LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Sept. 14, 2011) – The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to the Ohio River Sept. 24-25 for its fifth and final stop in the Hoosier Division. This will be a two-day super tournament with as many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.
“It’s tough to catch a limit on the Ohio River,” said Walmart FLW pro John Voyles of Petersburg, Ind. “There are some nice fish, but you can’t go out and catch five keepers every day.
“This will be a shallow water tournament,” Voyles added. “Guys won’t be out deep catching them; they’re going to be on wood or rock. It’s a pretty straightforward shallow water fishing tournament. I would expect the tournament to be won with a weight of 15 to 18 pounds.”
Takeoffs will be at Lawrenceburg City Ramp located at Tanners Creek Drive off of Highway 50 in Lawrenceburg at 7:15 a.m. each morning. Saturday’s weigh-in will be at the marina beginning at 3:30 p.m., and Sunday’s final weigh-in is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Walmart located at 100 Sycamore Estates Drive in Aurora, Ind. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
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.
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