Fishing for a Cure tourney April 5 on Lake Wylie

January 15, 2013 

The Thursday Night Tournament Trail is hosting the third annual Fishing for a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness fishing tournament from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 5.

This tournament raises money for the western York County Relay For Life Breast Cancer Awareness.

The team captains are Stamie Hersheyman, Connie Garvin, Clair Britt and Elizabeth Scheafer.

The tournament is open to everyone.

Entry fee costs $75 with $25 going to the charity and $50 to the purse. There will be a $10 Big Fish option.

For more information, call 704-617-0247 or visit lwtt.org.

Winter series continues Saturday

Denver Marine Monster Bass Invitational Winter Trail Series continues on Lake Wylie.

With eight tournaments in all, the next event is Saturday, Jan. 19. Launch is at 8 a.m. and weigh-in at 3 p.m. at the Buster Boyd Access Area. The next tournament is Jan. 26. The fish off Feb. 2 is a guaranteed $5,000 payouts with a field of 75.

Cost is $100 entry fee for each tournament, plus $30 membership fee and $10 optional big fish pot. For more information, call 704-483-2628 or visit denverrecreationalmarine.com or anglerschannel.com.

Boat show anchors in Charlotte next month

The annual Mid-Atlantic Boat Show is scheduled Feb. 7-10 at Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte. Billed as the largest marine product event in the Carolinas, several Lake Wylie area businesses participate.

The Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo will be held Feb. 22-24 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.

Look for more information online at ncboatshows.com.

Catfish Club tourney continues

The Catawba Catfish Club’s 2012-13 tournaments schedule continues:

• Feb. 2, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• March 2, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access

• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access

• Championship event for Catawba Catfish Club, May 4-5, Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park

For more information, visit catawbacatfishclub.com.

Boaters warned about using E15

The National Marine Manufacturers Association warns boaters of the potential dangers of fuel with a high volume of ethanol.

Contrary to studies showing ethanol is hazardous to marine engines, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan submitted by the ethanol industry that allows E15 to enter the marketplace.

There are serious and documented human safety, environmental and technological concerns associated with ethanol blends more than over 10 percent in recreational boat fuel tanks and engines.

It is important for consumers to stay aware at local gas pumps, checking for high ethanol fuels and to use only E10 or lower in their vessels.

In Lake Wylie, Kangaroo Express at 4044 Charlotte Hwy. and BP at 5075 Charlotte Hwy. sell ethanol-free fuel.

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