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Alabama Bass Trail Announces 2025 ABT 100 Tournament Schedule and Payout

Decatur, AL – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) announces dates and locations of the 2025 ABT 100 tournament series which includes a payout reaching $300,000 for all three tournaments. Returning for the fifth season, the tournament series is held on three different lakes beginning January 18, 2025, attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States who will compete for a $25,000 first place prize. 

“We are excited to announce the schedule for the fifth season of the Alabama Bass Trail 100, especially the addition of  Wilson Lake, a new lake to ABT anglers, to the tournament trail. The 100-boat field gives us the flexibility to host events on smaller bodies of water and to really showcase some of Alabama’s hidden gems that other large organizations can’t utilize,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.  

The ABT 100 Series is open to professional and amateur anglers and features three tournaments. The maximum number of boats for each tournament is 100. Entry fee for each event is $1,000 and teams must fish in all three tournaments. (No single entries allowed.) 

Tournament dates and locations for the 2025 Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series:

January 18, 2025Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala., hosted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce
June 7, 2025Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, Ala., hosted by Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
November 1, 2025Wilson Lake, Florence, Ala., hosted by Florence-Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

Each tournament features a $25,000 guaranteed first place prize and pays 20 places plus a $1,000 big fish totaling $100,000. 

Payout Schedule:

First place$25,000
Second place$12,500
Third place$10,000
Fourth place$ 9,000
Fifth place$ 7,500
Sixth place$ 6,000
Seventh place$ 5,000
Eighth place$ 4,000
Ninth place$ 3,000
Tenth place$ 2,000
11th – 20th$ 1,500 each
Big Fish$ 1,000

The ABT 100 Series will bring live on-the-water tournament action to viewers directly from the boats competing in the events and also will be televised later in 2025. The weigh-in and Live Leaderboard for each event will be streamed live on www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org, on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series and on the Alabama Bass Trail TV YouTube channel.

The entry fee is $3,000 per team. Each team may choose to pay a $1500 nonrefundable deposit to hold the team’s spot. The balance of $1500 must be paid by December 1, 2024. Registration is limited to 100 boats and teams that fished the ABT 100 in 2024 will receive priority registration beginning June 1 until June 10, 2024, at www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org. Registration opens for new teams on June 11, 2024, at 5:30 a.m. 

The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series made its debut in January 2021 with professional and amateur anglers from 13 different states competing. According to Donaldson, anglers are traveling from 7 different states to compete in the 2024 ABT 100 Series.  

ABT 100 Series sponsors include Alabama State ParksBig Bite BaitsBusch LightLanders McLarty ChevroletMcGraw–Webb Chevrolet,  Phoenix Bass BoatsFishAlabama.orgAmerica’s First Federal Credit UnionAlabama Tourism DepartmentT-H Marine Supplies, Inc., RapalaVMCCrush CityPower–PoleJack’sAmerican BaitworksProGuide Batteries and Garmin.

For more information, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit online at www.AlabamaBassTrail100.org, on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series and on Instagram at albasstrail100. 

About Alabama Bass Trail

The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit www.alabamabasstrail.org.

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