Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris Announces National Amateur Fishing Tournament

by: JonChristopher Collins

Founder of Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris announces on Monday the first Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship.

“One of the inspirations for the tournament is this coming year we’ll be celebrating our fiftieth anniversary here at Bass Pro Shops. Thanks to a lot of great people, and thanks to you our customers, our steadfast customers for these many years,” Morris said during a Virtual Announcement of the tournament.

Competitors will be rewarded, and money raised will be applied to conservation efforts for Fish Habitats. The championship winner will receive a cash prize of $1 million. According to a press release, “Competitors will be rewarded with a total guaranteed purse value of $4.3 million.”

The Championship will include Qualifying Tournaments around the county beginning in March with the series to wrap-up with a final Qualifying Tournament on Bulls Shoals Lake with the Championship Tournament following that on Table Rock Lake, both in November.

Click here for more information on the Championship.






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