Ponca City, Okla. (May, 10 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Gallipolis Bass Busters, club # 3905, and the Ohio Bass Federation is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.  The event is scheduled for October 13 on the Ohio River, Gallipolis Pool at the Gallipolis City ramp in Gallipolis, Ohio.  The Ohio River Rumble is open to ALL teams, all TBF members and state federations are welcome to attend.  Interested teams can go online at bassfederation.com; Dream Team; to enter, the tourney # is 1023.  ALL interested TBF clubs and state federations can go online and register to host their own event today! 

“The Gallipolis Bass Busters and the Ohio Bass Federation are very proud to host a Dream Team Rally event,” Dream Team River Rumble Coordinator, Shawn Hawks, said.  “We are opening this event to any TBF team or non-TBF team who would like to join, and who loves to fish the Ohio River!  We are hoping to reach the magic 25 teams, but would be ecstatic for 50 or more.  We would also love to see teams from neighboring states like West Virginia and Kentucky.  We look forward to this exciting team event, with not much out of pocket expense, and to advancing a team directly to a national tournament!     

 “Think about it, even if there are 50 or 75 Dream Team Rallies in the US this year when it comes championship time those 50 or 75 qualified teams not only get a “paid” vacation but also get to compete for a new Ranger boat plus a national pile of cash and other prizes!”  TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, said.  “The odds don’t get much better than that! The more Dream Team events held the bigger the payout, and it all goes back to the members!”

TBF Dream Team Rallies are designed to fill a void not only in the federation, but also the fishing industry to give anglers exactly what they’ve been craving.  Fish no-hassle events close to home; fish with who you want, when you want, where you want.  All Dream Team Rally event payouts and advancements are based on 25 boats.  For every 25th team, one team advances with paid entry fees to the 2013 Dream Team National Championship Rally, with travel, hotel and boat gas stipends and the chance to win big time “dream” prizes and payouts at a “dream” vacation event.  Payouts will be big and deep to the field, and the national team champions will walk away with a Ranger Boat Dream Rig!  Register to host an event anywhere in the US anytime in 2012, or sign up to compete in the first Dream Team Rally on Hamilton Lake, in Hamilton, Ind., or both!  There’s no limit on how many Dream Team Rallies members can host or fish; so get started now!

Dream Team Rally event:  OHIO RIVER RUMBLE

When:  October, 13 2012; take-off, 7am; weigh-in, 4pm

Where:  Ohio River, Gallipolis City Ramp, 300 Block 1st Ave, Gallipolis, OH 45631

Host: Gallipolis Bass Busters and Ohio Bass Federation; Tournament Coordinator: Shawn Hawks, 740.645.5778

Creel Limit:  5 fish; 12 inches

Off-Limits: Monday, October 8

Restrictions: Open to All teams.  Locking permitted.

Pre-tournament meeting:  Gallipolis City boat ramp, October 13, 6am

TBF’s Dream Team Rally is an extensive program with much more to offer; mostly it’s about fishing and fun.  For full details go to bassfederation.com, and click the Dream Team link, or email/call Lauren at lauren@bassfederation.com or TBF National Office, 580.765.9031.    

About The Bass Federation, Inc.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years.  Visit bassfederation.com, www.highschoolfishing.org