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FLW Outdoors announces 2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American schedule of events

2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American

WAL-MART BFL All-American
July 6-8, 2006: Hartford, Conn.
Presented by Chevy

Competition Waters:

• Connecticut River

Local Hosts:

• Riverfront Recapture Inc.
1 Hartford Square West, Suite 100
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-713-3131

• Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau
31 Pratt Street, 4th floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-728-6789

• Capital City Economic Development Authority
50 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-527-0100

Purse:

• $1 Million Total

• Boater Division (Pays all 48 spots)
1st place - $140,000
2nd place - $50,000
3rd place - $32,000
4th place - $29,000
5th place - $26,000
Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to boater with largest bass of the tournament)

• Co-angler Division (Pays all 48 spots)
1st place - $70,000
2nd place - $21,500
3rd place - $12,000
4th place - $10,500
5th place - $9,000
Big Bass - $1,000 (awarded to co-angler with largest bass of the tournament)

Format:

• Practice Day - Wednesday, July 5
Competitors in both divisions practice on the Connecticut River

• Opening Round - Thursday and Friday, July 6-7
Full field of 48 boaters and 48 co-anglers compete
Winning co-angler determined by the heaviest two-day catch

• Final Round - Saturday, July 8
The top 10 boaters are paired with camera crews and continue competition
Weights carry over from the opening round, with the winner determined by the heaviest three-day weight

Key Rules:

• Each angler may weigh-in five bass per day

• Only largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass may be weighed

• Only artificial lures are permitted

• Bass must be kept alive. Anglers are assessed an 8-ounce penalty for each bass brought to the weigh-in not alive (FLW Outdoors historically maintains a live release rate of 98 percent)

• Anglers who are late for the official check-in are assessed a 1 pound per minute penalty. Anglers more than 15 minutes late lose credit for that day's weight

Registration Time and Location:

• Tuesday, July 4 - 4 to 5 p.m.
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-249-6000

Schedule of events:

• Wednesday, July 5 - Practice day:
7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford
3:30 p.m. - Practice weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B

• Thursday, July 6 - Free Berkley PowerBait*
7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford
2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center
6 to 8 p.m. - Chevy Pro Night at Gengras Chevrolet

• Friday, July 7 - Free Stren fishing line*
7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby at Great River Park in East Hartford
2 p.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
3 p.m. - Oak Hill Youth Fishing Derby winners recognized on stage at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
4 p.m. - Weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
(Field cut to top 10 boaters. Co-angler competition concludes)
6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center

• Saturday, July 8 - Free rods and reels and FujiFilm cameras*:
Ranger 175VS bass boat powered by a 115-horsepower Yamaha giveaway**
7 a.m. - Takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford
8:30 a.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America takeoff at Charter Oak Landing, Reserve Road, Downtown Hartford
11 a.m. - Outdoor show opens at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
2 p.m. - New England Paralyzed Veterans of America weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
4 p.m. - Final weigh-in at Connecticut Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A & B
6 p.m. - Outdoor show closes at Connecticut Convention Center
6:30 p.m. - Victory dinner compliments of Ranger Boats at Marriott Hartford Downtown

* Daily giveaways for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, while supplies last.
** Must be present to win. Entry forms available daily at the outdoor show.

Related links:

2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American boater field highlighted

2006 Wal-Mart BFL All-American co-angler field highlighted

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