The one-hour show is the first of a two-part series covering the fourth event of the $7.6 million FLW Tour season and concludes with the winning co-angler receiving a check for $40,000. The tournament featured 400 top bass anglers from the United States, Japan and Australia.
The show presents multiple mini-features with the 10 pros that made the cutoff after two days of competition. The features include FLW Tour pros Alvin Shaw of State Road, N.C., Jeremiah Kindy of Benton, Ark., Darrel Robertson of Jay, Okla., and FLW Tour rookie Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz.
Country music singer Craig Morgan, who performed a free concert at the 2005 Wal-Mart Open, gives FSN viewers a special on-the-water rendition of his hit single “That’s What I Love About Sundays,” as he and pro angler Robert Pearson enjoy a day on the water.
The show also presents a flashback to the 2002 Wal-Mart Open when pro Andre Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz., took first place by using a prototype lure he eventually named the Sweet Beaver after the site of his first FLW Tour victory. Moore was able to apply his $200,000 winnings from that tournament to start Reaction Innovations, a bait company that now has a loyal following among pro anglers. Watch as Moore has once again made the top-10 cut and during a memorable return to Beaver Lake.
In addition, FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Colon, Mich., participates in this edition of Fishing 101. Grigsby, who is currently in 20th place in the FLW Tour standings, shows fishing fans the best lures for sight-fishing.
FSN is the industry leader in providing the most up-to-date technology in TV production. FSN puts viewers in the boats with the pros, shadowing them from sunrise until the final weigh-in using innovative camera work that gives fishing fans the most intimate viewing experience available.
FSN broadcasts “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon EST. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area.
During each tournament show, “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz go on location to provide on-the-water coverage. While tournament weigh-ins are broadcast live at Wal-Mart stores throughout the country, “Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors” is tape-delayed to bring audiences nationwide the best tournament footage possible throughout the season.
FSN reaches more than 78 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels. FSN, based in Los Angeles, serves as the cable-TV home to 60 of the 81 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States and produces over 4,500 live events each year. In addition to home-team games, FSN telecasts a wide variety of national sports events and programming, including the “Best Damn Sports Show Period” and “Beyond the Glory.” For the latest up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN Web site at FoxSports.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers eight national tournament circuits offering more than $30 million in awards through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America’s largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.
Wal-Mart and more than 40 of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its bass, walleye, redfish and kingfish tournament programs, visit FLWOutdoors.com.