MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 4, 2011) ­– FLW Outdoors announced that registration for the 2012 Walmart FLW Tour will begin today for qualified anglers. Pros will be fishing for a top award of up to $125,000 in each qualifying tournament and co-anglers will be fishing for up to $25,000.

For a complete 2012 payout table, visit FLWOutdoors.com.

Pros must pay a season deposit of $6,000 by Nov. 2, 2011 in order to secure priority position in the FLW Tour Majors. Entry into individual FLW Tour Opens is permitted but requires a $1,000 deposit for each tournament entered. Priority pro entry is available to the top 100 pros and the top 10 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Majors, the top 50 pros and top 10 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Opens, the top 10 pros from each division of the 2011 EverStart Series and the boater champion from the 2011 BFL All-American.

Entry into individual FLW Tour Majors and Opens is permitted for co-anglers and requires a $200 deposit per tournament. Priority co-angler entry is available to the top 100 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Majors, top 50 co-anglers from the 2011 FLW Tour Opens, top 10 co-anglers from each division of the 2011 EverStart Series and the co-angler champion from the 2011 BFL All-American. Deposits are due by Nov. 2, 2011 in order to secure priority position.

FLW Outdoors will begin accepting pro and co-angler registrations from Ranger boat owners Nov. 3, 2011. TBF members can begin registering Nov. 4, 2011. All other entries will be accepted beginning Nov. 7, 2011.

Top entry priority in the FLW Tour Opens goes to pros fishing the FLW Tour Majors who enter all four FLW Tour Opens by Dec. 12, 2011. Pros who enter all four FLW Tour Opens by Jan. 4, 2012 receive the next highest entry priority. All other FLW Tour Open entry priority will be assigned by the date and time of entry.

Top entry priority in the FLW Tour Majors goes to co-anglers who enter all six FLW Tour Majors and all four FLW Tour Opens by Dec. 12, 2011. Co-anglers who enter all six FLW Tour Majors by Feb. 6, 2012 receive the next highest entry priority. Top entry priority in the FLW Tour Opens goes to co-anglers who enter all six FLW Tour Majors and all four FLW Tour Opens by Dec. 12, 2011. Co-anglers who enter all four FLW Tour Opens by Jan. 4, 2012 receive the next highest entry priority. All other entry priority will be assigned by the date and time of entry.

Entries may be made either by mail, phone or on the Internet at FLWOutdoors.com. For more details and additional key registration dates visit FLWOutdoors.com.

The 2012 FLW Tour schedule was announced in June and includes visits to some of the finest fisheries in the country at key times of the year to provide some of the best fishing and competition found on the water today.

            Date                         Fishery                                Location                                Tournament
            Feb. 9-12                  Lake Okeechobee                 Clewiston, Fla.                       FLW Tour Open
            March 8-11               Lake Hartwell                        Greenville/Anderson, S.C.       FLW Tour Major
            March 29-April 1        Table Rock Lake                   Branson, Mo.                         FLW Tour Major
            April 26-29                Beaver Lake                         Rogers, Ark.                          FLW Tour Major
            May 17-20                Potomac River                      National Harbor, Md.              FLW Tour Major
            June 7-10                 Kentucky Lake                      Murray/Gilbertsville, Ky.          FLW Tour Major
            June 28-July 1          Lake Champlain                    Plattsburgh, N.Y.                    FLW Tour Major
            Aug. 9-12                 Lake Lanier                          Duluth/Gainesville, Ga.         Forrest Wood Cup
            Aug. 23-26                Detroit River                         Detroit, Mich.                         FLW Tour Open
            Sept. 20-23               Wheeler Lake                        Decatur, Ala.                          FLW Tour Open
            Oct. 11-14                Sam Rayburn Reservoir         Lufkin, Texas                         FLW Tour Open

Kellogg’s will once again be presenting the Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year and Co-angler of the Year titles to the top pro and co-angler from the point standings after the six FLW Tour Majors. Pros are battling for a $100,000 Angler of the Year award plus entry in the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup. Co-anglers are fishing for a Ranger Z518 with 200 HP outboard Co-angler of the Year award plus entry into the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW Outdoors on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors.

ABOUT FLW OUTDOORS

FLW Outdoors is the best in fishing, on and off the water. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com.

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