The Future Pro Tour is an amateur level team circuit that offers a great opportunity to learn the basics of competitive bass fishing, meet lots of great people, and just have fun. Our goal simply put, is to provide a venue in which entry to amateur level anglers can improve on their bass fishing skills in a friendly yet competitive environment. Requiring only a nominal entry fee ($90 per team), we encourage all participants to share information, and be part of making our events a fun experience for all.
Future Pro Tour events are held in a team format, and features 2 divisions – Div I (0-90hp) and Div II (91hp and above), where anglers in each division fish for that division's prize money. At the end of the year, the top teams with the most points from each division will qualify for the prestigeous year-end championship dubbed the Future Pro Tour Classic - at test for the best, and compete for a grand prize!
But that is only a part of our mission. We also endeavor to ensure that our members build on their bass fishing skills by offering informative seminars before each event hosted by the west’s top bass professionals. 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and AOY Skeet Reese, the west's all-time money winner Gary Dobyns, 4-time B.A.S.S Elite Series and FLW Tour Champion Ish Monroe, and Freshwater Hall of Fame inductee Dee Thomas - creator of the "game-changing" Flippin' technique, to name a few, have joined in as headliners at our seminars to share with anyone will to learn, some of the angling secrets it took them a life time to learn.
So whether you are a beginner, a novice, an intermediate level angler, or desire to fish with your spouse, or child, we invite you to come and be part of the most exciting bass fishing circuit in the west. We can’t guarantee that you will catch fish, but we can guarantee that you will have a whole lot of fun during the process of building your bass fishing skills!
Vincent E. Harris
Future Pro Tour Administrative Staff
Frank Ono - Director, Business Development and Planning
While facilitation of an enterprise as large as the Future Pro Tour takes an extraordinary amount of work and planning, hardly anything is as important as maintaining focus and keeping in perspective the "business" side of the Tour. Frank Ono brings to the Future Pro Tour organization, many years of top corporate level experience, and deals with the areas of strategical financial planning, ensuring that the Future Pro Tour always remains a financially viable organization.
Anthony Harris, Future Pro Tour - General Counsel
Anthony Harris is the Future Pro Tour's General Counsel responsible for all legal concerns that require attention. Intellectual property laws, insurance obligations, liability and asset protection are his specialties, and he is a valuable member of our team. Anthony received his pre-law degree from Golden Gate University graduating with summa cum laude honors, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Southern University, and successfully passed the California BAR Exam. His offices are located in Alameda California. - firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 827-8676
Shannon Harris - Director, FPT Adminstration, Membership Services
Shannon Harris is our membership services director responsible for ensuring that member information is consistently updated, statistics are maintained and accurate, and that participatnts are aware of the many contingency programs available to Future Pro Tour members.
Tournament Competition Committee
The Future Pro Tour organization is proud to have four of the west's most respected and talented sportsmen's heading up it's Tournament Competition Committee, a committee charged with the all-important task of reviewing and interpreting existing FPT policies and procedures, and helping to create/implement new policies that will help the FPT evolve as an organization - to the benefit of it's members.
Tournament Competition Committee Members:
Charley Almassey - FLW/Ranger Pro - Industry Rep
"I consider it a great honor to be able to lend my time and contribute my thoughts to help anglers grow and enjoy their first tournament experiences". - Charley Almassey
Andy “Cooch” Cuccia - Top guide and noted delta “guru”, Andy, brings a lifetime of fishing experience and a refreshing brand of “plain talk” to the committee table, as he uses the knowledge gathered from guiding over 100 days a year, to help the committee understand how policies, rules, and procedures affect grass roots anglers.
“Consistency is a key for those new to competitive fishing…When anglers know what to expect and feel that rules are applied fairly across the board, it tends to eliminate controversy”. - Andy Cuccia
Alan Fong -This outstanding fishermen and teacher, uniquely rounds out the committee and is a top guide and tackle industry notable, who was the former co-host of the ever popular “Fun Fishing” TV show. Alan's “tell it like it is” approach along with the incredible amount of respect he commands throughout the fishing industry is an invaluable asset to the TCC.
"One of the goals I hope to accomplish as part of this committee is to help new anglers understand that fishing competitively means rules must be adhered to as stated”. If you “mess up”, and get DQ'd or penalized, it's not the end of the world…it just means you need to learn from your mistakes and commit yourself to improvement”. - Alan Fong