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B.A.I.T. has teamed up with The City of Gadsden, Alabama to host our 15th annual Classic tournament October 3rd - 4th, 2014. The fifteenth annual B.A.I.T. Classic tournament will be held on beautiful Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, AL. We will be launching from Coosa Landing Marina / City ramp in Gadsden, AL.

Make plans to fish with "America's Best Team Trail" and come visit Gadsden, AL and Lake Neely Henry. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Professor Wilson Frazier has teamed up with B.A.I.T. again this year. He will be at the ramp Monday - Saturday to help any B.A.I.T. member fishing the classic with their sonar and GPS. If you have Lowrance products on your boat, make sure to stop by and see The Professor. The Professor has many awesome products that he will have with him and you can also check out his website at Wilson will also be doing a seminar on how to read and understand your sonar and GPS. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday October 1, 2014 at Holiday Inn & Suites of Gadsden (straight across from Host Motel** - see address below under Other Motels). The seminar will be FREE!!!!!! Please let us know whether or not you plan to attend on your entry form for the Classic. There are only 100 seats available!! Make sure you get yours reserved today!

The area under and between the E. Broad St. and Railroad bridge from shore to shore will be off limits. To any fishing during the tournament.

From north of Gadsden, AL take I-75 S towards Chattanooga, merge onto I-24 W towards Nashville then take I-59 S towards Birmingham. Follow I-59 S to exit 181. (Hwy 77 Gilbert Ferry Rd. exit). Go straight at light at bottom of ramp to 4-way intersection on Taylor Dr. Motels are to your left and right.
From south of Gadsden, AL take I-59 N to exit 181. (Hwy 77 Gilbert Ferry Rd. exit). Turn left at bottom of ramp on Hwy 77 (west) Gilbert Ferry Rd. SE. Go under I-59 to first light. Turn right at light on Taylor Dr. Go to 4-way intersection on Taylor Dr. Motels are to your left and right.

From host motel get back on I-59 N and take first exit 182 I-759 towards Gadsden. Go to end of I-759 (approx. 5.9 mi.). Turn left on Hwy 291 George Wallace Dr. Go approx. .7 mi. turn left on E. Broad St. then take first right towards Dollar General Parking lot. Ramp will be down to your left between E. Broad St. and Railroad Bridge.

From host motel get back on I-59 N and take first exit 182 I-759 towards Gadsden. Take I-759 to exit 4 411 N. Rainbow Dr. Stay on 411 N. and go approx. 1 mi. then turn left on Riverside Dr. Go to stop sign and turn right on S. 1st St. Convention Hall will be on your right.


Comfort Inn & Suites** -- B.A.I.T. RATE $79.00 per night
96 Walker St.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Best Western Plus -- $89.99 / night
205 Enterprise Dr.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Holiday Inn & Suites -- $89.99 / night
106 Walker St.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Fairfield Inn & Suites -- $84.00 / night
116 Walker St.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Hampton Inn -- $85.00 / night
206 Walker St.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Gadsden Inn & Suites
200 Albert Rains Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35901

Hampton Inn
129 River Rd.
Gadsden, AL 35901

Motel 6
1600 Rainbow Dr.
Gadsden, AL 35901

Super 8
2110 Rainbow Dr.
Gadsden, AL 35901

**When you contact the hotel for reservations, you must identify yourself as a B.A.I.T. member to receive the pre-arranged discount.

All accommodations are very nice!! If you are looking for more things to do in the Gadsden area, you can visit and check out the links to the City of Gadsden Chamber of Commerce. The area has much to offer our fishermen and their families. We hope to see all of our qualifying teams at the Classic!


Pre-registration for qualified teams must be received prior to September 26th and should be mailed to:

B.A.I.T., Inc.
1420 McCarty Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37914

For those unable to pre-register, on-site registration will occur Thursday, October 2nd from 1 - 6:00 P.M. at the Convention Hall located at 344 S. 1st St. Gadsden, AL 35901. Everyone is required to be registered by no later than 6:00 p.m.! Late entries will be accepted only in the event you break down or there is no possible way you can make it due to work or other scheduling conflicts. The entry fee is $150 per team with an optional lunker fee of $20. While both members are encouraged to attend, it is mandatory for one person from each team to be present at the pre-tournament meeting. The Convention Hall is located across the river from the ramp (see map below). The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. In addition to important information regarding the tournament, there will be great food and door prize drawings.

All B.A.I.T. members that qualify for the Classic will receive a conformation letter saying that you have qualified for the Classic. If you do not receive one or have a question of whether or not you qualified please contact your Division Director and have them contact us.



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