The LBL Division of the $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League will descend on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes in Gilbertsville Saturday for the first of five regular-season events.
As many as 200 boaters and 200 co-anglers are expected to compete in the tournament, which will award as much as $45,000 in cash, including a top award of $6,000 in the Boater Division.
The winning co-angler will earn as much as $3,000 cash. Snickers Big Bass awards of up to $1,000 and $500, respectively, will also be awarded in the Boater and Co-angler Divisions.
Anglers may register for the tournament online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. Onsite registration will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wal-Mart store located at 310 W. 5th St. in Benton. Entry fees are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers.
Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville will host the takeoff and weigh-in at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers in each of the BFL’s 28 divisions at the end of the season advance to a no-entry-fee Regional Championship where boaters fish for a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck and co-anglers fish for a new Ranger boat.