BENTON, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2020) – MLF and FLW announced today the 2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit schedule, kicking off Feb. 11 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida, and wrapping up Aug. 1 at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York.
The 26th season of FLW’s top professional circuit will feature six regular-season tournaments showcasing the best 150 anglers in the world competing for as much as $135,000 in a five-biggest-fish format on top bass fisheries at peak times. The 2021 season culminates at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE presented by Toyota, where the top 50 pros will compete for as much as $235,000 in a catch, weigh, immediate-release format.
Payouts for 2021 remain the same as 2020 qualifying events and the 2020 TITLE, but entry fees for qualified pros have been reduced by $10,000 to $30,000 for the season.
“We are thrilled to offer our top pros an exciting 2021 schedule with the sport’s largest payouts for a new lower entry fee,” said Kathy Fennel, FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager. “With one less qualifier, pros will have less time on the road and the ability to fish a complimentary Toyota Series division to qualify for a second championship that pays as much as $235,000 to the winner.”
Complete payout details are listed below.
|1||$100,000 + $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus* for qualified anglers|
Berkley Big Bass – Day 1 & 2: $500
|1||$200,000 + $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus* for qualified angler|
Berkley Big Bass – Round 1 A/B: $500
Payback is based on the number of paid entries in qualifiers.
* FLW Phoenix Bonus listed is based on 2020 awards. Final 2021 FLW Phoenix Bonus payouts will be set by Phoenix Boats.
The top pro from the point standings after six Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit qualifiers (ties resolved by total weight) wins the 2021 Angler of the Year award and entry fees for the following season.
The top pro from the point standings after six Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit qualifiers (ties resolved by total weight) who has never fished a Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit (or FLW Tour Major), Bass Pro Tour or B.A.S.S. Elite Series tournament as a pro before the 2021 season wins the 2021 Rookie of the Year award and a new Polaris Ranger 1000.
Each Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit tournament features live on-the-water coverage plus television coverage on the Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its 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 Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).