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17th Annual Skeeter Lake Fork Owner's Tournament - More than $150,000 in Cash & Prizes Up for Grabs and You're Invited - 05-05-2010

KILGORE, Texas, May 5, 2010 – Skeeter hopes to yet again break attendance records at its annual Owner’s Tournament scheduled for June 3-6 on the bass-rich waters of Lake Fork, Texas. Last year Skeeter hosted 1,546 anglers competing from 780 Skeeter boats who traveled from every corner of the United States to attend.  


“Our annual Owner’s Tournament is like a family reunion, and our owner’s always put the event on their schedule well in advance,” says Skeeter’s National Sales Manager, Ben Jarrett. “People view this as an inexpensive way to kick-off the summer with a short, quick vacation. Folks come to enjoy the vendors and sponsor exhibits, food, fishing lore, camaraderie and most importantly, the great Lake Fork Bass Fishing.” 


Jarrett adds that each year, Skeeter’s Owner’s Tournament draws anglers from almost every state. “Folks come from everywhere, bringing spouses, friends, grandparents, kids and pets, often staying in recreational vehicles or camp sites, making it a true family reunion. While the event is built around having a good time, our owners are serious about the competition, as there is significant cash on the line for fishing well.”


The weekend offers a host of family-fun activities, open to the general public, while Skeeter owners will vie for more than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Skeeter ZX200 powered by a Yamaha VMAX SHO 200 to the overall big bass winner. Cash payouts will total $3,550 per hour, with each top hourly winner receiving a check for $700, providing 130 chances of walking away with a check during the two-day tournament. Prizes will also be awarded to top anglers in the Junior and Ladies Divisions. 


“There will be plenty of activities dockside, as we’ll have vendors and sponsor exhibits, seminars with several of our Team Skeeter anglers and demo rides in a collection of our bass and bay boats,” says Jarrett. Don’t miss your opportunity to win a Yamaha 350 Grizzly by taking a demo ride and experience the all new Skeeter FX Series with a Yamaha VMAX SHO.  


The ArmyBassAnglers fishing team will also be on-hand fully rigged with many exciting activities for everyone with inflatables, rock climbing walls and display vehicles. Be sure to stop and show you’re support.  


The Guide to Green competition will be held on Saturday, matching the day’s hourly big bass winners in a two-hour, five-fish-limit shootout with Team Skeeter anglers and local Lake Fork guides.  The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, LA. next February including VIP credentials. 


As with each Owner’s Tournament, Skeeter encourages competitors to bring a new toy to support the company’s ‘Boat Load of Toys’ promotion, benefiting several East Texas-based charities.  


Owner’s interested in pre-registering for the event may do so by visiting www.skeeterboats.com. Owners may also register on-site at Lake Fork Marina, June 3-4, and before 6:00 a.m. on June 5.


Competition begins at 6 a.m. on June 5 in an hourly big bass format. The tournament continues at 6:00 a.m. on June 6, with an awards ceremony that afternoon. Cost is $80 per person, or $120, including a 2010 Kistler Limited Edition Carbon Steel 7’0” Medium-Heavy Cast Fishing Rod. Hourly payouts are based on 800 boats and are subject to change. 


Skeeter Products, Inc., the Official Boat Sponsor of BASS, makes fishing and boating fun and rewarding with an owner’s tournament, its “Real Money” tournament incentive program, and a top-notch dealer network. Skeeter designs and manufactures innovative and high-performing bass, walleye, fish & ski, and saltwater boats. Skeeter is the recipient of nine consecutive NMMA® C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.   


For a catalog call (800) SKEETER, or for more information visit www.skeeterboats.com. 


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