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Kayak Fishing World Championship at VIP

The World Kayak Fishing Championship was recently held at VIP. These guys fished hard and came away with an enjoyable experience, and a ton of fish. For more info on the tournament, go to Kayak Bass Fishing

Mt Pleasant College Tops Clemson Tigers and SC Gamecocks

In the March installment of the College Opens, Mt. Pleasant College of Charleston topped the Clemson Tigers by a margin of 4 pounds. On the day, Mt. Pleasant anglers landed over 40 fish each in tallying their five fish bag of 23 pounds. The Clemson Tiger team also had over 40 fish as well for a five fish tally of 19, while the third place South Carolina Gamecocks tallied 17. Tournament director and host Marc Deschenes called action lock and load fishing, with non-stop action throughout the day.

High School/College Open Tournament

Come on all you high school and college fisherman out there! Here's a tourney specifically made for you and your fishing buddies. VIP will host four tournaments per year - March, July, October and December. The format is simple - high school on one lake, college on another! The weigh-ins will be staggered so all fisherman can attend. All anglers will fish 7 hours on their lake, with a 5 fish limit per team. All fish must remain alive. Winners will receive Shakespeare All Star rods and reels Anglers are required to supply their own boats - trolling motors only. A points champion will be determined at the end of all tournaments. The points champion team will receive a full-blown package with a "Pro." After weigh-in, Marc's famous Buford Stew (corn, shrimp, new potatoes and Hillshire smoked sausage) will be served for all, including refreshments.

Match-Play Tournaments - Do You Think Your Hot? Challenge the champ - Clay Culpepper and you could be the new champ in this one-day winner-take-all!

The Match Play Tourney is one-on-one, you against the champ for a day of action. Each angler alternates from front to back every 30 minutes. At the days end, the winner takes all, plus gets crowned the champion.

Match Play Tourneys run every 30 days, or sooner if an angler challenges the champion.

Entry fee is $500 per angler

Champion Wins $800

In this past months Challenge, Clay Culpepper outdueled Mike DelViso by a margine of 17 pounds to 14. Better luck next time Mike! In winning, Clay retained his champion status.

Weekend Tournaments - Want to feel like a pro?

The weekend series is geared towards up and coming anglers, or relatively new anglers looking to get a-started in the bass game.

The weekend series will be offered spring, summer, fall and winter.

The tourney will consist of nine teams fishing three different lakes, alternating between the lakes every three hours! Talk about run and gun angling!

There will be a three fish, per lake limit, with weigh-ins at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Anglers must cull, and only bring three to the scale.

Entry fee is $650 per boat ($325 per angler)

1st Place Team - $3000

2nd Place Team - $1000 for second.

Big fish - $500, based on $50 pool.

*Payouts are based on a full field, and are subject to change.

Fishing School - Learn from the Pros!

During the month of June, 20 kids, ages 6-17, will receive 3 hours of fishing from Marc Deschenes. All participants will learn boat safety, casting, lure presentation, knots and more.

$79 per student includes the three-hour session, plus all students will receive a fishing rod at the conclusion. And, being as Marc is 6th degree black belt, several self defense lessons will be an added bonus! Lunch will be provided for all.

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