The PAA Board of Directors announced it has decided to cancel the three events slated for this fall on Douglas Lake, Kentucky Lake and Toledo Bend. They had originally announced they would be postponing the event on Douglas Lake.
“Every year, the PAA must work hard to avoid schedule conflicts with the other professional tours including the Bassmaster Elites, FLW Tour, Bassmaster Opens and Rayovac FLW Series as well as Major League Fishing, ICAST and other industry and sponsor events that PAA pros cannot miss throughout the year,” said PAA President Matt Reed. “Unfortunately, we were not able to work out 2014 PAA Tournament Series dates until late in the fall. In the final analysis, the PAA Board decided that the math just didn’t work out this year for the benefit of our gracious host municipalities, valued sponsors, busy pro anglers and loyal fans.â€
â€œThe PAA Board has always aimed to give the pros another opportunity to fish a tournament circuit which has a great payback potential and a path to qualify for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic â€“ while keeping it (whenever possible) within driving distance and the limited dates we have in between other touring pro events and commitments,” said PAA Vice President Brian Snowden. “Doing that has always been difficult, and in the end, just wasn’t realistic this year.â€