The annual Ike Foundation Celebrity Pro/Am bass fishing tournament began in 2016 with bass anglers competing for a BassCat Margay top prize. In 2017, a Hobie kayak division was added, with a trip to Hobie Worlds as a top prize. The bass boat division offers anglers the opportunity to join up with some friends and fish against the pros, or they can choose to be paired with random pros. In the past, our bass boat division has featured pros such as Kevin VanDam, John Crews, Ish Monroe, Chris & Trait Zaldain, Jordan Lee, Cliff Crochet and more! Each year the tournament is held on the Delaware River (or selected portions, in the case of the Kayak division).
This year's event will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, with a meet-and-greet dinner and auctions on the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, July 20th. Early bird discounts are available for tournament registrations, but act fast, because these special prices end soon and we have a limited number of pro angler boat registrations available!
We have not yet finalized the professional tournament anglers and celebrities who will be fishing in the 2018 event. In the past, these have included top tour anglers like Stephen Kennedy, John Crews, Kevin VanDam and celebrities like Blitz TV's Trent Cole. We're sure to have another all-star cast at this year's event, so be sure to register early to ensure you get paired with a pro!