National fishing event headed to Susquehanna River
- The RiverBassin Tournament Trail will hold its national championship on Oct. 1.
- The RiverBassin Tournament Trail is the nation's first kayak-fishing tournament series.
- The event will be held on the Susquehanna River at the Shank's Mare Outfitters.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct 1, with the awards ceremony beginning at approximately 4 p.m.
Organizers are hoping the event will highlight the Susquehanna River as a premier smallmouth-bass, kayak-fishing area
Kayak anglers will be fishing the river or its tributaries an hour north, south, east or west from the championship headquarters at Shank’s Mare.
Along with Shank’s Mare, local sponsors include The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, The John Wright Restaurant, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Brimmer License Service, The Columbia Fraternal Association and Susquehanna Heritage.
Shank’s Mare is located on the shores of the Susquehanna River, five miles south of Wrightsville on Route 624.