Archive for December, 2012

FLW, Castrol ink deal for 2013 season

December 21, 2012 10:17 am
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MINNEAPOLIS - FLW, the world's leading tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Castrol, a long-term sponsor of FLW, will return as a sponsor in 2013 and be represented by some of the best bass anglers in the world. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

Back Story: Retired, yes, but Denny Brauer is still keeping a line in the water

December 20, 2012 2:41 pm
He left quietly - perhaps too quietly considering who he was and what he had accomplished. He also left graciously, leaving behind an army of anglers who benefited from his example and his expertise. When Denny Brauer decided to retire from the pro ranks earlier this year, a huge chunk of fishing history went with him, a remarkable legacy established over a span that stretched from 1980 to the present time.

The big-fish pattern

December 19, 2012 12:54 pm
I spent most of this summer and fall working on a walleye fishing book called <i>Walleye Trolling</i> that I co-authored and published with Lake Erie guide Capt. Ross Robertson. In the book, I wrote a short summary of professional walleye angler Bruce Samson's tournament strategies for targeting big fish. By "big fish," I mean the biggest fish in the lake hosting the tournament - the type of fish that will win tournaments when you catch them, but that often cause you to strike out in competition.

Arkansas’ Rose joins Walmart team for 2013 FLW Tour season

11:55 am
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MINNEAPOLIS - FLW, the world's premier tournament fishing organization, has announced that professional angler Mark Rose of West Memphis, Ark., will join the Walmart Fishing Team for the upcoming 2013 Walmart FLW Tour season. Rose will replace pro George Cochran, who retired this year after 32 years on the water as a professional fisherman.

Pro Tips Weekly: Dion Hibdon

8:46 am
I've been enjoying crappie fishing and deer hunting lately, but in the back of my mind I'm also starting to think about the next tournament season. Every tournament is different, but there are things you can expect to happen on a lake at a certain time of the year. So I like to get out my lake maps now and try to figure out what the fish are likely to be doing when the tournament gets going and anticipate where I need to look for them.

Arey aims higher in 2013

December 18, 2012 8:37 am
All too often in professional fishing the limelight goes to those who make the top-10 cuts and hoist the six-figure checks above their heads. Matt Arey never made any of those cuts, nor did he win a tournament in 2012, yet he still had by any standard a "career year."

Twitter chat transcript with Justin Lucas

December 14, 2012 12:51 pm
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The following is a transcript of the Dec. 13 Tweet Chat with National Guard pro and FLW Tour veteran Justin Lucas:

Tubes still rock

December 13, 2012 12:56 pm
Each year, dozens of new soft-plastic lures hit the market, touting unique profiles and fish-catching features. A few become tackle box mainstays, while most just drift off into the past without leaving a big footprint in bass fishing.

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