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

2019 Costa FLW Series Details

2019 Costa FLW Series Details

FLW announced Wednesday the Costa FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2019 season, including new Forrest Wood Cup advancement opportunities and larger first-place awards. The season will again consist of three events in five divisions to keep travel costs low plus the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky. The FLW Series offers pros and co-anglers the highest payback for the lowest cost to compete of any national circuit, and new for 2019, the FLW Series provides co-anglers a pathway to fish as a pro in the 2020 FLW Cup.

The top two pros from each of the five FLW Series U.S. divisions and the top pro from the FLW Series International division along with the winning co-angler at the 2019 FLW Series Championship will advance to the 2020 FLW Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. An angler only has to beat 38 other pros from their division at the FLW Series Championship to punch their ticket to the Cup. The top five pros from each U.S. division in Angler of the Year standings also qualify to compete against the best anglers in the world in the 2020 FLW Tour, the world’s most competitive professional bass-fishing circuit.

The FLW Series offers anglers the opportunity to fish close to home and pile up winnings as payouts scale in both depth and breadth with every 25 boats from a $90,000 top award and 40 places paid at 150 boats to a $110,000 top award and 60 places paid at a maximum field of 250 boats. Top co-angler awards scale from $35,000 to $37,500. First place pro and co-angler awards have increased $5,000 and $3,000, respectively, in each tournament for 2019. Entry fees have also increased slightly to $1,900 per tournament for pros and $650 per tournament for co-anglers.

The top 40 pros and co-anglers who fish all three qualifiers in each U.S. division will advance to the no-entry-fee FLW Series Championship for a shot at winning $100,000, including a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard. The winning co-angler at the championship earns as much as $35,000, including a Ranger Z175 with a 115-horsepower outboard plus qualification to the 2020 FLW Cup and use of a Ranger Z520L following the championship through the FLW Cup.

In addition to lucrative payouts and advancement opportunities, the FLW Series puts pros and co-anglers in the international spotlight with media coverage on FLWFishing.com and FLW’s social media outlets, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Each tournament features FLW Live weigh-in coverage, and beginning in 2019, the FLW Series Championship will also feature FLW Live on-the-water coverage, just like the FLW Tour.

"FLW was founded on providing affordable, close-to-home tournaments for bass anglers," says Costa FLW Series tournament director Mark McWha. "The 2019 FLW Series continues that tradition by providing pros and co-anglers with the highest payback for the lowest cost to compete of any national circuit along with international media coverage and the opportunity for pros and co-anglers to qualify for both the FLW Series Championship and FLW Cup. The FLW Series also serves as the primary qualifying circuit for anglers who aspire to fish the FLW Tour. We are looking forward to another incredible season”.

Complete rules and details.

2019 Schedule

Payouts

150 Boat Qualifying Event Payout

Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup
1 $40,000  $50,000 Ranger Z518L  $30,000 Ranger Z175 $5,000
    with 200 HP outboard   with 115 HP outboard   
2 15,500   5,000  
3 12,000   4,000  
4 10,000   3,500  
5 9,000   3,000  
6 8,000   2,500  
7 7,000   2,000  
8 6,000   1,750  
9 5,000   1,500  
10 4,000   1,250  
11 3,750   1,000  
12 3,500   1,000  
13-15 3,000   1,000  
16-20  3,000   800  
21-25  2,750   700  
26-30  2,500   675  
31-40  2,000   650  
Big Bass: Day 1 300   200  
Big Bass: Day 2 300   200  
Entry Fee $1,900   $650  

250 Boat Qualifying Event Payout

Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup
1 $60,000  $50,000 Ranger Z518L  $30,000 Ranger Z175 $5,000
    with 200 HP outboard   with 115 HP outboard  
      $2,500  
2 25,000   7,500  
3 17,000   6,000  
4 15,000   4,500  
5 14,000   4,000  
6 10,500   3,500  
7 9,000   3,000  
8 8,000   2,250  
9 7,000   1,700  
10 5,000   1,500  
11 4,700   1,100  
12 4,000   1,100  
13-15 3,500   1,100  
16-20  3,500   900  
21-25  2,850   800  
26-30  2,600   750  
31-40  2,200   700  
41-45 2,180   675  
46-50 2,140   665  
51-55 2,100   655  
56-60 2,000   650  
Big Bass: Day 1 300   200  
Big Bass: Day 2 300   200  
Entry Fee $1,900   $650  
Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.   

Costa FLW Series Championship Payout

Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup
1 $50,000 $50,000 Ranger Z518L  $30,000 Ranger Z175 $5,000
    with 200 HP outboard   with 115 HP outboard   
2 25,000 $5,000 12,500  
3 20,000 3,500 10,000  
4 15,000 2,000 7,500  
5 10,000 1,000 5,000  
6 8,000   4,000  
7 7,000   3,500  
8 6,000   3,000  
9 5,000   2,500  
10 4,500   2,000  
11-15 4,000   1,500  
16-20  3,500   1,000  
21-25  3,000   900  
26-30  2,500   800  
31-40  2,000   700  

Top two pros from each U.S. Division and the top pro from the International Division at the FLW Series Championship advance to the FLW Cup. If the winning pro qualified through the BFL, he or she also advances to the FLW Cup.

The winning co-angler at the FLW Series Championship advances to the FLW Cup to fish as a pro and receives use of a Ranger Z520L following the championship through the FLW Cup.

Payback is based on the number of paid entries in qualifying tournaments.

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