Bass fishermen set sights on Fontana Lake

A bass tournament hosted by Fontana Village Resort will be held on Fontana Lake March 17 and March 18.

With water temperatures and lake levels already rising, local anglers are reporting an increase already in the action on the lake. Fontana Marina and Dock manager Ronnie Crisp said that he expects quite a turnout this year.

“Local anglers and folks from neighboring states have already been calling to register for this year’s tournament,” he said.

This year’s purse is $5,000 with first place garnering $2,000 in prize money and $1,000 for second place. Prize money will be awarded for third through eighth places and $100 each for the biggest smallmouth, large mouth and spot bass.

Fontana Village Marina will be hosting the event on their docks located at the west end of Fontana Lake.

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