Volume 53, Number 17

Ten Pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 28, 2016

Walmart BFL tournament on Dale Hollow this Saturday

The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with two tournaments on Saturday, March 15. The Mountain Division will head to Dale Hollow Lake and the Savannah River division will fish Lake Hartwell. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
The bass fishing on Dale Hollow should be good. Largemouth and smallmouth will both come to the scales on a fishery that is famous for smallmouth. The bass will likely be in a pre-spawn pattern and there’s a good chance that some giant smallmouth come to the scales. Popular baits will be umbrella rigs, jerkbaits, crankbaits and jigs. The winner is expected to bring in a five-bass limit weighing about 20 pounds.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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