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Majestic bass set June 6

Some of last year’s “Majestic” bass

Dale Taylor spent a lot of time and thought, and put a lot of prayer into what to do about one of the area’s biggest bass fishing events of the summer. Safety comes first, but fishing is one thing you can do and still social distance yourself, even at a tournament. The winners will have to stand a little bit further apart for their pictures and the weigh-in line will have to stretch out a bit. Winners may have to get their checks in the mail instead of at an awards ceremony. But the good news for bass fishermen is that the 2020 version of the D’Arbonne Majestic Big Bass Classic will go on. It will be held on June 6th following the guidelines set forth in phase one of the Louisiana state reopening!

“We’ve heard from so many people who want to fish, we wanted to do it if we can,” said Dale Taylor. “We can follow the guidelines and put on a safe tournament and let the guys and gals have a really good time.”

Brochures will be out next week so Dale is asking for fishermen to spread the word. Slight changes to the final awards presentation will be necessary to comply. Contestants will be given details at the time of the event!

Entry fee is $150 per fisherman if you enter the big bass and heavy stringer side pots. It’s $20 less if you just fish for the big bass hourly money. That pays, based on 150 entries, $400, $300, $200 and $100 every two hours for big bass. Overall first place in big bass and have stringer both claim $1,000. There are usually more than 150 entries and prize money goes up accordingly.

For details call Dale Taylor 235-1039!

It’s a great tournament to fish, but please make sure you understand and follow the guidelines and respect everyone’s right to be safe and comfortable. And Go Fish.

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