Fishers of Men National Championship July 26-27 at Alabama's Wheeler Lake
Credit: FOMNTT press release
Decatur, Ala. - The Fishers of Men Tournament Trail is bringing its Legacy Series National Championship to Wheeler Lake for two days of competitive fishing. The Championship is expected to draw around 150 adult/junior teams from over 20 states to the River City where the anglers will be vying for the coveted title of Fishers of Men National Champions. Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW will host the takeoffs and weigh-ins.
All Legacy Series teams who competed in a Legacy Series regular season tournament between July 28, 2012 and July 25, 2013 are eligible to enter. Anglers will be competing for a total purse value of over $45,000 including a new Skeeter bass boat. The prize boat will be given to the team from a random drawing of all competitors held at the conclusion of the final weigh-in. The public is invited to attend the weigh-ins scheduled for 1 p.m. on both days.
Families from all over the eastern United States will begin arriving in Decatur the weekend prior to the event as many families make this a week-long family vacation. According to event organizers, the Legacy Series National Championship is expected to create an economic impact of over $350,000 for Decatur and Morgan County. "We feel Wheeler Lake is a great fishery and Decatur is a great family-friendly town. We are delighted to be returning to the area," said Al Odom, national director for Fishers of Men. "The anglers are equally excited about fishing and sampling the fine southern hospitality found in north Alabama."
For more information on the Legacy Series Tournament Trail, visit www.fomntt.com/legacy.
About Fishers of Men The Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail is a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry whose mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to fishermen and their families through competitive and professionally run fishing tournaments. It began in 1998 as a small four division tournament trail with a total of 21 events through the first season and has now grown into one of the largest fishing tournament organizations in the country. Membership is open to anyone without regard to religion, gender, age, or race. For more information, visit www.fomntt.com.
About the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB) The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028 or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the "Things to Do" link.