Both Members of Winning Team at the High School Fishing National Championship Advance to the FLW Series Championship to Compete as Co-anglers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BENTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2019) – Today FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) announced the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing season. New for 2020, the winning team (two anglers) at the National Championship will both advance to the 2020 FLW Series Championship to compete as co-anglers and fish for the top prize of $30,000, in addition to each receiving a $5,000 scholarship to a school of their choice.

“We are extremely excited to announce our plans for the 2020 season, and I am confident that it will be the most successful High School Fishing season yet,” said Kevin Hunt, FLW Senior Director of Tournament Operations, College and High School. “The fact that both anglers from the National Championship winning team will now advance to the FLW Series to compete as co-anglers alongside some of the top anglers from around the world is a great reward for the young anglers. I’m confident that our High School Fishing anglers will be very excited with this new opportunity.”

Registration for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing season is now open. Teams can register atFLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000. There is no entry fee for high school anglers to compete in any FLW or TBF High School Fishing tournament, however both anglers must be a member of the Student Angler Federation (SAF). The $25 SAF membership fee includes membership to both FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) and eligibility to fish any Student Angler Federation tournament, including FLW High School Fishing events, TBF State Championships and TBF Challenge tournaments. Membership can be purchased at FLWFishing.com or HighSchoolFishing.org.

FLW High School Fishing tournaments are two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12, and open to any SAF-affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10-percent of each FLW High School, TBF State Championship and TBF Challenge tournament held prior to June 8, 2020, will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the High School Fishing World Finals June 23-27 on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Launched by TBF in 2010, the World Finals is the world’s largest open high school bass tournament. At the 2019 World Finals and National Championship anglers competed for more than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes.

The majority of FLW High School Fishing tournaments are held on Saturdays, following an FLW College Fishing tournaments that take place on Fridays. This allows high school anglers the opportunity to network with prospective college fishing teams and coaches to help them decide if and where they would like to start their collegiate fishing career.

2020 FLW High School Fishing Schedule:

  • Feb. 8                          Lake Seminole                        Bainbridge, Ga.
  • March 7                       Table Rock Lake                    Branson, Mo.
  • March 15                     Lake Havasu                           Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
  • March 28                     Fort Gibson Lake                    Wagoner, Okla.
  • April 18                       Smith Mountain Lake             Huddleston, Va.
  • April 25                       Lake Guntersville                   Guntersville, Ala.
  • May 3                          California Delta                      Bethel Island, Calif.
  • May 30                        Mississippi River                    La Crosse, Wis.
  • Aug. 1                         Lake Erie                                Sandusky, Ohio
  • Sept. 12                       Ohio River                              Paducah, Ky.
  • Sept. 26                       Chesapeake Bay                     Edgewood, Md.
  • Sept. 27                       Clear Lake                              Lakeport, Calif.
  • Oct. 3                          Ouachita River                       Monroe, La.
  • Oct. 17                        Lake Hartwell                         Anderson, S.C.
  • Nov. 14                       Sam Rayburn Reservoir         Brookeland, Texas


2020 FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals

  • June 23-27                  Mississippi River                    La Crosse, Wis.


Complete rules for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing circuit can be found online at FLWFishing.com.

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