Dear Alabama High School Student Angler:
Our 4th Annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge will be held on Pickwick Lake in Colbert County (NW) Alabama on Sat., October 22, 2016. This tournament will be televised nationally.
Student anglers in 7th through 12th grades are invited to participate in this tournament as are those students who graduated the Spring of 2016 since we had to postpone the tournament from May until October. Tournament fees are $25 per angler and this fee is used to offset various expenses of the tournament.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to have a great time fishing while you earn big money for college. I’ll be on hand for the tournament and all the events associated with it. I Hope you will make plans to come fish on my favorite lake, Pickwick in NW Alabama, on October 22, 2016.
If you need additional information, call us at (256) 383-0783 or e-mail us at SusannHamlin@Comcast.net
Let’s Have Fun Fishing!
$20,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS & TROPHIES TO BE AWARDED
Breakdown of winnings in two divisions (7th – 9th grades; 10th – 12th grades)
First Place in each division - $3,000 Second Place in each division - $2,500
Third Place in each division - $1,500 Fourth Place in each division - $1,000
Fifth Place in each division - $500
Pickwick Lake in northwest Alabama belies the notion that all good things must come to an end. Completed in 1938, the bass fishing in this storied 47,500-acre Tennessee River reservoir is better than ever.
Bassmaster Elite Series tournament angler Timmy Horton was a fishing guide at Pickwick before he became one of the top bass pros in the country. He still fishes Pickwick often and is astounded by what the lake is producing.
“Last spring you had to have 30 pounds to have a shot at winning any bass tournament here,” Horton says. “A 20-pound limit no longer gives you bragging rights at Pickwick.”
Electrofishing by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources found that Pickwick’s largemouth bass were fatter than bass from other Alabama reservoirs in 2008. That was a harbinger of better things to come. Read More