Pro anglers available for autographs Tuesday, Feb. 13

AUSTIN, Texas (Feb. 7, 2007) — Fishing fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished anglers in the world of competitive bass fishing at seven Wal-Mart stores in the Austin, Texas, area Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m.

The world-class anglers will be signing autographs, posing for photos and offering fishing tips to store visitors during the two-hour event, which precedes the Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s season-opening event, presented by Kellogg’s, on Lake Travis in Austin Feb. 15-18. The total purse for the Lake Travis tournament is $1 million, making the event the most lucrative tour-level bass tournament hosted in Texas in 2007.

Among the pros participating will be Kellogg’s pro Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, who twice won the Land O’Lakes Angler of the Year award on the FLW Tour. Wendlandt has long been one of the most recognized anglers on tour, and has accumulated well over $1 million in career FLW Outdoors earnings. Wendlandt will be speaking at the Wal-Mart store located at 201 Walton Way in Cedar Park. Joining him at the Cedar Park store will be A&W pro Robert Pearson, Hamburger Helper pro David Cooke and Fujifilm pro Sam Swett.

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners Tournament Championship Series, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses of nearly $43 million through 238 events in 2007.

Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing.

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For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit or call (270) 252-1000.