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Black Belt Best Fish photo contest underway

The Alabama Black Belt Adventure Association’s (ALBBAA) 2021 Best Fish Photo Contest is underway.

The contest opened last week and ends on Sept. 30.

“Over the last year we’ve seen many first timers hit the woods and water in search of adventure,” ALBBAA Director Pam Swanner said. “Our fishing photo contest this year is designed to continue that trend by encouraging folks to take along someone new to experience the thrill of reeling in the big catch.

“There are great public access points to fantastic fisheries all across our region from Lake Eufaula to Miller’s Ferry and to our region’s west, the Tombigbee. Many of the lodges across the Black Belt offer trophy bass fishing.”

The contest is eligible for any type of fish caught in the Black Belt only this year.

Participants should visit https://alabamablackbeltadventures.org/bestblackbeltfishcontest/ to enter their catch and to vote for their favorite entry.

Visitors to the contest webpage may vote once per day, per entry, per IP address.

The prize package includes 1-day of fishing for two people on one of the five trophy-managed lakes at Triple D Ranch near Emelle in Sumter County. One-night is also included. Triple D is a bring your own boat destination, and the winner and their guest must fish in the same boat.

The Black Belt includes the following counties: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.