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The nation's top bass fishermen are in the tri- cities competing for the FLW title.

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The nation's top bass fisherman are in the Tri-Cities, competing for the FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Title. 

The tournament kicked-off at the Columbia Point Marina in Richland.  It started with 2 military helicopters flying over head as well as a flag ceremony, a prayed and the blast of a canon. 

This is one of the nations most competitive fishing tournaments, with prize money of $125,000  dollars to the winner in the pro-division, and $25,000 in the co-angler division.

The total of Washington state hopefuls competing in the tournament is 50, and 24 from Oregon.  There are as many as 400 top bass anglers from17 states, Canada, and Japan that will compete.

Wednesday the 19th is the first day of the tournament.  Each day fisherman will bring in their catch and weigh it in at 3 in the afternoon.  The top 10 anglers with the highest weight and amount of fish at the end of the first 3 days will compete on Saturday the 22nd for the grand prize. 

 

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