Archive for December, 2014
December 19, 2014 12:34 pm
"I'll take the memory of that day to my grave," said Jason Johnson, the day after he and Repel pro Cody Meyer put together a 38-pound limit of spotted bass. Little did he know that limit would turn out to be the "smaller" limit of spots just a couple of days later. Johnson, a longtime co-angler on the Walmart FLW Tour who plans to compete as a rookie pro in 2015, has been planning to make it out west, away from his native Lake Lanier, for a while. So far, the trip has been worth it. After cracking a 30-pound limit on a local largemouth lake to start the trip, Meyer and Johnson never returned to it - the lure of the region's magnum spotted bass was too strong, and the spotted bass fishing has been far too good. They shared their story, which has been playing out on Meyer and Johnson's Facebook pages this week.
If relations with Cuba are normalized and American citizens are allowed to travel to that island country with no strings attached, count Jimmy Houston among the first to buy an airline ticket to Havana. As the U.S. and Cuban governments seem to be softening their official positions toward each other now, mental images of giant Florida largemouths are starting to creep into Houston's mind, and no doubt the minds of other anglers who have had the opportunity to sample Cuba's fabulous bass fishing.
December 18, 2014 8:56 am
FLW, the world's largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced a renewed partnership with Lew's, an industry-leading designer of fishing rods and reels.
It seems that 2014 was a good year for tech junkies who love to fish. Not only did Apple release the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but Lowrance just unveiled its new HDS Gen3 system, which includes a trio of touch-screen units. Best of all, the third generation of HDS technology now allows you to synch data wirelessly with your other devices.
December 17, 2014 7:13 pm
In Episode 58, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with FLW Tour pro Alex Davis about growing up in Colorado and Virginia, umbrella rigs, his expectations for 2014 and much more. Then they cover some recent news, such as the sale of Ranger Boats, before previewing the start of the BFL season on Lake Okeechobee.
December 16, 2014 8:06 am
Walmart FLW Tour pro Clent Davis believes many anglers use hooks that are bigger than necessary, whether it's a treble hook on a reaction bait, a jighead on a swimbait or a worm hook for heavy cover.
Tour Talk is a regular column where members of FLW's media team and industry professionals - pundits, if you will - answer questions regarding tournament results, top pros and industry trends. On the agenda in this installment are the Rayovac FLW Series Championship, changes to the Walmart FLW Tour and the future of FLW College fishing.
December 15, 2014 12:55 pm
PONCA CITY, Okla. - The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) announces a new program called SUPERFISH that is designed to bring a four-week fishing curriculum into junior high schools and their physical education classes.