PELICAN'S ULTIMATE MATCH FISHING PRESENTS THE
MAY 27-28, 2017
ON LAKE CHICKAMAUGA IN DAYTON, TENNESSEE
UPDATE FOR MARCH 20!
March 20, 2017
From: Joe Thomas
Host and Executive Producer
Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing
To: Qualifying BFL Anglers:
UMF INVITATIONAL NOW OPEN TO TOP 36 ANGLERS IN EACH BFL DIVISION!
Here is your opportunity to fish Ultimate Match Fishing on Outdoor Channel and compete against some of the top BASS Elite Series and FLW Tour pros in America!
The deadline for the Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational preferred entry for the Top 12 anglers in each BFL Division has expired.
We have set a maximum angler limit of 200 for this event. Several spots still remain open. To fill the field FLW and UMF have agreed to open entry to BFL Anglers who finished in the Top 36 places in their respective BFL Divisions. So if you finished in places 1-36 in your division, you are now eligible to enter the Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational until April 1, 2017. Limited spots remain open so don’t wait. The entry process will close automatically once the maximum limit of 200 anglers is filled.
For this of you who have entered, thank you! We look forward to seeing you in May at Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee.
Pelican’s Ultimate Match Fishing
The deadline for deposits is APRIL 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 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.
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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