Ranger owners may register for the 2006 TTT beginning Jan. 4. Champion and Stratos owners may register beginning Jan. 5. All other entries will be accepted beginning Jan. 6. Anglers who enter all four qualifying tournaments by Jan. 6 will be given priority over anglers who enter fewer than four events. Entry fees remain unchanged for 2006 at $350 for pros and $100 for co-anglers.
Entries for the 2006 season may be made online at FLWOutdoors.com or by calling 270-252-1000. Phones open at 8 a.m. Central time. Schedules, complete rules and tournament details for the 2006 season will be available on FLWOutdoors.com beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Each of the TTT's four regular-season events will feature two days of competition that will award as much as $220,500 in cash and prizes to as many as 200 pros and 200 co-anglers. The regular season will kick off Feb. 4-5 on Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas, followed by an event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas, March 11-12. The third regular-season event will be held April 1-2 on Cedar Creek Reservoir in Gun Barrel City, Texas, and the regular season will wrap up on Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas, May 6-7.
The winning pro at each regular-season event can earn as much as $77,500 in cash and prizes. The winner will receive a first-place prize of a Ranger 519VX bass boat powered by a 200-horsepower Yamaha or Evinrude outboard plus $10,000 cash. If the winner is an original owner of a Ranger boat and meets Ranger contingency guidelines, the winner will earn another $20,000 cash. Co-anglers will compete for a cash award of $4,000 plus a Ranger 519VX bass boat powered by a 200-horsepower Yamaha or Evinrude outboard if the winner is a qualified Ranger boat owner for a total award of $44,000.
Ranger Boats will award $5,000 to the highest-finishing Ranger Cup participant during each qualifying event. Yamaha will award an additional 50 percent of Ranger Cup winnings if Powered by Yamaha guidelines are met.
Every angler who receives weight credit in a tournament earns points, with 200 points awarded to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on. These points determine angler standings, and the top 50 pros and top 50 co-anglers from the year-end standings are eligible to advance to the no-entry-fee $210,000 TTT Championship on Lake Stillhouse in Killeen, Texas, Nov. 11-12. The winning pro at the championship can earn as much as $75,000 in cash and prizes, including a Ranger 519VX powered by a 200-horsepower Yamaha or Evinrude outboard and $15,000 for the win plus another $20,000 cash if Ranger contingency guidelines are met. The winning co-angler will earn a Ranger 519VX powered by a 200-horsepower Yamaha or Evinrude outboard and $5,000 for the victory plus another $5,000 cash if Ranger contingency guidelines are met for a total ward of $50,000.
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, 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, Ranger owners' tournaments and Stratos owners' tournaments. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $35 million through 244 events in 2006.
For more information on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com. For more information on FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.