DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A local group is preparing to host the 3rd Annual Hooked on Decatur team bass fishing tournament. It’s scheduled to take place Saturday, March 29 at Ingalls Harbor.
The tournament is from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weigh-in begins at 2 p.m.
The tournament is open to all anglers who possess a current Alabama State Freshwater Fishing License. Wounded veterans are also invited, and will be paired with boat captains to compete against other amateur fishermen. There is no cost for wounded veterans to participate.
Volunteers present the tournament, and many of the boat captains are veterans themselves.
If you are a wounded veteran and would like to have a day on the water, please email Tollin Toler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Toler is a Purple Heart recipient.
Tournament organizers are also looking for amateur fishermen/boat owners who would like to volunteer captain boats for fishers.
If you would like to register a team, or sponsor a wounded veteran boat team, visit Risingsun29.org/HOD.html.
Any money not used for tournament costs are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Last year, the tournament had 13 vet teams out of 50 total boats and $18,000 was donated.
The March 29 tournament will also feature a LifeSouth Blood Drive in memory of veteran Jimmy V. Copeland and a free Child ID program.