Toyota to host second Bonus Bucks team tournament

DECATUR, Ala. — In appreciation for the tremendous ongoing support thousands of avid bass anglers have shown for Toyota Trucks and its Bonus Bucks program, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced that it will host a no-entry fee team tournament on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, on northern Alabama’s Lake Wheeler in Decatur.

“A no-entry-fee team event is a great way to celebrate the humbling allegiance and loyalty that serious bass anglers have shown our brand by purchasing and towing with a Toyota Truck,” said Jim Baudino, engagement marketing manager for Toyota.

The event will take place at Ingalls Harbor, one of America’s top-notch tournament-friendly facilities, featuring wide launch ramps, spacious parking and fast access to Decatur’s numerous hotels and eateries. Toyota will also provide a free dinner to participating teams on both Saturday and Sunday.

All currently registered, eligible Bonus Bucks participants are invited to register a team to participate with the exception of Bassmaster Elite Series, PAA and FLW Tour pros, and only one team member must be registered in the Bonus Bucks program to be eligible to compete.

Tournament officials from B.A.S.S. will be on site to help orchestrate the tournament portion of the event.

The Top 30 teams are guaranteed a paycheck, and the first 200 to register will receive a generous tackle pack containing lures, Toyota-branded clothing and more. Participants will also get a chance to visit with Team Toyota members Kevin VanDam, Terry Scroggins, Gerald Swindle and other Bassmaster Elite Series pros.

Anglers are required to pre-register by Sept. 2. B.A.S.S. tournament staff will be on site Saturday, Sept. 7, at Ingalls Harbor for official angler check-in.

Participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible for this fellowship-filled, prize-rich event. Limited space is available.

Register online for the tournament at or call Kendell at 918-742-6424.

Signing up for Bonus Bucks is simple. Own or lease a 2009 or newer Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser or Tacoma, register online at or by calling Kendell at 918-742-6424. Then be the highest finishing eligible participant in your FLW- or B.A.S.S.-affiliated tournament — and you win the Bonus Bucks.