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Botd's TBF National Championship Win Airs May 29 On Versus

Crankbaits key to Indiana angler's title

by: Jeff McCoy, PR dir, FLW Outdoors

(May. 25, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN) Tune in Sunday, May 29 from 1-2 p.m. ET to "FLW Outdoors"on VERSUS for complete coverage of the TBF National Championship bass fishing tournament on Nickajack Lake. The one-hour show highlights Salem, Indiana, angler Allen Boyd's national championship victory.

Boyd brought a 17-pound, 1-ounce limit to the scales on the final day of the TBF National Championship to win the "Living The Dream"package. It includes paid entry into the Walmart FLW Tour and is valued at over $100,000. His three-day weight was 50 pounds, just 5 ounces more than second-place boater James Biggs of Bedford, Texas.

Boyd said he relied on a blue-and-chartreuse Norman crankbait and a shallow-diving Strike King crankbait. They produced nearly all his fish, which came from just a few areas near Hales Bar Marina that he returned to all three days of competition

Boyd was in third in the Northern Division after the first day, but moved into first after crushing a 19-pound, 11-ounce sack on the second day, including two 5-pounders.

Rounding out the top five were Kenny Beale Jr. of Danville, Va. (48-14), Larry Hardy of Tonto Basin, Ariz. (46-9), and Don Boeger of Caldwell, Idaho (44-1). "FLW Outdoors"airs on VERSUS in high-definition (HD) Sundays from 1-2 p.m. ET. Hosted by Jason Harper, "FLW Outdoors,"is broadcast to more than 500 million households worldwide through agreements with WFN (World Fishing Network) and Matchroom Sport. FLWOutdoors.comalso provides an online guidelisting upcoming episodes of "FLW Outdoors."In addition, each episode of "FLW Outdoors"is available on demand in its entirety on the FLWOutdoors website/flwondemand.

FLW Outdoors is the best in fishing, on and off the water. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011.