Walmart FLW Tour Event Rescheduled for Pickwick Lake

Category: press release

 Apr 28th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Apr 28th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS(April 28, 2011) – FLW Outdoors announced Thursday that the Walmart FLW Tour event on Table Rock Lake, originally slated for May 5-8, has been rescheduled to take place July 21-24 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. The tournament will now wrap up the six-event Major season that determines the coveted Angler of the Year award.

“We’re pleased to be heading to northern Alabama for the final Major of the season,” said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW Outdoors Operations Division. “Pickwick Lake is a fabulous fishery, and the Florence community fully embraces tournament bass fishing. Most importantly, we felt it was imperative to have six events determine Angler of the Year, especially with the $100,000 purse attached. We’re disappointed we won’t be visiting Table Rock and the city of Branson this season, but we plan to return in 2012.”

The Table Rock Lake event was rescheduled due to severe flooding in southwestern Missouri.

Thursday and Friday’s Pickwick Lake weigh-ins will be held at McFarland Park, located at 200 James M. Spain Drive in Florence. Saturday and Sunday’s weigh-ins will be held at the Walmart Supercenter located at 3100 Hough Road in Florence.

The official practice period for Pickwick Lake will be extended by one day to include Wednesday, July 20, and the pretournament meeting will begin that day at 6:30 p.m. These changes have been made to accommodate pros traveling from the EverStart Series Central Division event on the Detroit River. Lastly, the official beginning of the off-limits period for the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita will be moved from July 25 to July 28 to give qualifiers a chance to prepractice.

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FLW Outdoors is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.

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