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Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open on Lake Springfield Postponed One Day

Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open on Lake Springfield Postponed One Day
FLW News Release

MEDIA ADVISORY

Advisory for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

WHAT:  The upcoming Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open bass-fishing tournament on Lake Springfield, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, has been postponed one day due to impending inclement weather. The tournament will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the same times with no changes to the launch or weigh-in location.  

The no-entry fee event, hosted by Visit Springfield, is open to any High School Fishing team from across the country, and the top 10-percent of finishers will automatically advance to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship.

WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 2017

WHERE: Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open

Lake Springfield

Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp

240 Long Bay Drive

Springfield, Ill.

Hosted by: Visit Springfield

NOTES: The Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at FLWFishing.com. Takeoff will be at 7 a.m. EST Sunday morning and weigh-in will be held at Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp, scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the FLW High School Fishing National Youth Director Scott Ellison at (270)-205-6864.

A preliminary list of schools participating will not be available as teams can still register up until the morning of the event. Complete event details can be found here.

The top 10 percent of each Open and state championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

Full schedules and the latest announcements are available at FLWFishing.com and HighSchoolFishing.org.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

About The Bass Federation

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.

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