Archive for March, 2016
March 17, 2016 5:32 am
Coverage of day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Evinrude on Lake Hartwell.
March 16, 2016 10:32 pm
Throughout 2015, 855 FLW College Fishing teams attempted to qualify for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship, but only 54 will have the honor of competing in collegiate bass fishing's premier event this week on Lake Keowee.
Lake Hartwell has been the home of many major and local tournaments throughout the years. Recently, Casey Ashley has been the dominant pro on Hartwell, winning the Walmart FLW Tour event on his home lake in 2014 and the Bassmaster Classic here in 2015. Before Ashley, Jason Christie won at Hartwell in 2011, followed by Brent Ehrler in 2012. Most recently, Mike Devere won the FLW Bass Fishing League Wild Card on Hartwell in the fall of 2015.
Lake Hartwell is the second stop of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour, and this week's tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, is shaping up to be a smackfest.
Walmart FLW Tour pro Troy Morrow has a score to settle with Lake Hartwell. For Morrow, Hartwell is not just any lake; it's his home lake. He has fished it since he was a kid, paddling around its shores in an aluminum johnboat. "I can be at a boat ramp within 12 minutes of my house," says Morrow, who resides in Eastanollee, Ga. "So yeah, I'd say it's my home lake." Exactly what Morrow wants from his home lake is an FLW Tour win. His first FLW Tour win.
After a great sophomore year on Tour that was capped by a third-place finish in the Forrest Wood Cup, Brandon Cobb is looking to follow up with even more success in 2016. Now, with new sponsors and coming off a tough finish at Okeechobee (91st place), the Greenwood, S.C., pro is faced with the task of getting his season on track at the second stop of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Evinrude on Lake Hartwell, his home lake.
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March 15, 2016 7:17 pm
Blueback herring have a reputation as finicky baitfish to keep track of, but they're among the most important forage species in most lakes they inhabit. Making the right call between chasing a herring bite or fishing traditional patterns can make or break a tournament.
Lake Keowee tends to live in the shadow of its more publicized neighbor lake, Lake Hartwell. That's too bad. Keowee is a beautiful, clear-water lake that's filled with spotted bass and home to far more bruiser largemouths than most bass fans probably realize. This week, we might get to see just what Keowee is capable of as it plays host to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship. To learn more about the fishery, we begged local angler Randy Childers to take some time away from his day job managing Lake Hartwell Fishing and Marine in Anderson, S.C., to give us a tour of the lake.
The prespawn is a prime time to shake off the winter blues. When the weather heats up, so does the fishing as bass move from their winter holes and transition to shallower, warmer water. It's also a great time to catch fat bass that are heavily feeding up for the spawn.