Ponca City, Okla. (July 3, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail announced James Lyne & Brent Lanoue of Salina, KS are the Dream Team Rally Champions for the TBF of Kansas Dream Team Rally event held on Wilson Lake. Lyne and Lanoue are the second team to earn a berth to the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship.
“We caught fish all day long on topwater, having about 7 to 8 keepers total. Our big fish came around 1:30 on a frog, which helped seal our victory,” stated the Lyne & Lanoue. Their big fish also earned them the big bass honor for the tournament. The team had a 5 bass limit that weighed 13.84 lbs.
“Our first place team walks away with a $1,000 prize package, including cash, paid entry fees and a travel stipend to go with their invitation to the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship Rally,” TBFKS President, Larry Freeseman stated. “This is our state’s first Dream Team event and it went very well. Every team caught fish and almost every team weighed in a limit. We are looking to host another one in September!”
The second place team was Don Glick of Zurich, KS & Steve Witt of Salina, KS with 13.17 lbs. “We caught fish nearly all day long, but had a dry spell from about 11:30 to 1pm. We caught most of our fish on topwater,” said Glick & Witt. Finishing in third was Chris Sherbring of Abilene, KS & Steve Davenport of Salina, KS with 12.39 lbs.
TBF Kansas donated a Lowrance HDS7 to be raffled off. The winner was Skip Hutchinson from Hutchinson, Kan.
TBFKS would like thank their sponsors and partners for this tournament that was presented by Russell County Visitors Board, Fossil Creek Inn, TBF of Kansas, TBF, FLW Outdoors, Ranger Boats, National Guard, Lowrance, Evinrude E-tec, Cabela’s.
Dream Team event payouts and advancements are based on number of boats, with a 10 boat minimum to host an event. ALL interested TBF clubs and TBF affiliated federations can go online to register. There’s no limit on how many you can host or fish for a chance to advance to a national dream “vacation” event on a famous fishery with a national prize pool and payouts deep to the field.
TBF Dream Team Rallies are designed to fill a void not only in the federation but also the fishing industry. Fish no-hassle events close to home; fish with who you want, when you want, where you want. Challenge your neighboring TBF affiliated club to bring 10 boats or more and host your very own TBF Dream Team qualifying event! Roughly 20% of entries will be paid onsite, plus two big fish awards. Every first place team of a sanctioned event (based on # of boats possibly 1st-5th) is invited to attend the TBF Dream Team National Championship. Every first place team (based on # of boats possibly 1st-3rd) will receive a “qualifying team” travel award stipend upon arrival at the championship to help offset the cost of mileage, lodging and boat gas. The national champion team will walk away with Ranger Boat Dream Rig! Register to host an event anytime, anywhere in the US, or Canada sign up to compete or do both! There’s no limit on how many you can host or fish; so get started now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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