FLW Outdoors Announces Circuit Name Change to FLW American Fishing Series

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 Dec 23rd, 2009 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 23, 2009) – FLW Outdoors announced Wednesday that FLW American Fishing Series will be the formal name of what has been the Stren Series. The American Fishing Series, which will host its first tournament in Zapata, Texas, beginning Jan. 7, 2010, is still accepting registrations.

“This circuit will continue to offer anglers some of the best competition in our sport with an opportunity to improve and better oneself, all while having the opportunity to move up and compete on the FLW Tour and ultimately in the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing,” said Charlie Evans, President and CEO of FLW Outdoors.

The American Fishing Series will consist of four divisions in 2010 – Central, Northern, Southeast and Texas. The Southeast Division schedule was modified with the updated event being held on Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga., April 29 – May 1. Each division will consist of three tournaments and the full schedule is below.


                               Central                                                    Northern

March 18-20      Lake of the Ozarks     Osage Beach, Mo.           June 3-5            Potomac River           Marbury, Md.

April 15-17        Lake Ouachita            Mount Ida, Ark.                July 15-17         Lake Champlain          Plattsburgh, N.Y.

May 13-15         Kentucky Lake           Gilbertsville, Ky.               Sept. 9-11         Lake Erie                   Erie, Pa.


                            Southeast                                                     Texas

Feb. 25-27        Lake Okeechobee      Clewiston, Fla.                 Jan. 7-9            Lake Falcon               Zapata, Texas

April 29-May 1   Lake Seminole           Bainbridge, Ga.                Feb. 4-6            Sam Rayburn             Jasper, Texas

Sept. 30-Oct. 2  Pickwick Lake            Florence, Ala.                   June 17-19        Toledo Bend              Manning, La.



Date                 Fishery                      Location

Nov. 4-6            Wheeler Lake             Decatur, Ala.

Fields will consist of 150 boats fishing Thursday and Friday and the top 10 pros and top 10 co-anglers advancing to Saturday. Winners will be determined by total weight from all three days. The points champion from each division will qualify for the Forrest Wood Cup and a fifth Forrest Wood Cup qualifier will advance from an Invitational event that is open to the top 50 anglers from each division.

Pro entry fees are $825 per tournament and co-angler entry fees are $325 per tournament. Anglers will compete for top awards of $25,000 in the pro division and $10,000 in the co-angler division, with awards of $800 and $350 extending through 50th place, respectively. If the winner is Ranger Cup qualified, the pro will win a 198VX Ranger Boat with a 200-horsepower outboard and the co-angler would win an additional $5,000. The entry fee in the Invitational is the same as a tournament entry fee.

Registrations are currently being accepted. Entries are accepted online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. Phones are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time. For additional information, visit FLWOutdoors.com.


FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing offering the largest awards possible in the history of fantasy sports.

      For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.



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