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Cottondale Man Wins $5,000 Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing

Cottondale Man Wins $5,000 Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing
2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing

MINNEAPOLIS – Bart Lindsey of Cottondale, Alabama, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player worldwide after last week’s FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Lindsey won $5,000 by assembling a team of anglers and earning points based on their performance in the FLW Tour fishing tournament.

“I’ve been playing FLW Fantasy Fishing ever since it was launched, and this is the best I’ve ever done,” said Lindsey. “I decided to pick Tennessee River studs. I figured General Tire pro Mark Rose would be a favorite to win, Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury always does well on Alabama fisheries and Justin Atkins – who lives in Alabama – ended up being a high-value pick. You can’t go wrong with in-state anglers.”

Lindsey said he utilized different fantasy tools offered by FLW to gain an advantage over fellow Fantasy Fishing players.

“I’m an FLW member so I have the Member’s Advantage tools,” said Lindsey. “I read through the pundits’ picks and did some research through the angler profiles on the FLW website.”

Lindsey went on to offer some advice to potential Fantasy Fishing participants.

“Do your research and stick with the first team you create,” said Lindsey. “Trust your gut. It paid off for me this time.”

Finishing in second place was Josh Brooks of Waterloo, South Carolina, who won $1,000, and in third place was Dave Robinson of Chappell, Nebraska, who won $500.

Several other winners from across the globe took home prizes including cash, ShopFLW gift cards, hats and baits.

The 2017 Fantasy Fishing season consists of eight tournaments surrounding the FLW Tour regular season including the season-ending Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. Fans compete for more than $7,000 in cash and prizes from each of the seven tournaments and a top prize of $5,000. The cumulative grand prize for the highest ranked player at the end of the season is $10,000.

To begin playing, visit FantasyFishing.com and sign up. Select a team of eight anglers against an allocated $200 salary cap and select your guess for the tournament winning weight as a tiebreaker. Create a league to play against your friends and compete for bragging rights.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

About FLW

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 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa 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. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat: @FLWFishing.

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