|WAL-MART FLW WALLEYE LEAGUE TO VISIT WOLF RIVER CHAIN
WINNECONNE, Wis. (May 18, 2006) - The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye
League Wisconsin Division will stage its second tournament of
2006 on the Wolf River Chain of Lakes near Winneconne, Wis.,
June 3. The tournament, presented by Yamaha, is expected to
draw as many as 200 weekend walleye anglers to the area, with
Boater Division competitors casting for a top award of as much
as $4,000 and co-anglers in the hunt for a top award of as much
Anglers will take off from Winneconne Waterfront Park in Winneconne
at 7 a.m., and the weigh-in will be held there beginning at
3 p.m. The community is invited to attend both the takeoff and
weigh-in, which are free and open to the public.
Boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired for the event and
fish for a combined boat weight. Cash payouts are based on a
full field of 100 boaters and 100 co-anglers. Boaters compete
against other boaters, and co-anglers compete against other
The winning boater will earn as much as $3,500 cash for the
win, and if the winner is a registered owner of a Ranger, G3
or Polar Kraft boat used during the event, the winner receives
a $500 boat bonus for a top award of $4,000 cash. The winning
co-angler will earn as much as $1,750 and if the winner is a
registered Ranger, G3 or Polar Kraft owner, the winner will
receive a $250 bonus for a top award of $2,000.
Three FLW Walleye League divisions - Michigan, Minnesota and
Wisconsin - each feature three one-day events and one two-day
Super Tournament during the regular season. Every angler who
receives weight credit earns points, with 200 points awarded
to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on, except
for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the winner,
299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. These points determine
The top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League
division advance to the $141,950 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League
Finals, set for Sept. 7-9 on Lake Michigan in Escanaba, Mich.
Anglers finishing in the top 10 in each division also receive
priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2007.
The Wisconsin Division's third stop, presented by Yamaha, will
be held on Lake Winnebago July 8, followed by the Super Tournament
presented by Evinrude July 29-30 in Green Bay.
If the June 3 tournament is not yet full, entries will be accepted
at tournament registration, which will be held June 2 from 4
to 6 p.m. at the Winneconne Waterfront Park located at South
First Street in Winneconne. Entry fees are $150 for boaters
and $75 for co-anglers.
The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League was created to provide the grassroots
walleye angler a chance to compete in professionally administered,
close-to-home tournaments with lucrative cash awards.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L.
Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League
and nine other national tournament circuits offering a combined
$36.9 million in awards through 241 events in 2006. 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
FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart
Texas Tournament Trail, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart
FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW
Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW
For more information on FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs,
visit FLWOutdoors.com 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 title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the
title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information
on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.