FLW Outdoors Announces 2009 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Schedule

 Jun 18th, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 18th, 2008 at 12:00 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 18, 2008) – FLW Outdoors announced its 2009 Wal-Mart FLW Tour schedule today from the FLW Tour event presented by BP in Knoxville, Tenn., and indicated that a major announcement on the 2009 Forrest Wood Cup presented by BP and Castrol would be made soon. The regular-season schedule includes some of the nation’s top fisheries at peak times of the year for limits of big bass.

The FLW Tour will kick off the season with a $1 million tournament on Lake Guntersville in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 12-15 followed by another $1 million tournament on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., March 12-15. Branson will also play host to the TBF National Championship presented by the National Guard March 12-14. TBF anglers will fish Bull Shoals Lake and share the same weigh-in stage as their FLW Tour counterparts. Lake Norman in Charlotte, N.C., will host the $1.5 million National Guard Open April 23-26 followed by the $1.5 million Wal-Mart Open on Beaver Lake May 14-17. Murray, Ky., will host the fifth tournament of the season, a $1 million event on Kentucky Lake, June 11-14, and Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, N.Y., will host the season’s sixth and final qualifier, the $1.5 million Chevy Open, July 9-12.  

“We will be visiting some tremendous fisheries and some terrific fishing communities in 2009,” said FLW Outdoors President and CEO Charlie Evans. “We will be visiting a number of lakes during a time of the year when we could see records fall, and we are thrilled to be visiting communities that have demonstrated outstanding fan support.” 

Additional details on each FLW Tour stop and the TBF National Championship will be announced soon. A major announcement from the site of the 2009 Forrest Wood Cup is also being planned. 

FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. In 2008 alone the organization is offering more than 90,000 anglers the chance to win over $40 million through 230 tournaments in 10 circuits targeting bass, walleye, redfish, kingfish and striped bass. FLW Outdoors is also taking fishing mainstream with the largest cash awards in the history of fantasy sports, $7.3 million.

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.

Editors: Visit the FLW Outdoors Media Center at http://mc.flwoutdoors.com for additional information.
2009 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Schedule

Date                                     Lake                                  City, State   

                        Feb. 12-15                             Lake Guntersville                 Huntsville, Ala.
                        March 12-15                          Table Rock Lake                 Branson, Mo.
                        $1.5 Million National Guard Open
                        April 23-26                             Lake Norman                     Charlotte, N.C                                                    
                        $1.5 Million Wal-Mart Open
                        May 14-17                             Beaver Lake                     Rogers,Ark
                        June 11-14                             Kentucky Lake                    Murray, Ky.
                       $1.5 Million Chevy Open 
                        July 9-12                                Lake Champlain                  Plattsburgh,N.Y

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