Walmart BFL tourney April 5 on Lake Wylie

March 29, 2014 

Thursday night tourneys begin this week

Thursday Night Tournament Trail begins April 3 on Lake Wylie.

Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. at Buster Boyd Access Area. Blast off is at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee costs $40 per boat.

For more information, visit lwtt.org.

BFL tournament Saturday on Wylie

The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with four tournaments on Saturday, April 5.

The Cowboy division will take on Toledo Bend, the Mountain division heads back to Dale Hollow Lake, the North Carolina division is set to fish Lake Wylie and the Savannah River division will compete on Lake Russell. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will compete in each event for top awards $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

Anglers launch from Buster Boyd Access Area, 3990 Charlotte Hwy. Most of the fish are expected to be in a pre-spawn pattern and jigs and crankbaits will be in heavy rotation. Secondary points, rip rap banks and pockets will receive a lot of attention from tournament anglers looking for the fat pre-spawn largemouth bass. The winning weight is expected to be around 17 pounds.

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 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 FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For more information about FLW, visit FLWOutdoors.com.

Catawba Catfish Club on Wylie April 12

The Catawba Catfish Club hits Lake Wylie April 12 at Buster Boyd Access Area.

So far, the club has seen 62 teams compete in the tournament series held throughout South Carolina.

Sign ups will be held from 4 to 5:45 p.m., with tournament hours running from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The weigh-in is at 2:30 a.m.

Sponsors include Fish Bite Rod Holders, Boat Sales of Lake Wylie, Hunt Fish Paddle, KangarooExpress and Pepsi. Visit catawbacatfishclub.com for more information.

Nivens Creek Access Area remains closed temporarily

The Nivens Creek Boating Access Area on Lake Wylie is closed temporarily to allow for paving repairs to the parking area. Due to delays, the access area was not open at the end of March as planned.

Boaters may use the Allison Creek, Ebenezer Park and Buster Boyd access areas as alternates.

Marine group meets monthly

Lake Wylie Marine Commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at various locations in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties. The public is invited. For more information and meeting locations, visit lakewyliemarinecommission.com.

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