FLW Fantasy Fishing set to launch for 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 6, 2015) – FLW announced today that registration for the 2015 season of FLW Fantasy Fishing will open on Wednesday, Feb. 11. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows players to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.

Players can log on to FantasyFishing.com to enter for their chance to win up to $5,000 at each of the seven FLW Tour events of the season, including the world championship of bass fishing, the Forrest Wood Cup. In addition, a grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the top cumulative scoring team after the seven events.

The 2015 version of FLW Fantasy Fishing will again emphasize strategy. Players will select a roster of 10 pro anglers at predetermined values within a $200 salary cap for every Walmart FLW Tour stop. The value of each angler will change for each event, so players will have to adjust, not just to the fishery, but also to the valuation of each angler. This new format will force players to choose more than just the local favorites and perennial top finishers; the best-performing players will dig deep for high-value anglers.

FLW members will have the advantage of using the Member’s Advantage tools to help select their winning rosters. Detailed profiles, lake reports, pundit picks, local finder, fantasy trends and real-time scoring are all perks and advantages offered only to FLW members. To sign up for an FLW membership, visit FLWFishing.com.

Players can begin selecting their fantasy rosters at midnight on Feb. 11, 2015. The fantasy fishing season kicks off March 5, in conjunction with the beginning of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Toho presented by Mercury Marine in Kissimmee, Florida. The season culminates Aug. 20-23 at the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita presented by Walmart in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Fifty prizes are awarded at each of the seven individual tournaments, including the $5,000 top prize. In addition, 10 cumulative prizes, including the $10,000 grand prize, will be awarded to the top cumulative scoring teams after all seven tournaments.

For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, to examine angler valuations, register and select your roster, please visit FantasyFishing.com.

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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