MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 27, 2003) — In its continuing effort to bring professional bass fishing to the masses, FLWOutdoors.com – a leader in technological innovation within the tournament-fishing industry – announced Monday that FLW Live™, its new technology that allows competitive-fishing enthusiasts to get real-time weigh-in results, will be available for the EverStart Series Championship in Tennessee on Old Hickory Lake Wednesday through Saturday. FLW Live was launched last month for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour World Championship of Bass Fishing presented by Castrol.

Wednesday’s and Thursday’s weigh-ins will start at 3 p.m. Central time; Friday’s weigh-in will begin at 5 p.m.; and Saturday’s weigh-in will start at 3 p.m. An Internet link to FLW Live is located at FLWOutdoors.com in the right-hand navigation bar.

The new technology delivers results instantly from the weigh-in stage to the Web site so fans can experience the weigh-in as it happens. FLW Live brings real-time audio of the play-by-play as host Charlie Evans talks with the anglers weighing in their bass. FLW Live is perfect for the person with a casual interest in tournament results as well as the families and fans of professional anglers who cannot attend a tournament. Anyone with Internet access can now experience the play-by-play action through this program.

“FLW Live helps broaden our audience by introducing new fishing fans to the sport,” said Irwin Jacobs, chairman of FLW Outdoors. “This innovative technology will revolutionize tournament fishing while increasing exposure for our anglers and sponsors alike.”

FLW Live gives by-the-second updates of pro and co-angler standings and features a photo of the angler weighing in. The site has live audio so visitors can listen to anglers’ comments as their catch weights are recorded. The pro and co-angler leaderboards are constantly updated. Visitors are also able to search for any angler to get a specific day’s weigh-in results.

“We really had the tournament fan in mind when we developed the program, while hoping it would pique the interest of other visitors who have never experienced an FLW Outdoors weigh-in,” said Bill Petrowiak, vice president of marketing and communications for FLW Outdoors. “FLW Live is a great way for FLWOutdoors.com visitors to stay on top of the action. It also allows the anglers’ families to be virtually involved with the tournament when they are not able to be there in person.”

FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the world’s most lucrative bass-tournament series; the EverStart Series, the pathway to the Wal-Mart FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail; and the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers. FLW Outdoors also operates the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, the world’s most lucrative walleye-tournament series, and the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League for weekend anglers. The company is named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood.

FLW Outdoors is the world’s leading marketer of competitive fishing. Wal-Mart and many of America’s most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart has been the title sponsor of FLW Outdoors since 1997. For a complete list of FLW Outdoors sponsors and for more information about the premier products and services they offer, please visit FLWOutdoors.com.