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FLW Outdoors announced Monday its 2008 Stren Series schedule with a total purse of $6.5 million over 21 events, one of them in Lake County.
Stren Series anglers will once again have the opportunity to compete in any of five divisions to qualify for the $1 million no-entry-fee Stren Series Championship. The top pro and co-angler from each division at the championship will also advance to the $2 million no-entry-fee Forrest Wood Cup, where pros can fish for a $1 million first-place prize - the biggest award in the sport's history.
Stren Series pros will fish for a top award of $65,000 in every qualifier. This includes $25,000 cash plus a $40,000 Ranger 198VX powered by Evinrude or Yamaha if the winner is the registered original owner of a 2004 or newer Ranger boat. Ranger Boats will award an additional $3,000 bonus if the winner is a Ranger Cup participant. If "Powered by Yamaha" guidelines are met, Yamaha will award an additional $1,500 bonus for a potential top award of $69,500.
Pros finishing second and third in every qualifier will earn $10,000 and $9,000, respectively, plus a $5,000 bonus if they are registered original owners of 2004 or newer Ranger boats.
In every qualifier, co-anglers will fish for a top award of $35,000, which includes $5,000 cash plus a $30,000 Ranger 198VX if the winner is the registered owner of a 2000 or newer Ranger boat.
Western Division competition begins Jan. 9-12 on Lake Shasta in Redding, Calif., followed by tournaments Feb. 20-23 on Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu, Ariz.; April 16-19 on Clear Lake in Kelseyville, Calif.; and May 14-17 on the California Delta in Oakley, Calif.
Contact: For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.