We've decided that we will be kicking off the 2017/2018 Striper Mafia Tournament Series with a "road trip". We will be holding a tournament in the "Striper Holy Land" of East TN (Knoxville, TN area) on October 7, 2017.
More details to be forthcoming in terms of specifics on which water, times, and entry fees, but this will be a "higher stakes" event with higher entry fees and larger payouts - though we still intend for it to be affordable to a team of anglers making the trip to east TN.
The Knoxville area is only about 5 hours from Smith Mountain Lake and a very easy tow - so we hope that our SML teams will come out and represent and show the TN, GA, SC and other boys the quality of anglers that we have here in southwest Virginia.
This will be a stand-alone, independent event from our SML events - we will still have the four SML events with best three of four scores going toward the Angler of the Year award on SML.
Last Edit: May 11, 2017 20:20:54 GMT -5 by mwardncsu
We have confirmed that we're kicking off the 2017/18 Striper Mafia tourney season with an event on Watts Bar Lake in TN. This will be a "higher stakes" event with a $400 entry fee and an optional $100 Big Fish entry. Basically the same format as our past events at SML - Catch-Photo-Release with a 2-fish total length.
This event is separate from the rest of the SML events - only the SML events will count for the Team of the Year points totals. We will still be doing 4 events on SML (Nov, Dec, Mar & Apr), and the entry fees will hold the same as last year at SML ($100/team entry, $25/Big Fish).
I hope SML will make a good showing out in TN - I know of a number of you planning or thinking about going - feel free to use this thread to post up discussion on who's going, suggestions for lodging, any tips on the lake you want to share, etc.
Post by bushwacker on Aug 14, 2017 12:12:07 GMT -5
Not knowing anything about the watts bar lake area. Where would be a good area to look for lodging. I have found a couple places but not sure where to target on the lake, That's close to the tournament headquarters and to fishing ground. Thanks for any advice. Where are others looking to stay?
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Post by Live Bait JunkEE on Aug 15, 2017 9:35:13 GMT -5
Wish I could make it --September and October are full time work months with NO travel allowed. Now November through February is a different story!!!! It would be nice to have a Smith mountain team take the title in foreign waters!!!! Good Luck all --