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New date set for Tuscola-Pisgah fishing tournament

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The PASS (Public Athletes Supporting Schools) Tuscola-Pisgah fishing tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 20, according to tournament organizer Doug McCracken. 

The tournament was originally scheduled for May 9, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and governmental restrictions of groups gathering. Phase 1 of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's reopening plan, which limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, is set to expire May 22, though no announcement has been made on a possible extension. Phase 2 would allow for groups of 50.

McCracken said he spoke to an official with North Carolina Fish and Wildlife who said it should be safe to have the tournament on its new date. Social distancing measures, such as not gathering in large groups to weigh fish, will be in place.

The tournament entry fee is $60 per boat, with two people per boat. If any wish to enter a pontoon boat, they can have four people in the boat but must pay $120. $700 of prize money has been donated to be split between the top five finishers. 

All proceeds will be split evenly between the Pisgah and Tuscola football programs. 

The tournament will start at Lemmons Branch at Fontana Lake, likely from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., McCracken said. Anyone that wishes to simply put their boat on the lake to watch the tournament, without fishing, free of charge, is welcome to do so.  

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