Volunteer Boaters Are The Key To
Making This Event Successful!
The number of warriors
that can attend is 100% dependant on the
number of boats we can put on the water.
Don't leave a soldier on the bank, SIGN
UP TODAY and recruit
additional boaters to make this happen.
Since inception, we have had to close the registration of warriors due to boater
numbers every year.
You and your fishing buddies can make a difference and make sure
that all our troops that want to fish in 2016 make it onto the water.
Our goal is to field
a minimum of 150 volunteer boater this year.
Any boat, 16 feet or longer, powered by a
motor of 25 horsepower or more with a
kill switch will be accepted. All boats
must meet B.I.A. and Coast Guard
requirements. No over powered boats or
boats with stick steering will be
allowed. Each boat must have a functional
bilge pump and properly aerated live
wells or methods of keeping the daily
limit of fish alive. All boats must have
$100,000 worth of liability insurance
coverage (just call your insurance agent
-- most boat policies meet this minimum).
The boater must have and be willing to
provide tackle (rods, reels, artificial
lures, and life vests) for their warriors
to use for the day. Some warriors may
have their own tackle and are welcome to
bring and use it; but some will not own /
bring any equipment and the boater must
be prepared to provide it. The warriors
will come from all angling backgrounds
from the seasoned fisherman to folks that
may be getting into a boat for the first
time. Please plan accordingly and have
both spin-casting and spinning reels
available for the novice warriors. The
tournament organizers will have some rods
and reels available that can be loaned to
the boater for this purpose. No boater
will need an Illinois or Missouri fishing
license for this event as we have an
exemption for this event (for fishing on
the Mississippi River).
Pairings will be done by random. However,
if you have a special consideration such
as you want to fish with a warrior that
you already know,or you are a veteran yourself and
would like to fish with a warrior from your branch of service
please provide that
information in the comments section of
the registration form. This is a buddy
bass / buddy catfish / buddy crappie tournament format
but please don't forget the real purpose
of this event which is
share a wonderful day on the lake or
river with one of America's real life
and to show them how
much we really care about the sacrifices
they make to allow us to enjoy the
greatest country in the world.
New in 2015!!!!
The bass fishing will be divided into multiple divisions:
1. Mississippi River (Pools 19, 20, 21 and 24)
2. Mark Twain Lake
3. Private lake(s) (limited to special needs warriors unable to fish from boats)
4. Hannibal Division (Mississippi River Pool 22 only)
None of these divisions are in direct competition with any others on the Bass fishing.
The private lakes do not compete with any other division for any species.
If you are available to volunteer
for this wonderful event, to sign up
PLEASE CONTACT MINDY GOEHL WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT 217-779-3811
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2016 EVENT
HERE TO SEE WHO IS REGISTERED!
This list will be updated frequently! To be sure that you are looking at the most recent updated page, press the F5 key.
If you have any
questions or concerns, or just need help
signing up ,
contact the Tournament Committee: