T-H Marine FLW BFL returns to Lake O

The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season continues Saturday, April 14, for Gator Division anglers with a tournament on Lake Okeechobee. 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 tournament. This event is hosted by Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort, 920 E. Del Monte Ave. in Clewiston

When the BFL visited Lake Okeechobee in March, fishing for postspawn bass near the Monkey Box was the winning pattern. Tournament champion Mikey Keyso used Texas-rigged creature baits and targeted bass feeding on bluegill near lilypads. Anglers who choose to target bass feeding on bluegill in next weekend’s event may also be seen using ChatterBaits with grub trailers along the grass lines. Others may prefer to cast frogs and swimjigs to lilypads and hydrilla. The winner of this event is expected to need a five-bass limit topping 22 pounds.

The 2018 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they 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 BFL All-American. The 2018 BFL All-American will take place May 31 through June 2 at Cross Lake in Shreveport, La., hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.

For complete details and updated information, visitFLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube andSnapchat.

About FLW: FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube andSnapchat.

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