FLW Walleye Tour Announces 2011 Schedule
Category: press release
Sep 21st, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 21st, 2010 at 12:00 AM
WALKER, Minn. (Sept. 21, 2010) – FLW Outdoors announced the 2011 FLW Walleye Tour schedule Tuesday. The 2011 season will return to one division with four internationally televised tournaments and a no-entry-fee, internationally televised championship event.
“We are excited about the 2011 Walleye Tour and what it will offer our anglers and we think our excitement has been displayed with the increase in the purse for the 2010 championship,” said Kathy Fennel, President of FLW Outdoors Operations Division. “The four events will lead to a stronger and more competitive season culminating with the championship. We are also confident anglers will be excited with the announcements regarding the tour that we will release in the near future.”
The 2011 FLW Walleye Tour will span the upper Midwest starting the season on legendary Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio, which holds the cumulative four-day weight record and heaviest one-day catch record. The second stop will be in Walker, Minn., returning to Leech Lake followed by a visit to Green Bay in Oconto, Wis. The final qualifying event will be held in Pierre, S.D., on Lake Oahe. The tour championship will be held on the Missouri River in Bismarck, N.D., for the third time in the last four years.
The 2011 FLW Walleye Tour schedule is listed below and can be viewed at FLWOutdoors.com.
2011 FLW Walleye Tour Schedule
Date Fishery Location
May 5-7 Lake Erie Port Clinton, Ohio
June 9-11 Leech Lake Walker, Minn.
July 21-23 Green Bay Oconto, Wis.
Aug. 25-27 Lake Oahe Pierre, S.D.
FLW Walleye Tour Championship
Sept. 22-25 Missouri River Bismarck, N.D.
The Walleye Tour qualifiers will be three-day, cumulative weight events that will begin on Thursday and conclude on Saturday. Weigh-ins for the first two days will be held lakeside and the top 10 pros and co-anglers will weigh-in on Saturday. The championship will be a four-day, cumulative weight event. Pros and co-anglers will be randomly paired each day and fish for a combined boat weight.
Further details for the FLW Walleye Tour regarding paybacks, entry fees, rules, registrations and more will be announced in the near future.
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