UPCOMING EVENT: TACKLE WAREHOUSE PRO CIRCUIT - 2020 - Lake Erie

FLW Making Final Preparations for Restart

FLW Making Final Preparations for Restart

FLW is looking forward to restarting the tournament season May 28-30 with the Toyota Series stop on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. There may be a few more schedule changes as states ease restrictions and reopen their economies at different rates, but FLW is optimistic that most of the schedule changes are behind us. 

New dates for all but a few affected tournaments were announced April 15. Here are new dates for all but two tournaments postponed as of May 8 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rescheduled tournaments:

 

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI

Lake Havasu – Original date: March 14 – New date: Canceled

Open – Kentucky Lake – Original date: March 17-18 – New date: Sept. 16-17

Fort Gibson Lake – Original date: March 27 – New date: July 10

Smith Mountain Lake – Original date: April 17 – New date: June 14

Lake Guntersville – Original date: April 24 – New date: September 4

California Delta – Original date: May 2 – New date: Aug. 21

Mississippi River at La Crosse – Original date: May 29 – New date: TBD

 

FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing

Lake Havasu – Original date: March 15 – New date: Canceled

Fort Gibson Lake – Original date: March 28 – New date: July 11

Smith Mountain Lake – Original date: April 18 – New date: June 13

Lake Guntersville – Original date: April 25 – New date: September 5

California Delta – Original date: May 3 – New date: May 31

Mississippi River at La Crosse – Original date: May 30 – New date: TBD

 

Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Kentucky Lake – Original date: March 21 – New date: August 22

Eufaula (Formerly Grand Lake) – Original date: March 21 – New date: June 7

Lake Ouachita – Original date: March 21 – New date: June 27

Harris Chain of Lakes – Original date: March 28 – New date: July 11

Lake Eufaula (Formerly Lake Oconee) – Original date: March 28 – New date: June 21

Santee Cooper – Original date: March 28 – New date: June 20

South Holston – Original date: March 28 – New date: May 30

Ferguson (Formerly Columbus Pool) – Original date: April 4 – New date: August 22

Lake O' the Pines – Original date: April 4 – New date: June 13

Lake Hartwell – Original date: April 4 – New date: August 22

High Rocker (Formerly Lake Wylie) – Original date: April 4 – New date: June 14

Barren River (Formerly Dale Hollow) – Original date: April 11 – New date: June 7

Neely Henry (Formerly Lake Mitchell) – Original date: April 11 – New date: June 14

Pickwick (Formerly Grenada) – Original date: April 18 – New date: July 18

Kentucky / Barkley Lake – Original date: April 18 – New date: August 23

Kerr Lake – Original date: April 18 – New date: July 11

Norris Lake (Formerly Cherokee) – Original date: April 18 – New date: June 21

Potomac River – Original date: April 18 – New date: August 15

Lake of the Ozarks (Formerly Table Rock) – Original date: April 18 – New date: September 13

Arkansas River – Original date: April 25 – New date: June 28

Old Hickory (Formerly Center Hill Lake) – Original date: April 25 – New date: July 12

Kerr Lake – Original date: April 25 – New date: July 18

Lake Monroe – Original date: April 25 – New date: June 28

Mississippi River – Original date: April 25 – New date: August 29

All-American – Lake Hartwell – Original date: April 30-May 2 – New date: Nov. 11-13

Lake Oconee (Formerly Lake Sinclair) – Original date: May 9 – New date: August 8

Norris Lake – Original date: May 9 – New date: June 20

Dale Hollow (Formerly Percy Priest) – Original date: May 9 – New date: August 23

Pickwick Lake – Original date: May 9 – New date: July 19

Potomac River – Original date: May 9 – New date: July 25

Indian (Formerly Grand Lake St. Marys) – Original date: May 16 – New date: September 26

Kerr Lake – Original date: May 16 – New date: July 19

Dale Hollow (Formerly Lake Cumberland) – Original date: May 16 – New date: August 22

Alabama River (Formerly Lake Eufaula) – Original date: May 16 – New date: July 25

Truman (Formerly Lake of the Ozarks) – Original date: May 16 – New date: September 12

Santee Cooper (Formerly Lake Wateree) – Original date: May 16 – New date: June 21

Lake Hartwell (Formerly Clarks Hill) – Original date: May 30 – New date: August 23

Ohio River - Paducah (Formerly Rend) – Original date: May 30 – New date: August 9

Potomac (Formerly Chesapeake Bay) – Original date: May 30 – New date: August 16

Kerr Lake – Original date: May 30 – New date: July 12

Detroit River (Formerly Burt Mullet) – Original date: June 6 – New date: August 16

Dale Hollow (Formerly Barren River) – Original date: June 6 – New date: June 6

Dale Hollow (Formerly Barren River) – Original date: June 7 – New date: June 7

Guntersville (Formerly Chickamauga) – Original date: June 20 – New date: June 20

Lake Dardanelle – Original date: July 11 – New date: June 14

Lake Hartwell – Original date: Aug. 22-23 – New date: Oct. 10-11

Wild Card – Location TBA – Original date: Nov. 13-14 – New date: Nov. 20-21

 

Toyota Series 

Lake of the Ozarks – Original date: March 26-28 – New date: Oct. 8-10

Wheeler Lake – Original date: March 26-28 – New date: July 30 - Aug. 1

Fort Gibson Lake – Original date: April 8-10 – New date: Sept. 2-4

Dale Hollow Lake – Original date: April 16-18 – New date: Oct. 29-31

Lake Seminole – Original date: April 16-18 – New date: Nov. 5-7

California Delta – Original date: April 30-May 2 – New date: Aug. 19-21

Lake Norman – Original date: April 30-May 2 – New date: Oct. 1-3

Neely Henry Lake – Original date: May 7-9 – New date: Sept. 2-4

Table Rock Lake – Original date: May 7-9 – New date: Nov. 5-7

Lake Champlain – Original date: July 9-11 – New date: Aug. 18-20

St. Lawrence River – Original date: Aug. 20-22 – New date: July 9-11

Championship – Lake Cumberland – Original date: Nov. 5-7 – New date: Dec. 3-5

 

Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit  

Lake Chickamauga (Formerly Cherokee) – Original date: April 2-5 – New date: June 23-26

Lake Hartwell – Original date: April 23-26 – New date: Canceled

Mississippi River (Formerly Dardanelle) – Original date: May 14-17 – New date: July 29-Aug 1

Detroit River – Original date: June 27-30 – New date: Aug. 11-14

Tackle Warehouse TITLE Championship – St. Lawrence River – Original date: Aug. 8-13 – New date: Aug. 24-29

 

The affected tournaments listed above are sorted by their original dates. All current dates will be available for each circuit on FLWFishing.com. We are still working on new dates for the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI and FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wis., and will release those as soon as possible. Entries will roll over to all rescheduled events unless instructed otherwise. Balance due dates will also be adjusted in accordance with new dates. If you have any questions, please call your tournament director or FLW customer service at 270.252.1000 anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time. 

Our prayers continue to be with everyone impacted by COVID-19, especially as our nation enters the critical reopening phase. FLW will continue to do its part with new precautions and social distancing procedures, and encourages all its dedicated members and fans to do the same by following Centers for Disease Control, federal, state and local guidelines to help prevent infection. 

Please visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s STATE COVID-19 UPDATE link under the “More” dropdown menu on FLWFishing.com for the latest guidelines from your state fish and wildlife department.

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