In late 2019, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced a reduction in FLW Series entry fees to $1,700 for pros and $550 for coanglers per tournament along with an expanded FLW Series schedule for 2020. The FLW Series championship payout was increased to $200,000 for first place and an additional $10,000 bonus for the highest-finishing pro from each of the eight U.S. divisions and the International division.

“We’re ecstatic with these registration numbers as it validates our decision to return nearly $3 million in revenue to anglers through Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine and FLW Series entry fees,” commented Jim Wilburn, MLF President and CEO. “Our acquisition of FLW forced us to take a long, hard look at how to sustain and grow the sport, and we believe that business decisions like these bring long-term stability to competitive bass fishing for all anglers.”

-For more information, see the Jan. 1 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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