This Saturday, March 12th, the Thunder Valley Outdoors/Future Pro Tour season opener comes to the Mother lode area and challenges beginning to intermediate level anglers, to try their hand at seeing if they can put together an effective strategy on Lake McClure, and perhaps end up in the winner’s circle, or at least, walk away with a “last check” that is guaranteed to be worth $200 in their hand.
Opportunities to capture the 2012 Navionics Cup will be renewed, as Travis Huckaby and Benny Broom, current Navionics Cup Champions for the central valley, enjoy their opportunity to be part of 2011 official Navionics promotional team. And it will be very interesting to see how they fare, and handle the burden of being in the “limelight”, as recognition can also be a major distraction to a team’s concentration on the water. But if you ever plan on moving up to the “next level” of competition, distractions are simply part of the deal.
Also up for grabs is the 2011 Thunder Valley Outdoors/FPT Angler of the Year title for the central valley region, a title that will only be won by the team that is consistent and willing to dedicate themselves to being the best.
To support anglers that wish to participate in this Saturday’s opening season event, the FPT will host a dynamic seminar which will be held Friday, March 11th, at C&C Marine in Modesto. Seminar and optional pre-registration activities will be from 4pm to 6pm, where some of the top bass pros from the central valley region will give you one-on-one instruction on how to locate fish in the early spring. While you are there, you will also have the opportunity to browse through C&C Marine’s newest line up of Ranger Boats, as well as their outstanding tackle selections. Refreshments will be served, and we will host a free raffle for premium product.
Don’t forget……this event is one of the “selected events” where FPT participants will be able to win $25 and $100 dollar Chevron fuel cards via the FPT’s exclusive River2Sea and Johnson Outdoor promotions (Please see FPT website for details).
Late registration will be taken the morning of the event at Bartlett’s Cove (in front of the store), beginning at 4:00am, and for those of you that wish to “try out” the Future Pro Tour, a limited membership fee of just $5 per angler will be available.
So get ready to join us for the central region’s season opener, and be prepared to meet good people and just have fun going fishing!
See you all there!