Future Pro Tour Event at Clear Lake
CLEAR LAKE, Ca. – The summer months are often referred to by bass anglers as the “dog days of summer.” A phrase that actually dates back to Egyptians astrologers, who noticing that Sirius – the “dog star” could always be seen rising alongside the sun during the summer months, quickly surmised that the star provided extra heat and humidity to the air, which of course, they believed, made the days hotter.
In modern times, it is during these hot, so-called “dog days” of summer, that most bass anglers surmise bass head for deeper, cooler temperatures, where they are extremely difficult catch. And for most, only two choices exist. Either spend the day baking in the hot sun while you dropshot for fish that you know have moved to deeper water…or simply put away your bass boat for the summer and wait for the cooler temperatures of fall to arrive.
But hold on….you now have another choice.
Go get your boat, load it up with lots of Snag Proof frogs, giant buzzbaits, and rattlin’ Zara spooks, and get ready for an event that will help re-define the meaning of the so-called “dog days” of summer. That event is the Thunder Valley Outdoors/FPT – Elite 40 Elimination Event to be held Saturday, August 14 on massive Clearlake – going out of Redbud Park.
This will be a regular season, northern region Future Pro Tour team event that brings with it a unique challenge in that there will be two 6-hour weigh-in periods. In the first period, the entire field will blast off starting at safelight, with the first group of boats due in at appx 11:00am. While the first period weigh-in is going on from 11:00am–2:00pm, we will host a complete and FREE Tri-tip and chicken BBQ with all the fixins’and refreshments for all participants to enjoy, giving everyone a chance to cool-off, rest, and recharge during the hottest part of the day.
And now comes the challenging part…
At 2:00pm, only the top 40 teams – the Elite 40 will move on to the second round, carrying with them their first period’s weight totals. At 7:30pm, these Elite 40 top teams will report back to the weigh-in site, with their second period limit, and we will crown new champions based on the heaviest combined total weight for both periods! How deep the payout to the remaining portion of the Elite 40 field will, of course, be determined by the total amount of boats that participated in the event – per the regular payback matrix posted on FPT website.
Think about it…how often do you get the chance to fish in a tournament – in the summertime, where you are competing during those special summer hours where the top water bite is at its best! How many times have you fished in the late evening hours, got on a RIDICULOUS top water bite, and wished you were in a tournament? Well here is your chance to make those “woulda, shoulda, coulda” fantasies come true, as we present this “BIG BASS Brawl” event to Clearlake in the middle of the “dog days summer.”
And don’t forget, the city of Clearlake has a wide variety of lodging options, very close by the Redbud Park launch facility, as well as a good choice of local eateries to choose from. But you will need to call early to make your lodging arrangements soon, as they are sure to fill up quickly as the event draws near.
So stop worrying about how to beat the heat of the “dog days of summer”, and get your top water offerings READY TO RUMBLE as we present the “BIG BASS Brawl”, an Elite 40 – Elimination Event that is sure to bring out the best in anyone that desires to catch BIG FISH on top water during the summertime.
For more information about this exciting event, lodging options, and how you can participate, please visit the Future Pro Tour website or call the FPT offices ANYTIME and we will be happy to provide you with all the information you need.
See you all there!www.futureprotour.net
The Future Pro Tour is presented in part by:
Thunder Valley Outdoors
Sawyer Cook Insurance
MAACO Auto Painting
Rockstar Energy Drinks
Billy Chapman Jr’s Anglers Inn Resort on El Salto
Capitol City Marine
WCP Wine Cellars