UPCOMING EVENT: Bass Fishing League - 2016 - Lake Okeechobee

How to Play FLW Fantasy Fishing

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 Forrest Wood Cup championship. 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 to the top players after each tournament, including a $5,000 top prize. In addition, 10 prizes, including a $10,000 grand prize, will be awarded to the top season-long players based on cumulative scoring from all seven tournaments.

The first tournament of the Fantasy Fishing season kicks off Feb. 4, in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Ranger Boats in Clewiston, Fla.


How to play

Enter – To enter, participants can log on and register at FantasyFishing.com. FLW Members will need to enter their member number to be eligible for “Members Advantage” tools.


Select a team – Once logged in, go to the “My Team” section and select “Edit Team” to make your picks. This is where you’ll choose your 10-angler team. Each angler is assigned a salary, and players are limited to a $200 salary cap, so make sure your team comes in under the cap. An angler’s value will rise and fall throughout the season based on recent performance and past history, and it will vary for each event, so be sure and choose a new team before each tournament. Players can add or remove anglers at their discretion until 11:59 p.m. ET the evening before each tournament begins as long the total roster value stays at or under the $200 cap for each tournament.


Scoring – The goal is to choose anglers who will finish highest in the standings at the actual Walmart FLW Tour events, because the higher they finish the more points your team earns.

Anglers earn points in two ways. 1) Official points are awarded based on the Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year point system at each tournament. An angler who finishes an FLW Tour event in first place receives 200 points. A second-place finish yields 199 points. A third-place finish earns 198 points. And so on. Fantasy participants earn the same number of points that the anglers on their team earn. 2) Each selected angler that finishes the tournament in the top 10 earns 100 extra Fantasy Fishing points for the player.


Get advice with Members Advantage – FLW members receive access to “Members Advantage” tools, including Fantasy Trends, Lake Reports, Local Finder, Pundit Picks and more. Click here to sign up for an FLW membership, which also gets you eight issues of FLW Bass Fishing magazine.


Create a league – In addition to the worldwide Fantasy Fishing competition, players can also join or create a league to compete against their friends and family. If a league features 10 or more teams, the winning player from that league at every event will receive a hard bait or bait pack from FLW.


Prizes – Cash and prizes will be given to the 50 top-scoring Fantasy Fishing teams from each of the six regular-season Walmart FLW Tour events, as well as the Forrest Wood Cup. The Fantasy Fishing players who have the highest cumulative score over the seven-event season also win big prizes.

Prizes are as follows:


Individual Events

1st: $5,000 Cash

2nd: $1,000 Cash

3rd: $500 Cash

4th: $250 Cash

5th: $100 Cash

6th-10th: $50 Shop FLW Gift Card

11th-20th: FLW Hat & Bait

21st-50th: FLW Hat


Season-Long Competition

1st: $10,000

2nd: $2,000

3rd: $1,000

4th: $500

5th: $200

6th-10th: $100


For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, or to register and select your roster, please visit FantasyFishing.com.

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