Archive for June, 2016
June 22, 2016 10:44 am
We are in the last stretch of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour. Awaiting us is the Lake Champlain tournament in just a few days. A couple of things will be settled there: the pro field for the Forrest Wood Cup and the Angler of the Year.
The final stop of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain not only marks the end of the regular season, but also it's the last place for the pros to earn enough points to qualify for the Forrest Wood Cup on Wheeler Lake Aug. 4-7.
June 21, 2016 4:18 pm
David Dudley has seen success nearly everywhere, but one of his sweet spots is Lake Champlain. The big northern lake fishes well shallow nearly all the time, and that's how he likes it. This year, the Walmart FLW Tour is finishing the regular season on Champlain and David Dudley is in an unusual position - on the bubble for the Forrest Wood Cup. As such, we hopped in the boat with him on the second day of practice for a look at how he was getting ready for the tournament.
Through the first four events of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, Jeff Sprague finished inside the top 20 every time and challenged for the win at Beaver Lake. After stop No. 4 on Pickwick, Sprague took over the lead in the Angler of the Year race. This is the story of his first tournament as the AOY leader - stop No. 5 on Kentucky Lake. Currently, Sprague is preparing for the finale on Lake Champlain. He's in second place in the AOY standings.
Water flow controlled much of the action in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener presented by Plano on the Potomac River. Tournament morning started with outgoing tides and anglers caught fish during the fall and the rise. With the full moon only a few days after the event, stronger tides pushed the water higher than normal and put more water in the backwater creeks and pad fields.
June 20, 2016 2:16 pm
Jim Vitaro of Wooster, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on Indian Lake presented by Navionics. For his victory, Vitaro took home $7,422.
Joseph Marks of Duncan, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Wylie. For his victory, Marks took home $6,056.
Chris Gerrein of Villa Hills, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River presented by Navionics. For his victory, Gerrein took home $7,925.
Steve Sommer of Norman, Oklahoma, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament of 2016 on Fort Gibson Lake. For his victory, Sommer took home $4,472.
Donnie Dill of Dieterich, Illinois, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Dill took home $6,385.