Archive for May, 2016

Not Quite Ledge Patterns

8:01 am
I was checking Kentucky Lake the other day for the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour event, and I felt that it was a little behind as far as having the right water temperature for the fish to move offshore to the ledges. On my home lake, Chickamauga, they're already on the ledges in pretty good numbers. I don't know why it is exactly, but at Kentucky Lake the fish don't start filtering out good until the water hits the 70s.

Win Jimmy Houston’s 50th-Anniversary Truck

May 25, 2016 10:55 am
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FLW has partnered with premier sponsor Quaker State to give away a Jimmy Houston-inspired Quaker State truck customized by Tommy Pike Customs of Greenville, S.C. The truck winner will be selected on Oct. 31, 2016, and the sweepstakes is open to all FLW fans who are 21 years of age or older who sign up before the drawing date.

Watson on Whopper Ploppers

8:26 am
I like to throw a River2Sea Whopper Plopper, a Zoom Horny Toad and a buzzbait a lot. The best rule of thumb I can give you is to stick with the Horny Toad when the water is slick. If there's a little chop on the water you go with a buzzbait. If there's a good chop on the water the Whopper Plopper really shines. It's a loud, big-profile bait, and they can find it.

Inside Look: Browne’s AOY Season

7:34 am
In 2015, the Ocala, Fla., pro won the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament on Lake Champlain en route to finishing third in the division's Strike King Angler of the Year standings and qualifying for the Walmart FLW Tour.

Coming Up: BFL All-American

May 24, 2016 3:33 pm
The All-American, which is a three-day event held June 9-11, is the pinnacle of FLW's grassroots Bass Fishing League. Designed for weekend anglers who want to fish affordable tournaments close to home with a chance to qualify for regional and national championships, the BFL hosts tournaments in 24 divisions spread across the country.

Cal Delta Top 10 Patterns

May 23, 2016 10:18 pm
Frontal conditions challenged the field in the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta. Many of the top finishers junk-fished for their limits in the wind and cold, primarily using reaction baits.

Chico State Tops the Field on the Delta

8:46 am
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The Chico State University duo of Sean Huber and Travis Strain, both of Chico, California, won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five bass weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and qualified the team for the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

Cal Delta Top 10 Baits

May 22, 2016 9:05 pm
The Costa FLW Series Western Division finale presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta was dominated by reaction baits - even though the conditions made for a tough bite. Covering water efficiently made several of the top pros reach for a variety of moving baits, while others took the soft plastic approach. Regardless of preference, these baits are the deal on the Delta.

Agner Wire-to-Wire Co-angler Champ

May 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Aaron Agner led all three days on the California Delta to the win the Costa FLW Series co-angler title in the event presented by Power-pole. The Redding, Calif., native brought in the largest single day co-angler weight on day one and never looked back. The win earned him a new Ranger Z117 with a 90 horsepower engine.

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