Archive for April, 2014
April 30, 2014 9:00 am
<b>Pop the Top for Springtime Bass</b> <br> Walking baits have their time and place, but I don't think you can beat a popper at this time of the year, when the spawn is going full-bore in a lot of lakes. When bass are bedding or have just finished, working a popper over their heads is the best way to get bit. It's a slower presentation and good for situations where you're casting at a target such as under a dock.
There's a new bladed swim jig in town from Strike King, and this one is sure to shake things up once the bass fishing masses catch on to some big changes it brings to the table. Not only does it rattle your rod tip and attract violent strikes from afar, it helps solve a couple of nagging problems inherent in a posse of its predecessors - poor hookup ratios and frustrating hangups.
April 29, 2014 11:20 am
"Normally they're pretty much done spawning by now," said Andy Wicker of Pomaria, S.C., which is just east of Murray's upper end. Wicker, who with a Clemson University teammate finished second in the 2012 FLW College Fishing Championship on Lake Murray, fished a local tournament recently and found that there were still large numbers of bass on the beds.
HUDDLESTON, Va. - FLW College Fishing is headed to Smith Mountain Lake May 3 for the first Northern Conference tournament of 2014. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Invitational tournament.
RICHMOND, Va. - The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the James River May 1-3 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Northern Division.
The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, May 3. The Arkie Division will meet at Greers Ferry, the Bama Division is slated to fish Lay Lake, the Illini Division will open on Rend Lake, the Mountain Division will compete on Lake Cumberland and the Savannah River Division will take on Lake Hartwell. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
April 28, 2014 7:00 am
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Georgia State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Georgia. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.
April 27, 2014 1:42 pm
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. - The Muhlenberg County High School team of Cameron Brooks and Chase Geary brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces to win the 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing State Championship on Kentucky Lake. The duo's two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33-6 gave them a narrow 1-pound, 3-ounce winning margin over the second-place team of Mason Shelton and Drake Oliver of Trigg County High School.
April 26, 2014 8:52 pm
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - When Jonathan Henry of Grant. Ala., began day three of the Rayovac FLW Series event presented by Mercury on Lake Guntersville, he sat in 9th place, nearly three pounds off the lead.