UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview For Saturday, April 25

Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview For Saturday, April 25
FLW News Release

WHAT: The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League season will continue with six tournaments on Saturday, April 25. The Cowboy division will take on the Red River, the Hoosier division opens at Lake Monroe, the Mississippi division heads to Pickwick Lake, the Mountain division competes on Dale Hollow Lake, the Savannah River division will tackle Lake Hartwell, and the Shenandoah division stops at Kerr Lake. 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 events.


 


WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2015


 


Cowboy Division


Red River


Grand Ecore Recreation Area


1071 Tauzin Island Road


Natchitoches, La.


 


NOTES: The bass fishing on the Red River is expected to be good. Local reports indicate the water temperatures are in the mid-sixties which means bass will be active and moving to their spawning locations. Anglers will mostly be fishing the main river around cover like wood and grass mats. Popular baits this time of year include spinnerbaits, creature baits and jig-n-craw riggings. A five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds is expected to win this tournament.


 


Hoosier Division


Lake Monroe


Cutright Ramp

4850 S. State Road 4463

Bloomington, Ind.


 


NOTES: Lake Monroe is expected to produce some quality stringers this tournament. Anglers will find fish near deep points and breaks as bass move into pockets. Previous winners have found sizable bass in bushes in the backs of these pockets. Local reports also indicate largemouths are being caught along emerging weed lines. Jigs, buzzbaits and creature baits will all be utilized by anglers. Five bass totaling 14 pounds are expected to take top honors.


 


Mississippi Division


Pickwick Lake


JP Coleman State Park


613 County Road 321


Luka, Miss.


 


NOTES: Pickwick Lake always fishes well this time of year. Local reports indicate bass are active along bluffs, in the backs of main lake pockets and are being caught on main lake flats using Carolina rigs. Spots above the Pickwick Dam are producing a lot of sizable largemouth bass as well. Anglers will also be seen throwing spinnerbaits in shallower water. A five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds will most likely take this tournament.


 


Mountain Division


Dale Hollow Lake


Star Point Resort


4490 Star Point Road


Byrdstown, Tenn.


 


NOTES: At Dale Hollow Lake, both prespawn and spawning fish will be found all over the lake this time of the season. Previous winners have found their winning bass coming from pockets off of Wolf River. Typically filled with lay-down logs and other cover, jigs and umbrella rigs will prove to be dominant for anglers choosing the Wolf River pattern. Other anglers will be seen fishing mainlake points with jigs and crankbaits. A 21-pound, five-bass limit is expected to tip scales in the winner’s favor. 


 


Savannah River Division


Lake Hartwell


Tugaloo State Park


1763 Tugaloo State Park Road


Lavonia, Ga.


 


NOTES: Lake Hartwell is expected to fish well this tournament. This time of year many of this fish will be in the postspawn phase which means anglers will find them suspended in deeper water. In order to catch these fish, anglers will reach for deep-diving crankbaits as well as underspins. Anglers may also choose to fish mainlake points where blueback herring are attracting bass. A 19-pound stringer with five bass will most likely win this tournament.   


 


Shenandoah Division


Kerr Lake


New Nutbush Park


115 Jack Wade Farm Road


Henderson, N.C.


 


NOTES: Bass are expected to bite well on Kerr Lake this tournament. A popular pattern will be to target the shad spawn. Anglers will be seen throwing Zoom Lizards and other creature baits along banks. Bass will also be spawning which means they could be found in deeper water. In these conditions, medium or deep-diving crankbaits will be popular. A five-bass limit nearing 14 pounds will most likely take home the grand prize.


 


The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 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. The 2015 BFL All-American is being held June 18-20 on Kentucky Lake in Buchanan, Tennessee. 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 2015 over the course of 240 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. For more information about FLW visit FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


# # #

Tags: bfl  red-river  lake-monroe  pickwick-lake  lake-hartwell  kerr-lake    press-release 

Eastern Finale Set for Norman  

Eastern Finale Set for Norman  

The Toyota Series Eastern Division will wrap up its season this week at Lake Norman. Hosted by Visit Lake Norman, Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, the three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus a $35,000 bonus if the winner is a qualified Phoenix Boat owner. READ MORE »

Arizona’s Au Wins Toyota Series Western Division Finale at Clear Lake

Arizona’s Au Wins Toyota Series Western Division Finale at Clear Lake

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Pro Tai Au of Glendale, Arizona, crossed the stage with a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard and win the three-day Toyota Series at Clear Lake tournament in Clearlake, California. Au’s three-day total of 15... READ MORE »

Christiansen Scores Co-angler Title at Clear Lake

Christiansen Scores Co-angler Title at Clear Lake

This week at the Toyota Series Western Division on Clear Lake showcased some great co-angler bags. On the second day, three co-anglers topped the 20-pound mark and one of those, Blaine Christiansen of San Jose, Calif., walked away with the win. READ MORE »

Au Rallies for Clear Lake Win

Au Rallies for Clear Lake Win

Steadily climbing the leaderboard all week, Tai Au dropped 26 pounds, 4 ounces today – the biggest bag of the week – to jump from fourth and claim his second title of the 2020 Toyota Series Western Division season. With 63-3 overall, Au wraps a phenomenal season where he won on Havasu back in March, placed 10th on the California Delta in August and closed the season with yet another win this week on Clear Lake. In winning, Au also wrapped the Strike King Angler of the Year title for the Western Division for the first time in his career. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 3

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 3

It is the final day here at the Toyota Series Western Division event on Clear Lake and another beautiful day with the top 10 pros and co-anglers trying their best to take home the title. READ MORE »

White Rolling at Clear Lake

White Rolling at Clear Lake

Fishing was still good on day two of the Toyota Series Western Division finale at Clear Lake, though there were notably less 20-pound bags brought to the scale. Still, day-one leader Tom White managed 19 pounds, 5 ounces today to back up his 24-12 weight from Thursday and will carry a 5-10 lead heading into Saturday’s final round. This would be White’s first FLW win if he can fend off the nine other hungry pros behind him. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

The second day of the Toyota Series Western Division event on Clear Lake began with slightly cooler weather, but it has turned into a beautiful day here in the Golden State. READ MORE »

White Drops 24-12 at Clear Lake

White Drops 24-12 at Clear Lake

Tom White of Costa Mesa, Calif., fished the first two events of the Toyota Series Western Division season as a co-angler where he found decent success. Now, in the final event of the season White stepped up to the boater side and took the lead on Clear Lake after day one with a 24-pound, 12-ounce limit. The former Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI angler will hold close to a 5-pound lead over Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour pro Jared Lintner heading into day two. While 4 pounds would be a decent lead on a lot of fisheries, this is Clear Lake, and anything can happen tomorrow. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

The first day of the Toyota Series Western Division event on Clear Lake started with calm conditions and pleasant weather. Some of the anglers surveyed today were struggling to get bites and others seem to have the fishing dialed in. It appears to be feast or famine so far, but there will be some solid bags crossing the stage starting at 3 p.m. PT this afternoon. READ MORE »

La Crosse Selected to Host 2021 Tackle Warehouse TITLE Championship

La Crosse Selected to Host 2021 Tackle Warehouse TITLE Championship

LA CROSSE, Wis. – FLW and Explore La Crosse announced Thursday that the 2021 Tackle Warehouse TITLE, the Pro Circuit Championship, will be held Aug. 17-22, 2021, on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Although FLW’s top championship has been held on the Mississippi River once before... READ MORE »

Big Bags on Deck at Clear Lake

Big Bags on Deck at Clear Lake

The Toyota Series Western Division wraps its season this week on famed Clear Lake in California. The lake is frequently noted as one of the best bass fisheries in the country and Clear Lake is shaping up to kick out plenty of bass this week. READ MORE »

TITLE Coming to the Mississippi

TITLE Coming to the Mississippi

FLW and Explore La Crosse announced Thursday that the 2021 Tackle Warehouse TITLE, the Pro Circuit Championship, will be held Aug. 17-22, 2021, on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Although FLW’s top championship has been held on the Mississippi River once before – in Moline, Illinois in 1998 – this event marks the first time that FLW has hosted its premier event in La Crosse. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Named Host of 2021 Toyota Series Championship

Pickwick Lake Named Host of 2021 Toyota Series Championship

COUNCE, Tenn. – FLW and the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that Counce, Tennessee, will host the prestigious 2021 Toyota Series Championship, Oct. 28-30, 2021, on Pickwick Lake... READ MORE »

Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake Norman

Toyota Series to Host Event on Lake Norman

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – The 2020 Toyota Series Eastern Division will wrap up their season with a tournament next week in Huntersville, North Carolina, Oct. 1-3, with the Toyota Series at Lake Norman. Hosted by Visit Lake Norman, Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, the three-day... READ MORE »

Fish Northern Rivers for Smallmouth

Fish Northern Rivers for Smallmouth

From the Mississippi River to the Peshtigo River, Wisconsin and the surrounding region has miles of flowing water chock full of smallmouth bass. In the recent Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota, Matt Stefan targeted rivers flowing into Green Bay for the majority of his catch, and in doing so, he was able to tap into a skillset that he’s groomed for years on the Wisconsin River and other flowages near him. READ MORE »

2021 Toyota Series Championship Hits Pickwick

2021 Toyota Series Championship Hits Pickwick

FLW and the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that Counce, Tennessee, will host the prestigious 2021 Toyota Series Championship, Oct. 28-30, 2021, on Pickwick Lake. READ MORE »

Annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Auction Goes Digital

Annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Auction Goes Digital

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is excited to announce its first Digital Hall of Fame Week, which will be anchored by a massive online auction offering up an incredible selection of fishing-related items not available elsewhere. READ MORE »

Douglas Lake Selected to Host 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Championship

Douglas Lake Selected to Host 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Championship

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. – FLW announced Tuesday that the 38th annual Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake in 2021. The tournament, scheduled for June 3-5, showcases the nation’s best weekend anglers and awards the winner a $120,000 cash award, but Jefferson... READ MORE »

Top Patterns and Baits from the Detroit River

Top Patterns and Baits from the Detroit River

With the whole field boxed into the Detroit River for the first two days of the final Toyota Series Northern Division event, it’s natural that the main player was the river itself. But, on the final day, when folks could branch out, Scott Dobson actually ran to St. Clair and many of the other pros ventured into Lake Erie. READ MORE »

Top Patterns and Baits from Dardanelle

Top Patterns and Baits from Dardanelle

The beginning of the fall transition coupled with dirty water from end to end created difficult fishing conditions at the Toyota Series Plains Division opener at Lake Dardanelle presented by Fish-Intel, but anglers focused their attention to the backs of creeks and used a variety of baits to solve the riddle. READ MORE »