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To All ACM Tournament Trail Anglers:

We have been alerted that High Rock Lake is going to be drawn down for road repairs beginning the first of September through November. As many of you are aware we have our Carolina Classic scheduled at the end of October which is when the lake draw down is supposed to be at its most extreme. We have done research on this fact and have consulted with several agencies about what the expected conditions are going to be at High Rock on that particular weekend. We have been advised by the North Carolina Wildlife Division who oversees the lake and boat ramps at High Rock Lake to move our tournament to a new location. They have advised us that several boat ramps will have to be closed and that they are not sure that anybody will be able to launch a boat at the ramps that will remain open. They have also advised us that navigation will be dangerous as well. I have posted copies of the letters that have been provided to us and an opinion from the North Carolina Wildlife resources Division to support these facts. For these reasons we are going to have to change the venue for our Carolina Classic to a new location. I want to keep the same date since folks have already scheduled vacation time for this particular weekend and so we do not conflict with any other tournament series schedules. This is a situation that is totally out of our control and has to be done. We really like High Rock Lake and want to continue to have our Carolina Classic on this body of water since we have a dealership right there in Lexington N.C. The safety of our Anglers is the primary focus of the relocation and we certainly hope that all of our fishermen understand why this decision had to be made. We are going to change the venue to Kerr Lake since 2 of the 4 qualifiers on the Carolina Division took place there and it is familiar waters for our Anglers. The ramp that we will be using is the Nutbush area #2 boat ramp and event area. The address to the entrance station on the way to the boat ramp is 135 Jack Wade Farm Ln., Henderson N.C. 27537. The simplest way to reach this area is from I-85 take exit 214 (NC 39). Take NC 39 North about 4.3 miles and turn right onto Nutbush Rd. Follow Nutbush Rd. about 1.3 miles. Take the left entrance into the park off of Nutbush Rd. Go past the entrance station and keep straight until you get to the area 2 boat ramp/event area. We have taken care of your ramp fees for Saturday and Sunday so all you will need to do is come straight to the ramp and put your boat in the water.  We know that this move will disappoint some of our anglers that were looking forward to fishing High Rock Lake, but again, it is a move out of necessity and safety. Please spread the word for me about the change in location for our Carolina Classic and best of luck to you on the water for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Supporting Documentation for Changing Location of NC Division Classic Tournament

Statement 1 from Alcoa Power

Statement 2 from Alcoa Power

Statement from NC Division of Game & Inland Fisheries

Best Wishes,

Chris Lucas
Anglers Choice Marine Tournament Trail

Tournament Director

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