Walmart Bass Fishing League Kicks Off Season At Lake Okeechobee

Category: Tournament

 Dec 24th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 24th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Advisory for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
WHAT: The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League will kick off its tournament season the weekend of Saturday, Jan. 3. The Gator Division will open the season with a tournament on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida. 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 event.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015
Gator Division
Lake Okeechobee
Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort
920 E. Del Monte Ave.
Clewiston, Fla.
Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort
NOTES: The bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee is expected to be good. According to recent reports, the lack of any recent storms or hurricanes currently has the native vegetation flourishing and with good water quality along the shoreline the bass population could be at an all-time high. Flipping and pitching will most likely be the technique favored by anglers this time of year, but vibrating jigs and moving baits along the grass lines are expected to produce as well. The winner of this tournament is expected to bring a five-bass limit nearing 25 pounds to the scale. 

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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