Robert RileyMike Bernard

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FPT McClure Opener shaping up to be a big fish shootout!


Robert Riley:Mike BernardMODESTO Ca. – The word around town about Lake McClure is that fishing is REAL GOOD and that the big spotted bass are definitely on the bite. And this is not just hype, or “dock talk”, as many of the tournament organizations that have recently visited this fertile body of water, are seeing some good weights come to their scales.

And come Sunday, Feb 17th, the lake will be teaming with excitement as the Future Pro Tour will make it’s opening season debut in the central region to challenge beginning to intermediate level anglers at putting together effective strategies on Lake McClure, for a shot at a trip to the FPT winner’s circle, or at least, walk away with a “last check” that is guaranteed to be worth $200 (over two times the basic entry fee)..

Navionics Cup 2013

Opportunities to capture this year’s Navionics Cup title will be renewed, and the team of Robert Riley and Mike Bernard, newly crowned Navionics Cup Champions for the central valley, will certainly enjoy being part of official Navionics promotional team for 2013. Look to see how this dynamic team fares throughout the season and handle the burden of being in the “limelight”, as recognition can also be a major distraction to a team’s focus during fierce competition – but distractions are simply part of growing as a competitive angler.

Anglers of the Year

Also up for grabs is the first-ever Coors Light “Cold As Ice” Silver Bullet – Angler of the Year award that carries with it a $500 cash award for the top team in the central valley.

Rookies of the Year

This division, within a division, – helps teams with less two years experience in organized tournament competition, compare their skills “apples to apples” against teams of similar experience – while they compete and winning money in the event’s regular competition. Up for grabs is the first-ever Coors Light – “Rookie of the Year” award a Chevron Gas card, Humminbird fish finder, memberships paid for the following season.

“Elimination format” early spring Classic Championship

At season’s end, a total field of no more than 75 teams will qualify for the Future Pro Tour Classic – which will be held on Clear Lake in early March of 2014 in a dramatic 3-day, top-ten “elimination format” championship event – that will be televised on Comcast Sport Net California.

First prize in this prestigious championship event – the keys to a brand new Ranger Z118/Evinrude package, with Humminbird, and Minn Kota electronics, valued at over $35,000 dollars, with over $10,000 in cash and prizes being paid out to the top ten finishers.

Save some CASH!

Don’t forget..Feb 4th is the deadline to take advantage of our 2 for 1 membership offer which will instantly put $45 dollars back in your pocket! Membership fees pay for permits, and insurance, and other administrative costs, so you are never charged with mandatory insurance or permit fees at FPT events – as that is what your membership fees pay for.

Late registration for this event will also be taken the morning of the event at Bartlett’s Cove (in front of the store) beginning at 4:00am, and for those of you that may wish to “try out” or fish only one Future Pro Tour event, limited membership fees of just $10 per angler will be available.

So get ready to join us for the central region’s season opener, and be prepared to meet good people and just have fun going fishing!

See you all there!

FPT – 916-768-0938 –

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