MARBURY, Md. (Sept. 30, 2009) – The Empire, Piedmont, Northeast and Shenandoah Divisions of the $8 million Walmart Bass Fishing League® will visit the Potomac River in Marbury, Md., Oct. 8-10 for their 2009 Regional Championship. The Regional Championship includes a top award of a Ranger 198VX boat with a choice of a 200 horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha motor and a Chevrolet 1500 Silverado in the Boater Division.
The top six boaters and co-anglers will advance to the 2010 BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
The winning co-angler will earn a Ranger 198VX boat with a choice of a 200 horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha motor.
Anglers may register for the tournament online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. Onsite registration will be held Oct. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the La Plata High School located at 6035 Radio Station Rd. in La Plata, Md.
Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Rd. in Marbury, will host the takeoff at 7 a.m. daily and weigh-in at 3 p.m. on Days 1 and 2. Weigh-in will be held at Walmart located at 40 Drury Drive in La Plata at 4 p.m. on Day 3.
The winning boater and winning co-angler at the All-American will advance to the no-entry-fee Forrest Wood Cup in Atlanta in 2010. This event, featuring a top award of $1 million, is the most lucrative tournament in all of competitive bass fishing. In all, the BFL offers weekend anglers the opportunity to qualify for three no-entry-fee championships with total cash awards exceeding $3.5 million. Plus, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each BFL division may move up to the Stren Series™ for 2010 while All-American champions have the option to advance directly to the FLW Tour®.
In BFL competition, boaters supply the boat and compete from the front deck against other boaters. Co-anglers compete from the back deck against other co-anglers.
As the nation’s leading provider of affordable, close-to-home weekend tournaments, the BFL is widely credited with opening competitive bass fishing to the masses. It also serves as a steppingstone for anglers who wish to advance to the Stren Series and ultimately the FLW Tour – bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit.
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. FLW Outdoors also has taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing, offering the largest awards possible in the history of fantasy sports.
For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.