Decatur, Ala. – The FLW Bass Fishing League is bringing its BFL Regional Championship to Wheeler Lake October 13-15, 2011 where as many as 320 anglers from Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee are expected to compete. Hosted by the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the three-day tournament is expected to produce an economic impact of over $400,000 for Decatur and Morgan County.
BFL holds six regional championships across the United States each year. This marks the tournament's second appearance in Decatur. Wheeler Lake first hosted the tournament in 2008.
Takeoff and weigh-in will be at Ingalls Harbor located at 802 Wilson Street NW in Decatur. Takeoff is set for 7 a.m. with weigh-in beginning at 3 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. The top six boaters and co-anglers from the regional championship will move on to the BFL All-American which is considered the Super Bowl to a BFL angler.
Bass Fishing League competition is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers that offers even bigger prizes to qualifiers of the regional championship and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the American Fishing Series or even the FLW Tour.
For more information on the BFL Regional Championship, visit www.flwoutdoors.com and click on "Bass".
About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the "Things to Do" link.