Fishermen to Swarm Lake Russell Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Fishing Tourney

April 19, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation begin a series of spring and summertime fundraisers this Saturday.

The TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament is set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert County Boat Ramp.

Gary Purvis, with the TJ and Friends Foundation says it is a great tournament for first time participants and seasoned fishermen alike.

“We want to encourage all of our bass fishermen, or if you have never fished in a tournament, this is a great tournament”, explained Purvis. “We look forward to meeting all of our annual participants, and maybe even some first time participants who want to try their hand at a bass tournament.”

Entry fee per boat will be $110, and a guaranteed first prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the tournament’s winner.

Fishers will be turned loose at safe light, which is expected to be between 6:30am – 7:00am.

The tournament will conclude with the weigh in at 3:00pm later that afternoon.

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Since 2008, the TJ and Friends Foundation have given away over $365,000 to cancer patients in Elbert, Hart, Franklin, Madison, Oglethorpe, Wilkes, and Lincoln Counties.