WHAT:The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, May 11, with a T-H Marine FLW BFL Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell. 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 tournament.

WHEN:Saturday, May 11, 2019

Takeoff: 6:30 a.m. EDT. Weigh-In: 3 p.m.

Green Pond Landing

470 Green Pond Road

Anderson, S.C.

Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

NOTES:Lake Hartwell is set to host a fun day of bass fishing for Savannah River Division anglers entered in this mid-May tournament. When the circuit visited in May 2018, areas from the Tugaloo River down to the dam held the key fish for winner Kerry Partain. Partain targeted postspawn bass on shoals and points with a weightless Zoom Super Fluke, as well as bedding bass with a Texas-rigged Zoom Fluke Stick. Focusing on postspawn bass on points near spawning flats a drop-shot rig and a shaky-head jig up the Tugaloo and Seneca arms also did the trick for Partain. These patterns and more will likely be in play at next week’s tournament. Other anglers may be seen picking apart boat docks and submerged grass with ChatterBaits and spinnerbaits and jigs. Competitors will likely need to aim for a five-bass limit nearing17 pounds to secure top honors.

The 2019 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. The 2019 BFL All-American will be held May 30-June 1 at the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland, and is hosted by the Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism and the Commissioners of Charles County. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


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