Local Anglers Rejoice Pro Brass Fishing Tournaments Return to Lake Champlain this Summer
Tournaments Bring Entertainment and Economic Benefits Starting June 13th 

Plattsburgh, NY 2/11/2015 –This year the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and the City of Plattsburgh will host six pro bass fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain, recently named one of the top 100 best bass fishing lakes in the United States by Bassmaster Magazine. Attracting roughly 2,000 anglers from around the globe, the pro bass fishing tournaments will get underway starting June 13th with the American Bassmaster Weekend Series. 
2015 Tournament Dates
June 13: ABA Weekend Series
June 14: The Bass Federation of New York State
July 18: Northern Bass Supply
July 30 – August 1: FLW Rayovac Series
August 8: Walmart BFL - Northeast
September 27: Bass Federation Collegiate Cup  Challenge
Local Angler Hooked on Lake Champlain
With the summer season on its way sixteen year old local, Perry Marvin of Peru, NY, is getting prepared to take to Lake Champlain. Marvin, originally from Florida, began fishing at the age of four but it wasn’t until he moved to the Adirondack Coast that he started fishing competitively.  Since 2012 Marvin has competed in over ten tournaments throughout the U.S., during this time he has earned numerous 1st place finishes and has received awards including the 2014 TBF Junior World Championship Trophy, Title of 2014 TBF Junior World Champion, 2014 NYS TBF Qualifier, 2014 NYS SAF State Team. 
This season Marvin plans on participating in over 10 tournaments including Northern Bass Angler and the SAF NYS Championship Tournament, with hopes of advancing to the SAF Regional Tournament later this year. Marvin will take his career one step further this year by also participating in divisions of the FLW Tournament Series including the adult TBF Tournaments for the Northern Region as a boater and Northern Region Rayovac Tournaments as a co-angler. 
 “Since winning the 2014 Junior World Championship, I have been asked to speak at several fishing related events.  I was invited to speak at the Northern TBF Divisional Championship Tournament in Clayton, New York, I spoke at the Plattsburgh State open enrollment event for their fishing team, and most recently, I spoke at the GOB Junior Bassmaster’s Annual Banquet.  I enjoy public speaking because it provides me with an opportunity to share my experiences with others as well as talk about my favorite techniques.” Stated Perry Marvin.  
Along with speaking appearances, Marvin also enjoys volunteering throughout the community. “This summer I volunteered at Meadowbrook Healthcare where I had an opportunity to help several of their residents’ fish off Wilcox Dock.  Everyone caught fish that day and it was very rewarding to be a part of the event.  I volunteered my time as a boat captain during the Regional Collegiate Tournament in Ticonderoga, and also volunteered at this year’s TBF Youth Qualifier Tournament in Schroon Lake.  It’s important to me to give back to the organization that has given so much to me.  I enjoy helping people of all ages catch fish.”
Catch Marvin start the season off on Lake Champlain in the FLW Rayovic Series July 30-August 1.  
For more information on the 2015 Pro Bass Fishing Tournaments visit goadirondack.com/bass.

About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau                                                                                                         
The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County, NY. Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.



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