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ABT Adds $100,000 to Payouts for 2015

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The Alabama Bass Trail announced today that more than $100,000 in cash and prizes has been added to the payout for their 2015 bass fishing tournament season, pushing the 10-tournament season payout past $500,000.

In 2014, the top 20 anglers in each of the divisional tournaments took home a cash prize. According to Kay Donaldson, program director for the Alabama Bass Trail, 40 places will be paid out for each of the 10 tournaments in 2015, an increase of $100,000 in cash prizes.

“The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to continue to reward our anglers for choosing to fish the our  Tournament Series,” Donaldson said. “We are committed to providing a quality event for amateur anglers from across the southeast. By increasing the payout and increasing the number of teams that we take to the championship, we feel the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series is a great choice for anglers.”

After all ten tournaments have wrapped up, approximately $510,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to anglers in 2015.

2015 Payout Schedule:

  • 1st place      $10,000
  • 2nd place    $5,000
  • 3rd place     $ 4,000
  • 4th place     $ 3,000
  • 5th place     $ 2,000
  • 6th place     $ 1,000
  • 7th place      $ 900
  • 8th place     $ 800
  • 9th place      $ 700
  • 10th place   $ 600
  • 11th – 40th    $ 500 each

 

Sanctioned by BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series gets underway Feb. 14, 2015 and each tournament will have a $10,000 guaranteed first place prize and will pay 40 places. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 225, an increase from the 200-boat limit in the 2014 tournament series.