January 17, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - FLW Fantasy Fishing is back in 2014 with the largest prizes in bass fishing, improved game play and updated rules. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive access to fantasy tools that greatly aid in angler selection.
The 2014 version of FLW Fantasy Fishing will emphasize strategy. Players build a roster of 10 pro anglers at predetermined values within a $200 salary cap for every Walmart FLW Tour stop. The value of each angler will change for each event, so players will have to adjust, not just to the fishery as in the past, but also to the valuation of each angler. This new format will force players to choose more than just the local favorites and perennial top finishers; the best-performing players will dig deep for high-value anglers.
Fifty prizes are awarded at each of the seven individual tournaments, including a $5,000 top prize. In addition, 10 cumulative prizes, including the $10,000 grand prize, will be awarded to the top scoring teams from all seven tournaments combined.
Players can view changes, examine angler valuations and select their roster at www.FantasyFishing.com. The FLW Tour opener is slated for Feb. 6-9 on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla.
FLW Podcast 12 - a primer on 2014 FLW Fantasy Fishing
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.