River Bassin’ has always been about community and simply having fun on wild waters. This year, the same will be true more so than ever; the events will have a family friendly festival feel with music, food, and a variety of yard games that participants and spectators can take part in while they await the beginning of the results show. Even anglers who have an “off day” on the water can come away big winners with how many random prize categories there are, including the new River Bassin’ Prize Wheel; lucky anglers will hop on stage to spin the wheel for a chance to win big, or they may even have to donate a fishing lure of their own into Plano’s Lure Lottery that will build up throughout the season! All lures donated will be placed in a new Plano tackle box and eventually awarded to the person who spins and lands on “Plano’s Lure Lottery Jackpot!”
Besides this, we’ll once again be giving away a door prize Jackson Kayak at each event that anglers, fans & spectators can all enter to win. All proceeds raised for this random kayak giveaway will be donated to our charity partner, Paddle 4 Tomorrow. Most events will be held “on water,” where our partnering kayak dealers will be on hand to offer free kayak demos for all.
Not only is the trail a great fit for youth and beginners, with the numerous random prizes and laid back feel, but there will be approximately $10,000 in cash/prizes given away at each tour stop for the seasoned River Bassers who are after the coveted River Basser of the Year (RBOY) or River Bassin’ Team of the Year (RBTOY) trophies. There will be 15 total events (including the open National Championship) this year, increasing from the 12 that were held last year. However, we have removed all “local events,” due to the fact that the regional events are more popular. Drew Gregory of Jackson Kayak, and host of Hooked on Wild Waters, will be on stage at each event to MC the River Bassin’ Results Show! During the show, prizes will be awarded in the following divisions: Individual, Team, College Kayak Fishing (new), Youth, Top Lady & other numerous random prize categories.
Please visit http://www.riverbassintrail.com/ for more details.