UPCOMING EVENT: Rayovac FLW Series - 2015 - Lake Champlain

FLW Outdoors announces 2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American schedule of events

WAL-MART BFL All-American July 6-8, 2006: Hartford, Conn. Presented by Chevy Competition Waters: • Connecticut River Local Hosts: • Riverfront Recapture Inc. 1 Hartford Square West, Suite 100 Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 860-713-3131 • Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau 31 Pratt Street, 4th floor Hartford, CT 06103 Phone: 860-728-6789 • Capital City Economic Development Authority 50 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 860-527-0100 Purse: • $1 Million Total • Boater Division (Pays all 48 spots) 1st place - $140,000 2nd place - $50,000 3rd place - $32,000 4th place - $29,000 5th place - $26,000 Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to boater with largest bass of the tournament) • Co-angler Division (Pays all 48 spots) 1st place - $70,000 2nd place - $21,500 3rd place - $12,000 4th place - $10,500 5th place - $9,000 Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to co-angler with largest bass of the tournament) Format: • Practice Day - Wednesday, July 5 Competitors in both divisions practice on the Connecticut River • Opening Round - Thursday and Friday, July 6-7 Full field of 48 boaters and 48 co-anglers compete Winning co-angler determined by the heaviest two-day catch • Final Round - Saturday, July 8 The top 10 boaters are paired with camera crews and continue competition Weights carry over from the opening round, with the winner determined by the heaviest three-day weight Key Rules: • Each angler may weigh-in five bass per day • Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass may be weighed • Only artificial lures are permitted • Bass must be kept alive. Anglers are assessed an 8-ounce penalty for each bass brought to the weigh-in not alive (FLW Outdoors historically maintains a live release rate of 98 percent) • Anglers who are late for the official check-in are assessed a 1 pound per minute penalty. Anglers more than 15 minutes late lose credit for that day's weight Registration Time and Location: • Tuesday, July 4 - 4 to 5 p.m. Connecticut Convention Center 100 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 860-249-6000 Schedule of events: • Wednesday, July 5 - Practice day: 7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford 3:30 p.m. - Practice weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B • Thursday, July 6 - Free Berkley PowerBait* 7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford 2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center 6 to 8 p.m. - Chevy Pro Night at Gengras Chevrolet • Friday, July 7 - Free Stren fishing line* 7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby at Great River Park in East Hartford 2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 3 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby winners recognized on stage at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B (Field cut to top 10 boaters. Co-angler competition concludes) 6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center • Saturday, July 8 - Free rods and reels and FujiFilm cameras*: Ranger 175VS bass boat powered by a 115-horsepower Yamaha giveaway** 7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford 8:30 a.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford 11 a.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 2 p.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 4 p.m. - Final weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B 6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center 6:30 p.m. - Victory dinner compliments of Ranger Boats at Marriott Hartford Downtown * Daily giveaways for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, while supplies last. ** Must be present to win. Entry forms available daily at the outdoor show. Related links: 2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American boater field highlighted 2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American co-angler field highlighted

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Previewing Champlain

Year in, year out, Lake Champlain presents a challenge that is almost totally unique. When the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division competition gets under way on Champlain later this week, competitors will have about 100 miles of water to choose from. The win could come from anywhere, and limits will be plentiful. The event, which is presented by Plano, is likely to be an exciting one to follow. READ MORE »

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College Fishing Rolls to the Mighty Miss

FLW College Fishing is headed to the Mississippi River July 25 for the third and final regular-season tournament in the Central Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Central Conference Championship tournament. READ MORE »

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Shane Lehew Gets His Chance

In 2014, Lehew began his Tour pro career by capturing 24th place in the first event of the year on Lake Okeechobee. His performances on the Big O last year and at Lake Toho this spring reflect his preference for fishing shallow water with mixed cover. READ MORE »

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Ohio River Event Rescheduled for August

The Walmart BFL tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek slated for July 11 has been rescheduled to August 29 due to extremely high water levels. All takeoff and weigh-in locations and times will remain the same. Anglers will takeoff and weigh-in at the Lawrenceburg City Ramp, located at Tanner’s Creek Drive in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event. READ MORE »

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2015 Forrest Wood Cup Co-Angler Qualifiers

Along with their pro colleagues, 50 of the best co-anglers in the country will take to the waters of Lake Ouachita Aug. 20-23 for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup. Here’s the official list of qualifiers, in alphabetical order and by source of qualification. READ MORE »

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Things to do at the 2015 Cup

When 50 of the world’s best bass anglers arrive in Hot Springs, Ark., for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup next month, they’ll be competing for the biggest honor in bass fishing – Forrest Wood Cup champion – and the biggest winning payday in bass fishing – $500,000. READ MORE »

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2015 Forrest Wood Cup Field Announced

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Practice with Alex Davis

The final stop of the Walmart FLW Tour on the Potomac River is a homecoming of sorts for pro Alex Davis. Though Davis now spends his time guiding on Lake Guntersville, his early years were spent about 45 miles west of the Potomac in Strasburg, Va., where he learned to bass fish. READ MORE »

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Historical Potomac River Tour

While the field for the Walmart FLW Tour event was out looking for bass on the Potomac River we decided to see the sights as well. Launching at Smallwood State Park, we rolled out for a self-guided tour of the area in a Ranger Z520c. Below is a sampling of what we saw. READ MORE »

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Practice with Adrian Avena

Adrian Avena might not have the years on the water that some of the other locals have, but he’s currently sitting eighth in the AOY race and calculates that he only needs to catch one keeper to make the Forrest Wood Cup. I was happy to jump in the boat with him and co-angler Ian Renfrew for a few hours on the final day of practice for the Walmart FLW Tour event on the Potomac. READ MORE »

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Anglers to Watch in the All-American

Clearly, there’s no such thing as home-lake advantage in the Walmart Bass Fishing League All-American. Consider the five most recent winners: Troy Morrow of Georgia in 2010 on DeGrey Lake in Arkansas, Jacob Wheeler of Indiana in 2011 on Cross Lake in Louisiana, Brian Maloney of Missouri on the Potomac River in 2012, Kerry Milner of Arkansas on Lake Nickajack in Tennessee in 2013 and Marcus Sykora of Missouri on Wilson Lake in Alabama in 2014. READ MORE »

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Practice with Casey Martin

Last time the Walmart FLW Tour stopped at Lake Chickamauga, then-rookie Casey Martin sacked over 100 pounds and won the event. As well as being a tremendous win for a rookie, the entire experience was documented on Circuit Breaker for an inside look at the entire process of winning a tournament. Now that we’re back on the scene of Martin’s greatest triumph, I jumped at the chance join him for a few hours the last morning of official practice to see how he approached the lake. READ MORE »

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Dark Horse Patterns at Chick

Tennessee’s Lake Chickamauga has caught the attention of bass anglers everywhere over the past few years due to the giant stringers of largemouth bass being taken from the Tennessee River reservoir. READ MORE »

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BFL Okie Division tournament moved

Due to unsafe water conditions, the Walmart BFL tournament at Fort Gibson Lake slated for June 6 has been moved and anglers will now compete on Skiatook Lake. Anglers will takeoff and weigh-in at Black Dog Park, located on Highway 20 in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event. READ MORE »

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MDJ, Fitzgerald Battle for AOY

The Southeast Division of the Rayovac FLW Series will wrap up this week on Lake Seminole after what has been an action-packed season complete with record fields and 30-pound stringers. On top of battling for the $40,000 top prize for winning the event, anglers will also be competing to claim the Strike King Angler of the Year award and its $2,000 prize package, which includes deposits into the 2016 FLW Series. The AOY finale is likely to be a two-man race between Mark Daniels Jr. and Trevor Fitzgerald, but several other pros are within range of stealing away the title. Here’s how it breaks down. READ MORE »

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Shad Spawn, Grass Could be a Factor

While the offshore specialists have discounted the ability to win the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State on Lake Eufaula on a shallow pattern, their quickness to count out the shallows might be premature. Eufaula’s shallow bite is nearly always strong, and it has only gotten better in recent years. READ MORE »

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Practice with Clayton Batts

Of the locals in the field for the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Eufaula, sophomore pro Clayton Batts is about as local as they come. He has roots all around Eufaula and has about as much experience as anyone on the lake. Typically he competes out of a Ranger wrapped by Mid-State RV Center, but motor troubles had forced him to miss some practice time and borrow a boat from FLW Tour co-angler Josh Weaver. Luckily, he is well-equipped will local knowledge to make up for lost time. I joined him for a few hours the last morning of official practice to see how he approached the lake. READ MORE »

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Eufaula’s Offshore Bite Could be Hot

When the Walmart FLW Tour stopped at Lake Eufaula in 2013, Randy Haynes plied a handful of offshore spots for his winning limits, and he did it without much company. That figures to change this time around as the offshore pattern will be on everyone’s radar when the fourth stop of the 2015 Tour kicks off on Lake Eufaula on Thursday in an event presented by Quaker State. READ MORE »

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Big Weights Likely at the Cal Delta

This week’s California Delta stop of the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division is setting up to be a typical Cal Delta derby – that’s a very good thing. READ MORE »

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Kentucky Lake Could be Tough

Bass at the center of everyone’s attention in the Rayovac FLW Series event on Kentucky Lake next weekend might not know whether they’re coming or going when the tournament kicks off. READ MORE »