Archive for November, 2015
November 16, 2015 10:58 am
In the North Country, as fall fades and sportsmen settle in for the arrival of winter, many people put the boat away and forsake the water for the woods. For those willing to brave the elements on the lake, however, the reward is some of the best smallmouth bass fishing of the year for some of the biggest fish of the season.
This is the week to register for everyone planning on fishing the FLW Series in 2016. Registration has been open for the top 40 pros and co-anglers from each division of the 2015 FLW Series and the top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division of the 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) for some time. Tuesday is when everyone else can begin to get in on the action.
November 15, 2015 1:00 pm
The decision of what to fish come tournament time can be difficult for most. For others - like Mike Devere - relying on a single bait that you have confidence in is all you need. Devere's one bait, one rod method was strong enough to carry him to victory by nearly 2 pounds in the BFL Wild Card held on Lake Hartwell.
Tune in for the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship to see Patrick Walters and Gettys Brannon of the University of South Carolina capture the title in front of the hometown crowd at Lake Murray.
November 13, 2015 3:02 pm
I skip a jig or soft-plastic jerkbait on casting gear, but I use a spinning rod when I'm not getting many bites or in areas where I think the fish are getting more pressure than normal. That's when the finesse technique and the spinning rod become a really strong game plan.
FLW announced today that MillerCoors will return as a sponsor throughout the 2016 season. Jeff Sprague of Point, Texas, will represent Keystone Light in FLW competition and at various Walmart in-store events and appearances. 2016 will mark the fourth-consecutive season that the two organizations have partnered.
November 12, 2015 7:36 am
November 11, 2015 3:46 pm
When Ray Hanselman won the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship to cap his season-long dominance of the Texas Division just about everyone tuned in. It wasn't just the stunning sweep that captivated pros and fans alike; it was how he did it - leading after the second day in every event he fished and winning with stunning margins of 5 pounds, 8 ounces at Amistad, 7-2 at Sam Rayburn, 12 pounds even on Texoma and 8-2 at the Championship.
An unweighted Yamamoto Senko, rigged on a wide-gap hook, has caught a lot of bass for me. Most often, I use it where the fish have been hammered and have seen about every other lure there is. This is probably in an area where the bass aren't replenishing and are just sort of hanging out and feeding once in a while.
November 10, 2015 9:00 am
In 2012, Shane Cox took a chance on a company and an industry that he loves. He purchased Hammer Fishing Rods and set out to grow its brand through local tournaments on Pickwick Lake. These American-made rods are now grabbing the attention of anglers across the country.