Hooked on Heroes: The 5th Annual Veterans Day Bass Fishing Tournament

October 26, 2023

In the spirit of honoring our nation’s heroes, anglers from all walks of life will gather at Lake Hartwell’s Green Pond Landing on November 11, 2023, for the highly-anticipated 5th Annual Veterans Day Bass Fishing Tournament. Organized by The Fravel Group, this event promises a day of camaraderie, competition, and philanthropy, as participants cast their lines in support of local veterans.

Registration and Participation

Enthusiasts eager to be part of this exciting tournament can sign up in two convenient ways: in person at the Rupert Huse Veterans Center in Greenville or online through the Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) website by clicking HERE. The registration fee is $100 per boat, with each boat accommodating two anglers. The deadline for registration is set for November 6, 2023, ensuring that everyone has ample time to secure their spot in this fantastic fishing competition.

Event Schedule

The tournament kicks off at 6:00 am on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Green Pond Landing on Lake Hartwell. Anglers will be greeted by the serene beauty of the lake and the thrill of the competition. Participants will be aiming to hook the biggest catch, and for veterans, there’s an added incentive as the veteran with the largest fish will take home a cash prize of $500. For all other anglers, the competition promises a generous $1,000 first prize, with second place receiving $500, and third place taking home $250.

Hooked on Philanthropy

Beyond the thrill of the competition, what truly makes this tournament special is its commitment to supporting local veterans. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Upstate Warrior Solution, a noteworthy nonprofit organization dedicated to providing holistic services to veterans in the community. This partnership ensures that every cast and every catch contributes to making a real difference in the lives of those who have selflessly served our country.

As you prepare your gear and plan your strategy for the tournament, remember that you’re not just competing for the win but also for a greater cause – to stand by those who have stood by us.

Rules and Prizes

To ensure a fair and exciting competition, the tournament abides by the following rules:

Teams consist of two anglers.

Participants are allowed a limit of five fish, comprising Largemouth and Spotted Bass.

The minimum size for each fish is 12 inches.

The prize pool is designed to reward the most skilled anglers:

  • Biggest Fish (Veterans Only): $500
  • 1st Place: $1,000 (all anglers)
  • 2nd Place: $500 (all anglers)
  • 3rd Place: $250 (all anglers)

The 5th Annual Veterans Day Bass Fishing Tournament promises to be a day of thrilling angling, heartfelt camaraderie, and unwavering support for our veterans. Join us on November 11, 2023, at Green Pond Landing for a memorable day on the waters of Lake Hartwell. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a first-time participant, your presence and passion for fishing will help make a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Don’t miss this chance to combine your love for fishing with your commitment to giving back. Register now and be a part of this incredible event!

Contact: For registration inquiries – [email protected] | 864-413-1402; For event details – [email protected]