UPCOMING EVENT: Rayovac FLW Series - 2015 - Lake Erie

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Planned Power Outage in KY Office

A planned power outage is in effect around the Benton, Ky., area causing phone lines and internet to go down. It should last until roughly 5 p.m. CT. If you are trying to contact the office via phone to register for and event please click on the link below to sign up. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-27-state-fish-art-contest-best-in-show-winner

State-Fish Art Contest Best in Show Winner

McKenna Litynski, 12, likes to draw, but she admits her older sister, Brenna, is the better artist and the one who teaches her most of what she knows. Both are pretty talented, though, especially considering they’ve each been state winners in previous years of the Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest presented by FLW. They both did so again in 2015, but McKenna did something this year that her older sister hasn’t: She won best in show. READ MORE »

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Top 10 Baits from the Forrest Wood Cup

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2015 Bass & BBQ Festival Results

The Bass and BBQ Festival presented by KSSN-FM took place in conjunction with the Forrest Wood Cup in Hot Springs, Ark. The two-day competition was sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS), which boasts more than 19,000 members worldwide and is the largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts. READ MORE »

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White Wins TBF Junior World Championship

West Virginia’s Tyler White hit the mother lode of schooling bass to win the 2015 The Bass Federation Junior World Championship Aug. 21-22 on Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton. In doing so, he topped a hard-fishing field of 39 TBF junior state champions ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old, and claimed a $2,500 scholarship to the school of his choice, plus a $250 Cabela’s gift card. READ MORE »

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Huntsville, Wheeler Lake to Host 2016 Forrest Wood Cup

FLW and the Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced Saturday that Huntsville, Ala., will be hosting the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 4-7, 2016, on Wheeler Lake. This event marks the first time that the Forrest Wood Cup has visited Wheeler Lake. READ MORE »

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Young Leads TBF Junior World Championship

Kentucky’s Hunter Young worked the “ceiling” with a vengeance to sack a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces and claim the overall lead on day one of the 2015 The Bass Federation Junior World Championship on Arkansas’ Lake Hamilton. The event is being held in conjunction with the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. “My day went pretty well, even though I lost a few fish that cost me more weight than what I had,” he says. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-21-schenck-to-retire

Schenck to Retire

There were tears. There were moments of silence. And then there was a great applause. That was the reaction from the crowd at Bank of the Ozarks Arena, when Indiana veteran Shad Schenck announced his retirement from professional fishing near the end of the day-two weigh-in at the Forrest Wood Cup. Schenck cited the demand of balancing full-time work life with full-time fishing life as one of his primary reasons for stepping down from the Tour. READ MORE »

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FLW Sanctions Mexican Bass Tournaments

This morning, FLW signed an agreement with LUTCOM SA DE CV, of Mexico City, Mexico, to bring its internationally sanctioned bass fishing tournaments to the United States’ southern neighbor as part of the International Division of the Rayovac FLW Series. The agreement was signed by Jaime Luengo, president and CEO of LUTCOM SA DE CV, and FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel during the FLW Morning Show before the day-two takeoff of the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-20-flw-podcast-90-anthony-gagliardi-and-wesley-strader

FLW Podcast 90 - Anthony Gagliardi and Wesley Strader

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Fukae Honored with Sportsmanship Award

It was called one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship seen in the sport. On Wednesday night, Shinichi Fukue was recognized for it. During the honorary Forrest Wood Cup pre-tournament dinner for the qualifiers, Fukae was awarded the Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award from the namesake of the trophy, Forrest L. Wood. The award recognizes the individual who displayed overall commitment of sportsmanship and community leadership, on and off the water, by displaying ethical behavior, upholding integrity, class, selflessness, conservation efforts and kindness to others. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-17-richardson-overcomes-hurdles-in-pursuit-of-his-dream

Richardson Overcomes Hurdles in Pursuit of His Dream

In the pursuit of any dream, whether the end goal is just around the corner or a long ways away, there will always be a few bumps in the road during the journey. For Curtis Richardson, the 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League All-American winner, his dream of becoming a professional angler and fishing the Walmart FLW Tour is within sight, but getting there has required navigating a major obstruction. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-17-a-day-with-the-hawks

A Day with the Hawks

About 1,400 miles separate Roy Hawk’s home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., from Hot Springs, Ark., but Hawk’s path to get to Hot Springs for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup has stretched far beyond that. The Western pro’s FLW profile shows a career of ups and downs, of trials and errors. He’s fished a mishmash of tournaments, from two seasons on the Walmart FLW Tour to Bass Fishing League qualifiers in the South to Rayovac FLW Series events in the middle of the nation to dozens of tournaments in the Western states. Generally, he’s had good success. In 77 FLW appearances, Hawk has earned almost $400,000. He won back-to-back Western Division Rayovac events in 2009. That’s why out West, Hawk is known as one of the region’s best. Elsewhere, however, he’s not yet had that keystone win that’s needed to make his a household name in the bass fishing industry. Maybe that all changes this week. READ MORE »

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Peter T is Back on Track

Quick, who was the first Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year? If you answered Peter Thliveros, give yourself a pat on the back. Peter T, as he’s more commonly known, led the pack in 1996, the year FLW burst onto the national bass tournament stage. Three years later, Thliveros had another stellar season and finished fourth in the annual standings. In fact, the Florida pro qualified for six consecutive Forrest Wood Cup championships between 1996 and 2001 (the year of 9/11, when there was no Cup) and was one of the Tour’s shining stars in its formative years. It seemed Thliveros could do no wrong when he set out on the tournament path, but then came a lot of ups and downs in what became a rocky road for him. He finished 117th, 135th and 146th in 2002, 2003 and 2005, respectively, and disappeared from the Tour scene between 2006 until his return in 2012. READ MORE »

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The Dream Continues

Daniels’ 2015 Rayovac resume has included one Central, one Western and three Southeast division events so far, with two top 10s in the Southeast. A final Western Division event on Clear Lake and the Ohio River championship are still ahead. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-13-shad-schenck-s-father-passes

Shad Schenck’s Father Passes

Keith Schenck, father of Walmart FLW Tour pro Shad Schenck, died Thursday of complications from a blood infection. The 75-year-old Schenck is survived by his wife, Carole; a daughter, Shannan; Shad; and grandchildren. Though funeral arrangements are still pending, internment will take place in Noblesville, Ind. More information will be posted on this website as it’s made known. READ MORE »

/tips/2015-08-13-british-bbq-star-heading-to-hot-springs

British BBQ Star Heading to Hot Springs

Now, a little barbecue and a little bass fishing are nothing out of the ordinary for Southern folks in the summertime. But Shea’s not Southern. He’s not even American. Shea is one of the premier British competitive cookers, and he’s traveling with his crew – the British Bulldogs BBQ team – across the Atlantic to test his slow-cooking mettle against some of the very best pitmasters in an event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). READ MORE »

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FLW Podcast 89 - Casey Gallagher

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/tips/2015-08-12-mr-consistency

Mr. Consistency

Winning is goal No. 1 for any tournament angler, but attaining consistency is probably a close second on his to-do list. Without consistency, it’s difficult for a fisherman to put himself into a position to win on a regular basis. He might come in first occasionally because all the stars align on a particular lake in a certain season when he’s in his groove, but he knows that, ultimately, consistency or lack of it is going to make or break his career. READ MORE »

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Scott Martin Q&A

Scott Martin basically called his shot at winning the Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year title. After giving him some time to soak it all in and relax and with the Forrest Wood Cup on the horizon, it seemed like a good time to throw a few questions his way. In the following nine questions, Martin gives some insight into winning the AOY, a possible chance at his second Cup and what he does to relax. READ MORE »