In an ongoing effort to provide as much interaction between world-class anglers and fishing fans as possible, FLWOutdoors.com has announced the sixth installment of FLW Live Reel Chat. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. Central Time (2 p.m. EDT), visitors to FLWOutdoors.com will get a chance to correspond directly with walleye fishing icon Nick Johnson in a special live chat-room format.
Johnson, the 2005 FLW Walleye Tour Angler of the Year, is undeniably one of the hottest walleye competitors on tour. Johnson began his recent string of success by claiming the 2004 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour Championship and a $300,000 top prize on the Mississippi River near Moline, Ill. At the 2005 season-opening event on Bull Shoals Lake, Johnson became the first angler to win back-to-back FLW Walleye Tour events. While his consecutive streak ended on Lake Erie, he remained consistent throughout the 2005 season and claimed the prestigious AOY award. In less than two full seasons, the Elmwood, Wis., native has accumulated roughly $400,000. As this year’s championship returns to the Quad Cities, look for Johnson to once again be among the favorites.
Participation is FLW Live Reel Chat is simple. At the start of the next live chat on Sept. 7, visitors can log on shortly before 1 p.m. (Central Time) and start submitting questions. During the chat, fishing fans will be able to talk directly to Johnson about his storied career, his recent AOY victory, the upcoming FLW Walleye Tour Championship or anything else that comes to mind. In addition, visitors to FLWOutdoors.com also have the added bonus of being able to log on today and submit questions to the chat early in order to have the first shot at getting their questions answered.
Bass-fishing fans who missed out on any of the previous FLW Live Reel Chats, can view the transcripts by clicking on the links below:
Aug. 2 chat with 2005 FLW Championship winner George Cochran
July 7 chat with Mike Iaconelli – winner of the 2003 Bassmaster Classic and the 2005 FLW Tour’s Chevy Open.
June 1 chat with Jimmy Houston – a two-time BASS Angler of the Year and host of popular television show Jimmy Houston Outdoors on ESPN.
May 16 chat with FLW Tour pro Alvin Shaw – winner of the 2005 FLW Tour event on Lake Wheeler.
May 4 chat with FLW Tour pro Andre Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz. – two-time winner of the FLW Tour’s Wal-Mart Open.
FLWOutdoors.com will offer the FLW Live Reel Chat format continually, with regularly scheduled chats occurring the first Wednesday or Thursday of each and every month. Also, additional chats will be added throughout each month as anglers or celebrities become available.