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2016 BAA World Championship Location Bids:

***KY/Barkley Lakes & Tailwaters*** 
April 16th or May 14th 
BIG 20/ NUMBERS 3-4 man teams 
Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and Tailwaters of both lakes. 
The largest participation for Worlds was held in the same location so it can hold the amount of boats.

April 9th or May 7th 
7:00 AM to 9:00 PM 
3-4 man teams
Biggest gator gar 
Biggest longnose 
$200.00 Per side or $300.00 for both pots/ + $25.00 big fish pot 

There will be a 3 Gator Gar limit This is an established tournament that has been hosted for 8 years now, and competitors from across the US have fished it with the dreams of harvesting a Gator Gar. In 8 years the Gar Bonanza has had weights of Big 5 gator gar 595lbs and Big 3 Gator gar 440lbs with 3 fish in the past 2 years over 200lbs. 

A Friday night meet and greet 5-11pm Ben E. Keith Budweiser 2019 West Oak with food and refreshments provided at no cost to the BAA. 2016 BAA World Championship Location Bids Page 2 of 2 TOURNAMENT headquarters blast off and weight in will be at the Palestine Civic Center 1819 W. Spring St. Palestine, TX 75801, with an indoor facility and stage for meeting and results. 

TPWD will be working with the BAA on the gator gar shot for age /study and collecting data Fish disposal will be 400.00 total Fishable waterways include: Trinity River, lake Livingston, lake Ray Roberts, lake Lewisville, Trinity Bay, no fishing in Dallas County at ALL. All water is open to Air boats, trollers, kickers and fans.

July 16 or July 23 
Bass Pro Shop’s Pyramid Memphis Tennessee. 
Tournament hours Saturday 5:00pm- Sunday 8:00am 
Numbers and Big 20 format.

All public waters are open, provided a public boat ramp is used to launch.  Red Zones determined by The BAA. All boats welcome (air, kicker, and trollers). 100% payout determined by number of teams in each division. Maximum number of 3-4 man teams- 300. 100 shad limit on numbers. Mandatory polygraph test for winners along with random polygraphs. Additional prizes and money to be announced No game fish allowed for either category In recent years, Bass Pro Shops has hosted the two largest Bowfishing events both in participation and pay out. 

The tournament staff is seasoned in handling big crowds and portraying bowfishing in a positive light. This experience, coupled with the exceptional venue of the Pyramid, will draw not only participates but families as well. With the passion and experience of Bass Pro Shops this World Championship will be one for the record books.