Archive for April, 2014
April 17, 2014 7:07 am
Lake Murray bass have been reading from a different script than normal this year, and the result has been good early season catches by local anglers, according to former Walmart FLW Tour pro Michael Murphy, who lives by Lake Murray.
We're coming up on the homestretch of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season, and I just finished a great tournament at Beaver Lake in Arkansas where I made the finals and placed eighth overall. Hats off to <a href="http://www.flwoutdoors.com/bassfishing/flw/tournament/2014/7126/beaver-lake-headline-story/155918/arey-arrives/#.U07kHtw2J4M">Matt Arey</a>. After years of hard work and dedication, it all paid off for him as he won the Beaver Lake event presented by Rayovac. Now that the dust has settled, I'm sitting in 12th place in points for the season with two events to go. I'm duly excited. Pickwick Lake and Kentucky Lake are two of my favorite fisheries on the planet, and I'm looking forward to a strong finish to the season. As I look back at the year thus far, I've had a couple of great tournaments and a couple of mediocre tournaments where I missed some opportunities.
April 16, 2014 3:09 pm
The 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing State Championship will take place on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. The second-annual event will feature 46 teams that advanced from four regional championships held across the state April 5-6. A total of 185 teams competed in regionals this season, an increase of 76 percent over the sport's inaugural 2012-2013 campaign.
<b>Colorizing a Crankbait</b> <br> One of my most important fishing tools isn't found in the sporting goods department at Walmart; it's in the crafts department. That's where I find the Sharpie waterproof marker kits that I like to have with me when I'm fishing crankbaits. I keep my crankbait colors pretty basic - natural shad or chartreuse for the most part - but if I see bass chasing bluegills, or have one I caught spit up a bluegill, I'll use a Sharpie to color the crankbait up a little to look more like a bluegill.
On Tuesday, April 22, the FLW Podcast team of Jody White and Joe Opager will interview FLW Tour pro Matt Arey of Shelby, N.C., the winner of the 2014 FLW Tour Beaver Lake event, as part of the ongoing FLW Podcast series.
The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, April 26. The Mississippi Division is slated to fish at Ross Barnett Reservoir, the Music City Division will take on Center Hill Lake, the Okie Division will compete on Fort Gibson Lake, the Piedmont Division will continue their season on Kerr Lake and the South Carolina Division heads to Clarks Hill Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Mississippi State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Miss., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Mississippi. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Guntersville April 24-26 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the final stop of 2014 in the Southeastern Division.
CARLYLE, Ill. - FLW College Fishing is headed to Carlyle Lake April 26 for the second Central Conference tournament of the season. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2014 Central Conference Invitational.
In parts of China, where fishing for sustenance is more the rule than the exception, fish are still caught in the ancient manner: A domesticated cormorant, one of several the fisherman owns, is taken out on a body of water and allowed to dive down on a tether and catch fish.