Archive for October, 2016
October 24, 2016 10:18 am
James Watson of Nixa, Mo., won the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake with topwaters - mostly buzzbaits and River2Sea Whopper Ploppers. But Watson wasn't the only one who dialed in the buzzing bite at Norris. More than half of the pros in the top 10 had a buzzbait figured into their game plan. Here is how other pros fished to make the cut at Norris.
October 23, 2016 4:07 pm
The fishing was tough throughout in the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake, but the top 10 pros separated themselves significantly from the rest. Topwaters played a big role, but they weren't the only baits to get it done. If you're fishing in the fall on a mountain reservoir, you might want to bring along some of the following baits.
October 22, 2016 2:44 pm
James Watson started the final day with a sizable lead over Jason Lambert, however, after a tough final round of the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational on Norris Lake presented by Quaker State he nearly gave it away.
Fall has arrived on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake. This morning, instead of the balmy conditions of day one, the air temperate is hovering around 45 degrees and the high is about 60. For the second day in a row, the weather will challenge the anglers. The other major challenge will be figuring out how to overcome James Watson.
October 21, 2016 7:33 pm
James Watson says he got only a handful of bites in practice. That handful was enough to get him dialed in. By far the most consistent pro so far, Watson added 13 pounds, 4 ounces on day two for a 26-14 total and leads the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake.
After an ultra-tough day one at the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake, many pros commented that if the weather was colder, the fish would bite better. On day two, Mother Nature tested that theory with a 30-degree temperature drop, and as it turned out, the anglers were right. The sudden blustery chill helped produce 11 more limits over day one and 11 more bags over 10 pounds than on day one.
We're watching three primary storylines on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake: will the weather change things, will we see a big riser and will the leaders hold steady?
October 20, 2016 5:52 pm
At nearly 22 feet below full pool, Norris Lake is being pulled down towards winter level, but you couldn't tell it from the recent air temperatures which have pushed into the 80's the last few days. The result is warm water near winter pool, which has made the patterns working at the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State vast and varied.
Sacking up 15 pounds, 1 ounce on day one, David Williams of Maiden, N.C., took the lead in the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake. Overall, the lake was remarkably stingy on a beautiful Indian summer day, but the longtime BFL competitor and B.A.S.S. Elite Series pro managed a healthy limit early on and culled later with a kicker smallmouth.
Taking out of Anderson County Park on Norris Lake, the start of the final Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State was warm and calm. Sometime soon, that's all going to change. Today's highs are forecasted to reach into the 80s, on day two, the lows are set to be in the 40s with the high only barely scraping past 60 degrees. Though a front is on the way for sure - the first big cold front off fall for east Tennessee - most of today should be pretty good for fishing.