UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

2017 FLW Tour Roster

2017 FLW Tour Roster

The 2017 FLW Tour roster is now final and will include 165 professional anglers. Headlining the 2017 Tour are the current and three-time Angler of the Year Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., and the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup champion John Cox of DeBary, Fla. They’ll be joined by nine former FLW Tour AOY winners, six former Forrest Wood Cup champions and 30 Tour rookies.

Also making their FLW Tour debut at Lake Guntersville in February will be former Bassmaster Elite Series competitors Carl Jocumsen, Billy McCaghren, Matt Reed, Casey Scanlon and Dennis Tietje. Those newcomers bring a combined 33 top-10 finishes and career earnings of more than $1.6 million to the Tour.

The 2017 Tour kicks off Feb. 2-5 at Lake Guntersville and features stops at seven of the country’s premier fisheries.

“The talent level of the professional anglers on the 2017 FLW Tour roster is second to none,” says Bill Taylor, FLW senior tournament director. “We are extremely excited to kick off the season next month at Lake Guntersville, and I anticipate that this season will be one of the most competitive seasons that we have ever had in FLW Tour history.”

Priority entry invitations for the 2017 Tour were extended to the top 100 pros and top 10 co-anglers from the 2016 FLW Tour, the top 10 pros from each of the five 2016 Costa FLW Series divisions, the 2016 The Bass Federation National Championship winner and the 2016 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League All-American champion.

FLW will pay $125,000 to FLW Tour winners, at least $10,000 down to 50th place and one additional payout of $4,000 per boat over the 160-boat mark. The season opener on Lake Guntersville, scheduled to fish 165 boats, will pay out 55 places.

In FLW Tour competition anglers are vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. The 2017 Forrest Wood Cup will be held in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 11-13 on Lake Murray and is hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board.

 

2017 FLW Tour Anglers

(*Denotes FLW Tour rookie)

Jason Abram, Piney Flats, Tenn.

Tracy Adams, Wilkesboro, N.C.

* Dean Alexander, Georgetown, Texas

Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C.

Scott Ashmore, Broken Arrow, Okla.

* Justin Atkins, Florence, Ala.

Todd Auten, Lake Wylie, S.C.

* Evan Barnes, Hot Springs, Ark.

Clayton Batts, Macon, Ga.

Robert Behrle, Hoover, Ala.

Cody Bird, Granbury, Texas

Zack Birge, Blanchard, Okla.

Daryl Biron, South Windsor, Conn.

* Derrick Blake, Rockwood, Tenn.

Randy Blaukat, Joplin, Mo.

Greg Bohannan, Bentonville, Ark.

Terry Bolton, Paducah, Ky.

Christopher Brasher, Longview, Texas

Jimmy Brewer, Marshall, Texas

* Aaron Britt, Yuba City, Calif.

Chase Brooks, Iraan, Texas

* Keith Bryan, Novato, Calif.

* Grae Buck, Harleysville, Pa.

* Jamey Caldwell, Carthage, N.C.

* Jeff Cannon, Douglasville, Ga.

Scott Canterbury, Springville, Ala.

* Peter Cherkas, Des Moines, Iowa

* Joey Cifuentes, Clinton, Ark.

Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C.

Ramie Colson Jr., Cadiz, Ky.

* Kyle Cortiana, Broken Arrow, Okla.

John Cox, Debary, Fla.

* Wade Curtiss, Meadow Vista, Calif.

Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala.

Bill Day, Frankfort, Ky.

John Devere, Berea, Ky.

Jim Dillard, West Monroe, La.

* Jeff Dobson, Bartlesville, Okla.

* Bradley Dortch, Atmore, Ala.

* Josh Douglas, Mound, Minn.

Kurt Dove, Del Rio, Texas

David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va.

Luke Dunkin, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Charlie Evans, Berea, Ky.

* Ronald Farrow, Rock Hill, S.C.

Austin Felix, Eden Prairie, Minn.

Mark Fisher, Wauconda, Ill.

Tim Frederick, Leesburg, Fla.

Shinichi Fukae, Palestine, Texas

Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C.

Nick Gainey, Charleston, S.C.

* Chris Gosselaar, Fresno, Calif.

Matt Greenblatt, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Buddy Gross, Chickamauga, Ga.

Jeff Gustafson, Keewatin, Ontario, Canada

Bradley Hallman, Norman, Okla.

* Dylan Hays, Sheridan, Ark.

* Jonathan Henry, Grant, Ala.

* Billy Hines, Vacaville, Calif.

Joe Holland, Jefferson, Maine

Todd Hollowell, Fishers, Ind.

Jamie Horton, Centerville, Ala.

Jimmy Houston, Cookson, Okla.

Rex Huff, Corbin, Ky.

* Bill Hutchison, Bessemer, Ala.

Eric Jackson, Walling, Tenn.

Carl Jocumsen, Frisco, Texas

Jason Johnson, Gainesville, Ga.

Chris Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Cory Johnston, Cavan, Ontario, Canada

Jim Jones, Big Bend, Wis.

Cody Kelley, Conway, Ark.

Powell Kemp, Scotland Neck, N.C.

Jay Kendrick, Grant, Ala.

JT Kenney, Palm Bay, Fla.

Mike Kernan, Wylie, Texas

Rob Kilby, Hot Springs, Ark.

Brad Knight, Lancing, Tenn.

*Daniel Kweekul, Bryant, Ark.

Jason Lambert, Pickwick Dam, Tenn.

Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C.

*Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo.

Shane LeHew, Catawba, N.C.

Richard Lowitzki, Hampshire, Ill.

Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla.

Lendell Martin Jr., Nacogdoches, Texas

Billy McCaghren, Mayflower, Ark.

Chris McCall, Palmer, Texas

Johnny McCombs, Morris, Ala.

*Michael McCoy, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio

Bill McDonald, Greenwood, Ind.

Tim McDonald, Prestonsburg, Ky.

Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla.

Brandon Medlock, Lake Placid, Fla.

Jason Meninger, Gainesville, Ga.

Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif.

Kerry Milner, Bono, Ark.

Kurt Mitchell, Milford, Del.

Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis.

Drew Montgomery, Maiden, N.C.

Harry Moore, Valley, Ala.

Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky.

Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn.

Bob Morin, Seymour, Tenn.

Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga.

*Brandon Mosley, Choctaw, Okla.

*Jim Moulton, Merced, Calif.

Jim Moynagh, Carver, Minn.

Shawn Murphy, Nicholasville, Ky.

Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn.

Chris Neau, New Orleans, La.

Blake Nick, Trussville, Ala.

Larry Nixon, Bee Branch, Ark.

Jordan Osborne, Longview, Texas

Stephen Patek, Dallas, Texas

Robert Pearson, Herndon, Va.

Pete Ponds, Madison, Miss.

*Chad Randles, Elkhorn, Neb.

Tom Redington, Royse City, Texas

Matt Reed, Madisonville, Texas

Clark Reehm, Huntington, Texas

Jimmy Reese, Witter Springs, Calif.

Jason Reyes, Huffman, Texas

Curtis Richardson, Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Darrel Robertson, Jay, Okla.

Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark.

Zell Rowland, Montgomery, Texas

Casey Scanlon, Lenexa, Kan.

Bryan Schmitt, Deale, Md.

Braxton Setzer, Montgomery, Ala.

Alvin Shaw, Roaring Gap, N.C.

William Shelton III, La Crosse, Va.

Blake Smith, Lakeland, Fla.

David Smith, Del City, Okla.

Bill Smith Jr., Burlington, Ky.

Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas

Matthew Stefan, Junction City, Wis.

Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tenn.

Scott Suggs, Alexander, Ark.

Mike Surman, Boca Raton, Fla.

Austin Terry, San Angelo, Texas

Peter Thliveros, Saint Augustine, Fla.

Rodney Thomason, Maumelle, Ark.

Timmy Thompkins, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C.

Dennis Tietje, Roanoke, La.

Rusty Trancygier, Hahira, Ga.

Jim Tutt, Longview, Texas

Andrew Upshaw, Tulsa, Okla.

John Voyles, Petersburg, Ind.

*Chad Warren, Sand Springs, Okla.

James Watson, Nixa, Mo.

Joshua Weaver, Macon, Ga.

Joseph Webster, Fulton, Miss.

*Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio

Clark Wendlandt, Leander, Texas

Chris Whitson, Louisville, Tenn.

Scott Wiley, Bay Minette, Ala.

Barry Wilson, Birmingham, Ala.

Matt Wittekiend, Angleton, Texas

Kenneth (Boo) Woods, London, Ky.

Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn.

Gary Yamamoto, Palestine, Texas

Jay Yelas, Corvallis, Ore.

Andy Young, Mound, Minn.

Tags: flw-tour  article 

Previewing the Potomac

Previewing the Potomac

Just two days separate the final day of the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League All-American and the start of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship, both on the Potomac River. Given the time of year the pair of tournaments land on the fishing calendar, it’s fair to expect some big things from both events. READ MORE »

Opinion: High School Fishing Makes a Difference

Opinion: High School Fishing Makes a Difference

“I had pretty much checked out, and quitting school was without a doubt where I was heading,” Justin Hevey says. “Then the opportunity to become part of the inaugural fishing team at our school happened, and all of a sudden I had a reason to go to school.” READ MORE »

Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, joined the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, this past Sunday, May 19, to walk listeners through his win at the... READ MORE »

2019 BFL All-American Roster

2019 BFL All-American Roster

The 98 best boaters and co-anglers from FLW’s grassroots ranks will compete on the Potomac River May 30-June 1 in the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League All-American presented by General Tire. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 3

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 3

After taking a brutal pounding from the strong winds of day two, the top-10 pros and co-anglers in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats are taking advantage of Clear Lake’s calmer final round conditions. A steady light rain began around 10 a.m., but without yesterday’s white caps, the lake’s allowing easy runs to wherever anglers want to fish. READ MORE »

Upshaw Breaks Down Cherokee Lake on Bass Edge Radio

Upshaw Breaks Down Cherokee Lake on Bass Edge Radio

FLW Tour pro Andrew Upshaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, appeared on the latest Bass Edge Radio podcast to discuss his recent win at the FLW Tour on Cherokee Lake... READ MORE »

Cup Bubble Boys Before Champlain

Cup Bubble Boys Before Champlain

With just one event left in the FLW Tour season, time is almost out to qualify for the FLW Cup, which will be held August 9-11 on Lake Hamilton. The last event at Lake Chickamauga produced plenty of shakeup in the races for Angler of the Year and Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year, and it also set everyone up for the final push to the Cup. READ MORE »

Latimer, Upshaw to Discuss Wins with Radio Host Jerry Kripp

Latimer, Upshaw to Discuss Wins with Radio Host Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pros Brian Latimer of Belton, South Carolina, and Andrew Upshaw, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, are set to appear on the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, the evening of Sunday, May 12, to,,, READ MORE »

Young Wins Marshal Contest, Saves a Life

Young Wins Marshal Contest, Saves a Life

John Young of Canal Winchester, Ohio, walked away from his first-ever visit to Lake Chickamauga with $2,500. Perhaps more importantly, he left with a story he and his day-two angler, J Todd Tucker, will never forget. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

There’s usually some drama at the end of the FLW Tour Angler of the Year race, but often the leading pro has managed to accumulate a pretty good cushion by the final event. This year the cushion is virtually nonexistent. After they booked a win and a fifth-place finish at Lake Chickamauga, respectively, John Cox leads David Dudley by just one point heading into the finale on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

Hartwell Tabbed for 2020 All-American

Hartwell Tabbed for 2020 All-American

FLW announced Monday that the 37th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will be held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell in 2020. The tournament, slated for April 30-May 2, showcases the nation’s best weekend anglers and awards the winner a $120,000 cash award and an automatic berth into the FLW Cup. READ MORE »

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Berkley pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, won $100,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Sunday with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory was the fourth FLW Tour win of Cox’s career – moving him to a tie at No. 7 for the most Tour wins all-time... READ MORE »

Korostetskyi Crowned Kayak Champ at Nickajack

Korostetskyi Crowned Kayak Champ at Nickajack

Bogdan Korostetskyi won the Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open presented by YakAttack at Nickajack Lake with a two-day total of 174.25 inches of largemouth bass. He caught his winning fish on a ChatterBait. READ MORE »

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – FLW Tour rookie Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, caught four big largemouth late in the day Saturday to anchor his 25-pound, 15-ounce limit and jump to the top of the leaderboard after Day Three of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Nelson’s five-bass limit was one of just four brought to the scale Saturday... READ MORE »

FLW/KBF Nickajack Open Coverage

FLW/KBF Nickajack Open Coverage

The Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open presented by YakAttack at Nickajack Lake kicked off this morning as the first of two events that are part of a partnership between FLW and Kayak Bass Fishing, the nation’s foremost organization supporting kayak bass anglers. READ MORE »

Korostetskyi Leads Kayak Open on Nickajack

Korostetskyi Leads Kayak Open on Nickajack

Bogdan Korostetskyi leads day one of the Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open presented by YakAttack at Nickajack Lake with a total catch of 92 1/2 inches. All of his fish were largemouth bass that he caught using aggressive baits on very precise spots. READ MORE »

Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Yamamoto Baits pro Matt Greenblatt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, brought a five-bass limit of largemouth to the Dayton Boat Dock scale Friday weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces, to vault into the lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Greenblatt’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 43 pounds, 2 ounces gives... READ MORE »

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – A field of 165 of the best bass-fishing professionals in the world began their four-day competition for a top award of $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Thursday in Dayton, Tennessee... READ MORE »

Emergency Eye Surgery Derails Horton’s Cup Hopes

Emergency Eye Surgery Derails Horton’s Cup Hopes

On Thursday, for the first time in eight years as a pro and 25 years as a competitive bass angler, Jamie Horton won’t cross the weigh-in stage on a tournament day when he’d planned to compete. Instead, the Alabama pro will be back in his Centerville home recovering from emergency eye surgery to repair a severely detached and torn retina in his right eye.  READ MORE »

Nichols Wins Southeastern AOY, Shot at Tour

Nichols Wins Southeastern AOY, Shot at Tour

Within the FLW tournament hierarchy, there’s plenty of youth and enthusiasm to go around, but only so many spots on the FLW Tour. That’s why 27-year-old Cody Nichols of Fayette, Ala., isn’t going to let his opportunity to join the Tour pass him by in 2020. Nichols is the 2019 Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Strike King Angler of the Year. By finishing in the top five in the division standings, he qualifies to join the Tour next season. READ MORE »