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Day Three of Costa FLW Series on Lake Erie Presented by Polaris Cancelled Due to High Winds

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

(Jul 28, 2018 - Buffalo, New York)


WHAT: The third and final day of competition at the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Erie presented by Polaris has been cancelled due to high winds.

NOTES: Tournament director Ron Lappin made the call earlier this morning after boating out to the mouth of the protected harbor where the tournament was headquartered.

“There’s no sense in taking chances. This is the type of waterway that can get really dangerous in a hurry,” said Lappin. “Going out in even marginal conditions is asking for trouble, so for the best interests of everyone involved we ended the tournament with the standings as they are.”
Neil Farrow of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, was declared the winner after weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces, of smallmouth bass Thursday. Lappin said that the top 43 places each on the boater and co-angler sides would receive checks.

The Costa FLW Series consists of five U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the International division. Each U.S. division consists of three regular-season tournaments with competitors vying for valuable points that could earn them the opportunity to compete in the season-ending Costa FLW Series Championship. The 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship is being held Nov. 1-3 on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama, and is hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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