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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is asking anglers to test their bass fishing skills – for a good cause.

The first-ever Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Fishing Rodeo will be held at Lake Guntersville for two-man teams. The tournament is open to amateurs only, no guides.

The first place prize is $3,500, followed by $1,500 for second place and $750 for third place.

The cost to enter is $200 per team with all proceeds benefitting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. According to a Facebook post, “The money raised will help build a training center and shooting range for the sheriff’s office.”

The rodeo will be held on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 6 a.m. at the Tom Jackson Park boat ramp near Highway 69. Weigh-ins will be held at Civitan Park at 1:30 p.m. that afternoon.

To sign up for the tournament, contact Sonya Cantrell at