Profile: Carolina's Bass Challenge

Year founded: 2012

Mission statement: Carolina’s Bass Challenge was started to give working anglers a place to fish a lucrative weekend trail in a team format exclusive of pro fishermen.

Geographic region covered: North Carolina and South Carolina.

Best lake or lakes visited: Lake Murray, because of a record 201-boat turnout

Average turnout per tournament: 160 boats

Contact: Al Odom, 803-429-1784.

Also: The trail is put on by both Foothills Marine and Marshall’s Marine, and the dealers pride themselves on their 100 percent payback per event as well as the three Skeeter Boats given away each year.