FLW, the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Jeremy Rodzos of Macomb, Mich., was the first $5,000 winner in the 2014 FLW Fantasy Fishing season. He scored the big payday by racking up the most points with his team of 10 fantasy anglers based on their performance at the Walmart FLW Tour season opener that took place on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee last week.
The top 10 Fantasy Players for the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee were:
1st: Jeremy Rodzos, Macomb, Mich., 1,989 points, $5,000
2nd: Thomas Williams, Texarkana, Ark., 1,984 points, $1,000
3rd: Jerry Wood, Akron, Ohio, 1,978 points, $500
4th: Jason Patterson, Joplin, Mo., 1,976 points, $250
5th: Phil Edwards, Texarkana, Texas, 1,946 points, $100
6th: Phil Infante Jr., Long Beach, Calif., 1,920 points, $50 ShopFLW.com Gift Card
7th: William Wright, Mikado, Mich., 1,909 points, $50 ShopFLW.com Gift Card
8th: John Craig, Elmhurst Township, Pa., 1,909 points, $50 ShopFLW.com Gift Card
9th: Arthur Burritt, Cohocton, N.Y., 1,903 points, $50 ShopFLW.com Gift Card
10th: Martha Brannum, Kerman, Calif., 1,901 points, $50 ShopFLW.com Gift Card
Fifty prizes are awarded at each of the seven individual tournaments during the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season, including a $5,000 top prize. In addition, 10 cumulative prizes, including the $10,000 grand prize, will be awarded to the top scoring teams from all seven tournaments combined.
FLW Fantasy Fishing offers the largest prizes in bass fishing, with improved game play and updated rules in 2014. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and FLW members receive access to Member’s Advantage, fantasy tips and tools that greatly aid in angler selection.
Players can sign up, examine angler valuations and select their roster at FantasyFishing.com. The next FLW Tour event is scheduled for March 6-9 at Lake Hartwell in Seneca, S.C. Fantasy players can select and modify their rosters for the Lake Hartwell event until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wed., March 5.
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