Fishing & Boating News

FLW Outdoors, TV To Preview Final Regular-Season Stop On Wal-Mart FLW Tour

by: Bill Petrowiak, FLW Outdoors,

(Jun. 19, 2003 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) This week on "FLW Outdoors" television, co-host and angling veteran Hank Parker is in Alabama for the $1 million Forrest Weed Open taking place on Wheeler Lake. Parker gets in the boat with Castrol pro David Dudley, Kellogg‚s pro Clark Wendlandt and FLW Tour rookie Chris Elliot as they prepare for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's final regular-season event. Rounding out Parker‚s guest list is co-angler Karen Savik of St. Louis Park, Minn. Parker fishes with Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year contenders Dudley of Manteo, N.C., who is currently ranked second in the overall FLW Tour points standings, and Wendlandt of Cedar Park, Texas, who is holding the third-place position going into the tournament that will decide the title winner. Parker also joins Elliott of Gloucester, N.C., out on the water. Elliott, who is currently ranked 51, was the champion of this season's third stop on the FLW Tour, Lake Murray. He needs a good performance at Wheeler Lake to break into the top-48 standings and qualify for the $1.5 million FLW Tour Championship in Richmond, Va., Sept. 10-13. Savik, a member of Team Land O'Lakes, will talk about how she gears up for tournaments as a co-angler. This week's show also features co-hosts Carton Wing and Taylor Carr with Evinrude pro and Angler of the Year points leader Dan Morehead of Paducah, Ky., and Yamaha pro Terry Bolton of Paducah while they fish a night tournament on Kentucky Lake. The Outdoor Life Network broadcasts "FLW Outdoors" every Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Check local listings for show times and channels in your area. FLW Outdoors is the industry's premier provider of sport-fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the world's most lucrative bass-fishing circuit; the EverStart Series, known as the gateway to the FLW Tour; the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers; the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail; the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, the world's most lucrative walleye-fishing circuit; and the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League for weekend anglers.