Rhea County approves funding for Bassmaster high school tournament

Rhea County Commission OKs $35k for fishing tourney

Members of the Rhea County Commission unanimously approved during its Tuesday meeting a $35,000 budget allocation to help fund the BASS fishing tournament on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton next year.

County officials said the request for funding came from local professional angler Michael Neal, and BASS is preparing for two tournaments on Lake Chickamauga in mid-2017. The first tournament, the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open No. 2, is scheduled for April 20-22 next year, and the second tournament, 2017 Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, is set for April 29….Read More