FLW announced today that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the 2013 FLW Tour season. Rose will replace George Cochran, who retired this year after 32 years on the water.
Rose previously fished as part of the National Guard team.
ďI have so much respect and admiration for what George has accomplished and his longevity in our sport,Ē said Rose, who has accumulated more than $1.6 million in winnings throughout his 14-year career on the FLW Tour. ďTo be chosen to follow in Georgeís footsteps is an absolute honor. Iíve fished a long time and tried to do the best that I could do to represent good companies. Iíve shopped at Walmart since I was a kid. Iím thrilled to get the opportunity to represent Walmart in 2013.Ē