FLW Bass Fishing League Coming to the Chesapeake Bay

15 May, 2019

The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, May 18, with the T-H Marine FLW BFL Northeast Division opener on Chesapeake Bay presented by Navionics. 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 tournament.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Takeoff: 6 a.m. EDT. Weigh-In: 2 p.m.

Anchor Marina
36 Iroquois Drive
North East, Md.

Chesapeake Bay is slated for a great day of bass fishing for this mid-May BFL Northeast Division opener. According to recent fishing reports, largemouth bass are still being found in all stages of the spawn. Large bedding bass are reported in Wye Mills, Unicorn Lake and Tuckahoe areas, while the Loch Raven area is still seeing pre-spawn conditions. When the BFL visited Chesapeake Bay in May 2017, tournament champion Dan Rodriguez focused on bass around wood and rocks in 6 to 8 feet of water using a jig. Targeting isolated milfoil clumps on flats with a Dirty Jigs No-Jack swim-jig and a Missile Baits D-Bomb creature bait also kicked out winning bites for BFL angler Adam Janerella in May 2016. Fans can expect similar patterns to be in play at next week’s tournament. A 19-pound five-bass limit should be enough to take home the winner’s trophy at this tournament.

The 2019 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. The 2019 BFL All-American will be held May 30-June 1 at the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland, and is hosted by the Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism and the Commissioners of Charles County. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.

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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 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


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