PELICAN'S ULTIMATE MATCH FISHING PRESENTS THE
MAY 27-28, 2017
ON LAKE CHICKAMAUGA IN DAYTON, TENNESSEE
ATTENTION BFL ANGLERS!
As a Top 12 Qualifier in your Bass Fishing League division in 2016, you are among a select group of anglers invited to participate in the first ever Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational to be held May 27 and May 28, 2017 on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.
The BFL is the top grassroots tournament organization in America and your success proves that you are one of the best regional anglers in the nation. As a reward, you now have an opportunity to showcase your skills against the top FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series pros in front of a nationwide audience as a competitor on Outdoor Channel’s Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing in 2018.
On Day 1 of the UMF Invitational, all anglers will compete solo in their own boat for a solid payback to the top 20% of the field. Then the top two anglers will compete head-to-head in the same boat on day 2 under UMF rules (strictly enforced by UMF Referee Mark Randolph) for a special televised episode of UMF that will air exclusively on Outdoor Channel’s My Outdoor TV online network. The winner will take home a guaranteed $20,000 dollars and earn a spot in Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing to be broadcast on Outdoor Channel in 2018.
Register now at to take your shot at winning one of the most coveted awards in competitive bass fishing; the UMF Title Belt! Take off positions will be determined by order of entry deposits received so don’t wait.
The deadline for deposits is March 1, 2017.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All BFL Anglers who finished in the Top 12 of their respective regions in 2016 are eligible to fish the UMF Invitational. After all reserved spots from the Top 12 Angler of the Year standings in each division are reserved (deadline is March 1, 2017, the competition will be open to all BFL Anglers based on Angler of the Year standings in each division from 13 up, with preference given to the higher rated finisher.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
The total entry fee for the Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational on Lake Chickamauga is $800. Reserve your spot now by placing a $200 deposit by March 1, 2017. The remaining entry fee balance of $600 will be due by April 15, 2017. Preferred boat positions for the event will be based on the order of deposits received so don't wait. Limit of one entry per BFL invitee. For more information please see the terms and conditions page form on the Order Page.
Click here to read and download the complete rules list.
UMF Invitational Rules and Conditions. There will be a pre-tournament meeting the evening of May 26. Attendance is mandatory. More details to follow once you reserve your spot.
First Place: $20,000 guaranteed and entry into Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing in 2018
Second Place: $10,000
For every 5 additional entries over 200 we will pay back 4 additional places at $1000.00 each.
For Day 1 of the Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational, all competitors will FISH SOLO out of their own boat. The top 2 qualifying anglers will then compete under UMF Rules on day 2 of the competition to determine the UMF Invitational Champion. And please note, we'll have plenty of volunteers to help you launch and load your boat!
Dayton, Tennessee is the new Bass Fishing Capitol of the South. Fishing friendly amenities abound with hotels and restaurants ready to welcome anglers. To learn more visit www.fishdayton.com . For lodging information visit www.fishdayton.com/lodging.
The official lodging headquarters for the UMF Invitational is Blue Water Resort, Lodge and Marina. Visit them here www.bluewaterdayton.com
Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee is widely considered as the top bass fishing destination in America. Since the introduction of Florida strain bass in the late 1990's, Lake Chickamauga has produced five fish limits approaching 50 pounds, not to mention the Tennessee record shattering 15.21 pound largemouth caught by Gabe Keen in 2015!
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