Archive for March, 2016
March 15, 2016 8:46 am
Local angler Robert Reagan of Byrdstown, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Reagan took home $7,155.
Local angler Marcus Sykora of Osage Beach, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 24 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament of 2016 on Lake of the Ozarks. For his victory, Sykora took home $6,336.
Derrick Snavely of Rogersville, Tennessee, and Jack Faulkner of Jacksboro, Tennessee, each weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to share top honors at the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Norris Lake presented by Power-Pole. For their efforts, both earned $3,095, with Snavely adding another $3,000 in contingency bonuses.
Over the years I have heard hundreds of opinions on whether a home playing field for a national-level tournament is a blessing or a recipe for disaster. As I prepare for the next Walmart FLW Tour stop at Lake Hartwell, which I consider my home lake, I find myself pondering these opinions even more.
March 14, 2016 8:27 pm
FLW announced today that Jack Link's, the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand, is the organization's newest partner. The partnership offers FLW and Jack Link's fans the exciting opportunity to bring together their passion for fishing and love of jerky.
It's not what they have; it's what they don't have. No doubt, the three teams representing Kansas State University at the FLW College Fishing National Championship on South Carolina's Lake Keowee March 17-19 are pretty lean on opportunities to get good at what got them to the show. But that limitation has actually become an asset.
Konnor Kennedy and I qualified for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship by placing second at the FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake last spring. Once Lake Keowee was announced as the site of the 2016 National Championship, we turned our attention toward preparing for the biggest tournament of the year.
FLW College Fishing National Championship qualifiers sound off about what it means to fish for the title.
From practice until the last day of the tournament, the water temperature increased by 15 degrees. During that time hordes of big Santee Cooper bass moved from their winter haunts to spawning beds, and the entire tournament field was there to intercept them.
March 13, 2016 3:44 pm
Right now is one of the best times to fish Santee Cooper in South Carolina. This week the anglers crushed the fish throwing many different baits around Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie. Here are the baits that made the most money this week in the Costa FLW Series.