The 11th annual Bass Classic Fishing Tournament, part of the 76th Mountain State Forest Festival, will take place Saturday.
The tournament will start at the Scott Ford Bridge Boat ramp on the Tygart Valley River. The boat launch is set to start at 6 a.m., and the tournament will start at 7 a.m. Check-in time will be 3 p.m. The registration fee will be $75 per boat, with a 20-boat maximum.
This year there will be two Big Bass Awards given and a guest appearance by Chris Lawrence.
A dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Elkins Fire Department will serve as a meeting. All fishermen are encouraged to attend; however, at least one fisherman from each team is required to attend.
On or before the day of the tournament, participants must provide the tournament director with a copy of their liability insurance, which must show expiration date.
The event is sponsored by Middle Mountain Sporting Goods, Nandel Enterprises LLC DBS, D.J. Fishing Promotions and Tractor Supply Co., according to information provided by the festival office.
Additional information and tournament rules are available by contacting Rich Nida at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Forest Festival office at 304-704-5945.