Archive for May, 2016
May 5, 2016 4:56 pm
Day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake was a struggle for some, but the top pros still showed out. Best among them was Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., who cracked 25 pounds, 8 ounces to start things off.
When the anglers left McFarland Park this morning for day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented By Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, they could turn right or left. Turning right meant staying in Pickwick. Turning left most likely meant fishing Lake Wilson. It didn't matter which way they turned, though. Both ended up being tough, though one was significantly worse.
Nice-Pak Products, maker of GRIME BOSS Wipes, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with FLW Tour pro Mark Rose.
Day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake took off under conditions that aren't really typical of Alabama in the spring. With a chill in the air and high winds in the forecast, today seems more like April than May. Nonetheless, the Tennessee River has some of the best bass lakes in the country strung along it, and the anglers spreading out into Pickwick and Wilson will surely find some big bass regardless.
May 4, 2016 3:43 pm
Kids are growing up in this era needing to be more entrepreneurial than generations before to succeed in the job market, or in general. Schools are recognizing this, but are still generally fashioned in the same manner as 50 years ago: to prepare students for college and then a "job" that may or may not be there.
While the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism launches out of McFarland Park on the upper end of Pickwick Lake, the host lake isn't the only fishery in play this week. In addition to 50-plus miles of river and lake to fish on Pickwick, the pros also have the option of locking upriver into the smaller Wilson Lake and fishing all the way to the Wheeler Dam.
The fourth stop of the Walmart FLW Tour marks the start of the Tennessee River swing. Pickwick Lake will host the event, which is presented by Quaker State, followed by a stop at Kentucky Lake next month. To help you finalize your Fantasy Fishing team for the Pickwick Lake event, which starts Thursday, here are five pros to consider.
This event focused on bringing the youth of the area together with local Special Olympics athletes to enjoy something that everyone can love ... FISHING!
Larry Nixon, Clark Wendlandt, Peter Thliveros, Jamie Horton and Darrel Robertson stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the weigh-in line with young sticks such as Bryan Thrift, Cory Johnston and John Cox. As they waited to weigh in, historic fishing news pulsed through the crowd: Legendary pro Rick Clunn had just won the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River at age 69.