The age of computers and the abundance of instant information has encouraged a new sports arena called fantasy sports.
Baseball, football, basketball, and hockey at the professional level have increased their audience and spectator awareness by offering cash awards and other prizes for those who play their online game.
This season the FLW Pro Bass Fishing circuit has raised the bar in fantasy sports by offering the richest payout among Internet sports enthusiasts.
The seven-tournament season will hand out over $7.3 million to successful players who can pick the correct bass pros who will finish in the top 10 in each of the tournaments on the schedule.
After looking at the list of prizes, I couldn't resist and signed up to play fantasy fishing in hopes of being one of the 600 lucky winners per tournament.
Since there was no cost to enter I figured I had everything to win and nothing to lose!The prizes ranged from $100,000 for the top pick, down to $10 gas cards from BP for each of the seven tournaments plus numerous other attractive prizes of boats, trucks,TVs and Wal-Mart gift cards.
It was interesting to note that Hulk Hogan of wrestlemania fame was present at the first FLW Tournament at Lake Toho in Orlando, Fla. promoting Fantasy Fishingt the civic center family fun-zone.
I knew he was famous, but I had no idea that thousands would turnout to possibly get his autograph or a photo of this pro wrestling legend.
While he was in attendance his purpose was to showcase the new online sports game of Fantasy Fishing.
The FLW Pro Bass Tour has certainly created new fishing fans on the Internet by offering the richest payout in the history of fantasy sports and are at the cutting edge of marketing the highest level of tournament bass fishing.
Whether you are fishing enthusiasts or not, youan become a fantasy fishing player by going to FantasyFishing.com and sign up,ick your pro basseam for the next tournament, and wait for the final results of the next FLW Pro Bass Tour event.
This weekend enjoy the great outdoors, God's creation.