Smith Mountain Lake to Host T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament

The bass fishing on Smith Mountain Lake is expected to be great for this BFL Piedmont Division tournament. Largemouth are active in 2 to 15 feet of water and will likely be caught around secondary points, shallow coves, stumps and docks with jigs, drop-shot rigs, crankbaits, swimbaits, Ned-rigs and jerkbaits. Smallmouths are reportedly coming from rocks, stumps, ledges and secondary points, and may be caught with jigs, jerkbaits, hair jigs and medium-diving crankbaits, especially mid- to lower-lake. The winner of the tournament will likely need a five-bass limit weighing about 16 pounds.

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 2019 BFL All-American will be held May 30-June 1 at the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland, and is hosted by the Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism and the Commissioners of Charles County. 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 outlets at 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, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. 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.

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