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Lake Shelbyville FLW Bass Tourney

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From Saturday, September 07, 2019
To Sunday, September 08, 2019
by kenna.kj


The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division will wrap up their tournament season for anglers with a two-day BFL Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville, Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500 respectively in the two-day event.

Saturday, Sept. 7 – Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019
Takeoff: 7 a.m. CDT. Weigh-In: 3 p.m.

9th Street Ramp
9th Street
Shelbyville, Ill.

Lake Shelbyville continues to serve as a popular destination for bass anglers in the fall. When the BFL visited the fishery for a Super Tournament in September 2018, fishing shallow stumps and laydowns in the backs of coves with swimjigs and ChatterBaits produced notable bites for tournament champion Garrett McDowell. Flipping isolated trees and laydowns on the main lake and in coves with creature baits may also be a good option for competitors. For anglers who prefer to fish deeper, working brush piles on main-lake points with a worm could produce some solid catches. The winner of this BFL Illini regular-season finale will likely need a two-day total of 10 bass weighing about 24 to 26 pounds.

The full field will compete on the first day of competition, with the top 20-percent advancing to the second and final day of competition.

The 2019 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they 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 BFL All-American. The 2020 BFL All-American will be held April 30-May 2 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina, and is hosted by Visit Anderson. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.

For complete details and updated information visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League on FLW’s social media outletsat FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.