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The intangible benefits of fishing are many but often hard to define. The tangible benefits will be on full display Saturday in the Tim Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Pickwick Lake.

Students from all corners of the state will converge on the Tennessee River for the third annual event, competing for at least $20,000 in scholarship money. The tournament begins at 6 a.m. Saturday morning from Riverfront Park in Sheffield. The weigh-in starts at Riverfront at 2 p.m. Read More

SHEFFIELD – Alabama students can help pay for their college tuition while catching bass on Pickwick Lake June 13.

The Third Annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge offers $20,000 in college scholarships. The tournament, for students in grades 7-12, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. It is open to students in public, private and home schools. The entry fee is $20 per angler.

Horton, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and outdoors television personality from Muscle Shoals, said the tournament offers students an opportunity to win money for college while fishing on one of the greatest bass lakes in America.

Pickwick is absolutely awesome. It is full of big largemouth, big smallmouth and big spotted bass too,” Horton said. “The kids are going to catch some really nice fish and have a lot of fun catching them.”

Students will compete in two divisions, grades 7-9 and 10-12. The tournament is open to 2015 graduates.

Trophies and scholarships will be awarded to the top five individual anglers in each division. Trophies and scholarships to Northwest-Shoals Community College will be awarded to the top schools in each division.

Students will enter as two-angler teams, but compete as individuals. There is no limit to the number of two-angler teams a school can enter.

Competitors will receive and a pre-tournament meal on Friday night and a souvenir fishing buff. Highlights from the tournament will be televised.

Entry forms are available at FishPickwickLake.com

For more information about the tournament, or lodging, contact Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau at (256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783 or colberttourism@comcast.net.

Dear Alabama High School Student Angler:

Tim Horton LetterOur 3nd Annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge will be held on Pickwick Lake in Northwest Alabama on June 13, 2015. This tournament will be televised nationally. Click Here for Angler Registration forms, Boat Captian Registration formsRules and Regulations, and hotel information.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to have a great time fishing and earn some 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 Alabama, on June 13, 2015.

If you need additional information, call us at (256) 383-0783 or e-mail us at colberttourism@comcast.net

Let’s Have Fun Fishing!

 Schedule of Events

Some spectator seating provided, food available for purchase, festive atmosphere

Breakdown of Winnings in Two Divisions (7th-9th grades; 10th-12th grades)

  • First Place - $3,000
  • Second Place - $2,000
  • Third Place - $1,500
  • Fourth Place - $1,000
  • Fifth Place - $500

Fee is $20 per Angler.

Trophies provided for each winner in both divisions, including Lunker. Read about last years winners!

Tim Horton, Bass Elite Angler


CHEROKEE, Alabama -- The next time Evan Isbell has a premonition about a fishing trip, his friends are likely to pay attention.

Isbell, a freshman at Muscle Shoals, had a hunch Friday night that he and his fishing partner, Chase Murphy, would catch plenty of big fish during Saturday’s Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge fishing tournament on Pickwick Lake.

He was wright. Montgomery, a Muscle Shoals senior, won the the senior division of the tournament, and Isbell placed third in the junior division of the tournament that offered college scholarships as prizes

“We were tying on tackle about 9:30 Friday night when I started getting a really good feeling about the tournament,” Isbell said, “I told Chace that I thought we were going to have a good tournament, and then we did. I’m not sure why I had that feeling, but I hope get it again the next time I go fishing.” Read More

Fishers of Men Northwest Division’s Legacy Series’s 2014 season begins  Saturday, March 8 on Pickwick Lake.
The tournament will be at Riverfront Park in Sheffield.
The Legacy Series is for junior anglers 18 and younger who are accompanied by an adult angler.
Entry fee is $75, plus $30 annual membership.
For more details call Joey Wimberly at 205-993-5856.


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