Archive for July, 2014
July 18, 2014 7:16 am
In Episode 37, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White broadcast live from ICAST and talk with BassFan's Todd Ceisner and FLW Tour pro Clent Davis about the show and the newly released 2015 Walmart FLW Tour schedule. Then they break down some recent tournament news on the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Champlain, College Fishing on the Chesapeake and a multitude of BFL events.
July 17, 2014 8:58 pm
With the second day of ICAST 2014 now in the books, FLW's reporters have had plenty of time to scan the show floor for the latest and greatest in tackle innovations. Tomorrow and into next week, we'll be bringing FLW readers in-depth reviews of the trends that dominated various product categories, with reactions from FLW Tour pros who have just begun to review all the cool new swag. You can also read dozens of new-product reviews in our ICAST photo galleries here at FLWOutdoors.com/ICAST.
ORLANDO - It's official; during a press conference held at ICAST, the fishing industry's largest annual trade show, FLW announced the locations of its 2015 Walmart FLW Tour stops in front of anglers, fans and industry media. Beginning with a swing through Florida in early March and winding up near the nation's capital in June, the Tour will visit six of the best bass fisheries in the United States.
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes pro Dave Lefebre of Erie, Pa., sacked a five-bass limit weighing an impressive 21 pounds, 8 ounces to top the leaderboard among the 142 pros competing on day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Champlain. Pro Derek Olson of Honey Brook, Pa., was the only other angler to break the 20-pound barrier, bringing a 20-pound, 2-ounce limit to the stage to the delight of weigh-in fans gathered at scenic Dock Street Landing.
Lake Toho, Lewis Smith Lake, Beaver Lake, Lake Eufaula, Lake Chickamauga, and the Potomac River
Competition is fierce in the fishing industry. Whether you're competing to make the next greatest crankbait or trying to win a fishing tournament, it seems everyone in the business has an extreme will to win. Case in point, the annual ICAST New Product Showcase is one of the premier attractions of the show. It's more than a showcase though; it's a battle of marketing and product promotion.
July 16, 2014 8:02 pm
Gizzard shad are nothing new; nor is the notion that bass like to eat them. However, the recent heroics with a Magnum Spoon by Jason Lambert, Clent Davis, Randy Haynes and others at Kentucky Lake have focused a spotlight on a point reflected in several of the new products debuted at ICAST.
The first day of any ICAST show is a marathon for members of the outdoor media who prowl the floor in search of the hottest new fishing products. No one can see it all in one day; there's simply too much out there. But based on what FLW's team of reporters uncovered during its first day on the floor, we put together our list of the top five new products. Stay tuned on day two for more great new gear, and another top-five list.
Booth No. 2287 - That's where you'll find FLW's staff spreading the word about all of the organization's tournaments, media outlets and other projects this week at ICAST 2014 in Orlando, Fla. The booth includes four towers cloaked in FLW facts and figures, some of the company's most famous photos, and descriptions of the entire range of FLW tournament circuits
July 15, 2014 8:14 am