The 2017 Leesville Lake Open Bass Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Carroll County Animal Protection League's project to build a no-kill animal shelter.
Early registration costs $100, and registration on the day of the tournament will cost $110. Boat numbers will be assigned on the date when registration is received. The event will be held near the ramp at the dam.
The tournament will pay first- through fifth-place and for the Big Bass Award with a 75-percent payback. The event will also include door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, food and beverages.
Those interested in participating should contact Tom Wickersham for a registration form by calling 330-205-7810 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants must sign the registration form and mail it with a check payable to Tom Wickersham; 501 Jackson St.; Minerva 44657.
Supporting sponsors of the event include Berlin Bass Casters, Pistol Pete's Jigs & Chatter Baits, Gentleman's Bass Club, Rich's Bait & Tackle, EZ Reel, Beaver's Marine Store, and local merchants.