BigFishTackle.Com Announces Record Setting Fishing Tournament Attendance and Pay Outs

In an effort to keep anglers updated on tournament information The 2006 Willard Bay Wiper Tournament will be covered by a new website www.UtahFishingEvents.Com

Colorado Springs, May 2, 2006 -- BigFishTackle.Com (A First Light Net web site), the leading niche vertical fishing web site announced a record setting attendance, angler participation, and prize pay outs for the 4th annual Willard Bay Wiper Tournament to be held at Willard Bay, Utah on May 20th, 2006.

The “Wiper” a cross between a white bass and a striped bass grow fast, strike hard, and fight like no other fish. The wiper, like its striper parent, has two rows of teeth near the rear of the tongue. The white bass has a single tooth patch on its tongue. The world record wiper is listed at 27 pounds, 5 ounces.

The Willard Bay Wiper Tournament started 3 years ago as a friendly outing from members of BigFishTackle.Com’s Utah fishing message board. Started by and directed by Utah fishing message board members and moderators. This years directors include “Rich Jones”, Mike Brady and Mike Hodgdon, the tournament has grown from a modest 10 teams to over 45 teams (and growing) and over 250 anticipated attendees to this years award banquet and Barbeque.

With dramatic, and continued growth of this tournament BigFishTackle.Com is happy to welcome many new sponsors to this years event including corporate sponsors from leading National companies like Troll Daddy, Sportsman’s Warehouse , Boats.Net, Wildlife artist Randy McGovern, JLV Lures, BaitBall Bait Receivers and locally by companies like Maniac Lures, Lee’s Marine, with more sponsors coming on board daily. For more sponsors and sponsor information please visit http://www.utahfishingevents.com/faq.html

Thanks to the many sponsors, this years event will offer thousands of dollars in cash, trophies, and prizes to angler participants, and even includes raffles at the awards banquet for spectators of the event. Teams consist of 2 anglers. Anglers are awarded prizes based on the top 3 teams with the longest combined length of 1 “Wiper” each team member, the angler with the biggest wiper (big fish) of the day, and a new award this year includes the biggest “walleye” of the day.

When asked Mike Hodgdon V.P of Operations at BigFishTackle.Com if the “dramatic increase in the size of this event creates planning problems”.

Hodgdon said, "It really didn’t, because of the great directors Mike Brady and Rich Jones. The fact that, all attendee’s of the tournament are members of the BigFishTackle.Com message board and communicate fishing information and reports on the message boards on a fairly regular basis, it feels like you are going fishing with 100 good friends! I really look forward to attending this year’s event"

Anyone interested in fishing or attending this year’s event should visit UtahFishinEvents.Com for registration details.

About BigFishTackle.Com.

A wholly owned web site property of First Light Net Founded in 1998 and based in Huntington Beach Cal., BigFishTackle.Com is the leading network of niche vertical fishing sites for users and marketers. The network includes more than 95 fishing and outdoor highly targeted web sites and domain names. Each vertical niche provides a comprehensive customer experience including the Internet's best link directories, original content, community features, Daily Fishing Comics and The Outdoor Retailers Showcase for site visitors interested in finding the hottest deals for gear from other on-line retailers. Media Metrix (December 1999) ranks bigfishtackle.com as the largest fishing news, information and entertainment web property in the world. More information on the company can be found on its Web site at www.bigfishtackle.com.

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