The 2018 Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic set new records both for numbers of boat entries/anglers and the net cash proceed! Safe light Sunday morning saw 223 boats and 446 anglers blast off. Over half of those boats brought fish to the scales where we weighed and then released 1,383 lbs of bass back into the Rez. We weighed in 136 boats in 1 hr and 18 minutes (1.74 boats per minute through the scales!) When the dust settled, anglers took home almost $25,000 in cash prizes and the NET Proceed to Catch-A-Dream is a record $60,000! THANKS to ALL our anglers, sponsors, advertisers and volunteers who made this our best Bass Classic to date!
We’ll give away this new Ruger model EC9s right after weigh-in Sunday afternoon! Winner does not have to be present to win…we’ll call you and you can pick up the gun at Bass Pro Shops in Pearl, MS within 48 hours. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Registration Dinner Saturday night, or at the Pavilion any time Sunday. OR, if you prefer, simply text the keyword EC9 to 91999 and follow the link you’ll receive to purchase raffle tickets online from any mobile device!
Entergy returns as a 2018 Corporate Sponsor. Welcome back Entergy Mississippi!
2018 Official Bass Classic T-shirts are now available to order online! Quantity is limited! Here are some easy ways to access the order form:
A few new things this year! First change is the TEXT BLAST number. Subscribe number has changed. To get on the 2018 list text CATCH to 51555 or fill out the form below and click “Subscribe”:
H&P Leasing, Inc., is back for 2018 as a Tournament Sponsor!
We jump started the 2018 Bass Classic this past weekend with The 7th Annual BBQ & Boats Cookoff at Bass Pro Shops. Despite rainy weather, we set a new record income for the event, generating $5,000 in net proceed to Catch-A-Dream Foundation (Sanctioned Page). Many thanks to our Tracker Boats crew at the store, the many volunteers who helped, the teams that competed (all the winners donated their cash prizes back!) and to Presenting Sponsor Nucor Bar Mill!
It’s official! Bass Pro Shops is back as Presenting Sponsor! Our good friend, Johnny Morris and all our friends at Bass Pro Shops are always the first on board to jumpstart our flagship event. We have some amazing partners! When you shop Bass Pro Shops (or any of their other stores) let them know we appreciate them!
Three weeks from today the Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic will be underway! But today, as we observe and celebrate Easter, the most Holy and significant of all our Holidays, let us bear in mind that it is because of the resurrection that occurred on this day long ago that we have reason to HOPE. The one who brought HOPE into the world, Jesus Christ, willingly suffered that cruel physical death on the cross as a substitute for each of us, in order that we might have HOPE for eternity. His death paid our ransom, and his resurrection secured our eternal victory over death. His last words on the cross say it all “It is finished.” Our debt has been paid. All we are required to do is believe. “For God so loved the world, that He sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes upon Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” HOPE does, indeed, exist!
Someone told me I could fish for free. Is that true?
ANSWER: Yes! Find a business, company (or even a rich uncle) to SPONSOR your entry. They get recognition in the Souvenir Program AND your boat becomes a SPONSOR BOAT and you are ensured a Top 30 Boat number so you blast off in the 1st flight. $500