Walmart BFL tournament preview

The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, April 26. The Mississippi Division is slated to fish at Ross Barnett Reservoir, the Music City Division will take on Center Hill Lake, the Okie Division will compete on Fort Gibson Lake, the Piedmont Division will continue their season on Kerr Lake and the South Carolina Division heads to Clarks Hill Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively. When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Mississippi Division Ross Barnett Reservoir Tommy's Trading Post 4238 Highway 43 N. Brandon, Miss. To sign up and fish this event, click here. Notes: The bass fishing on Ross Barnett should be very good. The anglers will likely catch a mix of prespawn, spawning and postspawn bass and that means that they will be spread out all over the lake. Pad fields, wood cover and docks will probably attract the most attention from both the bass and the anglers. Productive baits should range from classic bed-fishing baits to swimjigs, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and crankbaits. The winner is likely to bring about 20 pounds of bass to the scales. Where: Music City Division Center Hill Lake Ragland Bottom Recreation Area 1423 Ragland Bottom Road Sparta, Tenn. To sign up and fish this event, click here. Notes: The bass fishing on Center Hill is expected to be good. With spring finally making an appearance across much of the country, the bass should be biting well and in a mix of typical springtime patterns. Anglers could catch fish on beds, or in both prespawn and postspawn stages. Crankbaits, umbrella rigs, jigs, soft plastics and spinnerbaits should all prove productive. It is expected to take about 20 pounds to win this event. Where: Okie Division Fort Gibson Lake Taylor Ferry Marina & Resort 334179 Marina Drive Wagoner, Okla. To sign up and fish this event, click here. Notes: The bass fishing on Fort Gibson is likely to be good but could very much depend on the water level of the lake. The fish are expected to be spawning and with clearer and stable water tournament anglers will likely catch a lot of fish off of beds. If the water levels are high and muddy fishing around shallow cover will be one of the primary patterns. A variety of baits could be productive, such as soft plastics, swimjigs, spinnerbaits, jigs, crankbaits and topwater baits. The winner is expected to being a five-fish limit weighing around 18 pounds to the scales. Where: Piedmont Division Kerr Lake New Nutbush Park 115 Jack Wade Farm Road Henderson, N.C. To sign up and fish this event, click here. Notes: The bass fishing on Kerr is expected to be very good. The late spring means that the bass will be in all three stages of the spawn and that a variety of tactics could prove productive. If the water level is high, flipping bushes will be popular. If the water level is low tournament anglers will primarily target fish around grass. Lipless crankbaits, soft plastics, jigs, Carolina-rigs and crankbaits will be popular baits. The winning weight is projected to be around 18 pounds. Where: South Carolina Division Clarks Hill Lake Dorn Fishing Facility Highway 378 W. McCormick, S.C. To sign up and fish this event, click here. Notes: The bass fishing on Clarks Hill should be excellent. Fish are likely to be in both spawn and postspawn patterns all over the lake. Competitors will probably target coves, pockets, and grass while searching for beds or nearby postspawn fish. Productive baits are likely to be spinnerbaits, topwater baits, soft plastics, jigs and bed-fishing baits. Clarks Hill has been fishing very well this spring and the winner might very well bring in around 20 pounds of bass. Walmart BFL overview The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. About FLW FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." 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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Sylacauga Man Wins $5,000 Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing

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Walmart FLW Tour Set For Return To Lake Eufaula

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Walmart FLW Tour Pro Olliverson Withdraws From Tour

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Ohio State High School Fishing Championship Headed To Alum Creek Lake

The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 Ohio State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Ohio. READ MORE »

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Alabama State High School Fishing Championship/Lake Eufaula Open Set For Lake Eufaula

EUFAULA, Ala. (April 28, 2015) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will host the Alabama State High School Championship and a Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing Open on Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, Alabama, May 9. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Eufaula, and will offer high school anglers the chance to meet some of the country’s top bass anglers and experience the intensity of the Walmart FLW Tour while testing their own bass-fishing skills against their peers. READ MORE »

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Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview For Saturday, May 9

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Rayovac FLW Series Central Division Event Set For Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

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FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Opener Set For Smith Mountain Lake

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FLW College Fishing Western Conference Heads For California Delta

OAKLEY, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – FLW College Fishing is headed to the California Delta May 9 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Western Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Western Conference Championship tournament. READ MORE »

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Rayovac FLW Series Western Division Set To Visit California Delta

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Arey Wins Back-To-Back At Walmart FLW Tour On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

ROGERS, Ark. (April 26, 2015) – Quaker State pro Matt Arey has been crowned the new “Mr. Beaver Lake.” After winning this same event in 2014, the Shelby, North Carolina, native caught a five-bass limit Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces – the largest stringer weighed in the four-day tournament – to win the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac. Arey’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 55 pounds, 6 ounces earned him the top prize of $125,000... READ MORE »

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Bandys High School Wins 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship On Grand Lake

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Gordon Wins TBF National Championship, $100,000 “Living The Dream” Package

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Morgan Retains Lead At Walmart FLW Tour On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

ROGERS, Ark. (April 25, 2015) – Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 10 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday to retain the lead on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac. Morgan’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 39 pounds, 2 ounces gives him a... READ MORE »

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Morgan Grabs Lead After Day Two Of Walmart FLW Tour On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

ROGERS, Ark. (April 24, 2015) – The weather threw anglers another curveball Friday morning at the Walmart FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by Rayovac. After cold and wind greeted anglers on Thursday, heavy rainfall and lightning was the story today, prompting FLW Tournament Director Bill Taylor to delay takeoff 45 minutes due to the lightning and low visibility.. READ MORE »

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Wheeler Leads Day One Of Walmart FLW Tour On Beaver Lake Presented By Rayovac

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Kentucky Regional Fishing Tournaments Send 56 High Schools To KHSAA State Competition

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Oregon State High School Fishing Championship Set For Williamette River

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South Carolina State High School Fishing Championship Set For Lake Marion

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Yuma High School Wins Arizona State High School Fishing Championship On Martinez Lake

YUMA, Ariz. (April 21, 2015) – The Yuma High School team of Jonathon Parrish and Brett Edington brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2015 Arizona State High School Fishing Championship on Martinez Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on Clear Lake in September. READ MORE »