On October 16th and 17th at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, over 160 Tournament Teams are scheduled to compete in the Fishers of Men National Tournament.
Like myself, you are probably asking what a Fishers of Men Tournament Trail is and what it entails. As you might suspect from the name, it is indeed a fishing tournament. It is also a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry whose mission is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to fishermen and their families through competitive and professionally run fishing tournaments.
What began in 1998 as a small four-division tournament trail with a total of 21 events has now grown into one of the largest fishing tournament organizations in the country. During the 2008 season, 53 team tournament divisions and 37 legacy divisions combined for a total of 355 tournament events.
Now we get to experience the Tournament Trail in the neighborhood of Smith Mountain Lake. Launch time on Sat. and Sun. are scheduled for 6:45 a.m. with weigh-in and tournament activities planned for each day at 3:30 p.m.