Ready for a repeat, boats full of aspiring anglers prepare to cast off a the start of a previous Lake Norman Shrine Club’s annual Dogwood Bass Tournament.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bait).
That’s just the RSVP in place on all final invitations being extended this week in continued preparation for one of the longest-running angling events to take place on Lake Norman.
The 39th annual Lake Norman Shrine Club Dogwood Bass Tournament is on track to cast off later this week. The longstanding traditional affair will take place on Saturday.
Registration remains open to any and all area anglers still wishing to participate.
Competition gets underway beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Weigh-ins, open to the public and with attendance encouraged, begins at 3 p.m.
Once again this year, the Queen’s Landing Access Area off N.C. Highway 150 west of Mooresville will be serving as tournament headquarters.
Cost of participating is $100 per team and/or boat. An optional additional $10 big fish competition will also be held.
A number of divisions will once again be featured as well.
Based on a minimum of 100 boats helping fill the field, the overall first-place finishing team will receive the grand prize of $2,500 from the total purse. Cash awards will also be presented to each of the entries placing among the top 10 positions.
All proceeds realized by the attraction will go to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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