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Make Your Picks! 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing Season Open for Registration

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Jan 25, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN)

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with the Forrest Wood Cup post-season championship.
 
Prior to each event, players may log on to the newly revamped FantasyFishing.com and select a roster of 8 pro anglers that they think will finish highest in the upcoming tournament. Fifty prizes will be awarded to players at each event, including a $5,000 top prize winner. At the end of the season, 10 cash prizes, along with a $10,000 grand prize, will be presented to teams that accumulated the most overall points throughout the season.


The first tournament of the 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season will kick off Feb. 2 in conjunction with the FLW Tour event on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance in Guntersville, Alabama. The season finale will take place Aug. 8-11 at the world championship of bass fishing, the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.


Like previous seasons, players will again have to strategize within the $200 salary cap to assemble their team of 8 anglers. Pro anglers will be assigned cash values, encouraging players to test their knowledge to maximize their results.


Looking for an edge over fellow Fantasy Fishing competitors? FLW members are given access to Member’s Advantage tools to help select their rosters. As the new FantasyFishing.com is rolled out, players can expect to see detailed angler profiles, lake reports, pundit picks, fantasy trends and real-time scoring are all tools offered only to FLW members.


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


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.