Professional Bass Angler Scott Canterbury of Springville, Alabama, has won more than $1 million as a fishing pro, and he will be in Lake County with other anglers in March vying for a tournament win.
The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has revealed that one of its six broadcast tournaments will be filmed March 9-12 in Leesburg during the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour, on NBC Sports Network, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network.
Lake County Economic Development and Tourism Manager Adam Sumner, who’s also an avid angler, says the tour stop in Leesburg will allow Lake County “to show the world” just how great fishing is on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Lake County has already reeled attention for being home to seven of the top 11 lakes in the state for quantity and size of bass fish.
Adam says the FLW will be involved in hosting community events during tournament week, including an expo on Ski Beach at Venetian Gardens.
Additional tournament details closer to the event will be available at FLWFishing.com.
Those interested in learning more about bass fishing in Lake County can visit lakebigbass.com.