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POSTPONED

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!

NEW! ALL 2019 ad rates have been reduced!

NEW! ALL 2019 ad rates have been reduced! We would love for you to advertise in our Official 2019 Program, where all income from ad sales and sponsorships goes directly to Catch-A-Dream Foundation to fulfill our mission. None of the income from ads or sponsorships is used for angler payout; payout is derived exclusively from angler registration fees. Please join us in supporting this Catch-A-Dream signature event in this way:

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New! Online Boat Sponsor Form

We just launched our online boat sponsorship form! You can pay online or request an invoice. This is a great way to ensure first flight blast-off, cover your entry fees (IE: FISH FOR FREE!) and provide advertising exposure to your sponsor. Though registration doesn’t open until May 13, you can recruit your sponsor and submit the sponsorship info online NOW! Once registration opens, it’s a simple matter of registering the 2 anglers and indicating that you are fishing in a Sponsor Boat. Get ahead of the pack!

BLAST-OFF

We will begin checking boats Saturday morning at the post office at the entrance of Pickwick Landing State Park at 3:30 a.m. Keep in mind that we are expecting a large crowd and you will need to get there early to ensure being in water on time. Safe light should be shortly after 5:00 a.m. and we will want to get you started as soon as deemed safe. The countdown is on!!!!

REGISTRATION

There’s still plenty of time to get in on the action this weekend! Online registration will be open through noon tomorrow. You can also enter onsite from 4:30 until 7:30 at First Baptist Church in Counce Tn. It’s also during this time that all pre-registered teams must check in.