MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 6, 2003) — This week on “FLW Outdoors” television, watch as some of the world’s best anglers compete for the top prize of $25,000 cash and a Ranger boat at the EverStart Series Championship. The championship – having concluded Nov. 1 – takes place on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, Tenn. Anglers try to overcome difficult fishing conditions that saw only two of 150 pros catching five-fish limits on opening day.

Co-hosts Carlton Wing and Taylor Carr talk with some big names that made the 20-angler semifinals including Kellogg’s pros Clark Wendlandt of Cedar Park, Texas, and Jim Tutt of Longview, Texas. Also in the top 20 are Fujifilm pro Wesley Strader of Spring City, Tenn., and Banana Boat pro Kevin Vida of Clare, Mich.

Attempting to win his 10th FLW Outdoors tournament in less than two years is Tony Christian of Hull, Ga., whose hot streak includes a win earlier this season at Lake Martin in the EverStart Eastern Division. The exciting, shootout-style weigh-in comes down to Christian and Dick Shaffer of Celina, Ohio, with a single fish deciding the outcome.

The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) broadcasts “FLW Outdoors” every Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area.

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.

For more information, visit FLWOutdoors.com.