FLW bass tourney coming to Lay

The Dixie Division of the $8 million Walmart Bass Fishing League will visit Lay Lake outside Columbiana May 9 for the third of five regular-season events. As many as 200 boaters and 200 co-anglers are expected to compete in the tournament, which will award as much as $45,000 in cash, including a top award of $6,000 in the Boater Division.

If the winner is a participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program, he or she will receive a $2,000 bonus from Ranger Boats. If the winner is not a Ranger Cup participant, Ranger will award $1,000 to the highest-finishing Ranger Cup participant. That’s a potential top award of $8,000 for anglers who meet contingency guidelines.

Bombardier will award $1,000 to the winning boater if the winner’s boat is equipped with a qualifying Evinrude E-TEC or Direct Injection outboard.

The winning co-angler will earn as much as $3,000 cash.

Big Bass awards of up to $1,000 and $500, respectively, will also be awarded in the Boater and Co-angler Divisions.

Anglers may register for the tournament online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling (270) 252-1000. On-site registration will be held May 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Calera Walmart. Entry fees are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers.

Beeswax Landing in Wilsonville will host the takeoff and weigh-in at 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.