POTOMAC RIVER SELECTED TO HOST 2019 BFL ALL-AMERICAN AND COLLEGE FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Two Bass Fishing Championship events to be held at Smallwood State Park in Charles County
MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 10, 2018) – FLW announced Monday the dates and location for the 2019 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American and the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship. The Potomac River and Marbury, Maryland, will play host to both the 36th annual BFL All-American, May 30-June 1, and the College Fishing National Championship, June 4-6.
Although the historic fishery has played host to numerous FLW Tour, Series, BFL, College Fishing and High School events over the year, the Potomac River has never before hosted an FLW championship-level event. Both the BFL All-American and the College Fishing National Championship are being hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
Anglers in both events will take off and weigh-in from Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury. Time and tide wait for no man, and that’s especially true for bass anglers on the lower Potomac River and its feeder streams. Hit the right spot at the right time in the daily cycle of tides, and a fisherman can put himself in a position to win. Miss the mark, and finish back in the pack.
2019 T-H Marine FLW BFL All-American
- May 30-June 1 Potomac River Marbury, Md.
2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship
- June 4-6 Potomac River Marbury, Md.
Anglers competing in the BFL All-American on the Potomac River will cast for a cash prize of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division. In addition to the six-figure payday, the top boater will also receive an invitation to compete for bass fishing’s most coveted prize – the Forrest Wood Cup – held Aug. 9-11 on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship awards the top team a $30,000 prize package, including a Ranger Z175 boat with a 90-horsepower outboard engine and each angler an entry into the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup.
The complete schedule and rules for the 2019 BFL and FLW College Fishing season will be announced soon. The full schedule and rules for both circuits will be posted online at FLWFishing.com.
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