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2020 FLW Series Schedule and Details

2020 FLW Series Schedule and Details

Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) recently announced the expanded 2020 Toyota Series details, schedules, rules, entry fees and payouts.

Highlights include: 

More tournaments – The 2020 Toyota Series season will consist of three events in eight divisions, up from five divisions in 2019. 

Higher championship payouts – Anglers that fish all three qualifiers in any of the eight divisions and finish in the top 25 will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship for a shot at winning $200,000 cash, plus lucrative contingency bonuses, such as the $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus. There’s also an additional $10,000 bonus for the highest-finishing pro from each of the eight U.S. Toyota Series divisions and the International Division. The winning co-angler at the Championship earns a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115-hp Suzuki outboard. 

Win and you’re in – The new win-and-you-are-in format guarantees that anglers are never out of contention to qualify for the Championship. Fish all three qualifiers in a division and win a tournament, and they’ll be on their way to the Championship. 

Reduced entry fees – Toyota Series entry fees have been reduced to $1,700 for pros and $550 for co-anglers per tournament while top payouts in each event remain $40,000 for pros and a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115-hp Suzuki outboard for co-anglers. As field sizes increase, so do payouts, with top awards reaching $65,000 for pros and $35,000 for co-anglers at 260 boats and awards of $2,000 for pros and $550 for co-anglers extending through 65th place. 

 

2020 Toyota Series Registration Information

Registration for the 2020 Toyota Series season opens Oct. 28, 2019, for the top 40 pros and co-anglers from each division of the 2019 FLW Series, the top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division of the 2019 BFL, and the winner of each 2019 BFL tournament who paid an entry fee for all five tournaments in a division and fished at least two tournaments in the same division. These anglers have until Nov. 4, 2019, to secure their priority entry. Ranger boat owners may register beginning Nov. 5, 2019. Anglers who fished a full division of the 2019 FLW Series or 2019 BFL can register beginning Nov. 6, 2019, followed by Triton and Nitro boat owners on Nov. 7, 2019. TBF members can register Nov. 8, 2019. All other entries will be accepted beginning Nov. 11, 2019. 

Register by calling 270.252.1000 or online at shop.FLWFishing.com.

 

2020 Toyota Series Schedule

Central Division

Feb. 27-29 – Lake Chickamauga – Dayton, Tenn.

April 16-18 – Dale Hollow Lake – Byrdstown, Tenn.

May 28-30 – Pickwick Lake – Florence, Ala.

 

Eastern Division

March 3-5* – Lake Hartwell – Seneca, S.C.

April 30-May 2 – Lake Norman – Huntersville, N.C.

Sept. 10-12 – Potomac River – Marbury, Md.

 

Northern Division

July 9-11 – Lake Champlain – Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Aug. 20-22 – St. Lawrence River – Massena, N.Y.

Sept. 17-19 – Detroit River – Trenton, Mich.

 

Plains Division

March 26-28 – Lake of the Ozarks – Osage Beach, Mo.

May 7-9 – Table Rock Lake – Branson, Mo.

Sept. 17-19 – Lake Dardanelle – Russellville, Ark.

 

Southeastern Division

March 26-28 – Wheeler Lake – Decatur, Ala.

May 7-9 – Neely Henry Lake – Gadsden, Ala.

June 4-6 – Lake Eufaula – Eufaula, Ala.

 

Southern Division

Feb. 13-15 – St. Johns River – Palatka, Fla.

March 12-14 – Lake Okeechobee – Clewiston, Fla.

April 16-18 – Lake Seminole – Bainbridge, Ga.

 

Southwestern Division

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 – Toledo Bend Reservoir – Many, La.

April 8-10** – Fort Gibson Lake – Wagoner, Okla.

Oct. 15-17 – Sam Rayburn Reservoir – Brookeland, Texas

 

Western Division

March 12-14 – Lake Havasu – Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

April 30-May 2 – California Delta – Bethel Island, Calif.

Sept. 24-26 – Clear Lake – Lakeport, Calif.

 

Toyota Series Championship

Nov. 5-7 – TBA, watch FLWFishing.com for details

 

Note: Events will be held Thursday through Saturday, unless indicated with an asterisk. 

* Tuesday – Thursday event

** Wednesday – Friday event

 

2020 Toyota Series Payouts*

*Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament, scaling up for every 20 boats over 160 and scaling down for every boat below 160.

160 Boat Qualifying Event:

Place – Pro – Co-angler 

1 – Pro: $40,000 + $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus for qualified anglers

Co-angler: $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115-hp Suzuki 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 – 600

31-40 – 2,000 – 550

Big Bass – 300 – 200

Entry Fee – 1,700 – 550

 

260 Boat Qualifying Event:

Place – Pro – Co-angler 

1 – Pro: $65,000 + $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus for qualified anglers

Co-angler: $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115-hp Suzuki outboard + $5,000

2 – 27,500 – 8,000

3 – 18,000 – 6,500 

4 – 16,000 – 5,000

5 – 15,000 – 4,500

6 – 11,500 – 3,750

7 – 10,000 – 3,250

8 – 8,500 – 2,500

9 – 7,500 – 1,800

10 – 5,500 – 1,600

11 – 5,000 – 1,200

12 – 4,250 – 1,200

13 – 3,750 – 1,200

14 – 3,750 – 1,200

15 – 3,750 – 1,200

16-20 – 3,750 – 1,000

21-25 – 3,000 – 850

26-30 – 2,700 – 800

31-40 – 2,350 – 725

41-45 – 2,300 – 700

46-50 – 2,250 – 675 

51-55 – 2,200 – 600

56-60 – 2,100 – 570

61-65 – 2,000 – 550

Big Bass – 300 – 200

Entry Fee – $1,700 – $550

 

FLW Series Championship:

Place – Pro – Co-angler 

1 – Pro: $200,000 + $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus for qualified anglers

Co-angler: $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat powered by a 115-hp Suzuki outboard

2 – 40,000 – 12,500

3 – 30,000 – 10,000

4 – 25,000 – 7,500

5 – 20,000 – 5,000

6 – 14,000 – 4,000

7 – 13,000 – 3,500

8 – 12,000 – 3,000

9 – 11,000 – 2,500

10 – 10,000 – 2,000

11-15 – 4,500 – 1,500

16-20 – 3,500 – 1,000

21-25 – 3,000 – 900

26-30 – 2,500 – 800

31-40 – 2,000 – 700

Division Bonuses 

Awarded to the top pro from each division at the Championship

Central Bonus – 10,000

Eastern Bonus – 10,000

Northern Bonus – 10,000

Plains Bonus – 10,000

Southeastern Bonus – 10,000

Southern Bonus – 10,000

Southwestern Bonus – 10,000

Western Bonus – 10,000

International Bonus – 10,000

 

Click here to read the full press release announcing the details for the 2020 Toyota Series and Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine.

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