Archive for December, 2013

Tuesday Tour Update: Consistency keeps Morrow going

December 31, 2013 7:00 am
Making a living in professional bass fishing can be hard enough, especially if you pay most of your expenses out of your own pocket. One way to make life easier is to be consistent - which is what Troy Morrow has been doing for the past few years on the Walmart FLW Tour.

Tour Translation: Back on U.S. soil

December 30, 2013 7:07 am
After finally getting back to the U.S., I have been crazy busy preparing for the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour season. As you know, December is the one of busiest times of the year for most people and I am no exception - although I am not crazy about Christmas shopping.

Walmart BFL tournament preview at a glance

December 27, 2013 9:42 am
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The 2014 Walmart BFL season kicks off on Saturday, January 4. The Gator Division will make FLW's first visit of the year to Lake Okeechobee. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in the event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

The calm before the storm

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The months surrounding the holidays are some of the most enjoyable months of the year for me. It's a time when the competitive fishing season has drawn to a close and the new tournament schedules are finally unveiled. It's a time to reflect and a time to hope for better things to come in the following year - all while enjoying time at home with the family. Life just seems to slow down for a few months.

Avena weighs in: ‘Tis the season

December 26, 2013 7:00 am
Since the holidays are right around the corner and gift ideas are at a premium, I am dedicating this blog to reviewing the hottest baits of 2013, and the must haves for 2014.

Pro Tips Weekly: Chad Grigsby

December 25, 2013 7:50 am
A lot of fishing is mental. To me, going with your instincts can be a big deal. For instance, say you're running to a spot and you see a stretch of bank with maybe a couple of laydowns that looks good. Something tells you that you need to give it a try, so you do. Maybe you hit the jackpot, maybe you don't, but the few minutes that it takes you to stop and check it out could make a big difference in your outcome.

Tuesday Tour Update: Mac wants supersized sophomore season

December 24, 2013 6:14 am
Outside of south Florida, Brandon McMillan was unknown in professional bass fishing until February 2011 when he slammed 106 pounds, 10 ounces of Okeechobee bass on the scale - clinching the Walmart FLW Tour Open and the record for heaviest total tournament weight. Since then, McMillan has steadily increased his tournament scope and workload.

Last-minute holiday gift guide

December 23, 2013 7:14 am
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Naughty? Nice? Who cares - Christmas isn't far away, and any bad behavior can be overlooked for a while as we celebrate the season with presents for those nearest and dearest. As is our custom, we've appointed ourselves Santa's helpers and came up with a few gift ideas. We've also selected goodies that cover a range of price options. Regardless of their cost, the following gear, gadgets and clothing would make any angler beam with joy.

Dudley debates: What makes a great angler truly great?

December 20, 2013 7:18 am
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I did a survey recently on my Facebook page that I thought was really interesting, especially considering the responses that I got. If you get a chance, go visit and read some of the comments that people left - very interesting! The question was, "Out of 100 percent, what percentage do you feel that mental toughness, confidence and talent play in fishing?" The results were 47 percent for mental toughness, 31 percent for confidence and 22 percent for talent.

Spectrum Brands expands FLW sponsorship for 2014 season

December 19, 2013 9:26 am
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MINNEAPOLIS - FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced that Spectrum Brands Holdings has expanded its sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2014 season. Rayovac®, a division of Spectrum Brands featured by FLW since 2012, will be joined by Repel®, Dingo® and George Foreman® as leading sponsor brands across all of FLW's media platforms.

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