Archive for May, 2014
May 17, 2014 1:10 pm
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Preston Clark of Eagle Lake, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 30 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division tournament on Lake Toho. For his victory, Clark earned $5,197.
May 16, 2014 10:54 pm
BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. - Often we hear lamentations of "You don't know what you have until it's gone." Well, for Kyle Grover, currently leading the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event on the California Delta, he didn't know what he had until he took a closer look.
This past week was a whirlwind. We just returned home from the Texas Bass Classic in Quittman, Texas, on Lake Fork. This event is hosted every year by the Professional Anglers Association (PAA) and includes the top 15 anglers from the Walmart FLW Tour, Bassmaster Elite Serieas and PAA. It really is an honor just to be invited. This was Stetson's third time to compete, and it was, like always, an amazing event.
May 15, 2014 2:42 pm
Rich Dalbey, FLW professional angler, will host a food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Alabama. Rich Dalbey, who has won over $140,000.00 in FLW sponsored fishing events, has qualified for the Forrest L. Wood Cup Championship Tournament three times, finishing third in 2012, as a co-angler.
BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. - Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing - or, at least, a challenging thing. Gotta have water to fish and current generally stimulates fish, but this week's tide schedule may prove perplexing for Rayovac FLW Series Western Division anglers on the California Delta.
Fishing might not be a contact sport, but that doesn't exclude anglers from mishaps, injuries, and simple bodily wear and tear. Whether it's a specific moment of awkward movement or the ill effects from years of repetitive motion, professional fishermen experience their share of pains and discomfort.
In Episode 28, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour pro Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson about smallmouth, the start of his FLW Tour career, line-to-leader connection knots and a variety of other topics. Then they preview a weekend full of FLW events and talk about some of the week's fishing news.
May 14, 2014 12:49 pm
Veteran pro Ron Shuffield of Bismarck, Ark., is recovering in a Hot Springs hospital after suffering a heart attack Monday morning. Shuffield, 57, has had five stints put in since then and will likely remain in St. Vincent Hospital through Thursday, according to his wife, Debbie.
<b>Sizing up shad spawns</b> <br> The shad spawn is going on in a lot of lakes now, probably later than usual because of the cold winter and cooler spring. Typically, the shad spawn occurs during or just after the bass spawn, when the water temperature rises into the low 70s. Because a shad spawn is a bass magnet, this is the time of year when you want to draw an early flight in a tournament.
May 13, 2014 2:19 pm
When Morgan Boggs showed up to fish the Kentucky High School State Championship tournament on Kentucky Lake in May, it didn't turn many heads. Although Morgan was the only girl who qualified for the event in 2014 - as was the case in 2013 - generally the presence of a female angler in a sanctioned High School Fishing event is hardly newsworthy these days. In fact, what was perhaps more unusual was that there weren't more girls entered in the tournament.