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FLW Outdoors, TV Highlights FLW Tour Stop On Old Hickory

by: Bill Petrowiak, FLW Outdoors,

(Mar. 18, 2004 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Coming April 4 on "FLW Outdoors," 10 of the world‚s best anglers are in the spotlight at the final weigh-in of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee. The event, presented by Snickers, took place March 10-13. Featured will be tournament winner and Team Kellogg's pro Dave Lefebre of Erie, Pa., who won his first FLW Tour Pro Division title with a final-round total weight of 27 pounds, 7 ounces. Other top-10 finalists include the legendary Rick Clunn of Ava, Mo., who has three FLW Tour wins to his credit; Dion Hibdon of Stover, Mo., who has won one FLW Tour event in his career; and Mickey Bruce of Buford, Ga., who also has been in the FLW Tour winner‚s circle before. Also in the top 10 is rookie Glenn Browne of Ocala, Fla., who is currently ranked second in FLW Tour points standings. Lefebre took home a $100,000 check for his efforts on Old Hickory - not too bad for four days of doing what he loves. Lefebre‚s winning weight belies the tough conditions that prevailed on Old Hickory. In fact, no competitor was able to catch a limit all four days of competition. Lefebre came the closest by catching limits three of the four days, making it difficult for other competitors to try to catch up to the leader. Tune in and see how Lefebre prevailed on the challenging Tennessee fishery. 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.