October 17, 2005

Plapp's Pro Outdoors, Skeeter Boats and Yamaha Outboards annonced one of the largest Ohio River Tournament Trails to Every hit the region. Over $225,000 in Cash and a 2006 Skeeter Boat will be awarded

"Plapp's Ohio River Challenge" presented by Skeeter Boats & Yamaha Outboards.

In August & September 2005 over 30 anglers met with Matt Plapp of Plapp's Pro Outdoors to build an angler friendly tournament trail on the Ohio River to Link Northern Kentucky and Louisville together. The tag line is "GET PAID" and as you will see, you will. The Tournament Trail will consist of 4 River Touranments stopping in Northern Kentucky at Big Bone Marina in April, Maysville, Ky in May, Louisville, KY at Cox Park in June and Carrollton KY at Point Park in July. A 2-Day Classic Sept 16-17 at JR's Executive Inn with banquet and indoor in-boat weigh-in will cap off the trail. $200 per team, 100% Payback per tournament. Roughly 150 boats are expected per tournament, That's over $30,000 payback per tournament. Mandatory Polygraph for Each Winning team, both members and random tests for other anlgers. Top 50% qualify for the classic and any team that pre-registered and fished all 4 tournaments also qualify for the Classic. Exact Dates and registration forms will be available Friday October 21st at www.plapps.com

OH Yeah I almost forgot....The Classic is also $200 per team 100% payback (aprox $20,000), Classic Champion gets a LOADED $25,000 2006 Skeeter SX 190 w/ Yamaha V150, Plapp's has already secured $50,000 in prize money for the remaining places and over $20,000 IN DOORPRIZES. THAT'S OVER $115,000 JUST FOR THE CLASSIC, YES OVER $115,000, that's why we said "GET PAID."

Plapp's will promote this tournament trail via print, cable TV in a joint marketing venture with Joe Thomass' Real In The Outdoors, Booths at Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis & Louisville Boat & Fishing Shows. For anyone interesting in sponsorship, helping or general questions email Matt Plapp at plapps@plapps.com.

This will be the biggest local tournament trail you have ever fished.