PELICAN'S ULTIMATE MATCH FISHING PRESENTS THE

UMFINVITATIONAL

MAY 27-28, 2017

ON LAKE CHICKAMAUGA IN DAYTON, TENNESSEE

THE UMF INVITATIONAL DETAILS

The UMF Invitational is a one of a kind event that will qualify one BFL angler to compete against the top professional anglers in the world in Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing television series on Outdoor Channel in 2018. The top anglers from each BFL Division are invited to participate. In addition to a solid payback, the top 2 anglers will compete under the UMF format with cameras rolling in a head-to-head shoot out to see who will pocket the $20,000 Grand Prize and a birth in Pelican's Ultimate Match Fishing in 2018 to be broadcast on Outdoor Channel. Enter now to secure your spot. Take off positions will be determined by the order in which entry deposits are received. If by April 1, 2017 your entry has not been received, UMF will reserve the right to work down the angler of the year list in each division to fill the UMF Invitational field.

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 15, 2017, the competition will be open to all BFL Anglers based on  Angler of the Year standings in each division from 13 up to 36, 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 April 1, 2017. The remaining entry fee balance of $600 will be due by May 1, 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.

F.A.Q.'s

  • TOURNAMENT RULES

    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.

  • THE PAYOUT

    First Place: $20,000 guaranteed and entry into Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing in 2018

    Second Place: $10,000

    3- $7500

    4- $7000

    5- $6500

    6- $6000

    7- $5500

    8- $5000

    9- $4500

    10- $4000

    11- $3500

    12- $3000

    13- $2500

    14- $2000

    15-19th- $1500

    20-24th- $1200

    25-40th- $1000

    For every 5 additional entries over 200 we will pay back 4 additional places at $1000.00 each.

  • FISH SOLO OUT OF YOUR OWN BOAT!

    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!

  • AN MOTV EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST

    Day 2 coverage of the UMF Invitational will air exclusively on Outdoor Channel's streaming site MyOutdoorTV.

  • AMERICA'S BASS FISHING CAPITOL

    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

  • LEGENDARY LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

    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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