Archive for January, 2013
January 31, 2013 8:16 am
With the Walmart FLW Tour season just a week away, FLWOutdoors.com takes a closer look at the venues that will play host to the top bass anglers in the world. The 2013 schedule features six qualifying events - including two in Alabama and one each in Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Part II of this two-part series features the last three events of the year.
January 30, 2013 3:08 pm
About a week ago, I received the first copies of my new book called, "Walleye Trolling: Tackle, Techniques and Systems Used by North America's Best Walleye Tournament Pros and Guides," which I co-authored and self-published with FLW magazine contributor and professional walleye guide Ross Robertson.
I live around deep, clear lakes and I love to slow-roll a spinnerbait in deep cover. That's how I won the Forrest Wood Cup in 2007. A spinnerbait can be used to catch bass at any depth, in any season, though. Most of the time I use a ¾- or 1-ounce spinnerbait for slow-rolling and it'll have a No. 5 willow leaf and a small Colorado blade with it as a kicker.
January 29, 2013 12:43 pm
I can still remember the very words that threw a large monkey wrench into the wobbly wheels of my fishing brain: "No, I erase all my waypoints after each tournament."
January 28, 2013 2:59 pm
The 2013 FLW Tour season is rapidly approaching and, for some reason, I'm more excited about competing than I've ever been. I can't wait to get out there and get back into shape both mentally and physically as we've been "off" for way too long. I've also been preparing myself to get at least six hours of sleep - something I neglected last year and paid heavily for during the first practice days at Okeechobee.
The last time Shirley Crain fished a tournament, there were no Alabama Rigs or rods with micro guides and nobody had won $1 million in a single tournament. Ranger's Z-Comanche series was a year old, Jacob Wheeler was a high school kid and if you spotted a boat with a Power-Pole mounted at the stern, chances are it was floating in salt water.
January 26, 2013 11:16 pm
DEL RIO, Texas - One fish does not win a tournament. However, the right one can certainly bring you closer to the quest. Just ask Kevin Gressett of Tioga, Texas, who topped the Co-angler Division of the EverStart Series Texas Division event on Lake Amistad.
DEL RIO, Texas - Last year, after making a big splash in his first full season as an EverStart Series Texas Division pro - three top 10s and sixth place in points - Austin Terry was adamant about proving his 2012 season was no fluke. Suffice to say, his victory on Lake Amistad provided a huge shot of legitimacy for the 21-year-old angler from San Angelo, Texas.
January 25, 2013 8:59 pm
DEL RIO, Texas - They'd probably prefer to have a little more shallow habitat than the low water levels Lake Amistad is currently offering, but anglers were able capitalize on the big shoreward movement of spawn-ready largemouth bass that day two delivered at the EverStart Series Texas Division event.