Archive for July, 2014

Top 12 Tour Highlights

July 8, 2014 4:24 pm
A Walmart FLW Tour season is a long and eventful thing. For 24 days, more than 300 pros and co-anglers - the best anglers in the world - duel it out in bass-fishing competition across the country. Stories develop every day. News is made. Techniques are perfected. There are daily highlights. We could never list them all, so we didn't. But we did come up with a list of 12 highlights that we think best tell the story of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Click on the links to read more about each.

FLW College Fishing heads to Chesapeake Bay

5:04 am
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NORTH EAST, Md. - FLW College Fishing is headed to the Chesapeake Bay July 12 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Northern Conference. A field of up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Invitational tournament.

Getting Married and Going Pro

July 7, 2014 5:30 am
As I noted previously, Bryan and I were able to find a free weekend between tournaments to actually have a wedding. It was a miracle, I tell you. After our wedding on July 21, 2007, we headed to Edisto Island in South Carolina for our honeymoon. We had a great time, but it was a very rushed trip. After all, Bryan had to be back quickly so he could head to Hot Springs, Ark., to practice for the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. It was his first ever and he was psyched.

Kentucky Lake: Why the Wheels Fell Off

July 4, 2014 5:30 am
Every pro entered in a Walmart FLW Tour event wants to fish all four days. It just doesn't happen. The full field gets to fish the first two days, then the top 20 go on to the next round. Finally, it's down to 10 on the last day.

A little more chaos required

July 3, 2014 7:00 pm
Well, it actually happened. For the first time in eight years, I'll be sitting on the sidelines at the Forrest Wood Cup. As I sit here and drink in the intoxicatingly sour flavor that this revelation has left in my mouth, somehow I find myself savoring the flavor. Perhaps that's because it's the flavor of something that I will never taste again. At least that's how I feel, anyway; that's how I'm taking it. Never again.

FLW Podcast Episode 35

7:09 am
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In Episode 35, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with Skip Johnson about his win on Kentucky Lake, his key spot, Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie and get some general background information on him. Then they break down the rest of the news from Kentucky Lake, ranging from the Kellogg's AOY to spoons and talk about Saturday's BFL events.

Walmart BFL tournament preview

6:23 am
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The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with five tournaments on Saturday, July 12. The Bama Division is headed to Lake Neely Henry, the Michigan Division will hit the Detroit River, the Northeast Division takes on Oneida Lake, the Shenandoah Division will fish on the Potomac River and the South Carolina Division will compete on Lake Murray. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

5 Early Cup Story Lines

5:21 am
In just six weeks 45 of the best anglers will be competing for the top prize in professional bass fishing. And now that the roster has been set for the 18th edition of the Forrest Wood Cup - which will be held Aug. 14-17 in Columbia, S.C., on Lake Murray presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country - focus can be turned towards the emerging storylines that have begun to unfold.

Pro Tips Weekly: Kellogg’s pro Jim Tutt

July 2, 2014 7:22 am
It's July, and time to deal with some of the hottest weather of the year. Whenever surface temperatures start bumping the upper 80s, it can make fishing tough. Unless I'm fishing a lake where ledge fishing is about the only game in town, I look for the thickest cover I can find, wherever I can find it.

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