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FLW announces 2014 Walmart BFL Series schedule, rules

Walmart Bass Fishing League

MINNEAPOLIS - FLW has announced the 2014 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, each with four one-day qualifying tournaments that pay as much as $8,000 to the winning boater and $3,000 to the winning co-angler, plus a two-day super tournament offering top awards of $11,000 and $4,500, respectively, and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The BFL is the nation's largest and most rewarding weekend bass-fishing circuit. Anglers finishing the season in the top 40 in each division advance to one of six no-entry-fee regional championships for the chance to win a Ranger Z518C with a 200 hp Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado 1500 as a boater or a Ranger Z518C with a 200 hp Evinrude or Mercury outboard as a co-angler. The top six boaters and co-anglers from each regional championship also advance to the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy for the chance to win top awards of $120,000 and $60,000, respectively. Additionally, All-American winners advance to the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart to compete for as much as $500,000 in the pro division and $50,000 in the co-angler division. "The Walmart Bass Fishing League is the foundation of tournament bass fishing," said FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel. "Our loyal BFL anglers represent the single largest group of bass tournament anglers in the world. They are the engine that keeps the industry moving forward, and we are pleased to provide them with the highest-quality, most rewarding weekend tournaments available anywhere." No other circuit offers more opportunities to win than the BFL. The Chevy Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year from each division earn $1,000 and $500, respectively. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division also receive priority entry into the 2015 EverStart Series while All-American champions may advance directly to the Walmart FLW Tour, the world's top professional bass-fishing circuit. For the complete 2014 BFL schedule, click here. Alabama rigs and similar umbrella-type rigs will be permitted in 2014 BFL competition but will be limited to a maximum of five spinners, five lures and three hooks (single or treble) unless state regulations are more restrictive, in which case state regulations will prevail. For the complete 2014 BFL rules, click here. BFL Highlights: Chevy Angler and Co-angler of the Year • $1,000 Angler of the Year award in each division • $500 Co-angler of the Year award in each division 96 Qualifying Tournaments • $8,000 top boater award • $3,000 top co-angler award • Ranger Cup bonuses • Saturday tournaments • Winners determined by heaviest one-day catch • 20 percent of field earns a check • Every angler receives points • Entry fees: $200 boaters & $100 co-anglers 24 Super Tournaments • $11,000 top boater award • $4,500 top co-angler award • Ranger Cup bonuses • Saturday and Sunday tournaments: full field Saturday and top 20 percent Sunday • Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch • 20 percent of field earns a check • Every angler receives points • Entry fees: $300 boaters & $150 co-anglers 6 Regional Championships • Ranger Z518C with a 200 hp Evinrude or Mercury and a Chevy Silverado 1500 for winning boaters • Ranger Z518C with a 200 hp Evinrude or Mercury for winning co-anglers • Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the BFL All-American presented by Chevy • Top 40 boaters and co-anglers from four divisions qualify • Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournaments: full field Thursday and Friday and top 12 Saturday • Winners determined by heaviest three-day catch • Top 24 boaters and co-anglers earn checks • No entry fee 1 Chevy Wild Card Regional • Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the BFL All-American presented by Chevy • Anglers who enter all five events within a division and fish at least two but do not advance to a Regional Championship qualify • Friday and Saturday tournament, full field both days • Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch • No entry fee BFL All-American presented by Chevy • $120,000 top boater award • $60,000 top co-angler award • Ranger Cup bonuses • Winning boater and co-angler advance to the Forrest Wood Cup • Top six boaters and co-anglers from six regional championships and the Chevy Wild Card qualify • Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournament: full field Thursday and Friday and top 10 Saturday • Winners determined by the heaviest three-day catch • Every boater earns at least $1,500, and every co-angler earns at least $750 • No entry fee To see the complete 2014 Walmart BFL tournament rules, entry fees and tournament formats, click here. To see detailed pay table information, click on any tournament on the schedule page. About FLW FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 191 tournaments across five tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world's richest fantasy sports game - FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.

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Wheeler Regains Lead At Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Colson Takes Lead At Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Wheeler Grabs Day One Lead At Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Presented By Walmart

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Boat Bling Contest Winner To Compete Against Cody Meyer For New Ranger Boat

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Lieblong Wins Rayovac FLW Series Central Division Finale on Lake Dardanelle Presented by Mercury

Jason Lieblong of Conway, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces. For his win, Lieblong earned $39,733 and a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard. READ MORE »

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FLW Partners with East Tennessee Organizations for #Noogastrong Memorial Fishing Tournament

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CNU Has It Made In The Shade

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Browne Wins Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division Event On Lake Champlain

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Professional Bass Fishing’s Forrest Wood Cup Set To Return To Lake Ouachita

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Illinois Central Wins On The Mississippi

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Prvonozac Mixes It Up

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Big Bass Carries Butts

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Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division Event Set For Lake Champlain

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T.L. Hanna High School Wins 2015 High School Fishing World Finals On Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. (July 14, 2015) – The T.L. Hanna High School team of Derek Freeman and Trevor Callaham from Anderson, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the final round of the 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. The win earned the team earned more than $20,000 in college scholarships, prizes and Cabela’s gift cards with their win. The college scholarships totaled $18,000 – $8,000 to any school of... READ MORE »