Fish Your Bass Off – For a Great Cause!

FISH YOUR BASS OFF

This Saturday July 31st at Rainbow Lake in Rexburg Idaho will be the FISH YOUR BASS OFF TOURNAMENT.  Here are the event details:

2 PERSON TEAM TOURNAMENT

Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Rainbow Lake.  Rexburg Idaho.

COME WIN $5,000 – $20,000 IN CASH

And, Sage rods, guided trips, gear & other great swag!

$100/person.  $200/team.

Here is how the tourney will work:

Each team member will keep their 2 largest bass, so 4 bass per team.  You can only keep 2 bass.  We will add the total inches of all 4 Bass and the winner will have the most total inches.  However, if any team member catches a Rainbow Trout you will multiply your total inches by 1.1.  If any team member catches a tiger muskie you will multiply your total inches by 1.3.  There are no additional points awarded for additional trout or muskie caught.  You must verify your Muskie or Trout with a volunteer out on the lake.

What type of Tournament is it?

This is an open fishing tournament, meaning an angler can fish any way he wants except for live bait, corn, marshmellows, etc. :)  We welcome all anglers and are really excited to see who will catch the biggest bass.

Where do the Tournament Proceeds Go?

All tournament proceeds go to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.  No participants or volunteers will get any money.

What is Rett Syndrome?

Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a unique neurodevelopmental disorder which begins to show its affects in infancy or early childhood. It is seen almost exclusively in females, although it can occur rarely in boys.  The disorder severely disrupts gross and fine motor skills as well as robbing the girls of their ability to speak and communicate with the outside world.  Seizures and breathing problems can also be prevailing symptoms.

It affects every aspect of a family’s life, as our girls are dependent upon us for almost everything, from helping feed them to helping them get around, bathing, and most other daily tasks that most of us take for granted.

Why donate to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation?

  1. Rett Syndrome is one of the only neurological disorders that currently has a chance for a cure in the near future, as researchers now know the exact gene that is affecting the victims of this devastating disorder.
  2. 99.5% cases of Rett Syndrome are sporadic, meaning the parents do not carry the gene.
  3. Rett occurs in about 1 in 15,000 births.
  4. 90% of the time Rett is misdiagnosed as Autism or Cerebral Palsy.
  5. You can help us find a cure.

Winners will get new Sage Rods!

We will also be releasing a tagged $5,000 bass in the morning heat and in the afternoon heat.  Whoever catches those bass will be awarded $5,000.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8am – Noon • HEAT 1 OF THE TOURNEY
1pm – 5pm • HEAT 2 OF THE TOURNEY
5pm – 6pm • TALLY WINNERS
6pm – 7pm • FOOD AND SILENT AUCTION
7pm – 8pm • AWARD CEREMONY


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