Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Man Wins Real Boat in Virtual Contest

Take Me Fishing's™ second "Catch A Boat" virtual fishing tournament on TakeMeFishing.org has announced a winner, and the dude won an actual boat and trailer worth $20K for playing an online game!

The Ohio man that won the prize, Ben Gorris, couldn't believe he won either, according to the press release.

If that announcement whets your appetite for winning, you're in luck as a couple of REAL fishing tournaments were announced this week as well.

First, to celebrate the reopening of grouper season, you can join the inaugural Florida Keys Grouper Tournament on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center and the 7 Mile Marina have joined forces to host this unique, new event. With both angler and spearfishing divisions, this is sure to be a fun event, and at a $100 per boat ($50 for the spearfishermen), the prize may get quite large. For more info, visit FloridaKeysGrouperTournament.com

A little further down the road, but perhaps requiring more prep time… BoatUS and RecycledFish just announced a nationwide 24-Hour Fish-A-Thon, set for September 10 – 11, 2010.

The event pits teams of anglers across the country against each other in order to raise funds to help support responsible fishing and improve fish habitat. There are also prizes at stake, such as the fishing trip of a lifetime, a guided trip with a Professional Anglers Association (PAA) tour-level pro, or a getaway to a remote lodge. Every team raising a minimum of $100 will get a complimentary 24-Hour Fish-A-Thon shirt. Additional prizes include tackle from Berkley and Dick's Sporting Goods.

To learn more about the 24-Hour Fish-A-Thon, visit RecycledFish.org/FishAThon

Congratulations to Ben and good luck to anyone entering any other fishing contests, real or virtual!