Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge offers $20,000 in college scholarships

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Tim Horton and Taylor Ashley, Senior Divison winner of the 2015 Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge

SHEFFIELD, Ala. – Students from throughout Alabama are headed to Pickwick Lake this weekend with hopes of reeling in a college scholarship.

The fourth annual Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 22 offers $20,000 in college scholarships. The tournament, for students in grades 7-12, will be staged out of Riverfront Park in Sheffield. It is open to students in public, private and home schools. Students will compete in two divisions, grades 7-9 and 10-12. The entry fee is $25 per angler.

“Pickwick Lake has been on fire,” said Horton, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler and outdoors television personality from Muscle Shoals. “It’s going to be a great tournament.”

The scholarships can be use at any university, college or technical school.

Prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the top five individual anglers in each division. In addition, prizes and scholarships to Northwest-Shoals Community College will be awarded to the top anglers who live in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale or Lawrence counties.

Students do not have to be a member of a fishing team at their school to participate. Students will fish from boats operated by adult captains.

The tournament will be televised nationally on World Fishing Network.

Entry forms are available at FishPickwickLake.com.

For more information about the tournament, or lodging, contact Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau at (256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783 or colberttourism@comcast.net.