Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30 AM EDT
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Dreher Island State Park 
124 Sassafras Ln
Prosperity, SC 29127

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John Knight 

2022 Black Bass World Championship Boat Captain Volunteers 

We need volunteer Boat Captains with boats to join an international team for five (5) days on Lake Murray. You will be driving your boat with two (2) anglers from take-off to check-in each day. 

Boat Captain Information

When is the 2022 XVI World Black Bass Championship?
Dates: October 18-22, 2022 (Tuesday – Saturday)
10/18/2022 Tuesday - offical practice day
10/19/2022 Wednesday - offical practice day
10/20/2022 Thursday - competition day
10/21/2022 Friday - competition day
10/22/2022 Saturday - competition day

Daily Time Schedule:
6:30AM-7:00AM  Launch 
7:00AM-7:30AM  Meet your anglers 
8:00AM-4:00PM  Take- off and Competition Fishing
4:00PM-4:30 PM  Check-in  

Dreher Island State Park

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

What we provide - Boat Captain Package:
$500.00 check paid on the final day, for five days of volunteering
An official 2022 XVI World Black Bass Championship Cap
Daily lunches and water for your boat
Daily Ice for your boat
Boat Number Sticker
You will be reimbursed for boat gas used (turn in receipts)

Boat Captains & Volunteers Meetings:
Stewards & Volunteers must attend one meeting
Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Stewards and Volunteers Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Stewards and Volunteers Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Stewards and Volunteers Meeting 

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 2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship!

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

Thank you!!