Fishing & Boating News

'Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors' TV shows Conclusion Of 2005 Wal-Mart BFL All-American On Ohio River

by: Dave Washburn, vp comm, FLW Outdoors

(Jul. 05, 2005 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Tune in Sunday, July 10, to "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" on FSN for the conclusion of the 22nd annual Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American presented by Chevy on the Ohio River. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning boater $100,000. The one-hour show is the second of a two-part series covering the sport's most prestigious championship for weekend anglers. On-the-water cameras give viewers an intimate look at the 10 boaters who advanced to the final round of competition and competed for a career-changing top prize. The winner of the tournament was determined by the heaviest three-day weight. The July 10 show presents several mini-features with several of the boaters that made the cut after two days of competition. The features include Brent Crow of Hartselle, Ala.; Mark Richards of Houston, Texas; Ryan Deal of Haubstadt, Ind.; Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.; and Rick Byrnes of Tamaroa, Ill. Additionally, former BFL and current Wal-Mart FLW Tour competitor Bobby Lane sits down for an in-depth interview with boater Wade Ramsey. Ramsey led the 10 finalists by nearly a 5-pound margin heading into the final day of competition on the Ohio River. FSN is the industry leader in providing the most up-to-date technology in television production. FSN puts viewers in the boats with the pros, shadowing them from sunrise until the final weigh-in using innovative camerawork that gives fishing fans the most intimate viewing experience available. FSN broadcasts "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon ET. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. During each tournament show, "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" hosts Evans and Lebowitz go on location to provide on-the-water coverage. While tournament weigh-ins are broadcast live at Wal-Mart stores throughout the country, "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" is tape-delayed to bring audiences nationwide the best tournament footage possible throughout the season. FSN reaches more than 78 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels. FSN, based in Los Angeles, serves as the cable TV home to 60 of the 81 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States and produces over 4,500 live events each year. In addition to home team games, FSN telecasts a wide variety of national sports events and programming, including the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Beyond the Glory." "Wal-Mart FLW Outdoors" is also televised on the American Forces Network, which reaches over 800,000 service men and women stationed around the world in 177 countries and aboard naval ships. Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers eight national tournament circuits offering more than $30 million in awards through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America's largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series. Wal-Mart and more than 40 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