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FLW Outdoors To Be Featured Tonight On 'Best Damn Sports Show Period'

Bain, Rose and Salley fish against Bolivar, Dibble and Peete

by: FLW Outdoors Staff,

(Sep. 07, 2006 - Minneapolis, MN) Bass-fishing fans will be treated to a special airing of the "Best Damn Sports Show Period" Thursday night as Chris Rose, John Salley, Leeann Tweeden, Rodney Peete and Rob Dibble join the world's top professional bass anglers. The popular sports and entertainment show was taped Friday, Aug. 4, as part of the stellar lineup of action-packed activities surrounding the 2006 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol. Audience members in attendance got a chance to see the cast and crew interact with Gain Rookie of the Year Gabe Bolivar and Kellogg's angler Kim Bain. Earlier, Bain had drawn Rose and Salley as partners for a fishing contest against Bolivar, Dibble and Peete. Tune in tonight at 10:30 p.m. local time, in most markets, and watch the outcome of this competition. In addition, audience members were treated to a host of other guests including fishing icon Forrest L. Wood, founder of Ranger Boats, former Oakland Raider quarterback Ken Stabler and multisport legend Bo Jackson. The conclusion of the 2006 Look for the Hook Sweepstakes will also be aired tonight. Nearly 9,000 people participated in the sweepstakes, over 100,000 UPC product codes were entered, and 49 contestants took home daily-winner prizes ranging from FLW Tour pro angler jerseys and die-cast models of Ranger boats to FLW Outdoors memberships, magazine subscriptions and clothing. Five lucky contestants won all-expense-paid trips to the $1.5 million FLW Tour Championship, and one of the five will drive away with the grand prize - a brand new Chevy Tahoe, a Ranger Z-20 Comanche boat, an Evinrude 225 E-TEC engine, Lowrance electronics, Minn Kota trolling motor, Berkley fishing gear and a $1,200 gas card from BP, with a total worth of approximately $85,000. For more information on the popular show, visit msn.foxsports.com/bestdamn. Check your local listings as show times and programming may vary. The FLW Tour Championship was the final event of the 2006 FLW Tour season and had a $1.5 million purse that paid $500,000 to the winning pro, Brent Ehrler, and $25,000 to the winning co-angler, Matt Arey. Coverage of the FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol will be broadcast to 81 million FSN subscribers as part of the "FLW Outdoors" television program Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. "FLW Outdoors" airs Sundays at 11 a.m. Eastern time. "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.