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    Chevy Wild Card set for West Point Lake

    West Point Lake will host the BFL Chevy Wild Card on Oct. 25-26. (Photo by Rob Newell)
    Two-day event scheduled for Oct. 25-26

    The 2013 Walmart BFL season concludes with the Chevy Wild Card on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. The Chevy Wild Card on West Point Lake will provide BFL anglers who didn’t qualify for the Regional Championship a final chance to qualify for the BFL All-American presented by Chevy, one of the longest-running championships in fishing. The tournament is hosted by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

    When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26

    Where: West Point Lake

    Southern Harbor Marina & Resort

    1133 Country Road 294

    Lanett, Ala

    Notes: Competitors can expect good fishing on West Point Lake. Fall patterns are likely to dominate and anglers will bring both spotted bass and largemouth to the scales. Competitors will probably scatter throughout the lake in an attempt to find bass relating to schools of shad in their fall migration. Popular baits will include shaky-head rigs, topwater baits, swimbaits, umbrella rigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs. The winner is expected to bring in about 20 pounds over the course of the two-day tournament.

    Walmart BFL overview

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 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 Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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

    About FLW

    FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit or and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.