2014 Bass Championship Open scheduled

$35,000 to be paid out to top 25 teams; $12,000 first-place prize guaranteed


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Andre Cazelot and Brooke Morrison earned $14,000 for two days of fishing in the 2013 Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open. The 2014 event is scheduled for March.
Andy Crawford
Andre Cazelot and Brooke Morrison earned $14,000 for two days of fishing in the 2013 Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open. The 2014 event is scheduled for March.

Last March, St. Martinsville’s Andre F. Cazelot and Brooke Morrison of Youngsville walked away with a cool $14,000 after rising to the top of the two-day Yamaha-Skeeter Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open.

Their take included the $12,000 first-place prize plus big-bass payout for catching an 8.34-pounder on the final day of the event .

And the top 20 teams shared the rest of the $35,000 total payout.

You chance at the spotlight — and for winning a pile of money — comes March 15-16, when the third annual Bass Championship Open will be held.

The top prize will again be $12,000, and the top 25 teams will receive payouts. While the first-place payout is guaranteed, total payout is based on 125 boats.

The Bass Championship Open is a two-day event during which anglers will fish the Atchafalaya Basin. Launch will be held each day at Doiron’s Landing in Stephensville, and participants can fish either in the Basin itself or the Lake Verret system.

The only rule change this year pertains to what waters are open for competitors. The new rule reads: “Off limit waters are waters that are gated or for any reason are not accessible to/by the general public.”

The first-day weigh-in will be conducted at Doiron’s, but the final-day weigh-in will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in conjunction with the Louisiana Sportsman Show.

“We’ll have a stage set up so show visitors can watch the weigh-in, and anglers will be driven to the stage in their boats — just like the Bassmaster Classic,” the Sportsman Show's Jack Fisher explained.

Entry fee is $250 per team, which includes tournament entry, participation in the big-bass kitty and the launch fee.

“The Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open is limited to the first 200 teams who pay their entry fee, so don’t wait to get your registration complete,” Fisher said.

Complete rules and entry forms can be found online at LouisianaSportsmanShow.com under the “Bass Tournament” tab.

Questions can be directed to tournament director Cayce Gunter at 985-758-7939 or cgunter6@cox.net.

For more information visit http://www.louisianaSportsmanShow.com.

       



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