Ponca City, Okla. (May 10, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the Shawano Red Nek Bass Busters, TBF club # 8048 of Wisconsin is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.  The event is scheduled for July 22, 2012 on Shawano Lake, at Huckleberry Harbor in Shawano, Wis.  The Shawano TBF Dream Team event is open to ALL TBF members, and non-TBF members wanting to join.    Interested teams can go online at bassfederation.com; Dream Team; to enter, the tourney # is 1027.  ALL interested TBF clubs and state federations can go online and register to host their own event today!

“The Shawano Red Nek Bass Busters are excited to host a TBF sanctioned Dream Team event, bringing grassroots fishing back to Wisconsin,” Shawano Dream Team Event Coordinator, Mike Hofmann, said.  “Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Each boat fishes as a team for the same prize, a coveted spot on the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship.”

“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!    There’s no limit on how many Dream Team Rallies members can host or fish; so get started now!

Dream Team Rally event:  Shawano TBF Dream Team event

When:  July, 22 2012; take-off, 6am; weigh-in, 2:30pm

Where:  Shawano Lake, Huckleberry Harbor, Shawano, WI 54166

Host: Shawano Red Nek Bass Busters, Event Coordinator: Mike Hofmann, 715.571.5671,


Creel Limit:  6 fish; 14 inches

Off-Limits: Monday, July 16- Friday, July 20 

Restrictions:  Open to all TBF members. One person in the boat must be at least 18 years old.

Pre-tournament meeting:  Huckleberry Harbor, Shawano Lake, July 22, 5:30am

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