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Wal-Mart FLW fishing tourney at Lake Wateree on Saturday

Posted: June 2, 2016 2:44 p.m.
Updated: June 3, 2016 1:00 a.m.

The Wal-Mart FLW Bass Fishing League will stop at Lake Wateree on Saturday, June 4 for South Carolina Division anglers with an event on Lake Wateree. 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.

Clearwater Cove Marina will serve as the tournament headquarters.

Competitors will take off from Clearwater Cove at 7 a.m. on Saturday with weigh-in held at Clearwater Cove Marina at 3 p.m.

Registration is still going on at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Camden through 4 p.m. today.

Lake Wateree is expected to fish well for this tournament. A strong bass bite is being reported near shallow grass as well as in 10- to 15-foot depths around specific types of main-lake structure. Anglers targeting bass in these areas will be seen using a variety of lures including buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and soft-plastic creature baits. The winner of this event will likely need to bring a 15-pound, five-bass limit to the scale.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

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