FLW Announces 2018 Schedule

Category: News Release

 Jul 18th, 2017 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:00 AM


ORLANDO, Fla. (July 13, 2017) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced the 2018 FLW Tour regular-season schedule Thursday in a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The 2018 season will feature seven tournaments, broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network, which will showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the most competitive circuit in the sport.

2018 FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule:

  • January 25-28      Lake Okeechobee              Clewiston, Fla.

Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Resort and Marina


  • February 22-25    Harris Chain of Lakes       Leesburg, Fla.     

Hosted by Lake County, Florida


  • March 8-11           Lake Lanier                         Gainesville, Ga.   

Hosted by the Gainesville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau


  • April 12-15           Lake Cumberland              Burnside, Ky.      

Hosted by the Somerset Tourist and Convention Commission


  • April 26-29           Lewis Smith Lake              Jasper, Ala.          

Hosted by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce


  • May 17-20             Kentucky Lake                   Gilbertsville, Ky. 

Hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau


  • June 28-July 1     Lake St. Clair                      Detroit, Mich.       

Hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission, Macomb County, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce

The full schedule and expected patterns/details for each fishery can be found at FLWFishing.com

In addition to the $125,000 paycheck that is awarded to FLW Tour winners, FLW will pay out at least $10,000 to pros down to 50thplace along with one additional payout of $4,000 per boat over a 160-boat field. 

In FLW Tour competition anglers are vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. The date and location for the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup will be unveiled on-stage at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.

For details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

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 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

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