April 21, 2010

AFS Southeast Division to host event on Lake Seminole

Lake Seminole (Photo by Rob Newell FLWoutdoors.com)

 I'm headed to Seminole a week from today and it's all I can think about.  I hope the fishing is as good as I hear it is.  Here is the press release from FLW:

AFS Southeast Division to host event on Lake Seminole

Fish likely moving toward summertime pattern

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — The FLW American Fishing Series is headed to Lake Seminole April 29-May 1 for the second of three stops in the Southeast Division. As many as 300 pros and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $25,000 plus a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Yamaha outboard motor and up to $15,000, respectively.

“The fish in Seminole are big, fat and healthy,” said FLW pro Greg Pugh, who won this event in 2007. “I will be fishing big ledges with a deep drop-off, 15 to 18 feet. The fish are going to be moving into their summertime pattern, so they may be a little lethargic.

“I will also be looking for a lot of standing timber: stumps, logs, rocks, anything that has a current running over it. The fish tend to be more aggressive in those areas. A Carolina rig with a big Texas worm or any big crankbait will probably work best in this tournament. Weights are going to be iffy; it could take 18 pounds or more per day to win it.”

Anglers will take off and weigh in at Bainbridge Earle Mae Boat Basin located at 100 Boat Basin Circle in Bainbridge, Ga. Takeoff will be at 6:30 each morning, while weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. daily. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

The Lake Seminole American Fishing Series tournament is being hosted by the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce.

Pros will fish for a top award of $25,000 plus a 198VX Ranger boat with 200-horsepower outboard if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. Co-anglers will cast for a top award of $10,000. If the co-angler meets the Ranger Cup guidelines, they will earn an additional $5,000.

The American Fishing Series consists of four divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast and Texas. Each division will consist of three tournaments and competitors will be vying for valuable points that could earn them a trip to the American Fishing Series Invitational on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala., Nov. 4-6. The points champion from each division will qualify for the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup and a fifth Forrest Wood Cup qualifier will advance from the Invitational that is open to the top 50 anglers from each division.

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FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player's Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.

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