FLW Tour Tournament returns to La Crosse this weekend

Event includes free Family Fishing Expo

FLW Tour Tournament returns to La...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A professional fishing tournament is offering some family fun this week.

The FLW tour tournament kicked off Thursday morning at Veterans Freedom Park in La Crosse. The tournament includes a free Family Fishing Expo, for fans of all ages to talk with their favorite anglers.

La Crosse is the sixth stop for the tournament, and is hosted by Explore La Crosse.

Fisherman are competing for cash prizes of up to $125,000.

Organizers for the event say the fish of the Mississippi River is what draws them to this area.

"It's cool to bring the best bass anglers in the world out here to catch them. Also you have great facilities here and also the bass fishing community. The events we have held here in the past have had great crowds and a lot of enthusiam here in town,” said FLW Tournament Director of Public Relations Joe Opager.

More than 300 fisherman are participating in the event.

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