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FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced the 2020 FLW Pro Circuit roster in its first year since the acquisition by Major League Fishing. Per the FLW qualifying process outlined in the 2019 rules, the field will include 150 anglers plus five additional pros with medical and/or hardship exemptions.

Louisiana is well represented in the field, including Hunter Freeman of Monroe, Tyler Stewart of West Monroe and Jake Ormond of Sterlington. Other Louisiana anglers on the tour include Randy Allen of Gilliam, Randy Despino of Colfax, Darold Gleason of Many, Nick LeBrun of Bossier City, Colby Miller of Elmer, Chris Neau of New Orleans, Drew Ratley of Shreveport and Clark Reehm of Elm Grove.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce this exceptional field of professional anglers,” said Kathy Fennel, FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Many of the most decorated pro anglers in the sport have gotten their start at FLW, and we expect our 2020 season to be one of the most exciting, competitive seasons in our history.”

The 2020 FLW Pro Circuit roster is headlined by a stout contingent of bass-fishing professionals, including former FLW Cup champions Brad Knight (2015), John Cox (2016) and Darrel Robertson (1999) along with former All-American champions Nick LeBrun (2018), Jeremy Lawyer (2016) and Troy Morrow (2010). They will be joined by bass-fishing legends Larry Nixon – after recovering from shoulder surgery – and Gary Yamamoto, along with veteran FLW stalwarts such as Terry Bolton, Greg Bohannan and Chad Grigsby.