Profile: McNider Marine Iron Man Tournament Trail

Year founded: 2005

Mission statement: McNider Marine Iron Man Tournament Trail strives to be the best tournament trail in the South.

Geographic area covered: 250-mile radius from Thomasville, Ala., with fishermen from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia

Best lake or lakes visited: Lake Dannelly/Miller’s Ferry

Average turnout per tournament: 90 to130 boats

Contact: Bruce McNider, 334-636-0580

Also: Mercury gives away a 250 Pro XS at the Classic, the angler of the year receives $2,000 and the total payback at the Classic is $10,000. Plus, there’s a cookout after each event’s weigh-in.