Archive for October, 2016
October 7, 2016 3:54 pm
Catching 20 pounds goes a long way on Lake of the Ozarks. For Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., catching 20 pounds, 7 ounces today moved him from fourth to first with a total of 38-6 through two days of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks. Behind Maloney, day-one leader Cory Steckler has 38-3, and Dion Hibdon has an even 38 pounds. Going into the final day, the top three pros are separated by just 6 ounces.
Day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks dawned cozy enough. At about 6:40 a.m., that changed, as an approaching cold front ripped into the proceedings, attempting to pull Old Glory off the pole and bringing cold, fall air down on the lake.
October 6, 2016 6:30 pm
While Cory Steckler crossed the 20-pound mark to take the lead on day one of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks, he's far from the only pro seeing success. On day one, 65 of the 126 pros brought in a limit, and more than 1,244 pounds of bass crossed the stage on the pro side. Tightly packed behind Steckler is a veritable who's who of Ozark anglers, and it looks like everyone is still in it.
As weigh-in progressed, it became apparent that Lake of the Ozarks was putting out for the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Evinrude. Midway through, Cory Steckler of Rock Mount, Mo., dropped 21 pounds, 14 ounces on the scale and took the lead. The only pro to weigh more than 20 pounds, Steckler is trailed by Ozark legend Dion Hibdon, who caught 19-12 on day one.
Day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Evinrude at Lake of the Ozarks got off to a beautiful start at takeoff, with a gorgeous sunrise and comfortable conditions. That soon changes as a passing front scraped across the lake, socking the upper end of the lake in rain until about 10:30 a.m. and bringing lots of clouds and some intermittent wind and showers to the lower section.
After finishing practice under calm and summery conditions, competitors in the last Costa FLW Series Central Division event of the season might face much different weather by the end of the week. Taking out of Public Beach #2 on Lake of the Ozarks, the event is presented by Evinrude and hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association - with the leaves just beginning to turn in the Missouri mountains, the time feels ripe for one of the first truly "fall" tournament of the year.
October 5, 2016 8:26 am
The 2016 FLW China Professional Bass Fishing Championship has come to a close, and four pros have been selected to represent FLW China at the Costa FLW Series Championship at Table Rock Lake in November.
Sprawling through central Missouri's Ozark Mountains, Lake of the Ozarks has more than 1,000 miles of shoreline and a pile of bass to offer anglers in the final Costa FLW Series Central Division event of the year. With fall starting to roll into the region, the event, which is presented by Evinrude and hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association, should be a perfect way to finish off the Costa FLW Series regular season.
October 2, 2016 8:36 am
To say that Ryan Davidson won the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League Regional presented by Mercury on Lake Chickamauga is almost an understatement. When the last fish was weighed for the three-day tournament (Sept. 29-Oct.1), Davidson topped the second-place finisher Dustin Huggins by a whopping 12 pounds.
Sometimes, it's not how many you catch, but which ones you catch; as Tate Brumnett illustrated in his dominant victory in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Lowrance on Fort Gibson Lake.