Archive for June, 2016
June 9, 2016 6:52 am
Lake Barkley isn't the same lake it was a week or so ago when it went off-limits for the anglers competing in the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American that started this morning out of Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Ky. At least that's what most of the 49 boaters and their co-angler partners who went fishing during Wednesday's practice round contend, and, depending on who is doing the talking, it could be a good thing or a bad thing.
Day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has dawned with nearly perfect conditions. Light winds and warming temps should make the ledges easy to fish and cause plenty of fresh bass to move out toward their summertime haunts.
June 8, 2016 6:42 pm
June on Kentucky Lake means one thing: ledge fishing. It's unanimous that any FLW tournament this time of year, whether it be a Tour event or BFL, on the massive 160,000-acre pond will be won offshore.
Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are both hotbeds of tournament activity on any given weekend, but this week they are absolutely smoldering. With the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American on Barkley and the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky, the bass will have a lot to contend with.
In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12), Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is proud to announce the first five awards as part of the FLW Foundation Florida High School Fishing grant program.
With two events left in the season, the Walmart FLW Tour Co-angler of the Year race is heating up. The top two anglers in the standings both amassed 726 points in the first four events. Chad Parks and Bryan New are duking it out, but there's a third of the season left to go and several anglers behind them eyeing the top prize.
June 7, 2016 10:34 am
This week FLW brings you two exciting tournaments that are geographically side-by-side. Lake Barkley will host the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American and Kentucky Lake will host the Walmart FLW Tour. First, let's tackle Lake Barkley and see what it has to offer for this week's All-American qualifiers.
FLW Bass Fishing League All-American Tournament Director Daniel Fennel recalls that when the time was drawing closer for the championship set for Thursday through Saturday on Lake Barkley, he got a few phone calls from some contestants who wanted to know if they could lock through the dam.
Kentucky Lake is a big lake on the verge of really blowing wide open this week, as wads of bass are starting to group up into mega-schools on deep ledges. Still, most of the regular Tennessee River sticks report that the ledge group-up isn't quite where it normally is by this point in June. The lake is still in transition, and that will certainly be a factor in this week's Walmart FLW Tour event, which kicks off on Thursday.
June 6, 2016 2:49 pm
Brant Grimm of Church Hill, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament of 2016 on Cherokee Lake. For his victory, Grimm took home $6,159.