FLW Adds Classic FLW TV Episodes to YouTube Channel
BENTON, Ky. (April 6, 2020) – With no tournament action taking place and most people staying around their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19, FLW figured it was the perfect time to dig into the archives for some old tournament footage to post to the FLW YouTube channel.
The first batch of classic FLW TV shows come from 2006 and 2011, with more shows scheduled to be posted this week. Shows cover everything from John Cox’s first FLW Tour win, to a Tour event on Okeechobee where three pros crossed the century mark and the second-annual College Fishing National Championship which remarkably saw the University of Florida repeat as two-time champs.
2006 FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee – After winning the Angler of the Year title in his rookie season in 2004, Shinichi Fukae could only scrape up one top-20 finish in 2005. But, in a post-hurricane 2006 season opener on Lake Okeechobee, Fukae started his third year on Tour in style.
2006 FLW Tour on Lake Murray – The second stop of the 2006 FLW Tour season was a winter showdown of epic proportions at Lake Murray. Anthony Gagliardi was the hometown favorite, but the bass were the stars. On the final day both Gagliardi and Tim Carroll brought more than 28 pounds to the scale.
2011 College Fishing National Championship on Kentucky/Barkley lakes – The 2011 FLW College Fishing National Championship took place on Kentucky Lake. It was just the second National Championship held by FLW, and it featured 25 teams from across the country. The roster included current pro angling stars Jordan Lee and Miles Burghoff.
2011 FLW Tour Open on Lake Okeechobee – The 2011 FLW Tour Open on Lake Okeechobee will go down in history as an epic Florida smashfest. Three pros totaled more than 100 pounds apiece, and the kickoff to the season saw 29 bags of more than 25 pounds weighed throughout the course of the event.
2011 FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake – The 2011 FLW Tour event on Pickwick Lake was a true ledge-fishing clinic, hosted before the whole world knew the ins and outs of Tennessee River offshore fishing. It was also the final tournament of the season where David Dudley clinched the second of his four Angler of the Year titles.
2011 FLW Tour on the Red River – The 2011 FLW Tour event on the Red River was a coming out party of sorts for John Cox and his shallow-water style. Held in May during tough postspawn conditions, the event’s top 10 featured the likes of Mark Rose, David Dudley, Gary Yamamoto and Brent Ehrler.
All of the shows can be found on the FLW Classics playlist on YouTube.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.
FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).