Archive for October, 2012
October 22, 2012 9:14 am
October 20, 2012 1:47 pm
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Pete Lowe of Woodworth, La., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on the Red River with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Lowe won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Cowboy, Mississippi and Okie divisions.
FLORENCE, Ala. - J.R. Henard of Rogersville, Tenn., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Pickwick Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 47 pounds, 3 ounces. For his victory, Henard won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Bulldog, LBL, North Carolina and Volunteer divisions.
October 18, 2012 3:40 pm
Fritts' focus wavers momentarily from bass and tackle. This time of year, he's in to pumpkins - big time. Back home in the Carolina Piedmont, the Fritts family is known far and wide for the quality and quantity of the pumpkins it grows: large ones and little ones in every shape, texture and hue. Pumpkins seemingly bubble out of the ground on the Fritts farm near Lexington, N.C., and most of them - upwards of 75,000 per year - will wind up on somebody's stoop at Halloween or in somebody's home at Thanksgiving as a decoration or in a pie.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Guntersville Oct. 26-27 for the Chevy Wild Card event, where boaters and co-anglers will compete for berths in the prestigious Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy, the tournament that has kick-started the professional fishing career of numerous anglers.
October 17, 2012 3:32 pm
After a 32-year career in professional bass fishing, Walmart pro George Cochran is hanging up his rods and reels to spend more time with his family. One of five anglers to win both the Forrest Wood Cup and the Bassmaster Classic, Cochran will go down as one of the true legends of the sport.
With nearly $140,000 in FLW earnings, Strike King pro Phil Marks of Dallas, Texas, notched his very first FLW Tour victory on Sam Rayburn Reservoir this October. For his efforts, Marks walked away with a first-place payday totaling $125,000.
Now that the weather is transitioning into fall, shad are moving out of the open water and into coves - especially coves with creeks. I like to fish docks this time of year because bass will gang up under them and pick off bigger shad and other prey fish.
October 16, 2012 8:44 am
It has been an exciting season on the 2012 Walmart FLW Tour and finally getting to visit the famous Sam Rayburn was a perfect ending. Strangely, I'd never seen Rayburn in my 12 years as a professional. Standing next to the water before practice began was humbling to me. This is where our sport began and so many historic tournaments have been held there that I was in awe just being there.