Archive for March, 2016
March 13, 2016 11:33 am
For Winona State University's Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout, the upcoming 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship on South Carolina's Lake Keowee will be a bittersweet experience. On the one hand, it offers them the opportunity to add a crowning win to their already stellar careers as college anglers. On the other, however, it represents their last chance to hold up a champion's trophy as a team because Laufenberg, age 24, has already graduated.
March 12, 2016 9:33 pm
Bryan Thrift has had less than a stellar start to his 2016 fishing season. First came a 102nd-place finish at the first Costa FLW Series event of the season on Lake Okeechobee. Then he finished 132nd place at the Walmart FLW Tour opener, which was also on Okeechobee.
Co-angler Todd Walters of Summerville, S.C., has fished and duck hunted on Santee Cooper all his life, and today he proved how well he knows it with a victory in the co-angler division of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Frabill.
The fish catching has continued right into Saturday morning at the Costa FLW Series on Santee Cooper. Tournament leader Bradley Dortch was hampered by fog and clouds early this morning. He needs sun to see the stumps where the fish are positioned and the dark morning had him blindfolded so to speak
March 11, 2016 10:13 pm
Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., now leads the Costa FLW Series on Santee Cooper with 50 pounds, 8 ounces. Dortch weighed in 29 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and backed that up with 20 pounds, 15 ounces today. Santee Cooper's catchfest continued on day two.
The Costa FLW Series presented by Frabill on Santee Cooper is quickly becoming a tale of two lakes. Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., is leading from the lower lake (Moultrie), but just behind him by 9 ounces is Tim Malone, who is fishing the upper lake (Marion). The two lakes are connected by diversion canal. Ironically, both anglers are in different lakes, but they are both using spinnerbaits to do their damage.
On the water reporters for the Costa FLW Series presented by Frabill on Santee Cooper have determined that the tournament leaders are somewhat divided into two camps: those fishing way up the upper lake and those fishing way down the lower lake.
March 10, 2016 10:07 pm
Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury experienced a "dream day" on Santee Cooper, sacking up 32 pounds, 1 ounce to take the early lead in the Costa FLW Series event after day one. In all, day one was a Santee Cooper sack parade as 20-pound limits crossed the stage all day.
If you were to roll up to the Costa FLW Series weigh-in today with a 20-pound bag of fish, you would find yourself in 30th place. That's how good the fishing is at Santee Cooper right now.
One angler is throwing an Alabama Rig and 50 yards away another angler is sight-fishing - that pretty much sums up the fishing at Santee Cooper right now. From A-rigs to sight-fishing and everything in between.