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FLW Announces 2018 Costa FLW Series Schedule

Lake Guntersville to host 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship in November

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

(Aug 22, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN) Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today the 2018 Costa FLW Series schedule, which will consist of three events in each of the five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western – along with the no-entry-fee Costa FLW Series Championship to be held on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.
 
The top 40 pros and co-anglers in the final point standings in each division after three qualifying tournaments will advance to the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship, provided they fished all three qualifiers in a division.
 
The highest finishing pro from each of the five Costa FLW Series divisions based on final results at the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship qualify for the Forrest Wood Cup, along with the highest finishing pro from the championship’s international division. A total of six Costa FLW Series pros will advance to the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of professional bass fishing.
 
Complete rules and entry dates will be announced soon.
 
2018 Costa FLW Series Season Schedule:
 
Central Division                  Fishery                                  City                                         Local Host
    •    April 19-21            Table Rock Lake                  Branson, Mo.                        ExploreBranson.com
    •    June 7-9                Lake Barkley                        Cadiz, Ky.                              Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism            
    •    Oct. 11-13             Lake of the Ozarks              Osage Beach, Mo.               Tri-County Lodging Association      
 
Northern Division
    •    June 21-23           Lake Champlain                  Plattsburgh, N.Y.                  City of Plattsburgh
    •    July 26-28             Lake Erie                               Buffalo, N.Y.                         Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission
    •    Sept. 6-8               1000 Islands                         Clayton, N.Y.                         Clayton Chamber of Commerce    
 
Southeastern Division
    •    Jan. 4-6                 Lake Okeechobee               Okeechobee, Fla.             Okeechobee County Tourism Development Council
    •    March 1-3              Lake Seminole                    Bainbridge, Ga.                    Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau
    •    April 5-7                 Santee Cooper                    Summerton, S.C.                 Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
 
Southwestern Division
    •    Feb. 15-17            Sam Rayburn Reservoir     Jasper, Texas                  Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce
    •    March 22-24         Grand Lake                           Grove, Okla.                          City of Grove       
    •    Oct. 4-6                  Fort Gibson Lake                 Wagoner, Okla.                    Wagoner Area Chamber of Commerce        
 
Western Division
    •    Feb. 8-10               Lake Havasu       Lake Havasu City, Ariz.                       Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Bureau               
    •    May 10-12             Clear Lake                            Lakeport, Calif.                    Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina
    •    Sept. 27-29           California Delta                   Bethel Island, Calif.             Russo's Marina   
 
Costa FLW Series Championship
    •    Nov. 1-3                 Lake Guntersville                 Guntersville, Ala.                 Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 

 About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.