UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Wylie

2019 BFL Tournament Formats


Qualifying Events Format

24 Divisions

• 4 one-day qualifiers per division

• 1 two-day super tournament per division

• Fish as many divisions as you like, or fish close to home

 

Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year Awards

• $1,000 Angler of the Year in each division

• $500 Co-angler of the Year in each division

 

Qualify for Regional Championships plus the All-American and FLW Series Championship

• Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each division advance to Regional Championships

• Enter all five events in a division, fish at least two and automatically advance to the Wild Card Regional if you don’t qualify for a Regional Championship 

• Top six boaters and co-anglers from each Regional Championship and the Wild Card Regional advance to the All-American 

• Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional Championship and the Wild Card Regional at the All-American advance to the FLW Series Championship – you only have to beat five anglers to advance

 

Earn FLW Series Entry Priority – Your Pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour

• Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each division earn priority entry into the FLW Series

 

96 Qualifying Tournaments

• $6,000 top boater award

• $3,000 top co-angler award

• Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details

• Saturday tournaments

• Winners determined by heaviest one-day catch

• 20 percent of field earns a check

• Every angler receives points

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• NEW lower entry fees: $200 boaters & $100 co-anglers

 

24 Super Tournaments

• $9,000 top boater award

• $4,500 top co-angler award

• Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details

• Saturday and Sunday tournaments: full field Saturday, top 20 percent Sunday

• Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch

• 20 percent of field earns a check

• Every angler receives points

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• NEW lower entry fees: $300 boaters & $150 co-anglers

 

6 Regional Championships

• $60,000 top boater award, including a premium 18-foot bass boat with 200 HP outboard and $10,000

• $50,000 top co-angler award, including a premium 18-foot bass boat with a 200 HP outboard 

• Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American 

• Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details

• Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each of four divisions qualify for each Regional 

• Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournaments (unless otherwise noted): full field Thursday and Friday, top 12 Saturday

• Winners determined by heaviest three-day catch

• Top 24 boaters and co-anglers earn checks

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• No entry fees

 

1 Wild Card Regional

• Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American 

• Anglers who enter all five events within a division and fish at least two but do not advance to a Regional Championship qualify

• Friday and Saturday tournament, full field both days

• Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch

• Optional pot available

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• No entry fees

 

T-H Marine BFL All-American

• $100,000 top boater award

• $50,000 top co-angler award

• Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional Championship (including the Wild Card) at the All-American advance to the FLW Series Championship for a shot at winning $200,000 – Beat five anglers from your regional and advance to a third no-entry-fee championship for a shot at one of the sport’s biggest paydays

• Every boater earns at least $1,500, and every co-angler earns at least $750

• Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details

• Top six boaters and co-anglers from six Regional Championships and the Wild Card Regional qualify

• Wednesday practice. Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournament: full field Thursday and Friday, top 10 Saturday

• Winners determined by the heaviest three-day catch

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• Nationally televised on World Fishing Network

• No entry fees

 

FLW Series Championship

• NEW $200,000 top boater/pro award

• $30,000 top co-angler award, including a premium 17-foot bass boat with 115 HP outboard

• Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details

• Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional Championship and the Wild Card Regional at the All-American qualify

• Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournament: full field Thursday and Friday, top 10 Saturday

• Winners determined by the heaviest three-day catch

• FLW Live weigh-in coverage

• Nationally televised on World Fishing Network

• No entry fees

10 Pro Circuit Highlights So Far

10 Pro Circuit Highlights So Far

We’re almost halfway through the 2020 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit schedule, which means we’re far enough along now for a little retrospective on what’s happened thus far. READ MORE »

Sight-Fishing with Swimbaits

Sight-Fishing with Swimbaits

Ron Nelson, the Pro Circuit Angler of the Year leader and a renowned sight-fisherman, used a Keitech Swing Impact FAT for blind-fishing and sight-fishing at Martin and earned a runner-up finish. California’s Kevin Hugo took seventh at Lake Havasu and caught some of his biggest bass sight-fishing with a Little Creeper All American Trash Fish or Sunfish. Though the reasons why they settled on swimbaits varied, both pros can offer valuable lessons for any angler tackling a spawning scenario. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Martin

AOY Update: Lake Martin

Through three events of the 2020 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, second-year pro and 2019 Polaris Rookie of the Year Ron Nelson remains atop the Angler of the Year standings after a second-place finish at Lake Martin. READ MORE »

FLW Postpones Events Through April 5

FLW Postpones Events Through April 5

Out of an abundance of caution and the uncertainty of venue availability amid rapidly evolving restrictions, however, FLW will reschedule all tournaments through April 5, except for the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit event on Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama, for which practice has already begun and extra precautions have been instituted.  READ MORE »

FLW Postpones College and High School Events

FLW Postpones College and High School Events

FLW, the world’s largest tournament fishing organization, announced today the cancellation and postponement of multiple Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI and High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing events due to travel restrictions implemented by universities and high schools nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE »

MLF, FLW Suspend Public Gatherings

MLF, FLW Suspend Public Gatherings

Major League Fishing and FLW announced the suspension of all public gatherings associated with their events through April 12, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE »

ETBU Gets School of the Year Rings

ETBU Gets School of the Year Rings

Tallying up 1,752 points for the season, ETBU beat out Tarleton State-Stephenville by 16 points to earn the Southern Conference School of the Year title. READ MORE »

Bank Battle Set for Lake of the Ozarks

Bank Battle Set for Lake of the Ozarks

When it comes to prespawn in the Ozarks, there may not be a better place to catch a giant bag of bass in the spring than on Lake of the Ozarks. And though the weather has been a little up and down over the last several weeks, things are setting up for a solid start to the Toyota Series Plains Division season March 26-28. READ MORE »

Wheeler Should Produce Mega Mixed Bags in March

Wheeler Should Produce Mega Mixed Bags in March

If you love mixed bags of big largemouth and smallmouth bass (and who doesn’t?), you’re going to want to pay close attention to the Toyota Series Southeastern Division opener on Wheeler Lake March 26-28. Local pro Sam George, who fishes the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, expects to see mid-20-pound limits cross the weigh-in stage, and predicts the winner will almost certainly weigh both green and brown fish. READ MORE »

Big Weights Headline FLW South Africa Event

Big Weights Headline FLW South Africa Event

With 38.03 pounds, the duo of Robbie Olivier and Neels Beneke of Team Gamakatsu Outdoors 365 took home the hardware in the FLW South Africa KZN Region Cast-for-Cash tournament on Feb. 20. Their five-fish limit was more than 12 pounds heavier than the second-place stringer (25.39 pounds) weighed in by Marc Meyer and Oliver Field of Team Stoner Farm. READ MORE »

Georgia to Sanction Fishing as High School Sport

Georgia to Sanction Fishing as High School Sport

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, The Bass Federation (TBF), the nation’s largest grassroots fishing organization, and the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), announced today that Georgia has become the fifth state to partner with FLW and TBF in offering bass fishing as a sanctioned high school sport starting with the 2020-2021 school year. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Harris Chain 

AOY Update: Harris Chain 

Through two events, the leader of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Angler of the Year race isn’t unexpected, but the standings behind Ron Nelson are in absolute turmoil. With Lake Martin and Cherokee Lake on tap, things could begin to clarify a bit as spotted bass, smallmouths and lakes that actually have rock become factors. So, while we’re about to run through the top contenders, it’s highly likely that the next few events really reshape the standings.  READ MORE »

MLF Announces Details for College Faceoffs 

MLF Announces Details for College Faceoffs 

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the schedule, host cities and details for the 2020 MLF College Faceoffs presented by Wiley X. The four-tournament series, held in conjunction with MLF Bass Pro Tour events, will feature 20 College Fishing teams competing in an MLF-style catch-weigh-immediate-release format at each event. Teams qualify to compete in the Faceoffs through their finish in select Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI tournaments. READ MORE »

Wiley X Teams with FLW

Wiley X Teams with FLW

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Wiley X, one of the most trusted brands in the world for safety eyewear, high-performance sunglasses, and optical/protective sports eyewear for youth. Effective immediately, Wiley X becomes the official sunglass provider of FLW and assumes title sponsorship of the FLW High School Fishing Camp, the ultimate summer camp for serious high school anglers, their parents, boat captains and coaches. In addition to the High School Fishing Camp, Wiley X has also been named the presenting sponsor of the new Major League Fishing (MLF) College Faceoff events. READ MORE »

Dortch’s Flipping Setup

Dortch’s Flipping Setup

After growing up on the Tensaw River in Alabama and spending much of his early fishing career in Florida, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pro Bradley Dortch naturally has a very good handle on flipping. Especially around matted cover, Dortch is quick to put a big stick into action, and his preferences fit him perfectly. If you’re looking for a new flipping plan, or maybe just thinking about tweaking around the edges, his advice could be applicable to you. READ MORE »

Co-angler Opportunities Expand in Toyota Series

Co-angler Opportunities Expand in Toyota Series

For 2020, FLW has partnered with Toyota to roll out a host of enhancements to its Triple-A league known as the Toyota Series – including great new opportunities for co-anglers. READ MORE »

Abu Garcia Partners with FLW, MLF

Abu Garcia Partners with FLW, MLF

FLW and Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today a sponsorship agreement with Abu Garcia, a legendary fishing brand and industry-leading manufacturer known for its high-quality, innovative rods and reels. Abu Garcia will immediately assume title sponsorship of FLW College Fishing circuit. READ MORE »

Toyota Series: Best Value in Fishing

Toyota Series: Best Value in Fishing

For 2020, FLW has partnered with Toyota to roll out a completely revamped Triple-A league known as the Toyota Series, with many enhancements over the previous FLW Series that were requested by competitors. READ MORE »

Register Now for High School Camp

Register Now for High School Camp

Registration is now open for the 2020 Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse, which runs from July 22-24. The registration period will continue through June 30 or until all camp spots have been filled.  READ MORE »

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 3

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event on Toledo Bend is an absolutely glorious one, in terms of weather. A light breeze and sunny skies greeted anglers for the first time all week, and while it may be pleasant to be outside in, it hasn’t done much to help the fishing. READ MORE »