May 22, 2019
The 2019 TBL season will run open tournaments*. The 6 lakes already on schedule will remain unchanged. First place winners from each 2019 open event will have the opportunity to enter the 2020 TBL Elite's Tour without the $600 deposit** and still earn AOY points*** for the Cup event.
The 3 day 2019 Elite's Cup in September will remain on standby as an open event.
* The 2019 TBL open tournaments will not have the points system.
** The $600 deposit will be waived for the 2020 TBL Elite's Tour for winners of each 2019 TBL open tournament. Remaining balance of $160 for each event must still be paid to enter each 2020 Elite's Tour tournament.
*** AOY points are earned by weighing in fish.
Payout structure: Percentages are after operation deductions. Payouts are 1 place per 4 boats.
*7 places @28 boats (payback 92%)
48%, 16%, 10%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%
*6 places @24 boats (payback 91%)
51%, 17%, 11%, 9%, 7%, 5%
*5 places @20 boats (payback 90%)
56%, 18%, 11%, 9%, 6%
*4 places @16 boats (payback 88%)
60%, 20%, 12%, 8%
*3 places @12 boats (payback 86%)
66%, 22%, 12%
*2 places @8 boats (payback 80%)
Let us know if you have any questions!
March 4, 2019
Elite's Tour registration is open! Competitors have until May 18th to make their deposits for the 2019 season to secure their spot in 6 events to qualify for Angler of the Year points and the Elites Cup.
January 8, 2019
The 2019 season will start south of the Twin Cities and will travel to central Minnesota. Lura lake will be our first stop. We expect big weights from this shallow flat lake. Fish will be finished spawning and few post spawners will be lingering around beds. Our second stop is just a few miles north of Lura. Lake Washington will have anglers sorting their best 5 fish to bring to the scale. Stopping just outside of the cities halfway into the season is Lake Waconia. A respectable fishery despite being swamped with water recreation on the weekends. The 2nd half of the season will have anglers catching brown fish as well. We make our way to central Minnesota to Lake Koronis, Horseshoe Chain of Lakes and Lake Washington, which will be a mixture of deep water fishing, multiple bays in a river system, and a shallow flat sandy lake.
The Elites Cup will be held at Lake Minnetonka. Only the top 1/3 in points will advance to this 3 day tournament.
- Lura L. (Blue Earth) 1358 acres
- Washington L. (Le Sueur) 1519 acres
- L. Waconia (Carver) 3080 acres
- L. Koronis (Stearns) 2968 acres
- Horseshoe Chain of Lakes (Stearns) 2456 acres
- L. Washington (Meeker) 2438 acres
- Lake Minnetonka (Hennepin) 14,206 acres
September 12th, 13th, 14th
October 22, 2018
Revised Nov 16th, 2018
Permits for the 2019 season have been submitted.
Payouts are adjusted to pay 1/4 of the field instead of 1/3 of the field for the tour. This will give larger payouts to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Elites cup will remain unchanged and 1/3 of the field who qualify will compete in a 3 day battle. Angler of the year payout will also increase and will be based off of the elite entrys for the season. If we have a season of a minimum 25 Elite anglers, Tournament Bass League will pay for one Bassmaster OPENS Pro entry, division of choice to the winner of the Angler of the Year.
30 boat payout:
Look forward to an exciting battle this coming season!
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