FLW has announced the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series schedule, which will again consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship to be held on the Ohio River in Paducah, Ky.

“Paducah’s identity was authored by the river,” said Fowler Back, Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Sales Director. “The major waterways that surround Paducah are the lifeblood of this community. Our interaction with the river has always included fishing, yet the Ohio River at Paducah remains an overshadowed fishery on a national scale. Hosting the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship in Paducah will bring positive attention to the fishing resources here and our new boat launch will be an excellent portal to make this happen.”

The top 30 pros and co-anglers in the final point standings in each division after three qualifying tournaments will advance to the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship provided they fished all three qualifiers in a division.

“The Ohio River at Paducah is a tremendous fishery,” said FLW Series Tournament Director Ron Lappin. “It is not uncommon for it to take well over 20 pounds to win a single-day tournament there. Anglers who have not fished the river in a few years will be pleasantly surprised with how well it fishes.”

The highest finishing pro from each of the five Rayovac FLW Series divisions based on final results at the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship qualify for the Forrest Wood Cup along with the top five overall finishers for a total of 10 Rayovac FLW Series pros advancing to the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup for a shot at winning $500,000, the biggest payday in bass fishing.

Entry fees will remain the same – $1,500 per qualifier for pros and $500 per qualifier for co-anglers.

Complete rules and entry dates will be announced soon.

2015 Rayovac FLW Series Schedule

Central Division
April 16-18 Grand Lake, Grove, Okla.
May 7-9 Kentucky Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
Sept. 10-12 Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark.

Northern Division
June 4-6 James River, Henrico, Va.
July 9-11 Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Aug. 27-29 Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio

Southeastern Division
Jan. 22-24 Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston, Fla.
March 19-21 Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, Ala.
May 21-23 Lake Seminole, Bainbridge, Ga.

Texas Division
Feb. 12-14 Lake Amistad, Del Rio, Texas
April 9-11 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, Texas
April 30-May 2 Lake Texoma, Pottsboro, Texas

Western Division
Feb. 5-7 Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
May 7-9 California Delta, Bethel Island, Calif.
Sept. 24-26 Clear Lake, Lakeport, Calif.

Rayovac FLW Series Championship
Oct. 29-31 Ohio River, Paducah, Ky.

2015 Rayovac FLW Series Payouts:

Qualifier:

Place      Pro                        Ranger Cup                        Co-angler                            Ranger Cup

1             $40,000                 Ranger Z518C                     Ranger Z117                        $5,000

with 200 HP outboard          with 90 HP outboard

2             $15,500                                                              $5,000

3             $12,000                                                              $4,000

4             $10,000                                                              $3,500

5             $9,000                                                                $3,000

6             $8,000                                                                $2,500

7             $7,000                                                                $2,000

8             $6,000                                                                $1,750

9             $5,000                                                                $1,500

10           $4,000                                                                $1,250

11           $3,750                                                                $1,000

12           $3,500                                                                $1,000

13           $3,000                                                                $1,000

14           $3,000                                                                $1,000

15           $3,000                                                                $1,000

16-20      $3,000                                                                $800

21-25      $2,750                                                                $700

26-30      $2,500                                                                $600

31-40      $2,000                                                                $500

Big Bass: Day 1  $300                                                    $200

Big Bass: Day 2  $300                                                    $200

 

Entry Fee             $1,500                                                 $500

* Payback is based on the number of paid entries for each tournament.

Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year:

Angler of the Year
$2,000 prize package, including deposits for the 2016 season

Co-angler of the Year
$800 prize package, including deposits for the 2016 season

The top pro and co-angler from the point standings in each division after three events win the Strike King Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles, respectively.

Rayovac FLW Series Championship:

Place      Pro                        Ranger Cup                        Co-angler                            Ranger Cup

1             $50,000                 Ranger Z518C                     Ranger Z117                        $5,000

with 200 HP outboard          with 90 HP outboard

2             $20,000                 $5,000                                 $9,000

3             $15,000                 $3,500                                 $7,500

4             $12,000                 $2,000                                 $6,000

5             $10,000                 $1,000                                 $5,000

6             $8,000                                                                $4,000

7             $7,000                                                                $3,500

8             $6,000                                                               $3,000

9             $5,000                                                               $2,500

10           $4,500                                                                $2,000

11-15      $4,000                                                                $1,500

16-20      $3,500                                                               $1,000

21-25      $3,000                                                                $900

26-30      $2,500                                                               $800

31-40      $2,000                                                               $700

Contact

JOE OPAGER
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

o: 612.337.1989 c: 218.434.0748
e. joe.opager@flwfishing.com
twitter: @joeopager
www.flwfishing.com

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