The Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) recognizes and appreciates the dedication of their members and desires to assist them in continuing to pursue their passion of fishing during tough economic times. Recent trends in gas prices have and will continue to influence the ability of anglers to travel the distances necessary to participate in tour events. These trends are expected to continue and the LBAA is responding by lowering entry fees for the 2012 tournament season by one third in each division.
Our professional division entry fee will now be $400 per event, and our co-angler division entry fee will now be $200. This reduction in fees will allow ladies to spend those dollars on travel expenses such as gas, lodging and meals.
In addition to this reduction in fees, anglers now have a growing list of contingency programs that will provide anglers from both divisions more opportunities to take advantage of to supplement their expenses. The guaranteed $5000 first place prize for the professional division is unaffected by this change in entry fees. The deposit for future events is $200 for the pro division and $100 for the co-angler division.
Anglers who have already paid entry fees will have the option of having any money over paid moved to a deposit for the next event, or they may request a refund.
Secret York, co-founder of the LBAA recently stated, “We know all of these ladies have a passion for fishing and want to fish the 2012 season and we feel this is one way in which we can all pull together during tough times!”
Updated entry and membership forms are available immediately on the LBAA website at www.ladybassanglers.com
The LBAA is also excited about the signing of Bass Kandi Baits from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Bass Kandi is a manufacturer of soft plastics and Bass Kandi’s President Mike Holland recently commented about joining forces with the LBAA.
“We are honored to be part of the LBAA family as a 2012 Sponsor and look forward to a wonderful year ahead. With the unveiling of many new products and colors, we are excited to follow the Ladies of this Tour. Good Luck Ladies, Happy Fishing and don’t forget the Kandi…IRRESISTIBLE is what it is!”
“We are pleased to have Bass Kandi about and partnering with the LBAA. I feel this merging of Bass Kandi’s irresistible baits and our irresistible ladies of the LBAA is a definite win-win deal,” stated LBAA co-founder Cheryl Bowden.
Get in touch with Bass Kandi Baits by writing P.O. Box 12274 Lake Charles, LA 70612, or calling-1-337-725-FISH (3474). Bass Kandi is on the WWW at www.basskandi.com
The 2012 LBAA Tournament season starts out in the northeast quadrant of Texas at Lake Ray Hubbard at Garland Texas on March 22-24. Stop number two is a return booking for the LBAA, as the tour heads back to Lake Dardanelle just outside of Russellville, Arkansas on May 17-19. The LBAA’s mid-summer stop is July 12-14 at Kentucky Lake – South in Tennessee. The fourth and final regular season stop is at Alabama’s Lake Neely Henry September 6-8. The 2012 LBAA Lady Bass Classic is going to be on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville on October 11-13, 2012.
Sponsors of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are:
Bass Angler Magazine, Red Dirt Bait Company, Reaction Innovations, Legend Boats, BassKandi Baits, Integrity Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Kick `n Bass, Reel Girls Fish, Minn Kota, Hummingbird, Vickie’s Threadworks, Rayjus Outdoors, Castaway Graphite Rods, Save Phace, DEKA Batteries, Fish Guardian, West Kentucky LED, Arkansas Tournament Fishing (ATF), SureLife, and River Runner Baits.
The LBAA 2012 Contingency Programs are Legend Advantage Program, Boats, BoatUS Angler Weigh-to-Win, Tundra Bucks, Rayjus Wear-It-To-Win, Skeeter Real Money, Phoenix First Flight, BassCat Quest, and Triton Gold.
For more information on the LBAA contact co-founder Cheryl Bowden @ 1-214-738-7518, co-founder Secret York @ 1-270-748-9041, or media specialist Larry Morris @ 1-540-239-7902. The LBAA has a presence on the World Wide Web, on Facebook, and at http://www.ladybassanglers.com/