Legendary anglers available for autographs Wednesday, Jan. 24

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2007) - As part of the festivities surrounding the season-opening Wal-Mart FLW Series BP Eastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla., Jan. 24-27, Gilbert Chevrolet in Okeechobee will be hosting Chevy Pro Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Fishing fans will have the chance to swap tales with Team Chevy anglers Larry Nixon, Luke Clausen, Kim Stricker, Dion Hibdon and David Fritts. Among the five anglers, they have accumulated 10 tour-level victories in FLW Outdoors competition alone. This team also boasts combined FLW Outdoors earnings of more than $3 million. In Hibdon, Clausen and Fritts, Team Chevy is also home to three of only five anglers in the history of the sport to have won both the FLW Tour Championship and the Bassmaster Classic.

These anglers will be signing autographs, posing for photos and offering advice to fishing fans from across the region during the two-hour gathering at Gilbert Chevrolet, which is located at 3550 S. Highway 441 in Okeechobee.

The first 100 fans attending Chevy Pro Night will receive a free FLW Outdoors hat. Additionally, fans can register to win fishing rods, fishing tackle and a die cast Ranger boat.

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. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit

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

For directions to Gilbert Chevrolet, visit or call (863) 763-3154.