Bass fishing tournament announces Upstate location, predicts $1 million economic impact for area

Bass fishing tournament announces Upstate location, predicts $1 million economic impact for area
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Another major bass fishing tournament will be held on Lake Hartwell, organizers announced Monday.Fishing League Worldwide announced that the 37th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League tournament will be held on Lake Hartwell in 2020. The tournament, planned April 30-May 2, will showcase the nation’s best weekend anglers. The Bassmaster Elite tournament is also held on Lake Hartwell.Because BFL competitors are weekend anglers and not pros, the All-American tournament and its cash prize of $120,000 presents a unique opportunity for qualifiers. The winner also gets an automatic slot in the FLW Cup.The Anderson community is expected to be a big winner, thanks to the tournament, with an estimated $1 million economic impact. “This announcement is a huge win for our county,” Neil Paul, executive director for Visit Anderson, said.Lake Hartwell has never hosted an All-American Championship, but it has hosted numerous major FLW bass-fishing tournaments over the years, including…

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