Fantasy Fishing has become very popular recently. Currently both of the major tours, FLW Outdoors and Bassmaster offer fantasy fishing leagues. In these leagues you can compete in private leagues against your friends as well as competing nationwide.
FLW Outdoors pays $100,000 to the winner of the national contest after each tournament. The overall winner of the league will be presented with $1 Million first prize. Last week saw Bruce Curtis, a retired educator from Florida collect the $100,000 first place prize after the Table Rock Lake event.
In the first FLW event, held at Alabama’s bass factory Lake Guntersville, Kentuckian Terry Moberly took the top cash prize. Moberly has a good story about how he got involved. You can read it at the Louisville Courier-Journal web site: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090222/SPORTS09/902220473/1002/ARCHIVES
I compete in both the Bassmaster and FLW Leagues. Of course you would think that a professional outdoor writer who makes his living fishing with and writing about the pros would have a decided advantage. This appears to not be the case as I continue to struggle putting together a line up for each tournament.
If you would like to sign up for fantasy fishing with FLW Outdoors you can visit: http://www.fantasyfishing.com/
To play the Bassmaster version go to: http://games.espn.go.com/bass/frontpage