APPEARANCE FEE AND PURSE
No entry fee. Each competitor who fishes all 3 competition
days will receive a $4,000 appearance fee, plus an additional
$1,000 appearance fee if he is a member of the Professional
Anglers Association (PAA).
As of now (5/31), the winner of the event will get $100,000
cash. However, the PAA has an opportunity to
weigh-in on the form of the payback so this may change.
Any changes will be published here.
The No. 1 angler in the world, according to the State
Farm World Rankings after the Top Gun results
are in, will receive a "State Farm No. 1 Bonus"
of $7,500 cash.
There will be a big bass award all 3
Top Gun Championship Rules
Top Gun will utilize an innovative weigh-in system designed
to minimize stress on the fish. More details coming.
Fort Worth, TX
OFFICIAL PRACTICE DAYS
COMPETITOR REGISTRATION INFO
Top Gun will be aired in a special prime
time show in September 2005 on the Outdoor
Life Network (OLN). OLN reaches 62-plus million
homes. After that airing, the show will be available
on DVD and VHS.
WEIGH-IN/OUTDOOR SHOW LOCATION
Cabela's Retail Store
12901 Cabela Drive,
Ft. Worth, TX 76177
GPS Location: N 32° 57.684"
W 97° 18.47"
* This will also be the official weigh-in
location for the Skeeter
BassFan Army Weekend Warrior Championship,
held earlier in the week. For more information
on that event, which will crown the best weekend
bass angler in North America, click
Regular Store Hours (CST):
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Doral Tesoro Hotel & Golf Club
3300 Championship Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone: (817) 961-0800
West Bay Marina
6925 Liberty School Tap Rd.
Azle, TX 76020
From Jacksboro Highway (Texas 199), take FM 730 (Boyd
Road) north to Sandy Beach Road (landmark: a Diamond
Shamrock store called Joel's Sandy Beach Mart). Follow
Sandy Beach Road to Liberty School Road and turn left,
heading north. Go to the stop sign at (landmark: Liberty
Elementary School) then turn right and go for half a
mile to dead-end at the West Bay Marina gate (tent and
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (800) 433-5747 or (817) 336-8791