Bass Angler Magazine

FLW – MLF Changes the Bass Tournament Game

We want to see you back on the water in 2020, and with our new lower entry fees following the recent acquisition of FLW by Major League Fishing, there has never been a better time to fish the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League and FLW Series. We are proud to offer the best payouts at the lowest cost available anywhere.
2019 BFL All-American Champion Brennon McCord

And the best contingency awards available anywhere.

Click the logos below to learn more about each circuit in 2020.

NEW for 2020:

BFL – We’ve rolled back BFL entry fees to just $200 per boater and $100 per co-angler for one-day qualifiers and $300 per boater and $150 per co-angler for two-day Super Tournaments – the lowest level since 2014. While entry fees have been lowered, BFL payouts remain the same as 2019, with boaters fishing for top awards of $6,000 plus contingency bonuses in each one-day qualifier and $9,000 plus contingency bonuses in each two-day Super Tournament. Co-anglers fish for top awards of $3,000 plus contingency bonuses in each one-day qualifier and $4,500 plus contingency bonuses in each two-day Super Tournament.

FLW Series – The 2020 FLW Series season will consist of three events in eight divisions, up from five divisions in 2019. Anglers that fish all three qualifiers in any of the eight divisions and finish in the top 25 will qualify for the no-entry-fee FLW Series Championship for a shot at winning $200,000 cash, plus lucrative contingency bonuses. The winning co-angler at the championship earns a $30,000 17-foot bass boat with a 115-hp outboard. The new win-and-you-are-in format guarantees that anglers are never out of contention to qualify for the Championship, too. Fish all three qualifiers in a division and win a tournament, and you will be on your way to the championship. FLW Series entry fees have been reduced to $1,700 for pros and $550 for co-anglers per tournament.

Entry Dates:

BFL – Entries will be accepted by division beginning at 8 a.m. Central time on the following dates: December 9, 2019 – Hoosier, Michigan, Music City and Volunteer. December 10, 2019 – Bulldog, Cowboy, Great Lakes, Illini and Mississippi. December 11, 2019 – Bama, Buckeye, Choo Choo, Mountain and Ozark. December 12, 2019 – Arkie, LBL, North Carolina, Northeast and Okie. December 13, 2019 – Gator, Piedmont, Savannah River, Shenandoah and South Carolina.

FLW Series – Entry is under way for Ranger boat owners and anglers who fished a full division of the 2019 FLW Series or a full division of the 2019 BFL. Triton and Nitro owners may enter beginning November 7, 2019. TBF members may enter beginning November 8, 2019. All other FLW Series entries will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. Central time November 11, 2019. Top entry priority goes to pros and co-anglers who enter all three tournaments in a division by January 8, 2020, for the Central, Eastern, Plains, Southeastern, Southern, Southwestern and Western divisions and June 24, 2020, for the Northern division.

Please enter online at FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000.

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