December 15, 2016 4:34 pm
FLW Tour pro Clayton Batts has entered into a sponsorship agreement with scent elimination manufacturer Carbon Skin Products and vehicle storage system manufacturer SUV Cargo Caddy.
Veteran pro Tommy Martin is recovering in a Lubbock, Texas, hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack that required three stints. Martin, 76, was deer hunting at his lease near Paducah, Texas, Tuesday evening when he started experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. A friend drove him to a hospital in Childress, Texas, later that night, and the emergency room doctor confirmed that Martin was having a heart attack. He was then flown by Life Flight helicopter to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Though Martin is still in ICU, the prognosis is good.
Swimbaits are one of the most versatile baits on the market producing fish from shallow to deep, and from heavy cover to open water. While there is a soft plastic swimbait that will work in just about any situation, trying to carry a hook for every swimbait style from 2- to 8-inches long requires a lot of sizes. Complicate that by needing different weights on the hooks to cover the water column from the surface to 30-feet deep, now you're looking at carrying dozens of hook sizes and weights.
December 14, 2016 6:31 pm
Burning various baits over the grass in Florida is a time-honored tradition. Toads, swim jigs, Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers and other baits will work, and figuring out the right bait to cover the vast stretches of green in Florida is key. One of the most popular choices is a Zoom Magnum Ultra Vibe Speed Worm, and John Cox knows how to apply it as well as anyone.
December 13, 2016 11:06 am
One of the highlights of the Christmas season is gift giving. If you're struggling with what to ask for or how to shop for the bass angler in your life some or all of the following might be the ticket. If none of the below trips your trigger, then you may want to check out part one of our Christmas list extravaganza.
FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) announced a multi-year extension to their strategic partnership, bolstering the relationship between the world's largest tournament-fishing organization and the nation's oldest broad-based grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization.
Great smallmouth fishing is a standby of winter in the South, and a big draw for many hard-core anglers. Blade baits, the float n' fly, and jigs and pigs are time honored cold-weather techniques for a chance at the smallie of a lifetime. For Brad Knight, who loves nothing more than to catch fish cranking, winter is also the time for lights-out smallmouth cranking.
The offseason here at FLW really isn't an offseason. The months between tournament seasons are spent planning for the coming year, signing up anglers and making sure that the FLW Tour and all of FLW's other tournament circuits offer the best opportunities out there for anglers who love to compete.
December 12, 2016 6:40 am
Glenn Browne has proven time and again that he's one of the best with a flipping stick in his hands. From a win in 2015 on Lake Champlain to three top-five finishes in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division in 2016, the Florida pro's faith in flipping is often rewarded.