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FLW Fantasy Fishing - MFBA league

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The Minnesota Federation of Bass Anglers (MFBA) is having its own league for FLW Fantasy Fishing and its open to anyone and everyone.

In addition to the prizes being awarded by FLW, the MFBA will be awarding a free 1 year membership for 2010 for FLW, TBF, and the MFBA to the overall champion at the end of the year. This is a $65 value. Additionally, if the champion joined the MFBA or renewed their MFBA membership by 3/31/09, they will win an additional $100 CASH!!!

Playing is free and the first tournament is less than a week away, so go to and sign up now. Here is the info you need to join the league:

League Name: Minnesota Federation of Bass Anglers

League ID#: 15109

Password: DQHDPaMc

FYI, Jeff Nelson, Youth Director for the MFBA took 9th place overall last year and won $15,000 from Walmart.

Hope you all decided to join us for a fun year of Fantasy Fishing and a chance to win $1,000,000!!!

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In addition to the prizes for the overall champion, we are going to be giving away prizes for each of the individual events as well. For the first event on Guntersville this week, the prize will open to everyone. Going forward, individual event prizes will awarded to the highest finishing MFBA member.

If you want to learn more about the MFBA, come to our annual informational meeting on 2/28 at 10:00 AM. It is being held in conjuction with the Fishing Tackle Swap Meet at the National Guard Armory in St. Paul.

The prize for this week's Guntersville event is a digital Rapala scale, Rapala measuring board and 6 Rapala crankbaits. We'll announce the individual event prizes the Monday before each event.

See above for the information you need to join the league. FYI, you can belong to as many leagues as you want and best of all, it's free!

Good luck and remember the deadline to get your team in for this week's event is 11:59 PM on Wednesday.

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Just a reminder that the deadline to get your team in for this week's tournament on Guntersville is 11:59 PM tonight!

So, go out to and get your team in for a chance to win $100K!!! It's quick, easy and best of all FREE!

And don't forget to join the MFBA League. We'll be giving out prizes in addition to what FLW will be awarding. The information on the prizes and how to join is posted above.

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Congratulations to Robert Benbo (team Cabela10) for winning the first event of the year in for the MFBA League. Robert had 8,672 points.

In addition to the prize Robert won from Fantasy Fishing, he will also be receiving the Rapala gift pack from the MFBA.

As a reminder it's not too late to join Fanatsy Fishing or the MFBA League. With the way the points work at the last few events, it's still wide open for anyone to win the overall title.

Again, going forward the prizes for each event will only be available to MFBA members.

Congratulations again to Robert for his league victory.

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