Archive for September, 2014
September 19, 2014 7:45 pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Mother Nature continued to test the field on day two of the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division event on the Mississippi River. Not only did anglers face another drop in water level, but they also had to deal with howling south winds (15 to 20 miles per hour) blowing against the current. Despite bringing almost half of his day-one weight to the stage, local Jimmy Johnson held tight to his lead with an 11-pound, 6-ounce limit to give him a 2 1/2-pound lead for the final day and 31-10 overall.
The FLW College Fishing Central Conference Invitational tournament on Kentucky Lake was all about the shad. The top three teams in the two-day event found success by focusing on bass chasing schools of shad in the massive lake - a typical late-summer pattern. Each of the teams relied on different areas and techniques, but the key ingredient was the same.
September 18, 2014 6:59 pm
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Fishing high water is no easy task to begin with on the Mississippi River. But when the water has been high and stable for several days and then drops nearly a foot or more overnight it makes for some seriously tough fishing. That's when putting your time in on the river really shines. Enter Jimmy Johnson of La Crosse, Wis., who cracked 20 pounds, 4 ounces on day one to take a hefty lead in the final event of the year for the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division.
Bulldog, Great Lakes, Illini, Mississippi, Mountain and Okie divisions.
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Things are much different since the last time the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division launched from the Clinton Street Landing back in 2012. Cooler temperatures, higher water levels and scattered fish will make things interesting for the 119 pros and co-anglers this week on the Mississippi River.
September 17, 2014 8:41 pm
In Episode 46, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with Kellogg's Pop-Tarts pro Greg Bohannan about his season, the upcoming Rayovac FLW Series event on the Mississippi River, the Everett Chevrolet Big Bass Tournament and a variety of other topics. Then they review the College Fishing Invitational on Kentucky Lake, preview the Rayovac, talk about a few other FLW topics and give the BFL Weekly Update.
We're still not done with summer yet, but the season is changing and putting the fish closer to the bank again. My three go-to baits for this time of year are a Brian's Bee, a small Yamamoto buzzbait rigged with a Zoom Horny Toad instead of a skirt and a Yamamoto Chikara 100 square-bill.
September 16, 2014 9:21 am
For the fourth year, Kellogg's Pop-Tarts pro Greg Bohannan will don the hat of Tournament Director for the Everett Chevrolet Big Bass Contest on Beaver Lake.