HOT SPRINGS — Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lake Dardanelle has been selected to host the sixth event of the 25th season of the FLW Tour, May 14-17, 2020, in Russellville, Arkansas. The 25th season of the FLW Tour will feature seven regular-season tournaments showcasing the best anglers in the world competing at top bass fisheries at peak times.
The full schedule for the 2020 FLW Tour season was announced live to anglers and media Thursday at the annual pre-FLW Cup banquet in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The FLW Tour has visited Lake Dardanelle just twice previously, with 2020 marking the third visit in the Tour’s 25-year history.
“We are excited for the FLW Tour to visit Lake Dardanelle in 2020,” said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW operations. “It’s fun for both the anglers and fans to compete on ‘new’ fisheries, and this will be the first FLW Tour event on Lake Dardanelle in 11 years. We look forward to showcasing the fantastic fishing and expect great success as we bring the FLW Tour back to northwest Arkansas.”
The event will be hosted by the Russellville Advertising & Promotion Commission.
2020 FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule:
January 23-26 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper County Development District
February 20-23 Harris Chain of Lakes Leesburg, Fla.
Hosted by Lake County, Fla.
March 19-22 Lake Martin Alexander City, Ala.
Hosted by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce
April 2-5 Cherokee Lake Jefferson City, Tenn.
Hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
April 23-26 Lake Hartwell Anderson, S.C.
Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau
May 14-17 Lake Dardanelle Russellville, Ark.
Hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotion Commission
June 25-28 Detroit River Trenton, Mich.
Hosted by Detroit Sports Commission
Further details will be announced later this year.