Local Crew Lends A Helping Hand

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF David Frank, center, is one of 15 local anglers hired by FLW Outdoors to take camera crews out on Beaver Lake and help with other tasks. Frank is shown here helping with the weigh-in at Prairie Creek park Thursday.

David Frank skims across Beaver Lake during the Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament, but rarely makes a cast.

At A Glance (w/logo)

Walmart FLW Tour

• Fishing continues today in the Walmart FLW Tour bass tournament at Beaver Lake and concludes Sunday.

• Take-off is at 7 a.m. from Prairie Creek park. Weigh-ins today and Sunday are at 4 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center.

• The top 10 pro-division anglers and top 10 co-anglers from days one and two fish today. The co-angler champ is crowned at today’s weigh-in. The top 10 pros fish on Sunday. First place in the pro division receives $100,000, or $125,000 if the pro drives a Ranger boat. Co-angler top prize is $20,000.

• “FLW” stands for Forrest L. Wood, founder of Ranger boats. Ranger is a major tournament sponsor.

• Only the three species of black bass — smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass — may be weighed. Smallmouth and largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer. Spotted bass must be 12 inches or longer.

• The FLW expo will be from noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Center. Pro angler Rich Dalby will sponsor a food drive for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. Everyone who donates five cans of food will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Walmart gift card.

• To see the “Circuit Breaker” FLW Internet television show, go to www.youtube.com/user/FLWFishing.

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