FLW has announced the 2013 EverStart Series schedule, which will again consist of five divisions — Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western — with four events per division.
The events will feature a field of up to 150 pros and 150 co-anglers. The full field will compete on days one and two, then the top-10 pros and co-anglers will advance to the final day of competition, where the winner will be determined by the heaviest three-day cumulative weight.
Top awards have been increased for 2013 with pros competing for $40,000 and co-anglers fishing for a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower outboard in every tournament. If the angler is Ranger Cup qualified, the winning pro will also receive a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower outboard and the winning co-angler will receive an additional $5,000. Second place pays $15,000 for pros and $5,000 for co-anglers. Entry fees are unchanged at $1,000 per tournament for pros and $400 per event for co-anglers.
2013 EverStart Series Schedule
March 14-16 Lake of the Ozarks: Grand Glaize Recreation Area PB2
Osage Beach, Mo.
May 2-4 Pickwick Lake: McFarland Park
June 13-15 Kentucky Lake: Kenlake State Resort Park
July 25-27 Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina
Apr 25-27 Smith Mountain Lake: Parkway Marina
June 20-22 Potomac River: Smallwood State Park
July 18-20 Lake Champlain: Dock Street Landing
Sept. 12-14 Chesapeake Bay: Anchor Marina
North East, Md.
Jan. 10-12 Lake Okeechobee: C. Scott Driver Park
Feb. 28-March 2 Lake Guntersville: Lake Guntersville State Park
April 4-6 Lake Seminole: Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin
May 9-11 Wheeler Lake: Joe Wheeler State Park
Jan. 24-26 Lake Amistad: East Diablo Ramp
Del Rio, Texas
Feb. 14-16 Toledo Bend Reservoir: Fin and Feather Resort
April 18-21 Lake Texoma: Highport Marina
Oct. 3-5 Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Umphrey Family Pavilion
Sam Rayburn, Texas
Jan. 17-19 Lake Oroville: Spillway launch at north end of Oroville Dam
Feb. 21-24 Roosevelt Lake: Cholla Recreation Site
May 16-18 California Delta: Russo’s Marina
Bethel Island, Calif.
Oct. 10-12 Clear Lake: Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina
Place Pro Ranger Cup Co-angler Ranger Cup
1 $40,000 Ranger Z518 Ranger Z117 $5,000
2 15,000 5,000
3 10,000 4,000
4 9,000 3,500
5 8,000 3,000
6 7,000 2,500
7 6,000 2,000
8 5,000 1,500
9 4,000 1,000
10 3,000 800
11-15 2,500 700
16-20 2,000 650
21-25 1,500 600
26-30 1,300 550
Big Bass: Day 1 300 200
Big Bass: Day 2 300 200
Entry Fee $1,000 $400
Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.
The top pro and co-angler from the point standings in each division after four events win the Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively, which allows them to fish the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup provided they fish a full EverStart Series Division or the Walmart FLW Tour in 2014.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
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