Belpre Homecoming Buddy Bass Tournament and Kid’s Fishing Derby

Presented by Frontier Bassmasters along with Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce during the 86th Belpre Homecoming and sponsored by Polymer Services of Ohio, LLC, Buddy bass Tournament will be held on Aug. 4, offering $2,500 in guaranteed cash prizes.

“Big Bass 1” prize is provided by Wright’s Riverside Marine and Blair Construction. “Big Bass 2” prize of $100 is provided by Backlash Baits. Trophies are provided by Swarzel Marine and D and D Trophies. Entry fee is $60 per boat. A partner is mandatory.

The event is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Belpre Boat Ramp. Registration is from 4:30 to 6 a.m. at the driver’s meeting at Belpre McDonald’s (5:30 a.m.), in advance (mail-in), or in advance or at drivers’ meeting 4:30 to 6 a.m. at Belpre McDonald’s. Boat check and launch begins at 6 a.m. Polymer Services will be providing hot dogs and drinks at weigh-in.

Kids’ Fishing Derby for kids 14 and under will be held at Civitan Park Lake Aug. 4, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Prizes and trophies are awarded in three age groups.

Additional sponsors of the tournament are Blair Construction, Backlash Baits, Broughton’s Dairy, Constitution Bait and Tackle, D and D Trophies and T’s, Hornbeck’s Bait-n-Tackle, Insulator Local 80, Kraton of Belpre, Kroger of Belpre, Lemon and Barrett’s ATV, Marlow Fisheries, McDonald’s of Belpre, Joe and Joseph Mitchem-ORBT, ODNR–Sean Landon, Mark McKinnis–Allstate Insurance, JT and Associates–Julie Tallhammer, Dunbar and Fowler Attorneys–Rick Dunbar, Mark Delli-Gatti DDS, George Hamilton Insulation–Casey O’Brien, Bill Mossor Surveying, Dew Drop Inn, Ohio River Outdoors–Doug Tingler, Pro Tackle Crafters, Schwarzel Marine, 7 Rivers Marine–Johnathan Thompson, State Farm Chuck Noffsinger of Vienna, VFW 1212 of Parkersburg, Wingrove Jewelers and Wright’s Riverside Marine.

Entry form can be obtained at under the Belpre Homecoming tab. For information, call Tim Williams at 304-422-7835.