Alabama Bass Trail’s North Division Tournament on Wheeler Lake Set for April 27th, 2024

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DECATUR-The Alabama Bass Trail’s North Division is gearing up for its upcoming tournament scheduled to take place on Wheeler Lake in Decatur on April 27th. This prestigious event, hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism, is expected to draw 450 skilled amateur anglers eager to compete for the coveted top prize of $15,000.

As a sanctioned event by B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society), the ABT Tournament Series features two divisions, North and South, each consisting of five tournaments held across five different lakes. With a maximum capacity of 225 boats per tournament, registration for the Wheeler Lake event is already full, with anglers from across the southeastern United States prepared to showcase their angling skills.

The tournament will kick off with takeoff at 6:00 a.m. at Ingalls Harbor, situated at 802-A Wilson Street NW in Decatur, followed by the eagerly anticipated weigh-in starting at 2:30 p.m. Both takeoff and weigh-ins are free and open to the public, inviting spectators to bring their own portable chairs and enjoy watching the results of the tournament.

Competitors will be vying for substantial cash prizes, including a guaranteed $15,000 for the first-place winner, with payouts totaling $64,450.00 distributed across 40 places.

Payout Schedule:

  • First Place $15,000
    Second Place $7,500
    Third Place $6,000
    Fourth Place $4,000
    Fifth Place $3,000
    Sixth Place $2,000
    Seventh Place $1,300
    Eighth Place $1,300
    Ninth Place $1,300
    Tenth Place $1,300
    11th – 15th $1,000 each
    16th – 25th $750 each
    26th – 30th $600 each
    31st – 40th $500 each
    Big Fish $1,000
    ABT Gear $250

For more information regarding the Wheeler Lake tournament on April 27th, please contact Danielle Gibson, President & CEO of Decatur Morgan County Tourism.

For further details on the Alabama Bass Trail and its tournament series, please contact Kay Donaldson, Program Director, at 855-934-7425 or visit

Media Release/Danielle Gibson, President & CEO/Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Inc.

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