FLW announced today that due to New York’s recently announced travel restrictions, the organization will shift its July 9-11 FLW Series Northern Division opener from the St. Lawrence River at Massena, New York, to Lake Erie at Sandusky, Ohio.
“The City of Sandusky is excited for the opportunity to host the Toyota Series at the Shelby Street Boat Launch facility,” said Eric Wobser, city manager for the City of Sandusky. “We welcome the opportunity to provide access from our waterfront downtown destination and are encouraged by FLW’s commitment to safety and the guidelines set during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The Town of Massena deeply regrets that FLW has to reschedule the Toyota Series outside New York State due to the newly-implemented directives for people traveling from other parts of the country,” said Don Meissner, tournament coordinator for the Town of Massena. “The town highly values its relationship with FLW and we look forward to future tournaments.”
Entries will roll over to the rescheduled event unless instructed otherwise.
Anglers will take off daily at 6 a.m. EDT from the Shelby Street Boat Launch Facility, located at 101 Shelby St. in Sandusky. Weigh-ins will also be held at the same location beginning at 2 p.m.
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, attendance is limited to competing anglers and essential staff only. Fans are encouraged to forgo the daily takeoffs and weigh-ins and follow the event online through the “FLW Live” weigh-in broadcasts and daily coverage at FLWFishing.com.
FLW continues to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, state and local guidelines. Officials are still evaluating options for other New York events, including the FLW TITLE (Pro Circuit championship), currently scheduled Aug. 24-29 at the St. Lawrence. No additional updates are available at this time.