FLW Fantasy Fishing

Fantasy Fishing is back!

In about 5 days or so, FantasyFishing.com will be starting it’s second year fantasy contest.  I’m a recent fishing fan and found myself joining this new and interesting spin on fantasy sports. Yes, you’ve played in your office hockey, football and NCAA basketball pools, well now you can add fishing to that list.  If you’re not that interested in fishing, the ten million, yes that’s $10,000,000 in cash and prizes may peak your interest enough to get involved.  Thanks to Wal-Mart and The FLW Outdoor Fishing Tour for starting this up.

I didn’t win the million dollar prize last year, but I did collect quite a few smaller prizes, $75 in Wal-Mart gift cards and about $150 in gas cards.  Not too bad for a free entry and watching and learning how to catch the bigger fish.

The concept is simple, pick your team of anglers for each of the FLW Bass Tour locations and collect points based on their performance and standings.  The great part about this is, if you finish in the number one position after a tournament, you win $100,000 cash (my objective this year :)) and you are automatically entered into the final at the end of the fishing season.

Michael Thompson of St. Michael, Minnesota

Above is last years million dollar winner, Michael Thompson after he received the big cheque for winning the inaugural Fantasy Fishing Challenge in a close finale.

As I mention before, $10,000,000 is up for grabs this year and my main recommendation is to sign up for Players Advantage.  It’s only $10 this year and well worth it, if you’re serious about trying to win the big money.  I didn’t have it last year as the cost was $30 and I wasn’t really sure if it was necessary and if I would really get involved with the competition.  Boy was that a mistake.  One of the key tools the Players Advantage offers is the ability to see which fishermen are local to each lake.  This is a very important piece of information as those fishermen know the lake very well and where to catch the biggest and best fish.  It wasn’t fun trying to find that out manually, although the information is out there, if you have time to go looking for it.

I look forward to getting this going and if you join and want to enter my personal league for some bragging rights and trash talk, just leave me an email, or a comment and I’ll send you the info.  Now let’s start fishing… virtually of course!  Good Luck!

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