Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The FLW Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Norman Feb. 13 for the
first of five stops in the North Carolina Division series. As many as
400 pro and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to
$8,000 and $3,000, respectively.

"There has been a lot of rain in the area which has really muddied the
water," said FLW Tour pro Chris Baumgardner of Gastonia, N. C., who
has two top-10 finishes including a win at Lake Norman. "Anglers will
want to look for the 'hot holes' and fish slow and shallow. Ramsey
Creek and near the 150 Bridge should be full of fish as the water
tends to be a little warmer in those areas. Crankbaits around rocks
should work well."

Anglers will take off from Midway Marina located at 8693 Highway 150
East in Terrell, N.C., at 7:00 a.m. Weigh-in will be held at Midway
Marina as well beginning at 3:00 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free
and open to the public.

Bass Fishing League competition is a 24-division league circuit
devoted to weekend anglers, that offers even bigger prizes to regional
championship qualifiers and those who make it to one of the longest-
running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-
American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the
American Fishing Series or even the FLW Tour.

FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of
Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the
world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for
millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has
also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the
largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors
memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including
Player's Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its
tournaments, visit or call (270) 252-1000. For more
information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit