(Jan 16, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN)
FLW announced today that registration for the 2016 FLW Fantasy Fishing season is now open. Fantasy Fishing is free to play and allows fishing fans from across the globe to compete for the largest fantasy cash prizes in the sport while following along with each Walmart FLW Tour event.
The 2016 Fantasy Fishing season will coincide with the six regular-season Walmart FLW Tour events, along with the championship Forrest Wood Cup. Prior to each event, players may log on to FantasyFishing.com and select a roster of 10 pro anglers that they think will finish highest in the upcoming tournament. Fifty prizes will be awarded after each tournament, including a $5,000 top prize. In addition, 10 cumulative prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize, will be presented to the top cumulative scoring teams from all seven tournaments.
The first tournament of the Fantasy Fishing season officially kicks off Feb. 4, in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats in Clewiston, Florida. The season will culminate Aug. 4-7 at the Forrest Wood Cup on Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Alabama.
At each event, players will select a roster of 10 pro anglers at predetermined values within a $200 salary cap. The value of each angler will change for each event, so players will have to adjust, not just to the fishery, but also to the valuation of each angler to create their best team.
FLW members are given access to Member’s Advantage tools to help select their rosters and gain an edge over fellow players. Detailed angler profiles, lake reports, pundit picks, fantasy trends and real-time scoring are all perks offered only to FLW members. To sign up for an FLW membership, visit FLWFishing.com.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.