No - not FLW, Andre. The FLW Open tournament is 140 boats out of Plattsburg, NY, and has pros such as Jimmy Houston and Mike Iaconelli fishing it. That tournament is a 4-day tournament and starts Thursday Sept. 15, with a cut at the end of the 3 days on Saturday to the Top 10 who will fish on Sunday for the $125,000.http://www.flwoutdoors.com/bassfishing/flw/tournament/2011/6556/lake-champlain-press-release/152826/walmart-flw-tour-returns-to-lake-champlain/
The tournament you saw, Mike, setting up in Mallet's Bay is the Bassmaster BASS Federation Nation's Eastern Region Divisional. This tournament starts Wednesday, Sept. 14, and goes three days, through Friday. This tournament is an amateur tournament featuring 12-person "teams" from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Ontario, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine. Each team member is randomly paired with another team member from another state or province, and fish for their own limits, which are then combined with the limits from their 11 other teammates, for a team weight over 3 days for the Team Championship.
In addition, the top finishing angler for each respective team goes to the Federation National tournament in February in Louisiana and fishes against 51 other Top Anglers from each state and province from their respective Region Divisionals. The top finishing angler at this National even from each respective region then gets a berth in the Bassmaster Classic.
Last year, Sean Alvarez, from Rutland Vermont, earned that Classic berth for the Eastern Region by finishing first in his division at the Nationals.http://www.bassmaster.com/sites/default/files/imce/NEW%20BFN%20Eastern%20Info%20Sheet%20_2_.pdfhttp://www.bassmaster.com/news/eastern-divisional-previewhttp://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110911/COLUMNISTS01/109110339/-1/LIVING10/Outdoors-Lake-helps-makes-angler-better-fisherman