The 20th season of the Walmart FLW Tour will feature 152 of the best professional anglers from 26 states and one Canadian province.
FLW announced in October plans to limit the field of the Walmart FLW Tour to 150 professional anglers in 2015. Stacey King of Reeds Spring, Mo., and Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, will be allowed to return to the Tour on exemption after withdrawing in 2014 due to medical reasons, bringing the field to 152.
In addition to offering the sport’s top prizes this season, the FLW Tour will pay out $10,000 down to 60th place, providing tournament anglers with the best overall payouts for the lowest overall investment. The six-tournament season will kick off March 5-8 at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla.
The 2015 Walmart FLW Tour will feature nine former Tour Anglers of the Year and nine Forrest Wood Cup champions, as well as 17 rookie pros.
*denotes Tour rookies
Here is a list of the full field:
Tracy Adams – Wilkesboro, N.C.
Keith Amerson – Selmer, Tenn.
Matt Arey – Shelby, N.C.
Todd Auten – Lake Wylie, S.C.
Adrian Avena – Vineland, N.J.
Jeff Barth – Marshfield, Wis.
Clayton Batts – Macon, Ga.
Chris Baumgardner – Gastonia, N.C.
Drew Benton – Panama City, Fla.
James Biggs – Euless, Texas
*Zack Birge – Blanchard, Okla.
Randy Blaukat – Joplin, Mo.
Stetson Blaylock – Benton, Ark.
Greg Bohannan – Bentonville, Ark.
Terry Bolton – Paducah, Ky
Mike Boyles – Kimberling City, Mo.
Jimmy Brewer – Marshall, Texas
*Troy Broussard – Beaumont, Texas
Scott Canterbury – Springville, Ala.
Glenn Chappelear – Acworth, Ga.
Luke Clausen – Spokane, Wash.
Brandon Cobb – Greenwood, S.C.
Ramie Colson Jr. – Cadiz, Ky.
*Dalton Cooksey – New Concord, Ky.
John Cox – DeBary, Fla.
Shirley Crain – Fort Smith, Ark.
Rich Dalbey – Greenville, Texas
Mark Daniels Jr. – Tuskegee, Ala.
Ryan Davidson – Huntington, W.Va.
Alex Davis – Albertville, Ala.
Clent Davis – Montevallo, Ala.
Darrell Davis – Dover, Fla.
Tony Davis – Williston, Fla.
*Marshall Deakins – Dunlap, Tenn.
John Devere – Berea, Ky.
Robbie Dodson – Harrison, Ark.
David Dudley – Lynchburg, Va.
Tony Dumitras – Winston, Ga.
*Clay Elliott – Ozark, Ala.
Charlie Evans – Gilbertsville, Ky.
Marc Evans – Angola, Ind.
Travis Fox – Rogers, Ark.
David Fritts – Lexington, N.C.
Shinichi Fukae – Palestine, Texas
Anthony Gagliardi – Prosperity, S.C.
Troy Gibson – Eufaula, Ala.
Mark Goines – Shady Point, Okla.
Matt Greenblatt – Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Dustin Grice – Robinson, Texas
Chad Grigsby – Maple Grove, Minn.
Jeff Gustafson – Keewatin, Ontario
Michael Hall – Annandale, Va.
Randy Haynes – Counce, Tenn.
*Nick Hensley – Cumming, Ga.
Dion Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo.
Guido Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo.
Payden Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo.
Dale Hightower – Mannford, Okla.
Todd Hollowell – Fishers, Ind.
Troy Hollowell – Paducah, Ky.
Jimmy Houston – Cookson, Okla.
Rex Huff – Corbin, Ky.
Brandon Hunter – Benton, Ky.
Charlie Ingram – Centerville, Tenn.
*Jason Johnson – Gainesville, Ga.
*Cody Kelley – Conway, Ark.
*William Kemp – Scotland Neck, N.C.
JT Kenney – Palm Bay, Fla.
Rob Kilby – Hot Springs, Ark.
Stacey King – Reeds Spring, Mo.
Brad Knight – Lancing, Tenn.
Jason Lambert – Pickwick Dam, Tenn.
Dave Lefebre – Erie, Pa.
Shane LeHew – Mooresville, N.C.
*Craig Livesay – Johnson City, Tenn.
Brent Long – Iron Station, N.C.
Richard Lowitzki – Hampshire, Ill.
Tim Malone – Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Casey Martin – New Hope, Ala.
Scott Martin – Clewiston, Fla.
Tommy Martin – Hemphill, Texas
Lendell Martin Jr. – Nacogdoches, Texas
Bill McDonald – Greenwood, Ind.
Stephen McKinnie – Umatilla, Fla.
Jason Meninger – Gainesville, Ga.
Cody Meyer – Auburn, Calif.
Kerry Milner – Bono, Ark.
Ish Monroe – Hughson, Calif.
Tom Monsoor – La Crosse, Wis.
Drew Montgomery – Maiden, N.C.
Harry Moore – Valley, Ala.
Dan Morehead – Paducah, Ky.
Andy Morgan – Dayton, Tenn.
Bob Morin – Seymour, Tenn.
Troy Morrow – Eastanollee, Ga.
Jim Moynagh – Carver, Minn.
Michael Murphy – Lexington, S.C.
Shawn Murphy – Nicholasville, Ky.
Michael Neal – Dayton, Tenn.
Chris Neau – New Orleans, La.
Jonathan Newton – Rogersville, Ala.
Blake Nick – Adger, Ala.
Larry Nixon – Bee Branch, Ark.
*Stephen Patek – Dallas, Texas
Robert Pearson – Herndon, Va.
Richard Peek – Centre, Ala.
Pete Ponds – Madison, Miss.
Jayme Rampey – Liberty, S.C.
Tom Redington – Royse City, Texas
Clark Reehm – Huntington, Texas
*Jimmy Reese – Witter Springs, Calif.
Jason Reyes – Huffman, Texas
Darrel Robertson – Jay, Okla.
Mark Rose – West Memphis, Ark.
Shad Schenck – Waynetown, Ind.
Bryan Schmitt – Deale, Md.
Colby Schrumpf – Highland, Ill.
Terry Segraves – Kissimmee, Fla.
Alvin Shaw – Roaring Gap, N.C.
*William Shelton III – La Crosse, Va.
Spencer Shuffield – Bismarck, Ark.
*Capt. Blake Smith – Lakeland, Fla.
Dave Smith – Del City, Okla.
Derrick Snavely – Rogersville, Texas
*Van Soles – Haines City, Fla.
Jeff Sprague – Point, Texas
Matthew Stefan – Junction City, Wis.
Kevin Stewart – Elk Grove, Calif.
Wesley Strader – Spring City, Tenn.
Scott Suggs – Alexander, Ark.
Mike Surman – Boca Raton, Fla.
*Bill Terrell – Memphis, Tenn.
Austin Terry – San Angelo, Texas
Peter Thliveros – Saint Augustine, Fla.
Rodney Thomason – Maumelle, Ark.
Bryan Thrift – Shelby, N.C.
Rusty Trancygier – Hahira, Ga.
Jim Tutt – Longview, Texas
Andrew Upshaw – Tulsa, Okla.
Vic Vatalaro – Kent, Ohio
John Voyles – Petersburg, Ind.
James Watson – Springfield, Mo.
Clark Wendlandt – Leander, Texas
Jacob Wheeler – Indianapolis, Ind.
Kyle White – Tightwad, Mo.
Scott Wiley – Bay Minette, Ala.
Michael Williamson – Fort Smith, Ark.
Barry Wilson – Birmingham, Ala.
Michael Wooley – Collierville, Tenn.
Gary Yamamoto – Palestine, Texas
Jay Yelas – Corvallis, Ore. (2002, 2007 AOY)
*Andrew Young – Mound, Minn.