Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Reelin’ In The Prizes Fishing Challenge Hosted by O’Neill Williams
Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2013 – Georgia State Parks offer some of the best fishing around. Whether you’re casting for bass, trout or catfish, you could reel in more than just a fish. The Reelin’ In The Prizes Fishing Challenge is being hosted October 1 – December 1, 2013 in over 38 parks across the state with a wide range of environments including warm water streams and rivers, small and large lakes, reservoirs, even salt water fishing.

“If you like to fish, you’re gonna love this challenge” declares Reelin’ In The Prizes Host and TV Personality, O’Neill Williams (nationally renowned outdoorsman from O’Neill Outside, the syndicated television show and Atlanta WSB-AM Radio show).  It’s your chance to win one of the great prizes:  a Big Green Egg Grill, $200 Bass Pro Shop gift certificate, or Fishing Combo Rod & Reel Package by Shakespeare with a $50 Bass Pro Shop gift certificate.
 
Of course catching the fish is the hard part.  Getting a fishing license (required in all Georgia State Parks) is easy.  Just go to georgiawildlife.com/licenses-permits-passes.  Many of the parks even offer boat rentals and a Fishing Tackle Loaner Program (gastateparks.org/Fishing-TackleLoanerProgram), but it’s best to check availability with the parks first at gastateparks.org/find/.
 
Entering the challenge is easy
Just bring your catch to a Reelin’ In The Prizes measuring sign, which you’ll find prominently displayed by shorelines, docks, piers, boat ramps, etc. in participating Georgia State Parks.  Take a photo of your catch next to the sign and email it to FishingChallenge@gastateparks.org.  Include all your contact information and you could hook yourself one heck of a prize.
 
There are separate prizes for Bass, Trout & Catfish:
  1. First Place:  Big Green Egg Grill
  2. Second Place:  $200 Bass Pro Shop Gift Certificate
  3. Third Place: Catch More Fishing Combo Rod & Reel package by Shakespeare and a $50 Bass Pro Shop Gift Certificate
 
First- and second-place winners will enjoy a celebration dinner hosted in a park by O’Neill Williams and prepared by celebrity chef Drew Belline of Café 246.
 
For more information about the challenge and fishing in Georgia State Parks, go to http://www.gastateparks.org/fishingchallenge. For more information about fishing resources in the state of Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.com/fishing/angler-resources.
 
 
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