Archive for November, 2013

Pro Tips Weekly: Chris Baumgardner

November 13, 2013 7:19 am
Early cold fronts affect fishing, but probably not as much as some fishermen think. Unless it stays really cold for several days, the water temperature isn't going to drop much and the fish aren't going to move from where they are unless the baitfish move. If they do anything, they'll hold tighter to cover for a while

Tuesday Tour Update: Improving Dodson bearish on 2014 schedule

November 12, 2013 6:54 am
The name Robbie Dodson is well known in the Ozarks, almost as commonplace in the local fishing dialogue as Storm Wiggle Warts and Smithwick Rogues. Dodson has been dominating on the clear, White River impoundments of Arkansas and Missouri for the better part of a decade with EverStart Series wins on Bull Shoals, Table Rock and Norfork Lake. But he's also quietly improved in his five years on the Walmart FLW Tour - this past season culminating with a top-10 finish at the Forrest Wood Cup.

FLW Tour pros tackle community service project in Tennessee

November 11, 2013 9:18 am
On June 26 eight FLW Tour anglers volunteered their services to SCAN (Senior Citizen's Awareness Network). Operation SCAN began in 2002 under the direction of Sheriff Mike Neal. Sheriff Neal recognized that there was a great need in the Rhea County, Tenn., area for senior citizens to be helped and screened for local services including: health, living conditions, food resources, personal items including hygiene and clothing, condition of home or apartment and accessibility including ramps and medical equipment.

Avena weighs in: Just roll with it

8:31 am
On the water, every cast brings a different scenario. A point may come up, there might be a rock on a bank that you stumble upon, a fish may have just busted through the water or you suddenly see a brush pile come up on your Lowrance that you just ran over. The list of different fishing possibilities goes on and on, most of which requires a different presentation. As a result, having the bait of choice at your feet ready to be picked up and fired out there with only the bend of your knees could result in a game changing bass.

Dudley debates: Are fishermen mathematicians in disguise?

November 8, 2013 7:19 am
When it comes to fishing, whether you realize it or not, you are working out math problems and different angles all day long with everything you do. And to be sure, those calculations could mean the difference between winning a tournament, an Angler-of-the-Year title or finishing in the back of the pack.

The chilly truth

November 7, 2013 7:21 am
Not surprisingly, bass fishing has its own set of myths: Bass don't eat topwaters when it's sunny, big fish only eat big lures and so on. Winter fishing seems to take myths to a whole new level. Maybe the long hours in freezing cold numbs the mind as much as it does the hands, but one could write an article about how many myths there are regarding this chilly time of year - and whether or not they're true.

FLW Podcast Episode 4

November 6, 2013 4:06 pm
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During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White go over the newly released 2014 College Fishing schedule and talk with FLW Director of Tournament Operations Bill Taylor about a variety of hot topics including changes to the A-rig rule on the FLW Tour.

Pro Tips Weekly: Jimmy Houston

7:20 am
You hear a lot about picking just the right gear ratio for fishing crankbaits, but to me it's not a big issue. I favor a reel with a gear ratio that's pretty much in the middle, about 6:1. I can use it for just about anything - top to bottom.

Tuesday Tour Update: Searching for the `It’ factor

November 5, 2013 7:28 am
I've been asked a zillion questions over the years, but that particular one was a first, and for some reason it really made me begin to reminisce and think about things. Could there possibly be just one single reason why I love this sport? Not likely.

Redington reacts: Texas equals bass-fishing paradise

November 4, 2013 8:28 am
When I looked for a place to start a fishing career not long after college, one place stood out to me - and I'm happily still here years later. You guessed it, I'm talking about Texas. I'm sure that'll elicit a few groans from folks in the other 48 states that harbor bass, but consider a few things that I love about Texas bass fishing:

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