Profile: Tom’s Marine Team Trail

Geographic region covered: East Tennessee

Year founded: 2002

Mission statement: Our goal is to let amateurs fish a friendly, competitive team trail close to home with a grand prize of a brand new Ranger/Mercury boat.

Geographic region covered: East Tennessee

Best lake or lakes visited: Cherokee and Douglas lakes

Average turnout per tournament: 120

Contact: Richard McMaster, 423-748-3240,; 423-581-0488,

Also: Tom’s Marine Team Trail is one of the only trails that does a cash draw at every tournament, including the championship. Plus, we’re the only trail in the area that gives away a $40,000 Ranger/Mercury rig at the end of the year.