FLW Outdoors, also known as FLW Fishing, presents fishing tournaments. Entrants in these fishing tournaments range in age and skill from high school all the way up to professional anglers. The tournaments are held all over the country and each has its own set of off-limit rules and fishing regulations that must be followed for anglers to be allowed to participate in the events.
The professional angler tournaments include the Walmart Fishing League World Wide, the Rayovac Fishing League World, Walmart Bass Fishing League and Bass Federation. Each of these tournaments require registration and usually involve traveling to multiple locations to fish during different rounds of the tournament. These rounds are held in order to narrow down the competition and determine an overall winner. An entrant of the tournament needs the most fish weight at the end to win.
There is often a number of fish per day that an entrant can keep and turn in for their daily weight. These limits can vary from one event to another. The lead in these tournaments shifts a lot as the participants' luck changes from day to day. If someone catches several large fish and is in the lead on the first day, he still may not win if someone else has a higher weight total overall on the final day.