Why do it? Obviously they feel like they can make money at it (really? now?), and maybe they’re jazzed about all the awesome publicity that MN/WI bassin’ has been receiving lately….
Some details, from this website:
> Following the successful model of the company’s Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit, which is now entering its 27th season, the bass circuit will follow a two-person, team format, giving anglers an affordable way to fish for high stakes and enjoy intense competition in a professionally run format.
> “We are planning on four tournaments in 2011 in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area,” said senior events coordinator Dan Johnson, who oversees both the bass and walleye circuits. “We’ll have three one-day qualifiers, each with a 50-boat limit and $10,000 1st-place prize and 80 percent payback, and a two-day, 30-boat championship with a $20,000 1st-place payout.”
> Entry fees are $400 for qualifying tournaments and $600 for the championship. Details on the schedule, registration, sponsor contingencies and more will be announced shortly.
Just remember: don’t cull â€“ or if you do, don’t admit it….