Archive for April, 2016
April 28, 2016 12:05 pm
Don't let any bass pros fool you. Kentucky Lake's bass are farther along in their transition from spawn to postspawn than a lot of pros fishing this week's Costa FLW Series event presented by Lowrance let on in yesterday's practice interviews.
Walmart FLW Tour pro Jay Yelas is auctioning off a guided fishing trip on his Facebook page to benefit the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. To bid, you simply comment on the Facebook post. Yelas took over as the Executive Director of the C.A.S.T. (Catch A Special Thrill) for Kids Foundation in 2015, and since then has been heading up the organization's efforts to get disabled and disadvantaged children out fishing.
There are a lot of questions yet to be answered today at the start of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake, but as of right now it seems like the answer to the biggest question - How will this event be won? - will not be ledge fishing. The spawn is underway on this mega-sized Tennessee River impoundment that sprawls across the old river bottoms in west Tennessee and Kentucky. A recent bout of storms and the slightly earlier-than-normal timing of this event have 209 pros scratching their heads a little bit - not about how to catch fish (there'll be a lot of limits at weigh-in for sure), but about how the winning fish will be caught.
April 27, 2016 7:09 am
Beaver Lake showed up this time, kids. The fishing was the best that I've ever seen it at Beaver. The largemouth bites were on fire. I finished 19th overall and am thankful for the much-needed schooling on how to fish this lake. As we know, the conditions change daily out there. I always leave with a handful of tips for next time, and it always pays off.
April 26, 2016 5:57 am
This week the second event of the 2016 season of the Costa FLW Series Central Division kicks off on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, Tenn. With some perfect spring weather on tap, excitement is high for the tournament, which is presented by Lowrance and hosted by the Henry County alliance. One of the reasons anglers and fans are so excited is because this year Kentucky Lake might offer an interesting change of pace - a primarily shallow showdown.
April 25, 2016 3:23 pm
The Virginia Tech team of Kile Quick of Lyndhurst, Virginia, and Mark Adams of Aylett, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference opener on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
The University of Oregon team of Ryan Habenicht of Creswell, Oregon, and Daniel Marshall of Eugene, Oregon, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on Clear Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Michael Black of Toledo, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament of 2016 on Rend Lake. For his victory, Black took home $8,240.
Jeremiah Kindy of Benton, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament of 2016 on DeGray Lake. For his victory, Kindy took home $5,592.
William Merrick of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Percy Priest presented by Navionics. For his victory, Merrick took home $3,648.