Two hundred and fifty Triton owners and their partners will meet on Old Hickory Reservoir just outside Nashville, Tenn. on June 9 to compete for cash and prizes in the 2nd  Triton Owner’s Tournament. Legendary television personality and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society founder Ray Scott will be the official weigh-master.

According to Bentz, entry into this prestigious bass tournament is limited to Triton boat owners and their partners. “The event is limited to 250 boats, and requires an entry fee of $200 per boat,” he said. “A 100% payback of $50,000 is based on a full berth of 250, and includes a $5000 big-fish pot. But you don’t even have to catch a fish to be a winner -- every team competing will be eligible to enter the drawing for a brand new Triton Tr-21 tournament boat rigged with a Mercury 225 horsepower EFI outboard, Lowrance depth finder, Minn Kota trolling motor and matching tandem trailer

Bentz indicated that entry in the tournament, as well as starting positions, would be determined by a random drawing to be held at Triton headquarters in Ashland City, Tenn. on April 3, 2001. “Since the tournament is limited to 250 boats, it’s important to get your entries in before April 3rd,” he emphasized. Official entry blanks may be obtained from authorized Triton Boats dealers, by calling Triton at 1-888-8TRITON, or on the company’s website (

The first place team will receive $6000, Bentz indicated. “Payout will be all the way down through the first 50 teams. The team catching the biggest bass will take home $3000, and the second-biggest bass will be worth $2000.”

The pre-tournament meeting and dinner will take place the evening of June 8th at Triton Boats headquarters in Ashland City, Tenn. Where staff will be on hand to show you through the manufacturing plant and answer questions. At least one member of each team must attend this event, which will feature appearances by Ray Scott, Earl Bentz and members of the Triton Pro Fishing Team.

Old Hickory Lake is famous for its bass fishing, and has hosted many national tournaments, including the B.A.S.S. MegaBucks. It’s a river-run reservoir with prime bass-holding structure including acres of stump flats; countless humps, ledges and drop-offs; and weedy coves.  The Saunders Ferry boat ramp in Hendersonville, Tenn. will be the official launch site.

The Triton Owner’s Tournament is co-hosted by the Sumner County (Tenn.) Tourism Commission (1-888-301-7866; Official sponsors include Mercury Outboards, Motorguide, PinPoint, Dual Pro Battery Chargers, Five Star Food services, EZ Loader trailers, Stealth Charging Systems, Lowrance electronics, T and H Marine,  Minn Kota and Sumner County Tourism.

Triton Boats manufactures a complete line of fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats through its state-of-the-art boat building facilities in Ashland City, Tenn. and Aberdeen, Miss. The company’s fiberglass models are the best-selling tournament fishing boats in the U. S., and its new all-welded aluminum boat line promises to be a hit among fishermen and waterfowl hunters everywhere.

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