Ponca City, Okla. (September 19, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Michigan TBF is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.  The event is scheduled for September 30, 2012 on the lower Detroit River at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Mich.  The Michigan Dream Team Qualifier is open to ALL TBF members and non-TBF members wanting to join.  Interested teams can go online to enter at bassfederation.com; Dream Team; tourney # is 1036.  ALL interested TBF clubs and state federations can go online and register to host their own event today! 

“The Michigan TBF is excited to host a TBF sanctioned Dream Team event, bringing grassroots fishing back to Michigan,” Michigan TBF President, David Reault, said.  “Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Each boat fishes as a team for the same prize, a coveted spot in the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship.”

“Think about it, if there are only 30 teams nationwide invited to the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship Rally, those 30 teams not only get to attend a dream “vacation” event but also get to compete for a new Ranger boat plus a national pile of cash and other prizes!”  TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, said.  “A minimum of 70% is paid back to the local event and 30% goes to the championship. The odds don’t get much better than that! The more Dream Team events held the bigger the championship payout.”

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.  All Dream Team Rally event payouts and advancements are based on number of boats.  Roughly 20% of entries will be paid onsite, plus two big fish awards.  It only takes 10 teams minimum to host a Dream Team event. The more teams entered, the more teams advance.  Every first place team (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 go home with a 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!

Dream Team Rally event:  Michigan Dream Team Qualifier

When:  September 30, 2012; take-off, 7am; weigh-in, 3:30pm

Where:  Lower Detroit River, Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI 48183

Host: Michigan TBF

 Event Coordinator: David Reault, 734-748-2320, c21row@aol.com or Matt Belletini, 248-762-5660

Creel Limit:  5 fish; 14 inches

Off-Limits: Monday – Friday, September 24-28

Official Practice Day: Saturday, September 29

Tournament Off-Limits: Elizabeth Park Marina and Immediate Area

No Restrictions:  Open to all TBF members.

Pre-tournament meeting:  Elizabeth Park, September 30, 6:30am

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