Lake Mead Set for Weekend Of FLW Tournaments
Feb 19th, 2019 by sworrall
Modified Feb 19th, 2019 at 11:45 AM
HENDERSON, Nev. (Feb. 19, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit the Las Vegas and Henderson area next week, Feb. 28- March 2, for three bass-fishing tournaments that will award anglers of all ages and skill levels thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.
The Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Western division will kick things off, Feb. 28- March 2, with the Costa FLW Series at Lake Mead presented by Ranger Boats. The three-day tournament will feature 200 of the best West Coast bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to $85,000, including a brand new Ranger Z518L boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard in the pro division.
Saturday, March 2, college anglers kick off competition at the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Mead presented by Bass Pro Shops. The one-day tournament will showcase college bass-fishing clubs from the Western Conference competing for cash and prizes and angling for their chance to advance to the FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Competition will wrap up Sunday, March 3, with the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Lake Mead presented by Costa. The one-day High School Fishing Open tournament is a free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club in the country. The top 10 percent of finishers at the High School Open will advance to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Alabama this June.
According to local professional angler Clayton Meyer of Henderson, the cold weather has the bass-fishing on Lake Mead a little slow, but with warmer weather being forecast before the event he expects the fishing to pick up.
“I think we’re going to see a lot of good fish brought in – both smallmouth and largemouth,” said Meyer, who has three career top-10 finishes on Lake Mead in FLW competition. “If the weather does what it is supposed to do and warms up, we’re going to be catching them on everything. Drop-shot rigs, Texas-rigged soft-plastics, Yamamoto Senkos, swimbaits and spinnerbaits will all produce.
“If it warms up, I think we could see it take a three-day total nearing 40 pounds to win the Costa event,” Meyer went on to say. “For the one-day College and High School Fishing tournaments, I think a five-bass limit nearing 13 to 14 pounds would have a pretty good chance to win those tournaments.”
Anglers will take off from Callville Bay Resort & Marina, located at 100 Callville Bay Road in Overton, at 6:30 a.m. PST each day. Weigh-ins will also take place at the Resort, starting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All takeoffs and weigh-ins are free to attend and open to the public, and will be streamed live online at FLWFishing.com.
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