FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
The events will feature a field of up to 150 pros and 150 co-anglers. The full field will compete on days one and two, then the top-10 pros and co-anglers will advance to the final day of competition, where the winner will be determined by the heaviest three-day cumulative weight.
Top awards have been increased for 2013 with pros competing for $40,000 and co-anglers fishing for a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower outboard in every tournament. If the angler is Ranger Cup qualified, the winning pro will also receive a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard and the winning co-angler will receive an additional $5,000. Second place pays $15,000 for pros and $5,000 for co-anglers. Entry fees are unchanged at $1,000 per tournament for pros and $400 per event for co-anglers.
2013 EverStart Series Schedule
March 14-16: Lake of the Ozarks: Grand Glaize Recreation Area PB2, Osage Beach, Mo.
May 2-4: Pickwick Lake: McFarland Park, Florence, Ala.
June 13-15: Kentucky Lake: Kenlake State Resort Park, Hardin, Ky.
July 25-27: Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton, Mich.
Apr 25-27: Smith Mountain Lake: Parkway Marina, Huddleston, VA
June 20-22: Potomac River: Smallwood State Park, Marbury, Md.
July 18-2: Lake Champlain: Dock Street Landing, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Sept. 12-14: Chesapeake Bay: Anchor Marina, North East, Md.
Jan. 10-12: Lake Okeechobee: C. Scott Driver Park, Okeechobee, Fla.
Feb. 28-March 2: Lake Guntersville: Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, Ala.
April 4-6: Lake Seminole: Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Ga.
May 9-11: Wheeler Lake: Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville, Ala.
Jan. 24-26: Lake Amistad: East Diablo Ramp, Del Rio, Texas
Feb. 14-16: Toledo Bend Reservoir: Fin and Feather Resort, Hemphill, Texas
April 18-21: Lake Texoma: Highport Marina, Pottsboro, Texas
Oct. 3-5: Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Umphrey Family Pavilion, Sam Rayburn, Texas
Jan. 17-19: Lake Oroville: Spillway launch at north end of Oroville Dam, Oroville, Calif.
Feb. 21-24: Roosevelt Lake: Cholla Recreation Site, Roosevelt, Ariz.
May 16-18: California Delta: Russo’s Marina, Bethel Island, Calif.
Oct. 10-12: Clear Lake: Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina, Lakeport, Calif.
Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup
1 $40,000 Ranger Z518 Ranger Z117 $5,000
with 200 HP outboard with 90 HP outboard
2 15,000 5,000
3 10,000 4,000
4 9,000 3,500
5 8,000 3,000
6 7,000 2,500
7 6,000 2,000
8 5,000 1,500
9 4,000 1,000
10 3,000 800
11-15 2,500 700
16-20 2,000 650
21-25 1,500 600
26-30 1,300 550
Big Bass: Day 1 300 200
Big Bass: Day 2 300 200
Entry Fee $1,000 $400
Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.
The top pro and co-angler from the point standings in each division after four events win the Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively, which allows them to fish the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup provided they fish a full EverStart Series Division or the Walmart FLW Tour in 2014.
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