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(Jul 14, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) WHAT: Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek
WHEN: Originally scheduled for July 18, 2015, has been relocated to Mosquito Lake and rescheduled to July 25, 2015
WHERE: Takeoff – 6:30 a.m. and weigh-in – 2:30 p.m., Mosquito Lake State Park, Cortland, Ohio
The Walmart BFL tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek slated for July 18 has been relocated to Mosquito Lake and rescheduled to July 25 due to extremely high water levels. Anglers will takeoff and weigh-in at Mosquito Lake State Park, located at 1439 St. Rt. 305 in Cortland, Ohio. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day event.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
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