Fontana bass fishing tournament

The annual Fontana Classic Bass Tournament will be held April 9 and 10, a chance for anglers to compete for prize money in this Smoky Mountain classic.

With water temperatures already rising, local anglers are reporting an increase in the action on the lake.

This year’s purse is $5,000 with first-place garnering $2,000 in prize money. Prize money will be awarded for second through eighth places, and $200 each for the biggest small- and large-mouth bass.

Fontana Village Marina will be hosting the event with food and refreshments, and entertainment both days on the dock. The kids will be competing in their own dockside brim fishing tournament on Saturday, April 9.

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