Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 07/16/2018

Moore, OK – The schedules for both the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series and the 2019 FLW Tour were released over the past eight days, with the Bassmaster Elite Series schedule announced on July 9th just prior to the start of ICAST in Orlando, Florida, and the FLW Tour schedule announced on July 12th.  

Here's a look at the two schedules:  

Stop #1: February 7-10 - St. Johns River (Palatka, Fla.)
Stop #2 – February  14-17 - Lake Lanier (Gwinnett, Ga.)
Stop #3: April 4-7 – Lake Hartwell  (Anderson, S.C.)
Stop #4: April 11-14 - Winyah Bay (Georgetown, S.C.)
Stop #5: May 2-5 - Toyota Texas Fest (TBA)
Stop #6: May 16-19 - Fort Gibson Lake (Tahlequah, Okla.)
Stop #7: June 13-16 - California Delta (Sacramento, Calif.)
Stop #8: June 20-23 - Columbia River (Tri-Cities, Wash.)
Stop #9: August 15-18 - St. Lawrence River (Waddington, N.Y.)
AOY Championship (TBA)
Classic Bracket (TBA)

Farthest North is the 8th stop of the season on the Columbia River in Tri-Cities, Washington.  

Farthest South is the 1st stop of the season on the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida.  

Farthest East is the 9th stop of the season on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, NY.

Farthest West is the 7th stop of the season on the California Delta in Sacramento, California.  

In total there are nine regular season events that cover 7,409 miles from the first tournament to the last tournament.  

There are three fisheries on the schedule where the Elite Series has never been for a regular season tournament (Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell, and the Columbia River).  

There are three back-to-back swings in the 2019 regular season schedule including the St. Johns River and Lake Lanier, Lake Hartwell and Winyah Bay, and the California Delta and Columbia River.

The 2019 regular season covers seven States over the course of seven months.  

Stop #1:  January 10-13 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir  (Brookeland, Texas)
Stop #2: February 7-10 - Lake Toho (Kissimmee, Fla. )
Stop #3: March 7-10 -  Lake Seminole ( Bainbridge, Ga.)
Stop #4: March 28-31 – Grand Lake (Grove, Okla.)       
Stop #5: April 11-14  -  Cherokee Lake (Jefferson City, Tenn.)      
Stop #6: May 2-5 - Lake Chickamauga  (Dayton, Tenn.)
Stop #7: June 27-30 - Lake Champlain (Plattsburgh, NY)

Farthest North and farthest East is the 7th stop of the season on Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, New York.  

Farthest South is the 2nd stop of the season on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Florida.  

Farthest West is the 4th stop of the season on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma.  

In total there are seven regular season events that cover 4,037 miles from the first tournament to the last tournament.  

The 2019 regular season covers five states over the course of six months.  

In the span of three weeks, the FLW Tour will visit two fisheries in Tennessee (Cherokee Lake and Lake Chickamauga) that are located just 100 miles apart.  

For the sixth consecutive season, The FLW Tour will visit at least one fishery in Florida.

There will be no co-anglers competing at the Tour level in 2019.  FLW Tour competitors will be accompanied by a marshal during all competition days.