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/24-7PressRelease/ - SMITHTOWN, NY, May 17, 2006 - The first of the three events is the Striped Bass Memorial Classic Tournament, taking place Memorial Day weekend. Total prize money is $25,000. Top prize is $10,000; cash prizes will be awarded to the top 15 places. This is a boat tournament, with an entry fee of $100.00 per boat. Complete information is available at www.Noreast.com.
"Our Fluke Mania tournament was a huge success last year, says George Scocca, founder of Noreast.com and publisher of Nor'east Saltwater magazine. "This year, we have added two additional tournaments and are thrilled to have Cobia Boats as our co-sponsor. I cannot say enough about Cobia, as they simply have been building the American Dream for more than four decades. Scocca adds, "All three tournaments should make the summer fishing season an exciting, competitive fishing frenzy for anglers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island."
The two other tournaments in the "Triple Crown of Fishing" tournament series are: Fluke Mania: July 15 and 16 and the Big Blue Challenge: August 19 and 20. There are weigh stations in all four states posted along with complete eligibility rules and regulations at www.noreast.com.
Background: Cobia Boats: For more than four decades, Cobia Boats has earned a reputation for building dependable, seaworthy and thoughtfully designed family fishing boats. They are easy to maintain and easy to service, with all models featuring rock-solid SeaTech Systems hulls, comprehensive 10-year warranty and state-of-the-art Yamaha power.
Background:Noreast.com and Nor'east Saltwater: We are dedicated to advancing saltwater fishing in the Northeast. The Web site, with more than 1,000,000 visitors per month, and magazine enjoy an active readership and a tremendously loyal following. Tireless promoters of the recreational fishing industry, the company is on the forefront of today's fisheries management issues - with timely daily fishing reports online, tide and current charts, and how-to articles geared toward the active recreational angler. Additional information is available at www.noreast.com.
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Limited media space on tournament boats for Memorial Weekend Tournament, in all four states.
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