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2018 BLACK BASS PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
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LAKE OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA, USA  |  FEBRUARY 4-9, 2018 

2018 BLACK BASS PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The PanAmerican Sportfishing Delegation and United States Angling Confederation (U.S. Angling) invite you to the first ever Pan American Black Bass Championship for Pairs (Duos). This championship will be held at the legendary Roland & Mary Ann Martins Marina & Resort on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida. All PanAmerican countries are invited to have from one to eight pairs (teams of two) participate. This event will be the starting point for the newly formed PanAmerican Sportfishing Delegation, and will be an exciting challenge for all the anglers from the Americas.

INFORMATION:

 

PanAmerican Sportfishing Delegation will host events in the Americas for warm water, sea & ocean, and cold water disciplines. Countries will be encouraged to highlight their best waters and disciplines to grow cultural and environmental awareness through sports fishing. 

2018 PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

USA BASS TEAM PAIRINGS

Scott Martin & Roland Martin

Kyle Alsop & Allen Boyd

Shirley Crain & Michelle Jalaba

David Dudley & Mark Schlarb

John Cox & Keith Carson

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EVENT LOCATION

LAKE OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA

Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Florida. It is the tenth largest natural freshwater lake among the 50 states of the United States and the second-largest natural freshwater lake contained entirely within the contiguous 48 states, after Lake Michigan.

Okeechobee covers 730 square miles and is exceptionally shallow for a lake of its size, with an average depth of only 9 feet (2.7 metres). It is not only the largest lake in Florida or the largest lake in the southeast United States, but it is too large to see across, giving it the feel of an ocean. The Kissimmee River, located directly north of Lake Okeechobee, is the lake’s primary source.

EVENT AGENDA

SUNDAY, FEB 4 – ARRIVAL

  • 5:00 PM: Registration & Team photos (wear tournament jerseys) at John Boy Auditorium
  • 5:30 PM: Call to Order
  • Tony Forte – USA Bass President
  • Mollie Gardner – City of Clewiston Mayor
  • Mary Ann Martin – Host and owner of Mary Ann Martin Resort and Marina
  • Team Photos – Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA
  • Luis Miguel – Pan American Sportfishing Delegation President
  • 6:00 PM: Rules Meeting for Competitors and Stewards by Charlie Evans
  • 6:30 PM: Buffet dinner at Tiki Bar

 

MONDAY, FEB 5 – PRACTICE DAY 1

  • 5:00 – 6:00 AM: Buffet breakfast at Marina Galley
  • 7:30 AM: Takeoff at Clewiston Boat Basin 709 Hoover Dike Road
  • 3:30 PM: First flight check-in – Outside lock
  • 4:00 PM: Second flight check-in – Outside lock
  • 7:00 PM: Buffet dinner at Tiki Bar

TUESDAY, FEB 6 – PRACTICE DAY 2

  • 5:00 – 6:00 AM: Buffet breakfast at Marina Galley
  • 7:30 AM: Takeoff at Clewiston Boat Basin 709 Hoover Dike Road 
  • 3:30 PM: First flight check-in – Outside lock 
  • 4:00 PM: Second flight check-in – Outside lock 
  • 7:00 PM: Buffet dinner at Tiki Bar 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB 7– TOURNAMENT DAY 1 

  • 5:00 – 6:00 AM: Buffet breakfast at Marina Galley 
  • 7:30 AM: Takeoff at Clewiston Boat Basin 709 Hoover Dike Road 
  • 3:30 PM: First flight check-in – Outside lock – Weigh-in outside Marina Galley 
  • 4:00 PM: Second flight check-in – Outside lock – Weigh-in outside Marina Galley 
  • 7:00 PM: Buffet dinner at Tiki Bar

THURSDAY, FEB 8– TOURNAMENT DAY 2 

 

  • 5:00 – 6:00 am – Buffet breakfast at Marina Galley
  • 7:30 am – Takeoff at Clewiston Boat Basin 709 Hoover Dike Road 
  •  3:30 pm – First flight check-in – Outside lock – Weigh-in outside Marina Galley 
  •  4:00 pm – Second flight check-in
    – Outside lock
    – Weigh-in outside Marina Galley
    – Medal presentation on FLW stage immediately following weigh-in
    – Medals presented by Luis Miguel
    – Big Bass Trophy presented by Tony Forte
    – Closing ceremony of Championship by Luis Miguel
  • 7:00 pm – Buffet dinner at Tiki Bar
 

 
FRIDAY, FEB 9 – DEPARTURE DAY 

  • 6:00 – 7:00 AM: Buffet breakfast at Marina Galley
  • 8:00 AM: Depart for Miami International Airport
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