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We recently announced the 2016 Bass Fishing League schedule that includes new enhanced payouts for the no-entry-fee regionals that double second-place awards to $10,000 for boaters and $5,000 for co-anglers and significantly increase third-place awards to $5,000 for boaters and $2,500 for co-anglers.

We are proud of our tradition of providing low-cost, close-to-home weekend tournaments that offer more opportunities to win and advance to higher levels of competition than any other circuit.

Entry fees have increased slightly from $220 to $230 per qualifier for boaters and from $110 to $115 per qualifier for co-anglers. Super Tournament entry fees increased from $330 to $345 for boaters and from $165 to $175 for co-anglers.

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MARBURY, Md. (Sept. 30, 2015) – The Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to the Potomac River Oct. 8-10 for one of six BFL regional championships. The three-day tournament, presented by Ranger Boats, will feature the top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers from each of the Buckeye, Michigan, Northeast and Piedmont divisions.
Anglers will take to the water to compete for the top prize of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and $20,000 in the Boater Division and a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard in the Co-angler division. The top six boaters and co-anglers will also qualify for the 2016 Walmart BFL All-American – one of the longest running championships in competitive bass fishing.
Anglers will take off from Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury at 7:30 a.m. EST each day. Weigh-ins on Thursday and Friday will be held at the State Park beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s final weigh-in will be held at Walmart located at 40 Drury Drive in La Plata, Maryland, at 4:30 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Courtesy of FLW Outdoors.

Posted By The Bass Hog
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 27, 2015) – FLW announced Sunday that the 2015 BFL Wild Card tournament will take place on Lake Hartwell on Nov. 13-14. The event will launch from Clemson Marina, located at 150 Clemson Marina Drive in Seneca, South Carolina.
In order to be eligible to fish the no-entry-fee BFL Wild Card tournament, anglers must have entered all five events within a BFL division during the 2015 season. In addition, anglers who have already qualified for a BFL regional are ineligible.
During the BFL Wild Card tournament, the full field competes both days, with winners determined by the heaviest two-day catch. The top six boater and top six co-angler finishers advance to the 2016 BFL All-American based on accumulated weight.
Courtesy of FLW Outdoors.

Posted By The Bass Hog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Kayla Nevius caught an 8-pound, 2-ounce bass one morning before work, she was excited, but she didn’t realize it would be a life-changing moment. The video she shot of her catch made her the grand-prize winner in the GoPro Best Catch Contest Powered by Bassmaster.
“I think about it a hundred times a day,” said Nevius, 24, “and it makes me smile every time!”
For her win, Nevius will receive a boat and motor package worth $57,989. She gets a 2015 Nitro Z-21 boat, a Mercury 250 horsepower ProXS motor, two Humminbird 1199 electronics, a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor and two 12-foot Talon Shallow Water Anchors.
“I already have a boat, but it’s a 1994 model,” said Nevius, who bought the used boat just more than a year ago. “Now I get a 20-year upgrade!”

“My GoPro has been my best friend since I bought one a year ago,” Nevius said. “I keep it in my purse, and I take it every time I go hunting, hiking, snowboarding or fishing.
Each monthly winner was chosen based on cinematography/composition, perspective/degree of difficulty, character and catch, and overall beauty and lighting. Then, the five monthly winners were judged against each other for the grand prize.

“This contest was a great opportunity for us to see more of the amazing footage bass anglers were capturing with their GoPros,” said Todd Ballard, senior director of lifestyle marketing for GoPro. “With entries from all over the U.S. and tons of creativity and epic catches, getting to one winner wasn’t easy.
“Kayla nailed it, and we love her passion for capturing and sharing great content. We look forward to seeing what she captures in her new Nitro boat,” Ballard said.

Nevius, who has a degree in child, adolescent and family services from California State University-Bakersfield, dedicates her life to helping children who are struggling socially, academically and psychologically. She is currently seeking a job in that field, but she has served as a child mentor in the past, and she is passionate about getting children outdoors.
The GoPro Best Catch Contest Powered by Bassmaster ran from March 15 to Aug. 15. The judges included seven-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Kevin VanDam, B.A.S.S. co-owner Jerry McKinnis, and Bassmaster emcees Dave Mercer and Tommy Sanders. 


Courtesy of BASS Communications.

Posted By The Bass Hog

BRANSON, Mo. — It was a slow day of fishing on Table Rock Lake for most of the competition, but Jim Dillard got off to a fast start to take the lead in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open #3 presented by Allstate.

After a slow practice, Dillard’s first three bites on Thursday were 4-pounders that helped put him in first place in the pro division with a five-fish limit weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces. “The day went way better than I expected,” he said. “It turned into a good day.” 

Nixa, Mo., railroad conductor Jason Newberry relied on his experience on his home lake to catch three keepers weighing 11-3 and take the lead in the co-angler division. “I have spent a lot of time on the water here the last two weeks,” he said. Newberry caught most of his keepers early in the morning on a football jig and tube bait.

Courtesy of BASS Communications.