Table Rock Lake

Meet the Pros Event

Posted by Phil Lilley on March 9th, 2012
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Branson, MO- Local area residents and visitors will have the opportunity to spend an evening with several Walmart FLW fishing pros in Branson. The special free event is called “Meet The Pros” and will be held in the Life Center of First Baptist Church in Branson on Saturday, March 24th at 7:00 pm.

Coldstone Creamery will provide free desert and coffee. The event is free but you must pick up a ticket at FBC Life Center or FBC office at 400 Sunshine in Branson. This event will take place prior to the Walmart FLW Tour on Table Rock Lake scheduled for March 29th, 2012. Major sponsors include Lilleys’ Landing Resort & Marina, ColdStone Creamery and Dr. Grant Wood’s “”.

The free event will feature fishing tips and life stories from five pro anglers which include: Jay Yelas, Mark Rose, Scott Martin, Clarke Wendlandt and Glenn Chappelear. Numerous door prizes will be given away including gift cards to Bass Pro Shop, a guided day trip for trout fishing through Lilleys’ Landing and much more!

Jay Yelas has fished 201 events with 141 money finishes and ranks 6th in all-time money winnings. Yelas has 52 top 10 finishes. He currently is ranked 26th place on the FLW Tour.

Mark Rose is a 12 year pro. He has had one tournament win with 17 Top 10 finishes. He is #3 in FLW standings today!

Scott Martin was the youngest pro-angler in history to win an FLW Tour Event. He has been a Top 10 tournament winner seventeen times. His career earnings are over $2 million. He is #11 in FLW national standings today!

Clark Wendlandt is a seventeen year professional fisherman. He has had 31 top ten finishes and over $1,000,000 in career earnings. He was the 2008 FLW Tour Angler of the Year and has had 31 top ten finishes. He is #18 in FLW tour standings today!

Glenn Chappelear is a professional fisherman and inspirational speaker. He is the founder of Sportsmen’s Outreach. Glen speaks at sportsmen banquets and participates in at least 11 professional tournaments each year. Glen is currently #28 in FLW Tour Pro standings.

“This will be one event outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss. We are extremely fortunate to have these men here for the banquet and the FLW tournament,” said Dr. Grant Woods, one of the event organizers. Grant is known for hunting & fishing as many have seen his TV show through Bass Pro Shops called, “”.

Outdoor enthusiast will also find outdoor booths added to the event this year showcasing products and services geared to the outdoorsmen. For more information go to

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