MINNEAPOLIS (April 5, 2004) — On April 25 “FLW Outdoors” on the Outdoor Life Network will chronicle the exciting $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open presented by Tyson. The event took place March 31-April 3 on Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Seven of the 10 finalists vying for the $200,000 top prize started the final day of the event within 4 pounds of the lead. The shoot-out style weigh-in came down to one fish that determined the winner of one of the most lucrative paydays in pro fishing.

Tune in to see Tim Klinger, a rookie from Boulder City, Nev., walk away with the big check after competing in only his fourth FLW Tour event. Klinger edged out six-year veteran Craig Powers of Rockwood, Tenn., by 13 ounces to commandeer the Wal-Mart Open title.

Also in the top 10 is Wal-Mart Open favorite and Team Kellogg’s pro Clark Wendlandt, who has two Beaver Lake wins to his credit. The Cedar Park, Texas, native was not able to capture a record third title, but he took home $40,000 by finishing in fourth place. The leader going into the final day of competition, Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wis., landed in third place and pocketed $50,000.

The Outdoor Life Network broadcasts “FLW Outdoors” every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern time and again on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Eastern. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area.

During each tournament show, “FLW Outdoors” television hosts Carlton Wing and Taylor Carr go on location to provide on-the-water coverage. Tournament weigh-ins are broadcast live at Wal-Mart stores throughout the country and tape-delayed on “FLW Outdoors” by three weeks to bring audiences nationwide the best tournament footage possible throughout the season.

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors is the industry’s premier provider of sport-fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the world’s most lucrative bass-fishing circuit; the EverStart Series, known as the gateway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers; the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail; the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, the world’s most lucrative walleye-fishing circuit; and the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League for weekend anglers.