff and weigh-in at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
*****from Jim Modlin GREENSBOROSports.com staff writer*****