Archive for July, 2014
July 15, 2014 5:40 am
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Champlain July 17-19 for a tournament presented by Plano when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the second of three stops in 2014 in the Northern Division.
The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with three tournaments on Saturday, July 19. The Buckeye Division is headed to the Ohio River, the Illini Division will fish on Rend Lake and the Piedmont Division is set to take on Falls 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.
July 14, 2014 8:34 pm
So there I was, near the Blood River, leading the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake after days two and three, trying to concentrate and bring home the trophy and $100,000 top prize. Standing in my hip pocket was a cameraman, to my left were a dozen spectator boats, in front of me were 3-foot waves that periodically crashed over the front of the boat, and above me were clouds that intermittently threw rain and wind gusts my way. Oh yeah, and behind me, and I mean right behind me, were nine top pros who were all within a few pounds of my lead. Brutal conditions, a slow bite and a rapidly ticking clock ... not exactly the meditative environment Plato or Aristotle would have chosen for contemplating the mysteries of life.
SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. - The Rock Creek High School team of Travis Blenn and Bryce White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 8.34 pounds to win the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Wilson Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on the Red River in October.
It says a lot about the growth of fishing and the fishing tackle industry that the first national fishing tackle show was held in the ballroom of Chicago's Sherman House Hotel in 1958. And it wasn't a very big ballroom. In fact, a few of the exhibitors simply rented nearby suites and showed their wares there. About 20 of the 30-some-odd companies that exhibited in that first show - then called the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association Fishing Tackle Trade Show - still exist, and their names resonate in the fishing world: Zebco, Bagley, Frabill, Plano, Berkley, PRADCO, South Bend, Wright & McGill and Yakima Bait Company among them.
July 12, 2014 2:49 pm
GADSDEN, Ala. - Bradley Jones of Aragon, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Neely Henry. For his victory, Jones earned $4,766.
TRENTON, Mich. - Arthur Teper of Lake Orion, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds even Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, Teper earned $4,428.
MARBURY, Md. - Matthew Caffi of Fairfax, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament of 2014 on the Potomac River. For his victory, Caffi earned $5,037.
BREWERTON, N.Y. - Ken Golub of Pittsford, N.Y., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2014 on Oneida Lake. For his victory, Golub earned $4,394.