Fishing & Boating News

'FLW Outdoors' Airs Conclusion of $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Event on Pickwick Lake

by: Will Brantley, communications specialist,

(Mar. 29, 2006 - Minneapolis) Tune in Sunday, April 9, to "FLW Outdoors" on FSN for the conclusion of the $900,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event from Pickwick Lake. Watch as co-hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz take viewers through the final weigh-in and award the winning pro angler $100,000. The one-hour show is the second of a two-part series covering the third event of the $7.6 million FLW Tour season. The April 9 show presents several mini-features with the 10 pros that made the cutoff after two days of competition. The features include pros Jim Moynagh, Dan Morehead and George Jeane Jr. After nearly a three-year hiatus since he last made an FLW Tour cutoff, Moynagh, a team Tyson pro, is back in the top 10 after catching nine bass over two days that weighed 24 pounds, 6 ounces. The Carver, Minn., native chose to target deep brush piles in Pickwick Lake and threw a 3/8-ounce Jim Moynagh's Rock Jig. Morehead, who won the Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year award in 2003, is a perennial Pickwick Lake standout. A native of Paducah, Ky., Morehead caught four hefty bass each day of the opening round and finished in seventh place. With visits to Beaver Lake and Kentucky Lake still on the schedule, Morehead figures to be a favorite in the year-end points race. Coming off a 15th-place finish at Lake Murray in the last FLW Tour event, Jeane Jr. used a 1/2-ounce black and blue PJ's football jig to catch an opening round total of 20 pounds, 1 ounce. An FLW Tour rookie from Evans, La., watch as Jeane Jr. competes against a field of FLW Tour veterans and past champions on the final two days. In addition, Land O'Lakes pro Jeremiah Kindy of Benton, Ark., participates in this edition of Fishing 101. Kindy, who took fifth place at the Chevy Open on Lake Murray, explains how to fish a crankbait along a rocky bank, a successful tactic on Pickwick Lake. FSN is the industry leader in providing the most up-to-date technology in TV production. FSN puts viewers in the boats with the pros, shadowing them from sunrise until the final weigh-in using innovative camera work that gives fishing fans the most intimate viewing experience available. FSN broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon ET. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. FLWOutdoors.com also provides an online show guide listing what events are coming up on "FLW Outdoors." During each tournament show, "FLW Outdoors" hosts Charlie Evans and Keith Lebowitz go on location to provide on-the-water coverage. "FLW Outdoors" is tape-delayed to bring audiences nationwide the best tournament footage possible throughout the season. FSN reaches more than 81 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels. Established in 1996, FSN is the only cable network that supplies national, regional and local sports programming. FSN serves as the cable TV home to 62 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States, and produces over 4,500 live events each year. FSN has an extensive catalog of original national programs, including "Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Beyond the Glory" documentary series, along with national packages of collegiate sports. Based in Los Angeles, FSN is part of the vast FOX Sports television family. "FLW Outdoors" is also broadcast internationally to more than 350 million households in such countries as Germany, China, South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Russia, Hungary and the United Kingdom, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoor-sports television show in the world. Additionally, FLW Outdoors is proud to provide tournament coverage to more than 800,000 service men and women stationed around the world in 177 countries and aboard Navy ships through broadcasts on the American Forces Network. Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers 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 Redfish Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $36.9 million through 241 events in 2006. FLW Outdoors also recently announced the addition of a striped bass circuit, which will debut in May. Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world's leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournament programs, call (270) 252-1000.