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Walmart Bass Fishing League preview For Saturday, February 7

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

(Jan 27, 2015 - ) WHAT: The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its tournament season the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 with two events. The Choo Choo Division tournament will be held on Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Alabama, while the Savannah River Division will compete on Lake Keowee in Seneca, South Carolina. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day events.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Choo Choo Division
Lake Guntersville
The Bait, Tackle & Grill at Goose Pond
417 Ed Hembree Drive
Scottsboro, Ala.
NOTES: Lake Guntersville is expected to fish well for this tournament. Water temperatures are hovering in the mid-40-degree range, but expected to warm as the tournament nears. According to recent reports, crankbaits, Rat-L-Traps and umbrella rigs have been producing some big catches as of late. Tournament anglers are expected to target the grass and transition areas from the deep ledges to the shallow spawning flats. The winner of this tournament is expected to bring a five-bass limit around 20 pounds to the scale.
Savannah River Division
Lake Keowee
South Cove County Park
1099 South Cove Road
Seneca, S.C.
Host: Mountain Lakes Convention & Visitors Bureau
NOTES: The bass fishing on Lake Keowee is expected to be good. Recent reports indicate high water temperatures have kept the bass from their traditional winter pattern of congregating on the bottom of the lake. Instead, a lot of fish are being found suspended in the water column. But, with cold weather looming, fish should settle into their normal areas. The dominant pattern will most likely be drop-shotting in 50 to 70 feet of water, but fish will be found in deeper and shallower depths. The winner of this tournament is expected to bring a five-bass limit nearing 18 pounds to the scale.

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.