Archive for February, 2014
February 28, 2014 7:50 am
The second Walmart FLW Tour event of the 2014 season on Lake Hartwell (March 6-9) will be a radical departure from the Tour opener last month on Okeechobee.
Taking into account all the variables that influence the collegiate tournament scene, I took a stab at choosing the top five teams that will contend for the championship in a couple weeks. Here they are, in no particular order.
February 27, 2014 8:33 am
One lure, over $400,000 in winnings: that's the moral of the story for FLW Tour pro Brett Hite, who continues to make bladed swim jigs pay off handsomely in his fishing career.
In spring, cold fronts are the norm, not the exception. So instead of griping about it, top anglers adapt and still catch them well. Having to stay on bass with new customers every day while guiding on Lake Fork for the past decade, I've found a basic gameplan that might help you get pointed in the right direction on your lake too.
He's qualified to fish, but don't look for Shane Lehew at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship next month on South Carolina's Lake Keowee. Instead, expect him to show up with a big sack of bass that he's caught in the Walmart FLW Tour stop at nearby Lake Hartwell the same weekend.
February 26, 2014 2:38 pm
n Episode 18, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White go through the week in bass-fishing news, review the BFL events on Dardanelle and Norman, talk Fantasy Fishing and then look ahead to the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship and the South Carolina State High School Championship events next week.
I used to not pay too much attention to keeping terminal tackle in good condition, but I'm more organized about it now. Buying new hooks every spring costs a lot of money, and in the past it's been necessary just because I haven't taken care of them like I should. Now I keep everything tournament-ready all the time.
February 25, 2014 8:51 am
The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, March 1. The Bama Division is set to fish Lake Eufaula, the Gator Division will go to Lake Okeechobee, the LBL Division will take on Kentucky and Barkley lakes, the Cowboy Division will return to Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the Ozark Division will start their season on Lake of the Ozarks. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
With the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour under way, there's a lot more to do than just go fishing every day. I just finished up the Lake Okeechobee event in my hometown of Clewiston, Fla., where I snuck out of town with a 17th-place finish</a>.