FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, is bringing its 2020 Toyota Series Southeastern Division to Wheeler Lake July 30-Aug. 1, 2020.
Hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism, the three-day tournament will feature bass-fishing pros and co-anglers who will be battling it out on the water for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus a $35,000 bonus if the winner is a qualified Phoenix Boat owner.
The Toyota Series consists of eight divisions spread out across the country, with each division hosting three tournaments per season. Pros and co-anglers share a boat but compete in separate competitions. In each tournament, the entire field fishes for two days, with the top 10 pros and top 10 co-anglers qualifying for the final round. Winners are determined by three-day cumulative weight. Payouts are based on the number of participants competing in the event.
With a full field, pros will fish for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus an extra $35,000 if the winner is a qualified Phoenix Boat owner. Co-anglers will cast for the top prize of a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat, valued at $33,500. Anglers who fish all three qualifiers in any of the eight divisions and finish in the top 25 will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship to be held Dec. 3-5 on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Kentucky.
…top prize of up to $65,000,
Wheeler Lake is part of the southeastern division, along with Neely Henry Lake and Lake Eufaula, and is one of 24 stops the Toyota Series will make in 2020. For the Wheeler Lake event, takeoff and weigh-in each day will be at Ingalls Harbor located at 802-A Wilson Street NW in Decatur. Takeoff is set for 6 a.m. with weigh-in beginning at 2:30 p.m. Attendance is limited to competing anglers and essential staff only. Fans are encouraged to follow the event online through the “FLW Live” weigh-in broadcasts and daily coverage at www.FLWFishing.com.
“Wheeler Lake is one of the top bass tournament fisheries in America and we always welcome the opportunity to show it off,” said Danielle Gibson, Decatur Morgan County Tourism President and CEO. “We are excited to bring the FLW Toyota Series to town and expect an exciting three days of competition among some of the region’s best anglers.”
For more information on the Wheeler Lake event, visit https://www.flwfishing.com/tournaments/2020-03-26-wheeler or contact Gibson at 256.350.2028 or 800.524.6181.
For more information on the Toyota Series, visit https://www.flwfishing.com/tournaments/flw-series.