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FLW Returns to Chickamauga Lake

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FLW Pro Brad Knight finished 12th when the FLW Tour was here on Chickamauga in April of 2011 FLW Pro Brad Knight finished 12th when the FLW Tour was here on Chickamauga in April of 2011

DAYTON, TN. (WRCB) - The FLW Tour will return to Chickamauga Lake in Dayton, June 27-30 for the final stop of their 2013 season. Hosted by the City of Dayton, the tournament will feature up to 160 of the top bass anglers in the world. They will be casting for a top prize of a  $125,000 in the Pro Division and $25,000 in the Co-angler Division.

According to articles in the Rhea County Herald, the Rhea County Commission and the City of Dayton put up a total $52,500 to attract the major bass tournament to town.

"Anytime I get to fish on the TN River and close to home I get excited. I was fortunate to get a 12th place finish here in the last FLW.  It is a great fishery and someone is really going to catch them. I have never been here in June, but I know this lake is capable of some big bags. The grass that time of year could be a big factor" said FLW Pro Brad Knight

Anglers will take off from Dayton Boat Dock located at 175 Lakeshore Drive in Dayton, Tennessee. Wednesday and Thursday's weigh-ins will also be held at Dayton Boat Dock beginning at 3:00 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday's final weigh-in being held at the Walmart located at 3034 Rhea County Highway in Dayton beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Fans will be treated to a Family Fun Zone at the Walmart located in Dayton prior to Saturday and Sunday's weigh-in from noon to 4 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.

Complete 2013 FLW Schedule:

  • Feb. 7-10, Lake Okeechobee - Clewiston, Fla.
  • March 7-10, Smith Lake - Jasper, Ala.
  • April 11-14, Beaver Lake - Rogers, Ark.
  • May 16-19, Lake Eufaula - Eufaula, Ala.
  • June 6-9, Grand Lake - Grove, Oklahoma.
  • June 27-30, Lake Chickamauga - Dayton, Tenn.
  • Aug. 15-18, Red River - Shreveport-Bossier City, La. - Forrest Wood Cup
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