|Colby Pearson & teammate winning the State Championship|
From time to time you’ve probably noticed the pictures I share of some monster local bass.
Almost All of those are from our local angler Colby Pearson. He would also most likely hold the current state record largemouth bass had he not wanted to kill it, and released it instead back in 2006 (Record bass set free at Hyatt Lake).
Back in April Colby competed in the Oregon High School State Bass Fishing Championship, and he and his teammate took first place by more than 2lbs. That qualified them to compete in the Regional tournament held next month in Arizona.
Here’s the issue: After winning the Oregon State High School bass fishing tournament, Colby was told FLW and TBF would award “traveling allowances” to aid in offsetting his personal expense. Last week, we learned that the allowance would only be $150.00. We also learned that the bass boat he was given to use would no longer be available for his use, leaving them with out a boat. Gratefully another boat has been found!
Now, we are thankful that FLW and TBF were able to grant him the allowance that they could afford, but it’s not enough to get Colby to his tournament. Nor is it even enough to get his fishing gear to AZ…
This is where you can help. DONATE $10 to Colby Pearson’s traveling expenses and you’ll be entered into a drawing for lots of FREE prizes. Also every $10 gets you another raffle ticket ($10=1 $20=2 $30=3 etc…). All Donations made go directly to Colby and will aid him in his traveling expenses.
Now here’s a look at what you could possibly win…
- Custom Built Jig Fishing Rod
- Abu Garcia OrraSX30 Spinning Reel
- Abu Garcia SilverMax Low Profile Baitcaster Reel
- $200 Gift Certificate towards any mount at Bama’s Taxidermy
- $50 Gift Certificate towards Big Bass Baits Jigs
- $25 Gift Certificate at Pat’s Hand Tied Fly’s
- $20 Gift certificate to Backlash Tackle
Donations, either cash or check, can be sent to:
516 Norris St,
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525
Please include your Full Name, Mailing Address, Email Address and the best contact number for you. You will be sent an email conformation with your ticket number(s) and mail stubs per your request. The FREE drawing will be held on Nov. 4th. and all prize winners will be notified via Phone/Email.
With your help, and the help of others, we can make sure this young man’s dreams come true! Colby will not only be representing Southern Oregon, but the entire state. Let’s make sure he brings the National Championship back to Oregon.
Thanks to Melody Kiger for representing Colby, and putting this whole thing together.