Archive for April, 2016
April 18, 2016 8:17 am
Beaver Lake was a little dirtier than usual this year at the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link's, and that allowed pros to tempt bass with a wader range of baits and techniques. If you're fishing an Ozark impoundment with a little color to it sometime in the spring, you may want to give these baits a chance.
April 17, 2016 7:04 pm
As the top five teams in the 2016 FLW/TBF Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship waited backstage at the Walmart No. 1 in Rogers, Ark., for their chance to weigh in prior the Walmart FLW Tour Beaver Lake final weigh-in, they tried to hide the nerves and anticipation as best they could. But it was clear that this was a monumental moment in their short fishing careers. When the scales closed and Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson of Georgia were declared the champions, there was both excitement and disappointment displayed among the teams.
The final day of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link's on Beaver Lake was filled with drama. When the bass were all weighed, Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., was the winner. After snatching the lead on day three, Canterbury weighed an even 17 pounds on the final day and won with a total of 62 pounds, 7 ounces.
Table Rock Lake took the 10 anglers competing in the TBF/FLW Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship to school Sunday morning in the opening session of the title round. The five two-angler teams competing for the title reported that the fishing was productive in the early going, but then gradually slowed until a late-morning spurt of activity.
Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury has come perilously close to winning on the FLW Tour almost too many times to count before being derailed by one circumstance or another. Today, he's heading out onto Beaver Lake in an attempt to make the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link's his first win.
April 16, 2016 6:14 pm
The day-one leaders in the 2016 High School Fishing National Championship are Arkansas seniors Chase Myers and Cole Swede of Anvil Jaw Bass Club in Little Rock. They brought five fish to the scale weighing in at 15 pounds, 5 ounces.
Mississippi angler Joseph Webster was named the winner of the 2016 The Bass Federation National Championship on Table Rock Lake Saturday after weighing a limit that totaled 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Webster, of the Central Division, wound up with 43 pounds, 9 ounces - or more than 6 pounds ahead of Jon Griffith of the Southwest Division. In the co-angler standings, Georgia fisherman Adam Wood of the Southern Division emerged victorious with 7 pounds, 10 ounces on day three and 28-14 overall. His closest challenger was Jesse Parks of the Southwest Division, who finished with 23 pounds.
Separating himself from the pack somewhat on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link's on Beaver Lake, Scott "Hammerbury" Canterbury caught 14-6 to move from second into first with a total of 45 pounds, 7 ounces going into the final day. Just 1 pound, 4 ounces back of Canterbury is Darrel Robertson with 44-3 and only 3 ounces behind him is Keystone Light pro Jeff Sprague.
Beaver is known as a pattern lake. That hasn't been the case for me this week. Normally, you come here, it's cool weather, and you crank or you throw a swimbait. Or say the fish are on wood, so you go around and flip wood all day. You run a pattern. This time, I couldn't figure out any of those little patterns to run.
For the third day in a row, the lead has changed at the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Jack Link's on Beaver Lake. Now Scott Canterbury is taking his turn in the pole position and hopes to wheel into victory lane tomorrow. Lurking behind him are a few Beaver Lake veterans that will be waiting to capitalize on a stumble.