Archive for July, 2013

Inside ICAST

July 10, 2013 7:10 pm
This week flwoutdoors.com is on the show floor at the 2013 ICAST Show in Las Vegas, bringing you the latest in bass fishing tackle, equipment and gear.

Pro Tips Weekly: Jim Tutt

8:57 am
There was a time when just about all fishermen used heavy line to fish worms or soft plastics because they believed they had to really rear back to set a hook or get a fish out of heavy cover fast. In some instances that's still the case, but considering today's fishing line and the sharpness of modern hooks, most of us don't need to be fishing heavy line.

Tuesday Tour Update: Blaylock’s break out season

8:44 am
With the Walmart FLW Tour regular season at a close the focus now switches to the Forrest Wood Cup in August. Still lingering fresh on the minds of many is the newly crowned Angler of the Year in Andy Morgan who managed to seal the deal in front of his friends and family on Lake Chickamauga. In the shadow of Morgan stands 24-year-old Stetson Blaylock who wrapped up his best year on tour to date with a second-place finish in the AOY race.

Performance Psychology and tournament fishing

July 8, 2013 8:37 am
In the world of performance psychology, as in life, what stands out are extremes, the really good days, the spectacular events, the colossal failures. Since we are hardwired to pay most attention to negative information, errors and setbacks are generally more emotionally powerful, and their memories more long-lasting, than successes. From an adaptive standpoint, it's clearly in our best interest to focus on, and hopefully correct or avoid, mistakes.

2013 Forrest Wood Cup preview: The contenders

July 5, 2013 8:30 am
With the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup slated for Aug. 15-18 on the Red River in Shreveport, La., the clock continues to tick toward the start of one of the most prestigious and exciting bass-fishing championships in the nation. In an effort to provide bass-fishing fans with a little more perspective and background on the competition, FLWOutdoors.com is launching a six-part series/overview of each of the 46 qualifying pros - one of whom will walk away with the title of Forrest Wood Cup champion.

Spinnerbaits top to bottom

July 4, 2013 8:11 am
What bass lure is more versatile than the spinnerbait? Not only will it work in water that is clear, stained or muddy, a spinnerbait will catch bass that are holding in shallow water or deep around all sorts of structure and cover such as grass beds, brush, laydowns, rocks, ledges, docks and stumps. Adding to the versatility of the trusty lure, it can be adapted to situations when the fish want something moving quickly, slowly or at a retrieve speed somewhere in between.

FLW Tour Recap: Lake Chickamauga

July 3, 2013 1:16 pm
Well, I completed the 2013 FLW Tour season this past week on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tenn., with a disastrous 77th-place train wreck. Everything about the week was absolutely perfect except the fishing part.

Pro Tips Weekly: David Dudley

8:26 am
In the summer, there's nothing that bass love to eat better than gizzard shad, which is probably why larger-profile crankbaits work so well on ledges during that time of year. The problem with most of the big crankbaits is that they're deep divers, which means they dig too much when you're fishing a ledge or hump in, say, 10 feet of water.

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