ROGERS, Ark. (Sept. 14, 2011) – The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Beaver Lake Sept. 24-25 for its fifth and final stop in the Arkie Division. This will be a two-day super tournament where as many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.

“Late September is the toughest time to fish Beaver Lake,” said Pop-Tarts pro and Rogers native Greg Bohannan.  ”It’s right in my front yard, and if I had to pick a month, I wouldn’t want it to be September.

“The fish will be scattered, so there will be a little bit of everything including topwater and drop-shotting patterns,” Bohannan added.  “I think 10 pounds per day will be extremely strong; the double digit range on that lake, at this time of year, is really good.  This will be a really challenging tournament – these guys will have their work cut out for them.”

Takeoffs will be at the Prairie Creek Marina located at 1 Prairie Creek Marina Drive in Rogers at 7 a.m. each morning.  Saturday’s weigh-in will be at the marina beginning at 3 p.m., and Sunday’s final weigh-in is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Walmart located at 2110 W. Walnut St. in Rogers.  Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

The Arkie BFL tournament is being hosted by the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/BassFishingLeague. For news surrounding FLW Outdoors on Facebook, follow Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors.

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