Decatur, Ala. (March 8, 2021) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) is pleased to unveil dates and locations of the 2022 ABT 100 tournament series which includes a payout reaching $300,000 for all three tournaments. Returning for the second season, the tournament series is held on three different lakes of the ABT beginning January 8, 2022, attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States who will compete for a $25,000 first place prize.
“The ABT 100 was a tremendous leap of faith by the Alabama Bass Trail Board of Directors and thankfully it paid off in a huge way. The amazing 39 hour sell out during a global pandemic speaks volumes about the demand for high stakes bass tournaments in Alabama. We are very excited to announce the 2022 ABT 100 schedule and look forward to welcoming anglers and supporters at our next ABT 100 to be held on Lake Eufaula in June,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.
The ABT 100 Series is open to professional and amateur anglers and features three tournaments. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 100. Entry fee for each event is $1,000 and teams must fish in all three tournaments. (No single entries allowed.)
Each tournament features a $25,000 guaranteed first place prize and pays 20 places plus a $1,000 big fish totaling $100,000.
|Fourth place||$ 9,000|
|Fifth place||$ 7,500|
|Sixth place||$ 6,000|
|Seventh place||$ 5,000|
|Eighth place||$ 4,000|
|Ninth place||$ 3,000|
|Tenth place||$ 2,000|
|11th-20th||$ 1,500 each|
|Big Fish||$ 1,000|
The ABT 100 Series will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast later in 2022. The weigh-in and Live Leaderboard will be streamed live on www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org and on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series.
The entry fee is $3,000 per team. Each team may choose to pay a $1,500 non-refundable deposit to hold the team’s spot. The balance of $1,500 must be paid by December 1, 2021. Registration is limited to 100 boats and teams that fished the ABT 100 in 2021 will receive priority registration beginning June 1 until June 10, 2021, at www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org. Registration opens for new teams on June 11, 2021 at 6:00 a.m.
The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series made its debut in January with professional and amateur anglers from 13 different states competing. According to Donaldson, registration for the 2021 ABT 100 Series sold out in 39 hours.
ABT 100 Series sponsors include Phoenix Bass Boats, FishAlabama.org, Bill Penney Automotive, America’s First Federal Credit Union, American Baitworks, T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., Buffalo Rock, Wedowee Marine and Garmin.
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 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.