2012 Walmart Bass Fishing League Schedule, Entry Dates Announced

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 Oct 26th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Oct 26th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 25, 2011) – FLW Outdoors announced its 2012 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule and entry dates Tuesday. With a 2012 schedule comprising 120 regular-season tournaments across 24 divisions, regional competition and one of the longest-running championships in the history of tournament bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American – the BFL is the nation’s largest weekend bass-fishing circuit.


Anglers may enter tournaments according to the following schedule:

Dec. 12, 2011 – Hoosier, Michigan, Music City and Volunteer divisions

Dec. 13, 2011 – Bulldog, Cowboy, Great Lakes, Illini and Mississippi divisions

Dec. 14, 2011 – Bama, Buckeye, Choo Choo, Gator and Mountain divisions

Dec. 15, 2011 – Arkie, LBL, North Carolina, Northeast and Okie divisions

Dec. 16, 2011 – Ozark, Piedmont, Savannah River, Shenandoah and South Carolina divisions


Newcomers to the sport can find a tournament close to home using the convenient Tournament Locator link at FLWOutdoors.com.


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 for a shot at winning $500,000 and $50,000, respectively.


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 FLWOutdoors.com to help anglers showcase their local sponsors and allow fans to experience the thrill of competition.


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. Entry may be made online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. Phones are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday.


Boaters who enter with co-anglers and co-anglers who enter with boaters will receive entry priority. The complete schedule, payout tables and rules are posted at FLWOutdoors.com.



FLW Outdoors is the best in fishing, on and off the water. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.


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