Kokatat, the 39‐year‐old independent watersports apparel and accessories company, will support its newest kayak fishing ambassador Drew Gregory and his company, Deep Creek Ventures, in executing the 2010 River Basin Tournament Trail.
Gregory joined Team Kokatat this spring with a plethora of experience and contacts in the fishing world. He has logged over 600 river kayak fishing trips, has held champion titles in fishing competitions, is currently designing his signature series kayak with Jackson Kayak and is idolized as a keynote speaker for many events, organizations, expos and camps.
"Kokatat is thrilled to welcome Drew to our team family," said, Lisa Kincaid, Field Marketing Manager. "As the sport of kayak fishing continues to rapidly grow we are excited to support one of the sport's greatest angler and look forward to sponsoring many of his events."
The 2010 River Basin Tournament Trail event (with Gregory as director and Kokatat as sponsor) is comprised of five tournaments in five different locations across the southern states of the U.S. The competing anglers will fish nearby rivers of their choice in each location on man‐powered watercraft and exercise the event's unique catch‐photo release regulations. The rules simply mean for anglers to take photos of their catch on a ruler device, then bring back their cameras to the Bass Pro Shops location where a slide show "results show" will take place where prizes are awarded in 3 divisions – Avid Angler, Casual Angler and Young River Bassers.
Kokatat will provide a Bahia Tour PFD as a prize for each winner in the "Youth" and "Avid Angler" divisions for each of the five tournament stops. The 2010 stops are located in major cites where Bass Pro shops are located: Atlanta, GA, Sevierville, Tenn., Charlotte, NC, Birmingham, Ala., and Macon, GA.
Every event has an entry fee of $75 for Avid Anglers and $50 for Casual Anglers and Young River Bassers, but contestants who enter more than one event will receive additional discounts for each additional stop they enter, and early entries will receive prize packages worth over $80.
In honor of Phil "Swampthing" May, and avid kayak fisher and outdoorsman diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), a portion of the tournament's proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.
About Atlanta event:
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Entry Deadline: Friday, Apr 30, 2010
More Information: http://riverbassintrail.com/Tournaments/Tournament‐Details.cfm?ID=10
About Sevierville, TN event:
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Entry Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2010
More Information: http://riverbassintrail.com/Tournaments/Tournament‐Details.cfm?ID=11
About Birmingham event:
Date: Saturday, Jun 5, 2010
Entry Deadline: Friday, Jun 4, 2010
More Information: http://riverbassintrail.com/Tournaments/Tournament‐Details.cfm?ID=12
About Charlotte, NC event:
Date: Saturday, Jun 26, 2010
Entry Deadline: Friday, Jun 25, 2010
More Information: http://riverbassintrail.com/Tournaments/Tournament‐Details.cfm?ID=13
About Macon, GA event:
Date: Saturday, Jul 10, 2010
Entry Deadline: Friday, Jul 9, 2010
More Information: http://riverbassintrail.com/Tournaments/Tournament‐Details.cfm?ID=14