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Walmart Bass Fishing League Preview for Saturday, February 14

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

(Feb 3, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN) WHAT: The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its tournament season the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 14 with two events. An Arkie Division tournament will be held on Lake Ouachita in Mount Ida, Arkansas, while the South Carolina Division will compete on Lake Murray in Prosperity, 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. 14, 2015
Arkie Division---Lake Ouachita
Mountain Harbor Marina
34 Marina Drive
Mount Ida, Ark.
NOTES: Lake Ouachita is expected to produce a quality day of bass fishing for BFL anglers competing in the first Arkie Division event of the year. Weather forecasts indicate 52 degrees and a lot of sunshine which means the fish will be actively seeking food. Local reports show bass are biting very well around structure on jig-and-pigs and Rat-L-Traps. With clear water and water temperatures expected to be in the 50-degree range, anglers are also expected to catch fish with jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, shallow-diving crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. The winner of this tournament is expected to weigh in a five-bass limit nearing 22 pounds.
South Carolina Division---Lake Murray
Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park Road
Prosperity, S.C.
Host: Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism
NOTES: Anglers can expect Lake Murray to fish well. Local guides have reported strong bites in the morning with fish seeking shadier areas as the sun gets high in the sky. Pockets near deep water have seen action, as well as rocky banks at later times in the day. With the water temperature hovering around 52 degrees, anglers will want to fish deep and slow. Crankbaits, jigs and shaky-head rigs will most likely bring in suitable fish. The winner of this tournament is expected to bring a five-bass limit weighing nearly 23 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.