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FLW press release
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 18, 2012) – FLW has announced the 2013 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, which includes 120 regular-season tournaments spread across 24 divisions, six regional competitions, a wild card and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The BFL is the nation’s largest weekend bass-fishing circuit.

Each division features four one-day qualifying tournaments that offer top boater awards of up to $6,000, as well as a $2,000 bonus for those who are Ranger Cup qualified, and top co-angler awards of up to $3,000. Each division also offers a two-day Super Tournament as the final qualifier, offering top boater awards of up to $9,000, along with a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus, and top co-angler awards of up to $4,500. Anglers finishing the season in the top 40 in each division advance to one of six no-entry-fee regional championships to fish for a Ranger Z518 powered by Evinrude or Mercury and a Chevy Silverado 1500 as a boater and a Ranger Z518 powered by Evinrude or Mercury as a co-angler. The top six boaters and six co-anglers from each regional advance to the no-entry-fee Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy for the chance to win top awards of up to $120,000 and $60,000, respectively, including contingency awards. Anglers who enter all five tournaments in a division but do not qualify for a regional championship may fish the Chevy Wild Card Regional for a second chance to qualify for the All-American. The winning boater and co-angler at the All-American advance to the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart.

The Chevy Angler of the Year in each division will receive a $1,000 award, and the Chevy Co-angler of the Year in each division will receive $500.

Trophies are awarded through fifth place in every regular-season tournament. Every BFL weigh-in is video taped and archived on to help anglers showcase their local sponsors and allow fans to experience the thrill of competition. Every angler also has their photo taken as they cross the stage at each tournament. The downloadable photos are featured in each angler’s profile at

Entry fees are $200 per qualifier for boaters and $100 per qualifier for co-anglers. Super Tournament entry fees are $300 per event for boaters and $150 per event for co-anglers. The complete 2013 BFL schedule and payout tables are posted at

Newcomers to the sport can find a tournament close to home using the convenient Tournament Locator link at
Entry dates for the 2013 season will be announced soon.