Archive for March, 2014
March 15, 2014 2:31 pm
BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. - Jeff Emerton of Hillham, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament of 2014 on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Emerton earned $5,782.
March 14, 2014 10:33 pm
MANNING, S.C. - If you are looking to hire a fishing guide on Santee Cooper, you might want to look into the name Lindwood Thornhill of Pineville, S.C.
Every place I've been this year - with the exception of Florida, which exists in its own little bubble - has had a really cold winter. It's a winter that seemingly just won't end. Just when you think it's about to warm up, <i>boom</i>, there's another bout with ice and really cold temperatures. As such, there are some intriguing questions developing: How delayed will the spawn be; how long might it last; and is water temperature the only variable that will be affected?
March 13, 2014 10:37 pm
MANNING, S.C. - The early morning dock talk at the Rayovac FLW Series event on Santee Cooper on day one told tall tales of giant fish, but very few bites.
"... A man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" Although the poet Robert Browning wasn't referring to bass tournaments when he wrote that bit of verse, it's applicable to those who aspire to great things on the Walmart FLW Tour. The quest should be worthy of the goal. For sure, reaching for the stars doesn't guarantee an angler success, and it's especially frustrating when he comes close until the fish or circumstances move the goalposts farther away from him. Consider some of the anglers who made a run at the Lake Hartwell championship, only to fall short in the end.
BENTON, KY - Registration for teams participating in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) bass fishing regionals April 5 and 6 is now open. All registrations will take place at www.highschoolfishing.org. Simply click on the KHSAA logo on the right hand side of the page, select regional under tournament type then select the region your school is in. From there you will fill in the information requested and submit your team's entry.
The 2014 Texas State High School Fishing Championship will take place on the Lyndon B. Johnson Reservoir. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to increasing demand.
In Episode 20, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White review the week in FLW news, preview the Rayovac on Santee Cooper and wrap up the College Fishing National Championship and the Lake Hartwell FLW Tour event. Then they talk to College Fishing National Champions Austin Felix and Chris Burgan of the University of Minnesota about their win and break down how they got there.
MANNING, SC - So far, the spring of 2014 has been about the winter that will not go away. Just when it looks like the sun is going to shine and the waters are going to warm, Old Man Winter gathers a deep breath and blows another frigid blast across the country.
South Carolina pro Casey Ashley dominated the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats event at Lake Hartwell last week, winning in wire-to-wire fashion in front of a hometown crowd. Yet, he wasn't the only pro to successfully navigate the up-and-down weather conditions of the event for a high finish. Here's a look at the entire roster of top-10 finishers from Hartwell and the lures they used to get to the final day.