Thank you Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau for your support and sponsorship of the 2020 Pickwick Lake Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic! Thank you, Executive Director Beth Pippen!
Our friend Damon Johnson and Allusive Baits (tag) have come on board by providing a $10 gift card to the first 100 registered boats. Thanks Damon! One more reason to fish the Pickwick Classic!
We just got word that our long time friends Tim and Karen Horton at Profound Outdoors are weighing in with $2,000 in gift cards, so the first 100 boats registered will receive a $20 card. These will be issued with your Boat Number card and credentials at boat check before blast-off on tournament day. And remember, registration is online only this year, so take a couple of minutes and get signed up!
A big thanks to Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Group joining in as a 2020 event sponsor!
New for 2020! Our online-only registration form has a few changes this year. Simply select your entry type by using the (+). Once submitted, your team captain will receive an email and text message with your boat’s ticket. Simply bring that ticket with you for Check-In on November 7th to serve as your proof of registration. Remember all teams, including boat sponsors, must fill out the online registration form before we can check you in.
Early Bird Registration Opens Oct. 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm (CDT)
EDIT: New 2020 date set for November 7, 2020
After careful and prayerful consideration of the many implications related to conducting a 100+ boat tournament while we cautiously move forward with “re-opening” communities, businesses and our daily lives, we have determined that it is in the best interest of all concerned to POSTPONE the Pickwick Lake Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic to a later date to be determined. We realize this will be disappointing to our friends who were looking forward to June 13, and it is equally likewise for us. It also adds significantly to Catch-A-Dream’s mounting lost revenue stream as a result of canceled or postponed fund raising events.
Although we are all anxious and, in some cases, desperate to return to pre-pandemic normal activities, the best information we can gather from CDC and other national medical sources tells us that we should err on the side of caution as we seek to avoid inadvertently extending the spread of the coronavirus among the many communities that we bring together. With anglers from at least 6 states, family members and spectators attending from at least 3 states, as well as volunteers from 3 states, health, safety and protection of everyone in our extended families and communities must be our priority. We evaluated numerous alternative (and creative) strategies for maintaining social distance and sanitary conditions during every phase of the weekend event, but none provide the absolute safety assurances that would make us comfortable that we are exercising the stewardship responsibility with which we have been entrusted. Regrettably, the timing is simply not right at this point of our national health crisis.
The tournament “re-schedule” calendar is already becoming crowded, but we will examine options to determine if there is a window of opportunity for us to set a feasible alternative Fall date. We appreciate your support and your patience, and will look forward to the prospect of making this tournament a success at a later, and hopefully safer, time!
Can’t say enough regarding our weigh masters! This organization is awesome!!!
We are proud to announce that the Mississippi Bass Federation will be on site volunteering their time to aid in fish care and conservation during Saturday’s weigh-in. As we’ve already shared, release of healthy thriving fish is of our utmost concern. It begins first with the angler, then us to provide proper resources at the scales and beyond. We look forward to such a fine organization joining us to assure the best of tournament care.
Big Fish – $500 Payout – sponsored by B & H Outdoors
The “Big Fish” cash award is given to the angler who weighs in the largest bass of the day!