Archive for February, 2014

Reeltime Report: Lake Okeechobee, Day 1

February 6, 2014 7:58 pm
Despite a lengthy fog delay, Arizona pro Brett Hite brings in a 34-15 lb bag to lead the tournament on day 1 at Lake Okeechobee.

Hite has dream day on Big O

5:29 pm
CLEWISTON, Fla. - The question that lingered around the stage before weigh-in for day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee was which Big O would we see? Would it be the monster-bag beast it can be or would the stingy side be shown. It didn't take long to find out the answer as 17 pros threw bags of over 20 pounds on the scales today - including Brett Hite's personal-best and limit of 34 pounds, 15 ounces to take a comfortable lead.

Florida free-for-all on Okeechobee

9:06 am
CLEWISTON, Fla. - With the majority of the country enduring below-average temperatures, things on Lake Okeechobee are just starting to heat up. Florida has seen its fair share of cold weather this winter putting the largemouths in a stubborn mood. A sure-fire way for these bass to swing out of their funk is warmer weather. As the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour kicks off on the Big O a recent warming trend could be just what the doctor ordered to see some heavy-hitting weights this week.

FLW clarifies McMillan disqualification from FLW Tour season opener on Lake Okeechobee

8:42 am
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Yesterday FLW announced that Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla. was disqualified from the 2014 FLW Tour season opener on Lake Okeechobee. McMillan was disqualified for violating FLW Tour rule No. 5, which contains provisions restricting who pros and co-anglers can practice with.

FLW Podcast Episode 15: Greetings from Lake Okeechobee

8:18 am
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In Episode 15, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White broadcast from the angler registration meeting prior to the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee. They cover all the week's fishing news, recap last weekend's Rayovac FLW Series and FLW College Fishing events and unveil the new focus of Circuit Breaker Season 2.

Florida pro disqualified from FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee

February 5, 2014 3:44 pm
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Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla., was found to be in violation of rule five of the official FLW Tour rules and has been disqualified from participating in the Feb 6-9 FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee. FLW said in this case the rules violations were inadvertent.

Pro Tips Weekly: Darrel Robertson

7:27 am
A lot of people spend too much time culling fish when they ought to be fishing. I don't use scales to cull with; my theory is that if I just caught a fish, I'm either into them pretty good or they've just started biting and I need to take advantage of it while I can.

Record Breaker: The story of Roy Landsberger’s Ohio State Record largemouth bass

10:53 am
On the evening of May 26, 1976, Roy Landsberger hooked and landed a 13.13-pound largemouth bass from a small pond in Northeast Ohio. To date, it is the largest bass ever recorded in Ohio's history. For nearly 40 years the record has remained unbroken.

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