FLW and the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that Counce, Tenn. will host the 2021 Toyota Series Championship Oct. 28-30 at Pickwick Lake.
Pickwick is a familiar destination for FLW and its Toyota Series anglers. The fishery has played host to numerous Pro Circuit, Toyota Series, BFL and College Fishing events over the years. The 2021 Toyota Series Championship marks the first time that FLW will run a tournament in Counce.
“We are proud that Pickwick Lake and Hardin County were selected to host the 2021 FLW Toyota Series Championship,” said Dennis Tumlin, chief customer officer for the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “Our partners at the Tennessee State Parks recently cut the ribbon on an $11 million renovation project at Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce and have created one of the premier fishing tournament destinations anywhere in the southeastern United States. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase this amazing facility as we host the Toyota Series Championship.”
The event will launch from the Pickwick Landing State Park, located just south of Pickwick Dam, at 120 Playground Loop in Counce. Accommodations in the park include a lodge and restaurant, cabins and camping. In addition to water sports, guests enjoy golfing, birding, picnicking, disc golf, nature walks and tennis. The park contains 1,416 acres of forested hills and hollows.
The 2021 Toyota Series will consist of six divisions – Central, Northern, Plains, Southern, Southwestern and Western – each holding three regular-season events, along with the International division. Anglers who finish in the Top 25 in each division’s Angler of the Year (AOY) standings will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship for a shot at winning $200,000 cash, plus lucrative contingency bonuses like the $35,000 FLW PHOENIX Bonus offered this season. The winning co-angler at the championship earns a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat (or comparable model) with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard.
The complete 2021 Toyota Series schedule was announced earlier this month.