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'FLW Outdoors' to Air Record-Breaking Walleye Event on FSN

Records set at Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Mississippi River, program airs Sunday, June 11

by: FLW Outdoors,

(Jun. 05, 2006 - Minneapolis) Tune in to "FLW Outdoors" Sunday and watch records being broken and history being made as the second stop of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season unfolds in southeastern Minnesota. Mississippi River weight records will be shattered, women will reach a new height on tour and loads of prize money will be awarded. In addition to coverage of the tournament, viewers will be treated to several feature segments during the June 11 program, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time on FSN (Fox Sports Net). On top of the $100,000 top award for the pro winner of 2006's tour stop No. 2 presented by Yamaha, the winning co-angler received $15,000 for outfishing the field. In addition to compelling walleye-fishing competition, viewers will learn valuable fishing techniques and gain insight into the lives of the anglers on tour. After a weekend of rainy weather, the Mighty Miss was back on the rise as the tournament kicked off May 3. And just as he had at the 2005 FLW Walleye Tour Championship, held on the Mississippi River in Iowa, pro Jeff Ryan of Lake View, Iowa, jumps out to an early lead. Tune in to find out if Ryan is able to keep up the pace throughout the four-day tourney. With the shared-weight format of the Walleye Tour, Ryan's day-one co-angler partner, Kristine Szczech of St. Paul, Minn., is able to establish a commanding lead at the onset of the event. A win would make a milestone for women anglers along the FLW Walleye Tour. 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 Eastern time. 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 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 presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006. 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.