UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Eufaula Resident Pockets $5,000 Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing

2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing

MINNEAPOLIS – John Ax of Eufaula, Alabama, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player worldwide after last week’s FLW Tour event at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine in Somerset, Kentucky. Ax won $5,000 by assembling a team of anglers and earning points based on their performance in the FLW Tour fishing tournament.

“It blew me away when I found out that I won,” said Ax. “I’ve been playing since the game’s inception, and I think the best I’ve ever finished was somewhere in the 700 or 800s. I’ve missed a tournament here or there in the past, but this year I decided to try and play through all of the events.”

Ax said the anglers he picked for his Lake Cumberland lineup had some momentum heading into the tournament, a factor he considered important.

“When you’ve got a field of world-class anglers like this, it’s a thin line between what makes one better than the next,” said Ax. “I looked at average finishes and selected who I thought could keep up their momentum. It’s really hard to pick the top 10.”

Ax went on to say that he also utilized the Member’s Advantage tools found on the FLW Fantasy Fishing website before he made his decisions.

“I chose John Devere after looking through the Pundit Picks section,” said Ax. “I also looked back to records from Beaver Lake, which is a similar fishery to Lake Cumberland. Scott Martin has done really well targeting smallmouths, so that’s why I picked him for this derby.”

Finishing in second place was Michael Brooks of Covington, Georgia, who took home $1,000, and in third place was Isaac Coffman of McKinney, Kentucky, who won $500.

A contingent of other winners from across the globe was awarded 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.

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