BROWNSTOWN, Mich. (Aug. 7, 2006) - The Team of Tom Trombly of Romulus, Mich., and Mike Trombly of Perrysburg, Ohio, won the Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail event on Lake Erie near Brownstown, Mich. where the anglers earned $2,844 for their efforts. The team also won the big bass award on day two with a 5-pound, 3-ounce largemouth earning them an additional $87. The team also netted another $500 plus a Lowrance LMS-480 combo sonar/GPS mapping unit for meeting Lowrance contingency requirements.

Trombly and Trombly's two-day winning catch of 10 bass weighed 41 pounds, 15 ounces. The team caught their bass on tubes and drop-shot rigs fishing the Canadian Shore and Pelee area.

Rounding out the top three teams were Jose Garza of Melvindale, Mich., and Victor Cerabone of Waterford, Mich. (10 bass, 40 pounds, 14 ounces, $1,423) and Ron Vangordon of Hartland, Mich., and George Terrien of Warren, Mich., (10 bass, 38 pounds, 15 ounces, 1,139).

The next Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail event will be the Stratos World Championship on Old Hickory Lake near Gallatin, Tenn., Oct. 6-7.

The top 35 teams from the Lake Seminole, Lake Ouachita, Santee Cooper Lakes and Lake Erie regionals as well as the top 20 teams from the California Delta and the top 10 teams from the Bay of Quinte regional will be invited to the 2006 Stratos Owners' Championship held Oct. 6-7 on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, Tenn. The winning team from each of the stateside regionals will also advance to the 2007 $2 million, no-entry-fee Forrest Wood Cup where they will compete in the Co-angler Division.

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, Stratos Owners' 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 and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.

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

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