The Back the Blue Bass Fishing Tournament can bring both fun and funds for local law enforcement agencies.
This is Tahlequah Police Lt. Dexter Scott’s fourth year to put it together, and last year’s event was a success.
“I wrote a check for $10,800, and that was all the proceeds from the entry fees. Of course, all of the money donated is given back to the fishermen. The only thing we profit from is the entry fee and the auction at the tournament,” Scott said.
The entry fee is $100 per boat, and attendees can preregister until Sept. 29 at Jimmy Houston’s Marine and Kawasaki.
“You can either fish as a team or you can fish solo, and it still cost the same amount,” Scott said.
Proceeds go toward purchases within the police department. Scott said those purchases can be used by other area agencies, if needed. The PD was equipped with two drones from last year’s…