PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.— In light of today's tragic terrorist attacks on the United States and out of respect for the victims, the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship scheduled to start Wednesday on Lake Champlain has been postponed. The four-day tournament, which is the culmination of the nation's most lucrative bass fishing series, will be held at a later date.
Lake Champlain is located in northeast New York approximately 240 miles north of New York City where the World Trade Center was destroyed in this morning's terrorist attack.
When the event is rescheduled, 50 of the nation's best bass anglers will compete for a top award of $250,000 while 50 co-anglers compete for a top award of $25,000. Overall, the tour features a $4.45 million purse distributed through seven national events.