The Thursday Night Tournament (TNT) fished out of Long Hunter State Park is in its 18th year, making it probably the area’s longest-running bass fishing tournament, and it’s still growing.
“Participation is increasing,” says TNT founder and tournament director Andy Jennette who is assisted by wife Mary. “We’ve been having good turnouts all year.”
Most of the TNT tournaments have 20-25 boats with two fishermen per boat.
The entry fee is $40 per boat, with payouts based on the number of entries.
Jennette says the concept of having a night tournament is based on the fact that most of the fishermen are “working folks” with little free time during the day. For them, nighttime is the best time, plus, its cooler during the summer, with no water skiers and pleasure boaters. Fishing on Thursdays frees up the weekends.
TNT earlier this year installed lights at the Long Hunter boat ramp and parking lot, and is in the process of adding more. Club…