In this post I am not trying to say which circuit pays out better as it can get complicated when discussing championships and contingency money. Of course participation is a huge factor also.
FLW BFL Membership to compete is $50
RAM OPEN membership to compete is $25
FLW BFL Entry Fee is $230
RAM OPEN Entry Fee is $200
Payout examples below:
BFL Tournament with 101 boats from 2015
RAM OPEN with 100 boats using 2016 web site information: