UPCOMING EVENT: Walmart Bass Fishing League - 2015 - Ohio River

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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Smallmouth Slugfest on Tap at Erie

Florida pro Glenn Browne leads the race with 492 points, largely due to his win at the previous divisional event on Lake Champlain. Following well within striking distance are Canadian pro Cory Johnston (484 points) and Louisianan Gerald Spohrer (483), who found his way into the Northern Division quite incidentally. READ MORE »

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Boat Tour of Lake Ouachita

The FLW media staff brought a few Rangers over to Lake Ouachita for this week’s festivities, so we decided to take one for a drive around the lake to get a feel for what the anglers will be facing this week. Here is what we found. READ MORE »

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Scouting with Stetson

“I don’t know where or how to win it yet, but I know this lake as good as anyone,” says Stetson Blaylock. “I might not be due, but nobody wants to win this as bad as I do.” READ MORE »

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Practice with Zack Birge

Zack Birge qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup twice – first by winning the Rayovac FLW Series Championship in the fall of 2014 and subsequently by crushing it in his rookie season on the Walmart FLW Tour. Regardless of how he got here, Birge figures to be a threat on Lake Ouachita. READ MORE »

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Cup Practice Begins

Welcome to Hot Springs, Ark., and the Forrest Wood Cup. Today, Sunday, marks the start of the official three-day practice period for the 2015 Cup. Right now is when pros start to piece together the puzzle that is summertime fishing on Lake Ouachita. To find out how the pros are preparing for this championship event, I head down to Brady Mountain Resort way too early in the morning to pester a few of them before they back their boats into the lake. I find out that for some pros, this morning is the first time they’ve launched a boat in Lake Ouachita this season – or ever. For others that made pre-practice trips, it’s the first time they’ve seen the lake since it went off limits earlier this month. READ MORE »

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Central Division AOY Race Concludes on Dardanelle

Currently, Quaker State pro Matt Arey is in the driver’s seat, but the field behind him is close and pretty stacked. READ MORE »

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Ouachita Pre-Practice Report

Lake Ouachita officially went off-limits to all Forrest Wood Cup competitors on Monday, Aug. 3. That means that from now until the official three-day practice period opens on Aug. 16, no Cup competitor can be on the lake and competitors may only gather information about Ouachita from publicly available resources and fellow qualifiers. READ MORE »

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FLW to Participate in Benefit Tournament for Servicemen Killed in Terrorist Attack

FLW has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs bass club to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga out of Dayton, Tenn. All proceeds from the Sept. 12 event will benefit families of the five servicemen who were killed in the Chattanooga Naval Reserve terrorist attacks that occurred in July. READ MORE »

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A Country Music Festival at the Cup

It’ll be quite the country music festival atmosphere, complete with an extensive hunting and fishing expo featuring the top tackle and outdoor brands in the country, plus the second annual Bass & BBQ Festival, where fans can sample the wares of the world’s finest low-and-slow cookers. READ MORE »

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FLW Anticipating Largest Expo of All Time

Bass fishing history and Arkansas walk hand-in-hand it seems. The Natural State was home to the first bass tournament. It’s where Ranger Boats was founded. And it’s hosted some of FLW’s most noteworthy events. READ MORE »

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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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Fishing the Cup for a Cure

n his first year fishing the Walmart FLW Tour, Jason Meninger placed 41st in the standings, earned more than $30,000 and qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup. Oh, yeah, he also found out he had cancer. 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 »