• Press Release

    Walmart BFL tournament preview at a glance

    Lake Okeechobee will be the site of the upcoming Jan. 18 Gator Division event. (Photo by Rob Newell)
    Gator Division event set for Jan. 18

    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Gator Division will be back on Lake Okeechobee for their second tournament of the year. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in the event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

    When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

    Where: Gator Division

    Lake Okeechobee

    C. Scott Driver Park

    10100 W. Hwy. 78 E.

    Okeechobee, Fla.

    To sign up and fish this event, click here.

    Notes: The bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee is expected to be good. If the weather is nice, anglers could see huge catches due to the moon phase. The tournament falls at the end of the full moon, and fish should be shallow and spawning all over the lake. Sight-fishing for spawning bass and flipping and throwing moving baits in the grass are likely to be the dominant patterns. The winner of this tournament is expected to bring a five-fish limit weighing around 27 pounds to the scales.

    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. The 2014 BFL All-American is being held June 5-7 on Wilson Lake in Florence, Ala. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac 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 visit and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.