UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Mead

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

BFL Bulldog Division to host event on Lake Oconee

FLW Bass Fishing League

BUCKHEAD, Ga. - The FLW Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Oconee Aug. 28-29 for the fifth and final stop in the Bulldog Division series. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will compete for top awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.

"The winning pattern will be dependent on whether or not they are pulling water," said FLW Tour pro Jimmy Millsaps of Canton, Ga., who has been fishing with FLW Outdoors as a pro for 11 years. "If they are pulling water, anglers should look for moving water around river points and humps and use crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Otherwise, flipping docks with a jig or a tube will be the way to catch the fish.

"If the anglers play the water and find the right pattern, there are fish to be caught. I really think that most of the fish will be hooked in shallow water - 10 feet or less."

Millsaps indicated that the lake is a bit stained right now and that it has been hot so the fishing has been tough; he believes that it will take 17 to18 pounds per day to win the tournament.

Takeoff and weigh-in will be at Sugar Creek Marina located at 353 Parks Mill Road in Buckhead, Ga. Takeoff is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. while weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Bass Fishing League competition is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers that offers even bigger prizes to qualifiers of the regional championship and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the American Fishing Series or even the FLW Tour.

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