MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 5, 2014) – FLW announced Friday that the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga, originally slated for June 4-7, 2015, has been rescheduled to take place the following week, June 11-14, 2015 to avoid a conflict with the recently announced 2015 B.A.S.S. Elite Series. Take-off and weigh-in locations remain unchanged.
“Every year we strive to work with our counterparts at B.A.S.S. to avoid conflicts whenever possible,” said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW Operations. “Fortunately, we were able to work out new dates with the Rhea Economic and Tourism Council as host of the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour stop on Lake Chickamauga so that pros competing on the FLW Tour and Elite Series can continue to fish both circuits in the hope of qualifying for the sport’s two premier events – the Forrest Wood Cup and Bassmaster Classic.”
The 2015 FLW Tour will feature six qualifying tournaments, broadcast on NBC Sports Network, that showcase the best bass anglers in the world competing in the most lucrative circuit in the sport along with bass fishing’s most lucrative championship, the Forrest Wood Cup, broadcast on NBC.
Updated 2015 Walmart FLW Tour Schedule:
March 5-8 Lake Tohopekaliga Kissimmee, Fla. Hosted by the Osceola County Department of Tourism
March 26-29 Lewis Smith Lake Jasper, Ala. Hosted by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce
April 23-26 Beaver Lake Rogers, Ark. Hosted by the Rogers Convention & Visitors Bureau
May 14-17 Lake Eufaula Eufaula, Ala. Hosted by the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce
June 11-14 Lake Chickamauga Dayton, Tenn. Hosted by the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council
June 25-28 Potomac River La Plata, Md. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners
Aug. 20-23 Lake Ouachita Hot Springs, Ark. Hosted by Visit Hot Springs
The full 2015 schedule and expected patterns for each fishery can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.