Bassmaster and FLW to bring College, High School, and Series tournaments to Toledo Bend

Many, LA- Young anglers across the country can officially start marking their calendars for 2020 tournament dates on Toledo Bend which was recently ranked fourth in the central division of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes for 2019.

Bassmaster will launch its Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bassmaster High School Series presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods on Toledo Bend Lake January 25-28. There will be 250 college and university teams representing 80 different schools from 30 states. Daily launch is at 7:00am and weigh-ins are at 3:00pm from Cypress Bend Park. The final weigh-in will be held on Saturday, January 25.

The Top 4 teams in the championship advance to the College Classic Bracket for an opportunity to earn a coveted berth in bass fishing’s biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic.

The Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will be held on Toledo Bend Reservoir, Jan 26, 2020. There are 720 high school students registered with 250 coaches from 17 states.

Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) also announced the expanded 2020 FLW Series and T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Southwestern Division details, schedules, rules, entry fees and payouts, highlighted by lower entry fees in both circuits and an expanded FLW Series schedule, along with upping the championship payout to $200,000 for first place and adding $10,000 bonuses for the highest-finishing pro from each of the eight U.S. FLW Series divisions and the International division.

The FLW Series Southwestern Division is coming to Toledo Bend Reservoir, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Daily launch is at 7:00am and weigh-ins are at 3:00pm from Cypress Bend Park. The final weigh-in will be held on Saturday, February 1.

The FLW Bass Pro Shops High School Tournament will be held on March 7, 2020 at San Miguel Park.

These events are hosted locally by the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Sabine River Authority, DeSoto Parish Tourist Bureau, Vernon Parish Tourist Commission, and Cypress Bend Resort. Toledo Town & Tackle, Fisherman’s Galley, and Cypress Bend Resort are also providing in-kind services to help meet contract requirements.

Shown are some of the universities that will be represented on Toledo Bend. Photo courtesy of