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#10993411 - 07/22/15 11:17 AM 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule
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2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule

February 4-7 Lake Okeechobee Clewiston, Fla.
Hosted by Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort and the Hendry County Tourism Development Council

March 17-20 Lake Hartwell Anderson, S.C.
Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

April 14-17 Beaver Lake Rogers, Ark.
Hosted by Visit Rogers

May 5-8 Pickwick Lake Florence, Ala.
Hosted by the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Bureau

June 9-12 Kentucky Lake Gilbertsville, Ky.
Hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

June 23-26 Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by the City of Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
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#10993439 - 07/22/15 11:30 AM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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Wow, no Texas lakes when most are full these days?

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#10993467 - 07/22/15 11:42 AM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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that is interesting
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#10993525 - 07/22/15 12:08 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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Like all tours and circuits, they go where the Chamber of Commerce's or Tourism Board's make the most attractive deal.

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#10993527 - 07/22/15 12:09 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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For the most part, business as usual. They need to branch out a little

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#10993597 - 07/22/15 12:44 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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FLW is ridiculous. They have maybe 15 different bodies of water in their rotation. Boring.
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#10993611 - 07/22/15 12:52 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Originally Posted By: RedRaider3933
FLW is ridiculous. They have maybe 15 different bodies of water in their rotation. Boring.


15 good paying cities. That is all.
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#10993627 - 07/22/15 12:56 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: RedRaider3933]
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Originally Posted By: RedRaider3933
FLW is ridiculous. They have maybe 15 different bodies of water in their rotation. Boring.


I'm starting to think that is inline with their business plan. Their priority is filling up a 150 boat series and best way for them to do that is a Southeast series only. Most of the Tour guys don't want to travel west or north too far. Only reason they do Beaver is Walmart. Considering more tour anglers from Texas than any other state you think they would hit every other year. Over last 10 years I believe the business has changed from how high can you float to keep from sinking too deep.
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#10993635 - 07/22/15 01:02 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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Looks good and tempting. Always wanted to hit Champlain!!
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#10993636 - 07/22/15 01:05 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Rob Lay]
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
Over last 10 years I believe the business has changed from how high can you float to keep from sinking too deep.


I guess having a waiting list year after year is "sinking too deep"? Plenty of young willing guys to step up and enter year after year....even with a sucky economy. Even when the price goes up. (Speaking about the Tour level).
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#10993807 - 07/22/15 02:19 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: ChanceHuiet]
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChanceHuiet
Originally Posted By: RedRaider3933
FLW is ridiculous. They have maybe 15 different bodies of water in their rotation. Boring.


15 good paying cities. That is all.

I could all but guarantee that there are plenty of cities around that would be willing to pay more than what they are getting. It doesn't even have to be Texas.

Table Rock (Branson)
Dardanelle (Russellville)
St. Clair (Detroit)
Erie (Buffalo)
Oneida/Cayuga (Syracuse)
Mississippi Rive (any city you want)
Red River (Shreveport)

FLW must have some long term contractual obligations or something. Doesn't make any sense to keep visiting the same places repeatedly.
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#10993817 - 07/22/15 02:24 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
Okhissa2 Offline
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Just another reason a lot of the Top guys have already left for BASS,, I will be glad when the last hand full make to swap ..

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#10993823 - 07/22/15 02:27 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
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They need to fish all way October or at least September , only 6 tourneys is kinda short and boring
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#10993836 - 07/22/15 02:33 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Slide_R]
Kicker16 Offline
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Looks like a pretty typical FLW schedule.

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#10993842 - 07/22/15 02:37 PM Re: 2016 Walmart FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule [Re: Bass_Bustin_Texan]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bass_Bustin_Texan
I guess having a waiting list year after year is "sinking too deep"? Plenty of young willing guys to step up and enter year after year....even with a sucky economy. Even when the price goes up. (Speaking about the Tour level).


exactly my point, they keep a strong demand with just a Southeast series. Also only 6 events allows the field to be FILLED with part timers and not only full time pros. the majority of FLW Tour guys have other jobs or retired where the majority of BASS Elites are full time pros.

a few minor points in regards to floating high in years past...

1) They got rid of the Majors although the Majors had healthy fields.

2) FLW set up unique model where they went out to get the big sponsors and limited sponsors anglers could have, the benefit was top anglers got "team deals'. How many fewer team deals are there today than before? Are you telling me Forest Wood Cup champion Anthony Gagliardi didn't even get a team deal?

3) Up through 2009 winners of tour events got $200k (go Mark Pack!) and 2nd got $50k, it is now $125k and 2nd gets $30k.
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