ABT Releases 2016 Bass Tournament Schedule

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The Alabama Bass Trail, the largest team bass fishing tournament trail in the state of Alabama, announced its 2016 tournament schedule. The 10 lake team-style tournament series will be held on ten lakes beginning Feb. 20, 2016, with the championship tournament to be held on Lake Eufaula on Oct. 7-8, 2016.

“The Alabama Bass Trail tournament format has been wildly successful, pulling anglers from six states for two years consecutively and creating an economic impact of over $2.5 million in the areas around the Trail’s lakes,†said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson. “I am so proud of what our state has accomplished while promoting the sport of bass fishing. We have showcased these lakes to the world and provided a needed boost to the local economies. We are extremely excited to take tournaments to some new locations in 2016.”

The tournament trail contains two divisions: North and South. Each division is made up of five tournaments on five different lakes. Maximum number of boats for each tournament is 225. In 2016, no single entries will be allowed. Teams must fish in all five tournaments in their respective division.


North Division:

Lewis Smith Lake                  February 27, 2016 

Lake Guntersville                  March 19, 2016

Pickwick Lake                       April 23, 2016 

Neely Henry Lake                 May 21, 2016 

Weiss Lake                           June 18, 2016 


South Division:

Lake Martin                            February 20, 2016 

Lay Lake                                March 12, 2016 

Mobile Delta                           April 9, 2016 

Millers Ferry                           May 14, 2016 

Lake Jordan                           June 4, 2016 


The 145 boats in the championship are comprised of the 10 divisional tournament winning teams, top 55 teams in points from both divisions that fished all five events in their respective divisions, along with the top 25 student boats collectively from both divisions that fished all five events in their respective division. 

Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the championship tournament is set for October 7-8, 2016 on Lake Eufaula.

Anglers who fished all five events in their respective divisions in 2015 will be given a priority entry period from August 1 to August 14, 2015 to register online at www.alabamabasstrail.org

Registration will be open to the public on August 15, 2014. Entry fee per tournament is $1250 per team, which includes registration for all five tournaments in respective division.