Jackson Kayak sponsors River Bassin Tourney Trail

Jackson Kayak is sponsoring the 2010 River Bassin Tournament Trail Presented by Bass Pro Shops. The tournament is headed by pro kayak angler Drew Gregory who is designing Jackson Kayak's upcoming line of fishing kayaks.
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Jackson Kayak has partnered with professional kayak angler Drew Gregory's Deep Creek Ventures to sponsor The 2010 River Bassin Tournament Trail Presented by Bass Pro Shops.

The unique catch-photo-release, paddle powered watercraft, tournament trail will be comprised of five tournaments near five different Bass Pro Shops store locations. Anglers will fish nearby rivers of their choice and take photos of their catch on a ruler device, and then bring back their cameras to the Bass Pro Shops location where a slide show results show will take place with prizes awarded in 3 divisions - Avid Angler, Casual Angler and Young River Bassers. Prizes include Bass Pro Shops gift cards and boats from Jackson Kayak. The avid angler division will feature a River Basser of the Year grand prize worth over $15,000.

Tournament dates are:
• Atlanta, GA - May 1st
• Knoxville, TN - May 22nd
• Birmingham, AL - June 5th
• Charlotte, NC - June 26th
• Macon, GA - July 10th

"The Bassin Trail is going to be a great way to get bassers acquainted with Jackson Kayak's recreation/touring boats and build interest in the new boat we're developing," stated Gregory. A joint development effort between Gregory and Jackson Kayak, the new signature line of fishing kayaks is slated to debut later this summer. The inspiration behind the partnership is to combine the quality manufacturing of Jackson Kayak with the ideas, innovation and kayak bass fishing expertise of the pro angler.

Anglers who pre-register online will receive a gift package valued at more than the registration fee, while supplies last. A portion of money raised during the tournaments will go to the ALS Association to help with their fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease. More information about the tournament can be found on the tournament trail website.

Best known as the world leader in whitewater kayaks, family-owned and operated Jackson Kayak is the leading manufacturer of whitewater kayaks. Founded in 2004, the company is also actively designing and producing boats for the recreational/touring and fishing market. Jackson Kayak boats are manufactured in Sparta, TN.

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