Archive for June, 2016
June 14, 2016 7:24 am
Despite the lack of mega-schools setting up on the ledges, the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau was still an offshore shootout.
June 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Jason Lambert won the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Kentucky Lake in dominating fashion by eschewing the intense fishing pressure being put on Kentucky Lake's primary schools and searching for smaller pods on the outsides of the mega-schools. Lambert's four-day total of 97 pounds, 2 ounces set a new Walmart FLW Tour record for Kentucky Lake.
Most of the top 10 anglers slow-fished with jigs and soft plastics in natural colors, either by flipping bank cover or dragging through brush piles or on hard-bottom structure. If you're fishing a shallow reservoir with current during the postspawn period, you might consider bringing a few of these baits along.
Of course it would come down to this. Veteran pro Andy Morgan is once again in the driver's seat in the Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year race with just one event to go. Morgan, of Dayton, Tenn., took over the lead from Keystone Light pro Jeff Sprague at the Tour event on Kentucky Lake, which was presented by Mercury. The two-time AOY winner looks to join David Dudley and Clark Wendlandt as the Tour's only three-time Anglers of the Year.
June 12, 2016 4:18 pm
Smashing 29 pounds even on the final day, Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., totaled 97 pounds, 2 ounces over four days to win the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. The win was the first on the FLW Tour for the 2014 Rookie of the Year.
It looks like the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau will be a two-man race between leader Jason Lambert, who has 68 pounds, 2 ounces, and Brandon Hunter, who has sacked up 66 pounds, 10 ounces through three days of competition. With only the top 10 on the water today, the pros should have nearly any ledge in the lake available to them and that could lead to some huge bags. If any of the leaders stumble, there's no doubt that someone will be charging hard from behind.
June 11, 2016 7:44 pm
Although limits eluded him, Wesley Smith put together a three-day effort that tallied 26 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the Vinemont, Ala., co-angler the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American victory on Lake Barkley. After placing sixth on day one with four fish that weighed 8-15, Smith moved up the leaderboard on day two with a trio that went 7-06 and moved him into fourth place. On day three, he added four fish for 10-09 and sealed the deal with a winning margin of 1-10.
All week pros at the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau have been discussing the concept of school size on the Tennessee River ledges. What most have agreed on is that megaschools do exist, but they are nearly impossible to entice into firing up. The biggest herds of fish along the river channel, say from 75 "dots" and up have the biggest case of lockjaw. Meanwhile, the smaller clusters, pods or minischools of bass (5 to 25 "dots") seem to be more cooperative but always on the move.
Jeremy Lawyer brought in a 17-pound, 10-ounce limit on the final day of the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley to claim the title over Todd Walters of Kernersville, N.C. Lawyer, who wound up with 50-12 overall, collected $120,000 in prize money as well as a berth in the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup at Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 4-7. Walters finished with 44-10 to earn $20,000.
Day three of the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau was defined by two giant Kentucky Lake bags that Brandon Hunter and Jason Lambert plucked from her spacious ledges. The biggest belonged to Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., who sacked up 25 pounds, 5 ounces for a total of 68-2 and the lead over Brandon Hunter.