City of Northport & Visit Tuscaloosa Announce Monthlong Bass Fishing Tournament
The city of Northport and Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports are partnering to host a monthlong bass fishing tournament with more than $1,500 in prizes on the line.
The Hooked on Northport Black Warrior River Spring Classic is set to run from April 15th until May 15th and allow anglers to fish on their own time.
Free to enter and available for residents and visitors alike, the tournament is meant to highlight fishing opportunities on the Black Warrior River.
“The City of Northport is excited to launch this second fishing tournament in our community,” said Glenda Webb, city administrator for the City of Northport. “As a bass fishing tournament, the Hooked on Northport Black Warrior River Spring Classic will highlight our convenient location on the Black Warrior River and will provide a fun and free opportunity for both residents and visitors to enjoy being outdoors."
Webb said the tournament will be facilitated by a third party, Fishing Chaos,
and will be a catch-photo format tournament.
Webb said anglers will submit photos of the five longest black bass they catch during the monthlong tournament period. Those include Largemouth, Spotted, Bartram’s, Mean Mouth, Guadalupe, Shoal, and Smallmouth bass.
Participants can register then submit photos through the Fishing Chaos mobile app, where tournament managers will review all entries and resolve any disputes.
Entry is free, but competitors are required to have a valid Alabama fishing license, which can be acquired from the state's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Webb said the tournament will distribute cash or prizes for five winners based on the combined size of their five qualifying fish and a $500 cash prize for the overall biggest bass caught during the tournament.