Archive for October, 2015
October 28, 2015 7:30 pm
When the 171 pros and their co-angler equivalents roll out of Paducah, Ky., onto the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers on Thursday morning they'll have to contend with conditions that are totally different from practice.
The reds and golds of autumn have been superseded by pink these days as anglers participating in FLW events have been showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs through October.
October 27, 2015 8:46 am
FLW recently announced the 2016 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule, rules and details. The BFL will include 128 tournaments in 24 divisions in 2016. Awards being offered total nearly $8 million, including as much as $120,000 to the winning boater and $60,000 to the winning co-angler in the nationally-televised All-American, plus advancement to the Forrest Wood Cup for the All-American boater winner.
October 26, 2015 8:32 am
FLW announced today the Rayovac FLW Series rules, entry fees and payouts for the 2016 season. The season will again consist of three events in each of the five divisions - Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western - along with the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship to be held on Table Rock Lake in Kimberling City, Mo.
October 25, 2015 12:45 pm
There are times that a little local knowledge helps you in a bass tournament, and then there are times it does not. And sometimes, it pays to ignore past experiences altogether, as Mark McCaig figured out en route to winning the Oct. 22-24, 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Neely Henry out of Gadsden, Ala. By disregarding what his local experience might have suggested he do and approaching the tournament a little differently, the Oxford, Ala., boater posted a three-day total weight of 45 pounds, 7 ounces to take home the $20,000 winner's purse as well as a 2015 Ranger Z518C with 200-hp outboard.
Day-two leader Shonn Goodwin of Moore, Okla., held on to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional presented by Mercury at Lake of the Ozarks Oct. 22-24 by bringing four bass to the scale on the third and final day. Those fish weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His three-day total of 14 bass weighed 43-13. For the win, Goodwin earned $20,000 and a new Ranger bass boat.
October 23, 2015 2:03 pm
The Bass Federation is expanding the adult National Championship qualifying program from seven TBF Division Championships to a TBF National Semi-Finals Program comprised of more than 20 "close-to-home" events beginning in 2016. "It is time," was the theme that resonated throughout the 2015 state presidents' annual conferences, which were held in conjunction with the Forrest Wood Cup in August in Hot Springs, Ark.
The 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Oct. 29-31 will be a true test of fishing skill rather than a rehash of past experiences, as it will be decided on a fishery with which few of the contestants are familiar. Though the lower Ohio River has flown under the radar screen of most FLW anglers, competitors in the Walmart Bass Fishing League's Buckeye, Illini and Hoosier divisions have proved time and again that the river can provide hefty limits of bass. Typically, it's a question of fashioning three days of milk runs where several patterns and presentations might come into play.
October 22, 2015 11:55 am
FLW recently announced the dates and locations for two all-new Walmart FLW Tour Invitational tournaments to be held in 2016. The two Invitational events will be held in addition to six regular-season Walmart FLW Tour events.