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FSN To Air Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Event From Cocodrie

Aug. 20 program to highlight $200,000 qualifying event


(Aug. 07, 2006 - Minneapolis, MN) Tune in Sunday, Aug. 20 to "FLW Outdoors" on FSN for the $200,000 Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series event in Cocodrie, La. The third Western Division tournament of the $1.9 million FLW Redfish Series season concludes with the winning team claiming a cash prize of up to $50,000. The "FLW Outdoors" saltwater series is a reality-format show told from the anglers' perspective. Each week the top-five finalists are followed from takeoff to weigh-in, allowing the audience to feel the anglers' nerves, listen to their strategy and learn from their mistakes. The stories evolve and the suspense grows throughout the one-hour show until the final weigh-in results are announced. The Aug. 20 show follows Andy Mnichowski of Marrero, La., and John McGill of Slidell, La., who caught four redfish over the first two days of competition that weighed 32 pounds, 5 ounces. To find the right fish, the leaders ran about 100 miles east to the Venice, La., area of the Mississippi River Delta. They fished in three feet of clear water inside duck ponds that were teeming with baitfish and crustacean forage. Mnichowski is throwing a spinnerbait with a shad trailer, while McGill is pitching a 4-inch Berkley Gulp! Shrimp in natural color on a 1/8-ounce jighead. FSN also follows Team Berkley, consisting of brothers Jonathan and Kris Culpepper of Houston, Texas, who caught a two-day total of 32 pounds to grab hold of second place overall. This team has not only qualified for the finals, but they are in realistic striking distance of first place. After starting the final round in second place at the last Western Division event in Port Aransas, Texas, the Culpepper brothers finished strong and won their first FLW Outdoors tournament. Watch as this dynamic duo has a chance at back-to-back Redfish Series tournament titles. With 10 days of practice under their belt, the team of Gerry Glueck of River Ridge, La., and Brent Roy of Baton Rouge, La., were able to bring in a two-day total of 30 pounds, 12 ounces to qualify for the finals in third place. Like many other teams, Glueck and Roy are making a long run in search of big bites. Watch as the two gamble on day three and travel over 100 miles to fish their home waters of Venice, La. FSN broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon ET. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. FLWOutdoors website also provides an online show guide listing what events are coming up on "FLW Outdoors." 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.Tune in Sunday, Aug. 20 to "FLW Outdoors" on FSN for the $200,000 Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series event in Cocodrie, La. The third Western Division tournament of the $1.9 million FLW Redfish Series season concludes with the winning team claiming a cash prize of up to $50,000. The "FLW Outdoors" saltwater series is a reality-format show told from the anglers' perspective. Each week the top-five finalists are followed from takeoff to weigh-in, allowing the audience to feel the anglers' nerves, listen to their strategy and learn from their mistakes. The stories evolve and the suspense grows throughout the one-hour show until the final weigh-in results are announced. The Aug. 20 show follows Andy Mnichowski of Marrero, La., and John McGill of Slidell, La., who caught four redfish over the first two days of competition that weighed 32 pounds, 5 ounces. To find the right fish, the leaders ran about 100 miles east to the Venice, La., area of the Mississippi River Delta. They fished in three feet of clear water inside duck ponds that were teeming with baitfish and crustacean forage. Mnichowski is throwing a spinnerbait with a shad trailer, while McGill is pitching a 4-inch Berkley Gulp! Shrimp in natural color on a 1/8-ounce jighead. FSN also follows Team Berkley, consisting of brothers Jonathan and Kris Culpepper of Houston, Texas, who caught a two-day total of 32 pounds to grab hold of second place overall. This team has not only qualified for the finals, but they are in realistic striking distance of first place. After starting the final round in second place at the last Western Division event in Port Aransas, Texas, the Culpepper brothers finished strong and won their first FLW Outdoors tournament. Watch as this dynamic duo has a chance at back-to-back Redfish Series tournament titles. With 10 days of practice under their belt, the team of Gerry Glueck of River Ridge, La., and Brent Roy of Baton Rouge, La., were able to bring in a two-day total of 30 pounds, 12 ounces to qualify for the finals in third place. Like many other teams, Glueck and Roy are making a long run in search of big bites. Watch as the two gamble on day three and travel over 100 miles to fish their home waters of Venice, La. FSN broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon ET. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. FLWOutdoors website also provides an online show guide listing what events are coming up on "FLW Outdoors." 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.