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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - All-American

    BFL All-American (July 6-8, 2006)

    FLW Outdoors announces 2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American schedule of events

    2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American
    National grassroots championship to take place July 6-8 on Connecticut River
    05.Jul.2006

    WAL-MART BFL All-American

    July 6-8, 2006: Hartford, Conn.

    Presented by Chevy

    Competition Waters:

    • Connecticut River

    Local Hosts:

    • Riverfront Recapture Inc.

    1 Hartford Square West, Suite 100

    Hartford, CT 06106

    Phone: 860-713-3131

    • Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau

    31 Pratt Street, 4th floor

    Hartford, CT 06103

    Phone: 860-728-6789

    • Capital City Economic Development Authority

    50 Columbus Blvd

    Hartford, CT 06106

    Phone: 860-527-0100

    Purse:

    • $1 Million Total

    • Boater Division (Pays all 48 spots)

    1st place - $140,000

    2nd place - $50,000

    3rd place - $32,000

    4th place - $29,000

    5th place - $26,000

    Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to boater with largest bass of the tournament)

    • Co-angler Division (Pays all 48 spots)

    1st place - $70,000

    2nd place - $21,500

    3rd place - $12,000

    4th place - $10,500

    5th place - $9,000

    Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to co-angler with largest bass of the tournament)

    Format:

    • Practice Day - Wednesday, July 5

    Competitors in both divisions practice on the Connecticut River

    • Opening Round - Thursday and Friday, July 6-7

    Full field of 48 boaters and 48 co-anglers compete

    Winning co-angler determined by the heaviest two-day catch

    • Final Round - Saturday, July 8

    The top 10 boaters are paired with camera crews and continue competition

    Weights carry over from the opening round, with the winner determined by the heaviest three-day weight

    Key Rules:

    • Each angler may weigh-in five bass per day

    • Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass may be weighed

    • Only artificial lures are permitted

    • Bass must be kept alive. Anglers are assessed an 8-ounce penalty for each bass brought to the weigh-in not alive (FLW Outdoors historically maintains a live release rate of 98 percent)

    • Anglers who are late for the official check-in are assessed a 1 pound per minute penalty. Anglers more than 15 minutes late lose credit for that day’s weight

    Registration Time and Location:

    Tuesday, July 4 - 4 to 5 p.m.

    Connecticut Convention Center

    100 Columbus Blvd

    Hartford, CT 06106

    Phone: 860-249-6000

    Schedule of events:

    Wednesday, July 5 – Practice day:

    7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford

    3:30 p.m. - Practice weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    Thursday, July 6 – Free Berkley PowerBait*

    7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford

    2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center

    6 to 8 p.m. - Chevy Pro Night at Gengras Chevrolet

    Friday, July 7 – Free Stren fishing line*

    7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby at Great River Park in East Hartford

    2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    3 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby winners recognized on stage at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    (Field cut to top 10 boaters. Co-angler competition concludes)

    6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center

    Saturday, July 8 – Free rods and reels and FujiFilm cameras*:

    Ranger 175VS bass boat powered by a 115-horsepower Yamaha giveaway**

    7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford

    8:30 a.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford

    11 a.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    2 p.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    4 p.m. - Final weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

    6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center

    6:30 p.m. - Victory dinner compliments of Ranger Boats at Marriott Hartford Downtown

    * Daily giveaways for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, while supplies last.

    ** Must be present to win. Entry forms available daily at the outdoor show.

    Related links:

    2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American boater field highlighted

    2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American co-angler field highlighted


    This week's Walmart Bass Fishing League event at Connecticut River is presented by Chevy.

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