******* Important Guntersville National Championship Update******
Due to low water conditions and forecasted winds, Fishers of Men has made the decision to relocate the weigh-in of our National Championship to the Guntersville State Park. Teams will blast-off from the T Dock at the State Park located directly behind the Fishers of Men Tournament Trailer. Teams may still elect to come by water from other locations. All teams are required to weigh-in from the T-dock in the afternoon on Days 1 & 2. Do not load your boat on the trailer before you weigh your fish.
This decision has been made with the safety of our anglers and equipment in mind. We regret any inconvenience this may cause but feel the safety of our anglers and their boats is paramount.
There will be an important meeting of the top 37 teams after the day 2 weigh-in directly in front of the Tournament trailer at the close of the scales. Blast-off cards for Day 3 will be given out and important instructions will be conveyed.
The Championship flight for Day 3 will all need to launch at Guntersville State Park as we will load these teams on the trailer before we begin the final weigh-in.
Teams electing to participate in the no-entry fee 3rd Day redemption tournament may still come by water and will weigh-in from the T Dock. This event will blast-off approximately 30 minutes after the Championship flight and will weigh in starting at 12:45 by 4 flights as on the info sheet
All teams, with the exception of the 1st and 2nd Place winners, who stay until the end of the Championship weigh-in are eligible to win the $1200 and $800 random Draw Prizes as well as the $500 Masterbuilt Grill.
We appreciate Marshall County Tourism and Sports and Katy Norton and the Lake Guntersville State Park and Michael Jeffries for working with us on short notice to facilitate this change.
Thanks for your understanding
2021 Covid-19 guidelines for Fishers of Men Tournament Events
Fishers of Men has set guidelines that we feel are in the best interest of our membership and volunteers. All fishermen and volunteer staff must adhere to these guidelines while conducting or participating in any Fishers of Men event. These guidelines are for all Team Series, Legacy Series, High school, and Weeknight events. These guidelines will be in place until further notice.
- Each Series Director will conduct their events based on guidelines set by the state where the event is held. Directors and their volunteers will ensure these guidelines are followed.
- Pre- tournament meetings may be held if state guidelines allow. If not, a spiritual message will be shared prior to blast off.
- All competitors and volunteers must abide by the 6' social distancing guideline
- All competitors and volunteers must wear a face covering when unable to abide by the social distance rules.
- Division Directors will provide information regarding entry deadlines, rules highlights, and blast-off instructions, in tournament details on the web site.
- To avoid crowds after the weigh-in directors may choose to mail check to the winners.
- For events without a pre-tournament meeting competitor are encouraged to watch Friday Night PRO-Fession replays on the Fishers of Men Facebook page or FOM NATION YouTube Channel.
After prayerful consideration and discussion we at Fishers of Men have decided to follow the most recent request from our President and postpone all Fishers of Men Tournaments until at least April 30, 2020. With the Federal Government requesting the limitation of gatherings to 10 or less people and some State Governments being more restrictive on events we are erroring on the side of caution for the safety of our anglers and their families.
We will re-evaluate the situation the last week of April and inform you of any plans either to resume operations or extend the suspension. Thanks for your understanding
The Fishers of Men National Office has officially announced the location of the 2019 Wildcard Tournament.
This event is new to the Berkley Team Series championship line-up. It will provide one last chance to qualify for the prestigious 2020 Berkley Team Series National Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Lake County FL, where teams will compete for new Bass Cat boats and thousands of dollars in prize money.
This year’s Wildcard will be hosted by the Decatur Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, in beautiful Decatur Alabama, on Lake Wheeler on November 8th and 9th.
Wheeler is one of Northern Alabama’s great fisheries on the Tennessee River. At just over 67,000 acres of surface area, it’s Alabama’s second largest lake. Both Largemouth and smallmouth are present in the waters of Wheeler. With its abundant population of largemouth, many teams will enjoy culling all day long.
The National Office has been working with Andrew Kelley, Danielle Gibson, and the rest of the staff at the CVB to make this a memorable event.
There will be four ways to qualify for the National Championship at this tournament.
- The highest finishing Adult/Junior team will qualify
- The highest finishing Male/Female team will qualify
- The highest finishing registered Bass Cat Owner team will qualify*
- The top 20% of the tournament field will qualify
(*Bass Cat teams must be competing in the Bass Cat boat owned by one of the team members)
Any Fishers of Men team who qualified for any Berkley Team Series District Championship during the 2019 season is eligible to enter the Wildcard. See the 2019 rules for details.
For complete details and entry instructions, go to the tournament details page in the “schedules” section of the website.
2019 LEGACY CHAMPIONSHIP ON LAKE KEOWEE JULY 25 & 26
DON’T MISS OUT GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW
To enter go to tournament details at www.fomntt.com
GUEST SPEAKER: MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING PRO ANDY MONTGOMERY
FREE BAG OF BAITS FOR EVERY TEAM
RANDOM DRAW AT END OF TOURNAMENT - $2,500.00
OFFICIAL PRACTICE: No official practice period for this tournament
OFF LIMITS: The tournament water will be off limits during the pre-tournament meeting.
LAUNCH SITE: South Cove County Park 1099 S Cove Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
WEDNESDAY’S MEETING SITE: Gigniliat Center in Seneca 621 N. Townville Street Seneca, SC 29678
Check out the link below to order the New Fishers of Men Team Shirts.
Leesburg to Host 2020 Fishers of Men
Stren Team Series National Championship
LEESBURG, FL (March 17, 2019) — The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Visit Lake and the City of Leesburg will host the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship for the second time at Venetian Gardens on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes on March 7-14, 2020.
“We are pleased to welcome the Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship back to Greater Orlando,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “The Harris Chain of Lakes is one of the most prolific big bass fisheries in Florida. With over 76,000 acres of water and beautiful spring weather, we are confident the anglers will have a positive experience in Lake County.”
The event is expected to attract 160 two-person teams over eight days, including five practice days and three competition days. The National Tournament Trail is comprised of 34 Team Series divisions, 21 Legacy Series divisions, 10 Ultimate Bass Challenge Series divisions, and 8 Weeknight Series divisions from across the eastern half of the country, which combine for over 300 tournament events annually.
"We are very excited about bringing our Stren Team Series National Championship, our biggest and most prestigious event of the season, back to the Harris Chain of Lakes, said Bobby Eads, Sr. Vice President of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail. “The last time we were in Leesburg with this event, not only was the fishing outstanding, but the hospitality shown to our competitors made this community one of our favorites. In addition, Lindsey McBride, Brent Nelson, and the rest of the staff at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, as well as the staff at the Lake County Parks Department, work very hard to assist us in making our event run as smooth as possible."
As one of the largest sport fishing event organizations in the country, this will mark the 22nd edition of their National Championship. Anglers competing in March will have an opportunity to earn a share of the purse valued at approximately $140,000 in cash and prizes.
“Lake County is excited to welcome back the Fishers of Men National Championship,” said Commissioner Tim Sullivan, Chairman of the Lake County Tourist Development Council. “The abundant Harris Chain of Lakes, in particular, has increasingly become a destination for major fishing tournaments such as this one, which is projected to bring more than 300 anglers to our great county. We wish them a successful event and hope they take some time to enjoy all that Lake County has to offer, both on and off our beautiful lakes.”
For more information about the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship, visit www.fomntt.com/.
About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,300 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.4 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit www.GreaterOrlandoSports.com.
About Visit Lake
Lake County, Florida, a.k.a. “Lake Big Bass,” is one of the top destinations for bass fishing in the United States and is located less than 30 minutes west of Orlando, Florida. The Harris Chain of Lakes, the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the St Johns River welcomes professional and recreational anglers from around the world and hosts some of the top national bass fishing events including the Big Bass Tour, FLW Tour, Major League Fishing and Bassmaster. As FLW Tour Champion and LakeBigBass.com pro-angler Tim Frederick says, "fishing in Lake County is a must for every bass angler's bucket list!" Visit LakeBigBass.com today and plan your next fishing trip.
FOM Website is gettin a new look!
Starting March 3 and going through March 5 The Fishers of Men Website will be taking on a new look. As we transition from the old website to the new one, you may experience the website being down for a period of time or links not working. Please be patient with us while we are under construction.
The 2019 Season kicks off soon. To get ahead of the curve you can pay the annual Fishers of Men Membership online!
Just fill out the form and use your PayPal account or card to pay the membership.
Individual membership $42.50
Family Membership (Everyone in your household) $62.50
Either membership entitles you to participate in any of the four FOM Series. The series include the Berkley Team Series, Shakespeare Legacy Series, Spiderwire weeknight Series, and ABU Garcia UBC Series.
Memberships are valid from January 1 thru December 31 each year.
We hope to see you on the water!
Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from the Fishers of Men Staff!