Ponca City, Okla., April 13, 2016 – The top two anglers from every TBF state federation traveled to compete in the week-long, winners take all event on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo. The event rolled out last night with a Registration banquet and this morning with the first official practice day as anglers test out the waters in brand new fully equipped, Ranger Boats.
Our sponsor partners at FLW, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, MinnKota, Evinrude, Humminbird, Berkley, Cabela’s and Powerpole.showed up big time this week for our anglers with swag at registration, fully equipped Ranger Boats and above all else, their support.
TBF National Champion anglers will be crowned both on the boater and coangler sides as they fight for the 15 berths in two of the sport’s most coveted events, the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American.
The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the 2016 BFL All-American and the national champion boater will also advance to the world championship of bass fishing, the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup, for a shot at winning the biggest payday in bass fishing.
The winning boater also will receive the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2017 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will receive fully paid entry fees into the FLW Series division of choice.
This week will test their skills on Table Rock Lake, a lake that was just up the road for some and across the country for others. Any way you slice it, there’s a lot more than bragging rights at stake tomorrow on day one of the 2016 Federation National Championship.
Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on the NBC Sports Network and streamed live on bassfederation.com.
Daily photos and updates will also be posted on TBF’s Facebook page.