Fishing & Boating News

Walmart FLW Tour Pro Olliverson Withdraws From Tour

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

(Apr 30, 2015 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Walmart FLW Tour pro Eric Olliverson of Lampe, Missouri, informed FLW of his decision to withdraw from the remaining three regular-season FLW Tour events in the 2015 season due to personal reasons. The FLW Tour tournament field will be trimmed to 153.
Olliverson joined the Tour in March after he was called up from a waiting list to replace Troy Gibson. Olliverson fished two events – a 105th-place finish at Lewis Smith Lake and a 68th-place showing last week at Beaver Lake.
In FLW Tour competition, anglers are also vying for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. The 2015 Forrest Wood Cup will be in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Aug. 20-23 on Lake Ouachita and is hosted by Visit Hot Springs. The Forrest Wood Cup Champion could win as much as $500,000 – professional bass-fishing’s richest prize.
For complete details and updated information visit the FLWFishing website.
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 2015 over the course of 240 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.