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FLW press release
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 7, 2012) – FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.

The events will feature a field of up to 150 pros and 150 co-anglers. The full field will compete on days one and two, then the top-10 pros and co-anglers will advance to the final day of competition, where the winner will be determined by the heaviest three-day cumulative weight.

Top awards have been increased for 2013 with pros competing for $40,000 and co-anglers fishing for a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower outboard in every tournament. If the angler is Ranger Cup qualified, the winning pro will also receive a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard and the winning co-angler will receive an additional $5,000. Second place pays $15,000 for pros and $5,000 for co-anglers. Entry fees are unchanged at $1,000 per tournament for pros and $400 per event for co-anglers.

2013 EverStart Series Schedule

Central Division

March 14-16 Lake of the Ozarks: Grand Glaize Recreation Area PB2

Osage Beach, Mo.

May 2-4 Pickwick Lake: McFarland Park

Florence, Ala.

June 13-15 Kentucky Lake: Kenlake State Resort Park

Hardin, Ky.

July 25-27 Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina

Trenton, Mich.

Northern Division

Apr 25-27 Smith Mountain Lake: Parkway Marina

Huddleston, VA

June 20-22 Potomac River: Smallwood State Park

Marbury, Md.

July 18-20 Lake Champlain: Dock Street Landing

Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Sept. 12-14 Chesapeake Bay: Anchor Marina

North East, Md.

Southeastern Division

Jan. 10-12 Lake Okeechobee: C. Scott Driver Park

Okeechobee, Fla.

Feb. 28-March 2 Lake Guntersville: Lake Guntersville State Park

Guntersville, Ala.

April 4-6 Lake Seminole: Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin

Bainbridge, Ga.

May 9-11 Wheeler Lake: Joe Wheeler State Park

Rogersville, Ala.

Texas Division

Jan. 24-26 Lake Amistad: East Diablo Ramp

Del Rio, Texas

Feb. 14-16 Toledo Bend Reservoir: Fin and Feather Resort

Hemphill, Texas

April 18-21 Lake Texoma: Highport Marina

Pottsboro, Texas

Oct. 3-5 Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Umphrey Family Pavilion

Sam Rayburn, Texas

Western Division

Jan. 17-19 Lake Oroville: Spillway launch at north end of Oroville Dam

Oroville, Calif.

Feb. 21-24 Roosevelt Lake: Cholla Recreation Site

Roosevelt, Ariz.

May 16-18 California Delta: Russo’s Marina

Bethel Island, Calif.

Oct. 10-12 Clear Lake: Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina

Lakeport, Calif.


Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup

1 $40,000 Ranger Z518 Ranger Z117 $5,000

with 200 HP outboard with 90 HP outboard

2 15,000 5,000

3 10,000 4,000

4 9,000 3,500

5 8,000 3,000

6 7,000 2,500

7 6,000 2,000

8 5,000 1,500

9 4,000 1,000

10 3,000 800

11-15 2,500 700

16-20 2,000 650

21-25 1,500 600

26-30 1,300 550

Big Bass: Day 1 300 200

Big Bass: Day 2 300 200

Entry Fee $1,000 $400

Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.

The top pro and co-angler from the point standings in each division after four events win the Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively, which allows them to fish the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup provided they fish a full EverStart Series Division or the Walmart FLW Tour in 2014.

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