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FLW Outdoors, TV To Preview Third Stop On FLW Tour

by: Bill Petrowiak, FLW Outdoors,

(Mar. 10, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming March 28 on "FLW Outdoors," fishing Hall of Famer Hank Parker will preview the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's third stop of the season on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee. The event, presented by Snickers, is set to start March 10 with the final weigh-in March 13. The "FLW Outdoors" team previews all Wal-Mart FLW Tour events leading up to and including the final stop in Birmingham, Ala., at the $1.5 million FLW Tour Championship slated for Aug. 11-14. During the program, Parker will be on the water with top tournament anglers as they prepare to compete for the $100,000 first-place check. The FLW Tour last visited Old Hickory Lake in May 2002 when the water temperatures were a bit warmer; this year, two months earlier than last time, anglers are facing cooler water temperatures and a 14-inch minimum size limit, making for fierce competition. Also on the show will be Team Fujifilm pro Wesley Strader of Spring City, Tenn. The Tennessee native has won more than $370,000 in FLW Outdoors events, netting $110,000 in an FLW Tour win in 2002. The Outdoor Life Network broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern time and again on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors is the industry‚s premier provider of sport-fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the world's most lucrative bass-fishing circuit; the EverStart Series, known as the gateway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers; the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail; the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, the world's most lucrative walleye-fishing circuit; and the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League for weekend anglers.