April 18, 2023- Diane Wilson, one of the founders of the Jake Wilson Memorial Bass Tournament, called into KSST for a interview to discuss the Jake Wilson Memorial Bass Tournament. Mrs. Wilson told KSST about the foundation of the annual bass tournament and how it was a way to honor her late son who loved to fish.
This year will be the 6th annual Tournament to be held at Lake Fork, Quitman. This year is the first year that the tournament is Skeeter boats sanctioned, allowing those with Skeeter boats to take part with said boat. Last years tournament saw over 50 boats on the water with just over 100 fishermen competing, this year Mrs. Wilson expects the number to grow even more than last years.
To sign up for the tournament visit: JakeCWilsonMemorialTournamentSignUp. The tournament will be held Saturday April 22. First place prize is $2000 with second place being $1000 and third set at $700. Places 4th through 10th will also receive cash prizes ranging from $500 to $150. The reward for Big Bass catch will receive $500. Other prizes will be available form the raffle such as wood works donated by the Mexican Children’s Refuge.
Team boats will need to pay a $160 registration fee to participate. A free children’s fishing event (shoreline only) will also be held from 10 am to noon.
Mrs. Wilson also explained that every year money is donated to Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch will then use the money to help people go to their summer camp. Additionally, money will also be sent to high school fishing teams to help purchase equipment and to support them.
Mrs. Wilson further explained that proceeds benefit scholarships for area Senior high school student members of school fishing teams, and to various Christian organizations for children.
To learn more about the Jake Wilson Memorial Bass Tournament visit: www.jakecwilson.com or call Diane Wilson at (972)-567-5215
Mrs. Diane also wishes to give all the sponsors of the event a heart felt thank you for being a part of the event.
The Jake Wilson Memorial Bass Tournament was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Jake Charles Wilson. Jake passed from this life to the next on August 30th, 2017. He loved the Lord and cherished his children. Jake had a passion for fishing, hunting and singing. He served the Lord with all his heart. In his 34 short years he served as a Children’s Pastor, worked in the Prison Ministry, and led Praise and worship on Sundays. Jake was well respected in the Gas Pipeline Industry, making many friends he came to consider family. We thank the Lord for the relationship we had with Jake and the lasting impact he made in our lives. Until we are reunited in Heaven let us lift others up and choose to speak words of life daily!