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2013 Fort Loudon/Tellico Lakes Tournament



Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series Event #2

Fort Loudon/Tellico Lakes, Knoxville, Tenn.

May 20-25, 2013

 

A second venue new to the PAA will host event #2 of the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series May 20 – 25, 2013, with competition days being May 23 – 25. Visit Knoxville and Loudon County Visitors Bureau have joined forces to host the event on Fort Loudon/Tellico Lakes, Knoxville, Tenn. Formed by the damming of the Tennessee River in the late 1970s, Ft. Loudon/Tellico Lakes, also known as the “Lakeways to the Smokies,” offer over 30,000 acres of prime bass habitat. Known for big largemouth and smallmouth bass alike, this event should offer some of the best post spawn fishing of the season.

Kim Bumpas, CDME, CMP, President of Visit Knoxville said, “Visit Knoxville is eager to welcome the Professional Anglers Association to East Tennessee for the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series. Anglers from across the United States will travel to compete in this tournament, and we want to show competitors why our region is the perfect destination for fishing opportunities. Knoxville offers a lot of things to do while visiting the area. Live music, arts, sporting events, entertainment, shopping, and authentic dining options, mixed with incredible scenic beauty and southern hospitality makes Knoxville a great place to explore during the tournament. Visit Knoxville partnered with Loudon County Visitors Bureau to host this event, and we look forward to showcasing the abundance of fishing options along Fort Loudon Lake.”

 

Hosts:
Visit Knoxville
www.knoxville.org 
Loudon County Visitors Bureau
visitloudoncounty.com 

 

 

Tournament Headquarters:
Bass Pro Shops

Sevierville/Kodak, Tenn. store location
3629 Outdoor Sportsmans Place
Kodak, Tenn. 37764
Phone: (865) 932-5600

 

Regular Store Hours:
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
Fri. – Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT
Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Activities at Tournament Headquarters:
Angler Check-In • 3:30-5:30 p.m. EDT

Bass Pro Shops Meet and Greet and Seminars • 5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT
Pre-Tournament Meeting • 6:30 p.m. EDT

 

Tournament Launch Ramp:
TVA Tellico Recreation Area

(Near Fort Loudon Dam)

 

Tournament Waters:
Fort Loudon/Tellico Lakes – No Locking thru to Watts Bar

 

Weigh-Ins:
May 23-24: 3:00 p.m. EDT at TVA Tellico Recreation Area (near Fort Loudon Dam)

May 25: 4:30 p.m. EDT at Bass Pro Shops, 3629 Outdoor Sportsmans Place, Kodak (Sevierville), Tenn.

 


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Recommended Lodging:

All lodging options below are located along Highway 321 in Lenoir City and are near the competition site.

Hampton Inn
585 Fort Loudon Medical Center Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 988-2000

Holiday Inn Express
1112 Highway 321
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 635-0070

Days Inn
1110 Highway 321
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-2011
Use PAA Affinity Program Discount of 20% Off Best Available Rate when Booking Using the Link Below and Corporate Code 1000000494:
https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/home.action?corporateCode=1000000494 

Comfort Inn
150 Interchange Park Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 988-8880

Kings Inn
1031 Highway 321
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-9091
Use PAA Affinity Program Discount of 20% Off Best Available Rate when Booking Using the Link Below and Corporate Code 1000000494:
https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/home.action?corporateCode=1000000494

Inn of Lenoir
503 Highway 321
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-8043

Econo Lodge
1211 Highway 321
Lenoir City, TN 37771
(865) 986-0295

Knights Inn
400 Interchange Park Drive
Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 986-9000
Use PAA Affinity Program Discount of 20% Off Best Available Rate when Booking Using the Link Below and Corporate Code 1000000494:
https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/home.action?corporateCode=1000000494

 

All lodging options below are located at one exit located by a large shopping, dining, and entertainment area called Turkey Creek.  This exit is approximately 13 miles from the competition site.

Baymont Inns West Turkey Creek
Host Hotel

11341 Campbell Lakes Drive
Knoxville, TN  37934
(865) 671-1010
www.baymontinns.com
Discount Options (Cannot be Combined):
1) Call and Mention Professional Anglers Association for Special Rate of $75.96 + Tax per Night for a Single or Double Room
2) Use PAA Affinity Program Discount of 20% Off Best Available Rate when Booking Using the Link Below and Corporate Code 1000000494:
https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/home.action?corporateCode=1000000494

Comfort Suites Campbell Station/Turkey Creek/Knoxville West
811 North Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN  37932
(865) 675-7585
www.choicehotels.com
Call and Mention Professional Anglers Association for Special Rate of $89.00 + Tax per Night for a Double Queen or King Suite with Pull Out Sofa

Country Inn & Suites Campbell Station/Turkey Creek/Knoxville West
805 North Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN  37932
(865) 675-9800
www.countryinns.com
Call and Mention Professional Anglers Association for Special Rate of $85.00 + Tax per Night for a Double Queen or King Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Turkey Creek/Knoxville-Farragut
816 North Campbell Station Road
Knoxville, TN  37932
(865) 966-2500
www.hiexpress.com

Super 8 Turkey Creek/Knoxville West
11748 Snyder Road
Knoxville, TN  37932
(865) 675-5566
www.super8.com
Discount Options (Cannot be Combined):
1) Call and Mention Professional Anglers Association for Special Rate of $54.95 for 1-2 People or $59.95 for 3-4 People- One or Two Bed Rooms Available

2) Use PAA Affinity Program Discount of 20% Off Best Available Rate when Booking Using the Link Below and Corporate Code 1000000494:
https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/home.action?corporateCode=1000000494

 

License requirements:
A valid Tennessee fishing license will be required for this event and can be obtained at: www.tennessee.gov/twra/fishlicense.html

 

Additional fishing information:
Creel surveys, lake data, and additional information can be obtained at: www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/index.htm

 

Local Weather Quick Link:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/knoxville-tn/37902/weather-forecast/331087

 

Additional community information:
With over 120 Knoxville attractions including museums, historical homes, art galleries, collegiate sport arenas, Tennessee Riverboat tours, the Knoxville Zoo, Botanical Gardens, music, and much more, you don’t have to look hard for fun and exciting things to do in Knoxville. To see a list of a few attractions to visit on your next trip to Knoxville, visit http://www.knoxville.org/lib/file/manager/Top_10_Attractions_in_Knoxville.pdf.