CURRENT EVENT: WALMART FLW TOUR, LAKE TOHO 2015

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FLW Launches New Website

In conjunction with the start of the 20th-anniversary season of the Walmart FLW Tour, FLW is proud to showcase its newly redesigned website. Located at a new URL, FLWFishing.com features a clean, organized look that is responsive on all viewing platforms and devices. READ MORE »

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Toho Bound

You have to understand that having home field advantage in fishing is the absolute worst. There are so many demons; you have too much information, you start fishing the lake’s history – it goes on and on and it’s very hard for a professional angler to mentally break that barrier. READ MORE »

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FLW, Fishidy Team Up Again

Fishidy allows anglers to explore real-time interactive fishing maps and fishing reports, track catches, and engage with an exclusive community of other anglers, captains, guides and bait shops. READ MORE »

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Kentucky High School Athletic Association Regional Registration Now Open for Fishing

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FLW Podcast 66

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Tour Newcomers: Capt. Blake Smith

Capt. Blake Smith, who’s signed on to fish the Walmart FLW Tour this year, will tell you that he’s a “true rookie” when it comes to big-time bass tournaments, which is true. However, he’s no newcomer to competitive fishing. READ MORE »

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Osinski’s Texas-Rigged Swimbait

Lake Okeechobee Rayovac FLW Series champion Val Osinski relied on a unique Texas-rigged swimbait paired with a Gambler KO Punch Skirt on the final day of his tournament win. It’s an option that Tour pros might find handy next week when they take to the waters of Lake Toho. READ MORE »

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3 Thoughts on Toho

I was without power for three days after the first storm, but it snowed again this weekend and there is supposed to be more weather on the way. Suffice to say, I can’t get to Florida and Lake Toho fast enough. READ MORE »

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Walmart BFL Tournament Preview

The 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League continues its tournament season with three tournaments the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The Bama Division tournament will open their season on Lake Eufala, the Cowboy Division kicks off on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the North Carolina division makes their first stop of the year at Lake Norman. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day events. READ MORE »

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Weekend Wrap-up – February 23, 2015

Last weekend was a light one for FLW by most standards, but there’s still plenty of fishing news to report. While Casey Ashley was winning the Bassmaster Classic (he’s now won $400,000 on Lake Hartwell in under a year), Fred George went to Lake Okeechobee and earned the first Walmart Bass Fishing League win of his career, and the FLW College Fishing event on Texoma produced 15 new qualifiers for the Southern Conference Championship this fall. READ MORE »

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World Record Alert

On Saturday, Feb. 21, Lou Ferrante of Sparks, Nev., caught a 10.95-pound spotted bass from Bullards Bar Reservoir in California. If certified, it will be the new world record, beating out the current world record caught last year by Keith Bryan by about a half pound. READ MORE »

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Meyer Motivated by “Catch” of a Lifetime

Cody Meyer had a tremendous Walmart FLW Tour season in 2014 – three top-10 finishes, his seventh consecutive Forrest Wood Cup qualification and a second-place finish in the Angler of the Year race. Suffice it to say, the seventh-year pro from Auburn, Calif., carries significant momentum into 2015, but that’s not all he’ll bring. Meyer’s recently intensified motivation comes from something you can’t find on stat sheets or in a tackle bag. Put it this way: Meyer has hoisted plenty of nice largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, but on Jan. 14, he lifted the most precious “catch” he’s ever held: Brooke Emily Meyer. READ MORE »

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10 Tour Milestones

The Walmart FLW Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015, and while participants are looking forward to the new season, it’s also a good time to review some of the events that helped build the largest tournament organization in the world. Here are some noteworthy happenings from two decades of Tour history that merit a second look. READ MORE »

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East to West

As a tournament angler, I realize that a primary aspect of my job is to be able to catch fish anywhere, in all types of fisheries, under a variety of conditions. READ MORE »

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FLW Podcast 65 - Nick Hensley

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20 Years on Tour

When 154 pros and their co-angler partners take to the water at Florida’s Lake Toho March 5-8 for the first stop of the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour, they’ll not only be kicking off a new season, but also celebrating a major industry milestone: the Tour’s 20th anniversary. READ MORE »

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Tour Newcomers: Cody Kelley

More often than not, an angler’s professional career begins as a leap of faith rather than a sure thing. So it was for Cody Kelley, and if he needed a little jump-start, he got it at the last three tournaments of the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. READ MORE »

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Skinning a Shadalicious

There’s not a time of the year that a swimbait isn’t an effective lure. The only thing that really changes is how and where you fish it. READ MORE »

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Weekend Wrap-Up

The season is well and truly under way now. More than half of the Rayovac FLW Series divisions and FLW College Fishing conferences have now seen action, and the launch of the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour is just a couple weeks out. Here’s a recap of last weekend’s tournament action. READ MORE »