Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM CDT
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Andrew H. Hulsey State Fish Hatchery 
350 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913

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John Knight 

2023 Pan Am Bass Championship Boat Captain Volunteers 

We need volunteer Boat Captains with boats to join an international team for three (3) days on Lake Hamilton. You will be driving your boat with two (2) anglers from take-off to check-in each day. 

Boat Captain Information

When is the 2023 Pan American Bass Championship?
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - offical practice day
Friday, September 8, 2023 - competition day
Saturday, September 9, 2023 - competition day

Daily Time Schedule:
6:30AM-7:00AM  Launch - Andrew H. Hulsey State Fish Hatchery
7:00AM-7:30AM  Meet your anglers and load boat
8:00AM-4:00PM  Take- off and Competition Fishing
4:00PM-4:30 PM  Check-in/Weigh-in  

Andrew H. Hulsey State Fish Hatchery

What is a Boat Captain?
Driver of his own boat, assigned to the same two anglers for three consecutive days of the Championship, taking them safely to their requested fishing locations on Lake Hamilton.

What we provide - Boat Captain Package:
$600.00 check paid on the final day, for three days of volunteering*
*This check is to cover your boat/truck gas.
An official USA Bass Team hat
Daily lunches and water for your boat
Daily Ice for your boat
Boat Number Sticker 
Awards Dinner Ticket (1) 7:00PM Saturday, September 9, 2023 Hot Springs Convention Center

What we need from you:
Bass boat (minimum 18’) with 150hp - 250hp 
Operating electric trolling motor on bow
Working livewell
Marine electronics on dash and bow
Three life jackets for you and your anglers to wear when under way
Dip net
Bring your foul weather gear
Fully charged boat batteries each day
A current boater’s liability insurance policy
Willingness to be a great host to international anglers

What you do on the boat:
Drive anglers to locations they want to fish
Ensure boats stay a minimum of 50m (55 yards) apart when lines are in
Ensure all fish are netted
Ensure no fish is intentionally snagged
NEVER provide fishing information to any competitors
Report any irregularities to the event organizer

Come be part of the 2023 Pan American Bass Championship!

Contact John Knight with any questions. Call: 970-376-5703

Thank you!!