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Don't tell my wife because she still thinks that fishing only requires a cane pole and a box of worms, but truth be told, it's a pretty expensive sport. Expensive enough that even qualifying for a Junior World Championship is less than half the battle. And that's where this story begins!

Two Benton teams, for a total of four young anglers, have competed and fared well enough to actually qualify for the TBF Junior World Championship, July 27 through 30 on the Mississippi River in Quad Cities, Illinois.

Pretty amazing that of all the young anglers out there, that these youngsters would represent us all on a national platform.  However, it's a pretty expensive endeavor. These teams will have to pay for meals, lodging, gas, the whole gamut and the price tag is a little steep.

To help with those expenses, there will be a bass tournament on Caddo Lake this Saturday, June 26.

It's the Fishin' For a Mission 2021 Open Team Tournament. Entry fee is only $100 per team and that includes Big Bass Entry and a free lunch!

Pre-registration will be held this Friday, June 25 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bass Pro Shop in Bossier City and will be open to anyone except guides or professional anglers.

Payout will be based on the number of entries but they'll pay one place for every ten boats to enter.

For any additional information, just contact Shane Nugent at (318) 455-8941

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