Bradenton man wins $5,000 playing fantasy fishing

June 12, 2014 

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MINNEAPOLIS – Chip Brooks of Bradenton picked five of the top 10 anglers in last week’s Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Straight Talk Wireless.

Brooks won $5,000 by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing in conjunction with the FLW Tour fishing tournament. "It’s funny,” said Brooks, a longtime Fantasy Fishing player and FLW co-angler. “I left for a trip on Saturday and told my wife, ‘I think I’m going to win this week,' and she told me I was nuts.” FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play. The 2014 Fantasy Fishing season consists of seven tournaments surrounding the Walmart FLW Tour regular season as well as the season-ending Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.

Fans compete for more than $7,000 in cash and prizes from each of the six tournaments and a top prize of $5,000. The cumulative grand prize for the highest-ranked player at the end of the season is $10,000. Go to to sign up. Select a team of 10 anglers against an allocated $200 salary cap and select your guess for the tournament winning weight as a tiebreaker. Create a league to play against friends and compete for bragging rights. Modifications to player teams must be finalized by 11:59 p.m. ET the night prior to the tournament.

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