Wells and Emmerling Win TBF Dream Team Rally on Ohio River

Ponca City, Okla. (October 15, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s Dream Team tournament trail is excited to announce Wayne Wells and Mark Emmerling won the Ohio Bass Federation Dream Team Tournament hosted by the Ohio Valley Bass Anglers, club #9040.  The event was held October 14 on the Ohio River, Lake Cumberland Pool. 

In total, the event paid out cash and prizes to first and second place teams and two big bass awards.  The first place team also received a paid invite to the 2013 Dream Team National Championship with a travel stipend, a $1,000 total prize package.  

“The dream team event was definitely a success!”  Ohio Bass Federation Dream Team Event Coordinator, Tony Holzer said.  “The weather was sunny and in the 70’s and every team caught a five fish limit.  It doesn’t get much better than that!” 

Wells and Emmerling had a limit of bass weighing 11.46lbs.  They also had a 4.26lb smallmouth that landing them second place big bass.  Jason Myers and Mike Kwiatkowski finished in second overall with a limit of bass weighing 10.42lbs.  Myers and Kwiatkowski were also the big bass winners with a 4.60lb beauty. 

Dream Team event payouts and advancements are based on number of boats, with a 10 boat minimum.  ANY active TBF club can hold a dream team event!  ALL interested TBF clubs and affiliated federations can go online to register, www.bassfederation.com; Dream Team. 

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 and host your own TBF Dream Team qualifying event.  Only 10 boats minimum! 

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. 

Advance a team to a national dream “vacation” event on a famous fishery with a national prize pool and payouts deep to the field.  The national champion team will walk away with a Ranger Boat Dream Rig!  Sign up to compete or register to host an event anytime, anywhere in the US or Canada.  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 contact 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