GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the American Bass Anglers Fishing Tournament on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Take off time will begin at 6:30 a.m. (safe light) with Weigh In in taking place at 2:30 p.m. at the Gallipolis Public Use Area.
The American Bass Anglers, American Fishing Tour, is the largest tournament trail in the nation for the weekend angler. This group of anglers has been coming to Gallipolis for the past twelve years to hold their Divisional One Day Tournament, The Gallipolis River Rumble. On Saturday evening, June 24, the bureau will be hosting a private reception for the anglers and their families at the Colony Club from 6-8 p.m. with plenty of food and door prizes donated by local businesses. There will also be a pre-registration meeting for anglers who will fish the tournament that evening.
“We are extremely excited to be hosting the 12thAnnual Gallipolis River Rumble this year,” stated Amanda Crouse, Executive Director of the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, “We are making every effort to guarantee the experience is a memorable one for this group of anglers.” The winner of the tournament will receive $500.
According to ABA Ohio Area Manager K. Barry Davis, anyone who is interested in participating will need an ABA membership and will need to register either at the reception on Saturday evening or show up Sunday morning an hour and a half prior to take off time. An entry fee of $70 is also required.
For additional questions, interested parties may contact Davis at 614-746-1191 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org ABAOhio@aol.com. Participants with questions or concerns regarding the river conditions and tournament schedule should also contact Davis.
Sponsors for the event include in addition to the Gallia County CVB, are Ram American Fishing Tour, Venom Lures, Vance Outdoors, Super 8 of Gallipolis, Hampton Inn of Gallipolis, Triton Boats, Carlisle, Odyssey Battery, SIMMS, Garmin, Livingston Lures, Mercury, Berkeley Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Abu Garcia, Dr. Dans, Maui Jim, Power-Pole, Hydrowave, T-H Marine, Geico and MoterGuide.