In response to requests from anglers, in 2021 the Alabama Bass Trail will launch a new team-style tournament series, the ABT 100. The ABT 100 will feature a maximum of 100 boats in three regular-season tournaments, with a $100,000 total payout for each event. There is no championship event, but the ABT 100 will award the Anglers of the Year prize to the team who scores highest in points during the regular season. The ABT 100 will be open to all anglers, both amateurs and pros.
Each year, the ABT 100 will be fished on three of the 13 lakes on the Alabama Bass Trail: Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Weiss Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lay Lake, Lake Martin, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.
The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources.
The Alabama Bass Trail is home to the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series, featuring regular season team-style tournaments fished on 10 of the lakes plus a two-day championship event. Regular season events in the north and south divisions have a maximum of 225 boats and are designed for anglers not on the pro circuit. The overall 2020 ABT Tournament Series payout is $580,000.