This year’s Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament, scheduled for April 25-26 on Alabama’s famed Lake Guntersville, is slated to be substantially bigger than the previous 15 tournaments. With a first place cash payout of $10,000, more waters to fish, up to four-person teams and a huge prize table, this tournament is slated to be one of the largest in the country.
This year, new fishing areas have been opened to accommodate the growing number of participants and to add to fish count. In addition to bowfishing Lake Guntersville, Muzzy has opened Wheeler Lake in addition to any public access on the Tennessee River system. A complete list of open waters and specific rules for each of these new areas are available in the registration packet that can be found online at www.muzzy.com.
The primary tournament is a Big-20 format, weighing in your heaviest stringer of 20 fish, only one grass carp and five buffalo maybe weighed in. You can have three grass carp and 15 buffalo in the boat. All legal species for the state fished will be accepted, but catfish will not be weighed or counted. Individual prizes will be awarded for the heaviest carp, the longest gar, the heaviest grass carp and the heaviest buffalo.
This year, the tournament is now open to teams of one to four, with a $200 entry fee per boat. There will also be an optional Big Fish Pot that teams can enter in for an additional $25.00.
To kick-start the weekend of festivities, a Friday night Meet & Greet will take place at the launch site at 4 P.M. This is an opportunity for all participants and sponsors to have some great camaraderie before the competition begins.
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