Cook looking to cast into Pros


CADIZ, Ky. – Local angler Corey Cook of Delbarton, West Virginia, will be among the 49 anglers competing at the 33rd annual FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Barkley Lake in Cadiz, Kentucky, June 9-11. The tournament will feature the top boaters and co-anglers from across the nationwide 24-division BFL circuit casting for cash prizes of up to $120,000 in the Boater Division and $60,000 in the Co-angler Division, plus an opportunity to compete in the world championship of professional bass fishing, the Forrest Wood Cup.

Cook punched his ticket to the event via his fifth place finish at the TBF National Championship last season. The top six boaters and co-anglers from each of the six regional championships advanced to the All-American, along with six qualifiers from the annual Wild Card tournament and seven from the TBF National Championship. The event will be internationally televised on the NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network this fall.

“I get chills thinking about what winning this tournament could do; it is truly a life changing opportunity,” said Cook. “There is nothing that I want more than to fish professionally for a living, and the $120,000 first place prize would allow me to jumpstart my career.”

Anglers will take off from Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky, at 7 a.m. CDT each morning. Weigh-ins will be begin at 3 p.m. on the first two days of competition. Saturday’s final weigh-in will begin at 4 p.m. Fishing fans that can’t make the trek to Kentucky can still follow along with all of the tournament action at Updates, photos and videos will be posted throughout the three days of competition as well as a live streaming video feed of the weigh-in each day.

Coverage of the 2016 BFL All-American will premiere in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) October 5 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EDT. The Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show airs on NBCSN, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For a full schedule of events, complete details and updated information visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About Fishing League Worldwide (FLW)

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Periscope: @FLWFishing.


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