Wal-Mart FLW Tour Anglers Converge On Pascagoula River

The FLW tour hits the Mississippi Gulf Coast Wednesday with competition restricted to the Pascagoula River, Biloxi's Back Bay and surrounding tributaries.

There's a total purse of 500 thousand dollars, 420 thousand in the Pro Division and 80-thousand in the Co-Angler Division.

175 pros and 175 co anglers will compete for 10 spots in the second round.

Anglers fish for the heaviest one-day weight of five bass.

The top five professionals advance to the final round.

Fishing for Bass is no easy assignment, but every fisherman uses what he thinks is best in reeling in the big one.

FLW Tour Angler Brian Coleman says,"It depends on ones fishing style. Different pros have different fishing styles and will fish in different areas in different ways. One guy might find a special spot and that could land him a big win."

Coleman added that a pro and a co angler will go out together, "The pro is in complete charge. The pro fishes in front of the boat and the co angler in the back. The Pro will find the fish and when you consider their entry fee is a lot higher, that's why they have complete control of the boat."

Gautier's Indian Point will serve as the official weigh-in site Wednesday and Thursday moving to the Wal-mart Supercenter in D'Iberville Friday and Saturday.

Each angler may weigh-in five fish per day and each bass must measure at least 14 inches.

By A.J. Giardina