Crank 4 Bank, a tagged fishing event, coming to Lake Martin for a third year
Press Release Date: March 4, 2022
Contact Person: Sandra Fuller, Tallapoosa County Tourism
Contact Information: (256) 496-2386

Tallapoosa County, Alabama – Crank 4 Bank, a tagged fishing event, is coming to Lake Martin for the third year in a row. Crank 4 Bank will be putting 200 tagged fish into the waters of Lake Martin for a 3 month long tagged and virtual fishing event.  Registered anglers and amateurs will be able to fish for a tagged bass and a chance at a $1 million cash prize, two new bass boats, new truck, and $1500 per tagged bass caught.

This event is hosted by OGS Tournaments in partnership with title sponsors for the $1 Million dollars which are BIG FISH Real Estate Group and Point Broadband. Participants also have a chance to win a 2022 Bass Cat bass boat ($50k) sponsored by Russell Marine, a 2022 Chevy Truck ($50k) sponsored by Lake Martin Cabinetry and Premiere Chevy/Alan Embry, or a 2022 Skeeter Bass boat ($50k) sponsored by Ashley Outdoors. The event is powered by Fishing Chaos and presented by Tallapoosa County Tourism, Dunning Roofing, Mortgage Pro, and Lake Martin Tourism. Every registered angler or amateur can win $1,500 for every 2022 tagged fish caught during eligible event dates.  

Crank 4 Bank runs from April 1-July 4, 2022. To be eligible for the tournament prizes, anglers and amateurs must register and pay a $100 entry fee before catching a prize-winning fish. Once registered, a participant can fish April 1, 2022, to July 4, 2022, from boats, banks, or docks for a chance to win. The $100 registration fee also includes entry into the virtual fishing tournament that runs concurrent with Crank4Bank.  The virtual tournament is sponsored by Realtree Fishing, Johnson Outdoors, Frogg Toggs and TakleDirect.

When a tagged bass (orange tag) is caught by a registered participant, the tagged fish should be photographed and entered into the Fishing Chaos App with the tag attached; then, the tag should be clipped, and the fish released. All participates must follow the rules found on the site or the Fishing Chaos App.

The fish must be caught with rod and reel, and all winners must submit to a lie detector test, which will be administered on July 10. The winning tags will be entered into a drawing to see if there is a match to win the truck, the boats, or the $1 Million dollars. At a minimum if a tagged fish is caught and they are registered they will win $1,500.  Last year there were 16 registered tagged fish caught and one of those 16 anglers also won the 2021 Skeeter Bass boat ($50K) by Rufus McNeil of Wetumpka, AL.

High school teams in the Lake Martin area will be selling Crank4Bank tickets for the Lake Martin event to help raise money for their respective bass teams. To support a high school or collegiate team, obtain the school ID Code from a student angler and enter it in the Fishing Chaos app. OGS Tournaments will give $10 for every registration sold by a high school/collegiate bass fishing club member to their respective school fishing clubs.

Tallapoosa County Tourism is excited that OGS Tournaments is bringing Crank 4 Bank back to the Lake Martin area for 2022! Many people from across the state and region register for this event, and when they travel to the Lake Martin area to participate, they provide great revenue for the local economy.

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