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2007 Tournament News
by FLW Walleye League
 

Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Increases Payouts To More Than $632,000 IN 2007

BENTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2006) - FLW Outdoors announced Wednesday its 2007 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League schedule with more lucrative awards in every tournament and a total purse of $632,450 over 10 events held on some of the nation's best walleye fisheries.

Boaters fishing the FLW Walleye League will now compete for top awards of $7,500 in every qualifying tournament, and co-anglers will compete for as much as $3,750. These awards, based on a field of 100 boats, include $7,000 cash plus a $500 contingency bonus from Ranger, Polar Kraft or G3 for boaters and $3,500 cash plus a $250 contingency bonus for co-anglers. Payouts extend through 20th place in each qualifier.

The FLW Walleye League features three one-day qualifying tournaments in the Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin divisions. After three qualifiers are complete, the top 35 boaters and 35 co-anglers from each division will advance to the $141,950 no-entry-fee Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals where the winning boater will receive a $47,500 Ranger 621 powered by Evinrude or Yamaha. The second-place boater at the FLW Walleye League Finals will receive a $32,000 Polar Kraft V1910 Pro DC powered by Yamaha, and the winning co-angler will receive a $27,000 G3 V185F powered by Yamaha.

The boater and co-angler points champions from each division will also advance to the $675,850 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour Championship where they can win as much as $150,000 and $22,000, respectively.

FLW Walleye League qualifiers are one-day, $49,050 events held on Saturdays. The FLW Walleye League Finals is a three-day event with the full field competing on days one and two and the top 10 teams advancing to day three. The winner is determined by the cumulative weight from all three days.

"Our company was founded on providing affordable, close-to-home weekend tournaments," said Charlie Evans, president and CEO of FLW Outdoors. "These grass-roots anglers are the heart and soul of FLW Outdoors, and we take great pride in providing them with the best possible tournament options as well as a clear pathway for advancement to competitive fishing's highest levels."

The top 10 boaters and 10 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League division in 2007 will have the option to advance to the 2008 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour.

Competition in the Michigan Division begins March 31 on the Detroit River in Trenton, Mich., followed by a May 19 tournament on Lake Erie in Monroe, Mich., and a June 30 tournament on Saginaw Bay in Bay City, Mich.

Teams fishing the Wisconsin Division will take to the water April 21 for a tournament on Petenwell Lake in Monroe Center, Wis., followed by a June 2 tournament on the Wolf River Chain in Winneconne, Wis., and a July 7 tournament on Green Bay in Oconto, Wis.

Minnesota Division competition will kick off April 28 on the Mississippi River in Bay City, Wis., followed by a June 16 tournament on Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, Minn., and a July 21 tournament on Lake Bemidji in Bemidji, Minn.

The FLW Walleye League Finals will be held Sept. 6-8 on the Mississippi River in Moline, Ill.

Entry fees are $300 per boater and $150 per co-angler for each qualifying tournament in 2007. Ranger, G3, Polar Kraft, Champion and Stratos boat owners and TBF members have priority entry into the 2007 FLW Walleye League. Entry dates will be released soon.

Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors is home to the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Ranger Owners' Tournament Trail, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits will offer combined purses exceeding $43 million through 247 events in 2007.

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.

Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most-respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world's leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.
  
2007 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Schedule

Michigan Division
March 31 Detroit River   Trenton, Mich.
May 19  Lake Erie   Monroe, Mich.
June 30  Saginaw Bay   Bay City, Mich. 

Wisconsin Division
April 21  Petenwell Lake  Monroe Center, Wis.
June 2   Wolf River Chain  Winneconne, Wis.
July 7  Green Bay    Oconto, Wis. 

Minnesota Division
April 28 Mississippi River Bay City, Wis.
June 16  Lake Mille Lacs  Isle, Minn.
July 21  Lake Bemidji  Bemidji, Minn.
 
Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals
Sept. 6-8 Mississippi River Moline, Ill.


2007 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Payouts

$49,050 Qualifiers:

   Ranger  
   G3 & Polar Kraft  
Place  Boater   Bonus   Total 
1   $7,000  $500   $7,500
2   3,600  400    4,000
3   3,000  300    3,300
4   2,600  300   2,900
5   1,800  200    2,000
6   1,500  200   1,700
7   1,300  200    1,500
8   1,100  200   1,300
9   900  200    1,100
10   700  200   900
11   500  200    700
12   500  200    700
13   500  200    700
14   500  200    700
15   500  200    700
16   400  200    600
17   400  200    600
18   400  200    600
19   400  200    600
20   400  200    600

   Ranger  
   G3 & Polar Kraft  
Place Co-angler Bonus   Total 
1   $3,500  $250    $3,750
2   1,800  200    2,000
3   1,500  150    1,650
4   1,300  150    1,450
5   900  100    1,000
6   750  100    850
7   650  100    750
8   550  100    650
9   450  100    550
10   350  100    450
11   250  100    350
12   250  100   350
13   250  100    350
14   250  100    350
15   250  100    350
16   200  100    300
17   200  100    300
18   200  100    300
19   200  100    300
20   200  100    300


$141,950 FLW Walleye League Finals:

   Ranger  
   G3 & Polar Kraft  
Place  Boater  Bonus    Total 
1   621 Ranger powered by Evinrude or Yamaha $47,500
2   Polar Kraft V1910 Pro DC powered by Yamaha 32,000
3   3,500  1000    4,500
4   2,000  500    2,500
5   1,500  500    2,000
6   1,200  400    1,600
7   1,100  300    1,400
8   900  250    1,150
9   850  250    1,100
10   800  200    1,000
11   550  150    700
12   550  150    700
13   550  150    700
14   550  150    700
15   550  150    700
16   450  150    600
17   450  150    600
18   450  150    600
19   450  150    600
20   450  150    600

   Ranger  
   G3 & Polar Kraft  
Place Co-angler Bonus    Total 
1   G3 Angler V185F powered by Yamaha  $27,000
2   2,000  1,000    3,000
3   1,600  500    2,100
4   1,000  300    1,300
5   700  300    1,000
6   600  250    850
7   500  150    650
8   450  150    600
9   400  100    500
10   350  100    450
11   300  50    350
12   300  50    350
13   300  50    350
14   300  50    350
15   300  50    350
16   250  50    300
17   250  50    300
18   250  50    300
19   250  50    300
20   250  50    300

 


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