A glide bait isn't perfect for every situation, but it has gained a place as a big-fish bait and as a great tool for drawing less aggressive bass out into view. FLW Tour pro Braxton Setzer particularly likes one for catching aggressive fish.
January 18, 2017 7:45 am
The 2017 FLW Tour season will be Nixon's 20th, and he's celebrating his 40th anniversary in professional tournament fishing this month. Nixon began his career with B.A.S.S. in January 1977.
In a few more weeks I'll be leaving for my first tournament of the 2017 season. From the sub-zero temperatures and snow-covered ground of my home in Wisconsin, I'll be heading for a warmer climate down south.
January 17, 2017 8:04 am
In today's modern age of bass fishing everything is high tech, from the boats to the tackle and, of course, the electronics. There's no question that technology has made life easier for both FLW Tour pros and casual anglers.
January 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Robert Beatty of Clermont, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 27 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Okeechobee presented by Navionics. For his victory, Beatty took home $8,200.
The University of Alabama team of Anderson Aldag of Birmingham, Alabama, and Lee Mattox of Bremen, Alabama, won the YETI College Fishing Southeastern Conference opener on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces. The victory earned the club a $2,000 club scholarship and advanced the team to the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
The 2017 FLW Tour season is set to be a great one. With seven regular-season events on the schedule and 30 rookies in the field of 165, there's plenty to be interested in. Kicking off at famed Lake Guntersville and then spreading out from Florida to Texas to Wisconsin to the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray, this Tour season should be more diverse than ever.
Strader could break Meyer's record as early as the second tournament at Lake Travis, but he isn't the only angler with a chance to establish a new benchmark this season. Five other anglers have active streaks that give them a mathematical shot at passing 50, including David Dudley with 38, Michael Neal and Jeff Sprague with 28, Jimmy Reese with 27, and Andy Morgan with 20.
January 13, 2017 7:25 am
Originally, the plan was simple. I'd board a plane in Nashville early on New Year's Day, fly to California to meet up with Cody Meyer and Jason Johnson, and spend a day chasing giant spotted bass on the famed Bullards Bar Reservoir, the place where nearly every supersized spotted bass has been caught in the last few years and where Meyer himself stroked a 10.80-pound pending world record fish a few weeks before.