September 16, 2005


13 Anglers Compete for $100,000 Grand Prize at Table Rock Lake in Missouri°«s Ozarks

ST. LOUIS - Anglers arrived at airports this morning with no idea where they would find themselves this afternoon. Unlike other fishing tournaments, packing tackle for the BUSCH Shootout was a guessing game. After landing at the Springfield, Mo. airport, anglers eventually found themselves at Bass Pro where the announcement was made that they would fish on Table Rock Lake over the next two days and enjoy the comforts of Big Cedar Lodge.

The °»BUSCH Shootout°… will take place Sept. 16-17 at Table Rock Lake where qualifying anglers will compete under a °»modified showdown format.°…

°»The mystery part of the °∆BUSCH Shootout°« makes it so much fun for us and unique for the anglers,°… said Jim Lukowski, director of marketing, tactical brands, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. °»We think the guys are really going to enjoy this lake and we look forward to a great competition among some of the best anglers in the world.°…

The angler with the largest catch over the two days will collect the $100,000 grand prize and each of the other 12 anglers will receive a check for $5,000 ? creating a °»Shootout°… for the top honors and a chance for all participants to earn money.

The °»BUSCH Shootout°… will air at 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 24 on ESPN2. It will re-air on Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 7, Nov. 26 and Dec. 24.

John Murray of Phoenix was the champion of the inaugural °»BUSCH Shootout°… last year, which was held at Anheuser-Busch°«s Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, Va.

New this year, 13 lucky fans will have the opportunity to fish alongside the BUSCH Shootout anglers.

BUSCH beer is the °»Official Beer of BASS,°… and committed to supporting BASS anglers across the country through its continued association with BASS, and its sponsorship of Denny Brauer, 14-time winner of the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament Trail and 1987 BASS Angler of the Year.

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing, sanctioning more than 20,000 events through the BASS Federation annually. Guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans, BASS sets the standard for credibility, professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation, as it has for nearly 40 years.

BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry's widest array of services and support to its nearly 550,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

For more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit

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Posted by DODGE at September 16, 2005 12:32 PM in Tournament (BASS)