Archive for November, 2014
November 13, 2014 7:00 am
In Episode 54, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour pro Troy Hollowell about his rookie season, his recent shoulder surgery, the new Big Humble crankbait from CP Baits and his outlook for 2015. Then they dig into some recent news, talk about ranking anglers and play a game on Joe's final episode.
November 12, 2014 7:54 am
Former FLW College Fishing angler Jared Spickelmier of Boise, Id., died November 4, according to a source close to the deceased.
When the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association (SETX) hosted its first tournament Dec. 7, 2013, no one could have seen what was coming.
November 11, 2014 3:48 pm
For some reason, this time of year smallmouths like to hang around objects in the water, whether it's just a small feature or something as big as a car. They'll still move around, but it's like they move from rock pile to rock pile - or whatever - instead of just swimming around aimlessly. So you're target-casting at objects that are likely to be holding fish.
The top pro anglers "lose" far more than they win. Even making the top 10, which is considered a good finish, still isn't winning. After all, who remembers the guy who finished sixth a Beaver Lake nine years ago?
November 10, 2014 7:27 am
Jesse Schultz interviews 2014 Rayovac FLW Series Champion, Zack Birge. Birge talks about his win, the equipment he used and his future plans for fishing the Walmart FLW Tour in 2015.
If you've got a budding artist in your family, tell them about the 17th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest that's now underway and accepting entries through March 31, 2015. The contest, which is sponsored by FLW, is open to youngsters in grades K-12. The purpose of the contest is to promote conservation ethics and teach students about state-fish, as well as their behaviors, aquatic habitats and environmental needs.
November 7, 2014 6:46 am
Stop number 5 of the Walmart FLW Tour brings JT Kenney and Chad Grigsby to Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. Tensions rise during ledge fishing events, when multiple boaters often crowd around the same choice spots. Can the guys each muscle their way in and turn around their lackluster 2014 season?
November 6, 2014 12:47 pm
It's been a couple months since I fished my last FLW event, the Forrest Wood Cup in Columbia, S.C., where I got to watch history in the making. The championship weigh-in was very exciting as it featured the local favorite Anthony Gagliardi taking home the top prize with a 1-ounce margin of victory.