UPCOMING EVENT: Bass Fishing League - 2016 - Lake Okeechobee

An open letter to readers of FLW Walleye Fishing

FLW Walleye Fishing magazine

As was announced at the 2012 FLW Walleye Tour Championship, FLW has handed off the walleye tour to a new organization composed of sponsors committed to retaining its position as the country's premier circuit. Competitive walleye anglers have every reason to be excited by the prospects of the new tournament trail, as the list of blue-ribbon sponsors behind the launch promises a prosperous future.

From our perspective, FLW's association with the country's best walleye fishermen and their fans has been mutually beneficial. We made new friends and provided anglers with a tournament trail that enabled them to pursue their dreams. Along the way, we nurtured their careers and revealed their best fishing techniques through the pages of FLW Walleye Fishing magazine.

Going forward, however, FLW will focus on its traditional core business, which is the expanding bass tournament circuits that we support - from FLW College Fishing to the Walmart Bass Fishing League for weekend anglers, from our new High School Fishing program in partnership with The Bass Federation to the prestigious Walmart FLW Tour for dedicated professionals.

In the process of this transition, FLW Walleye Fishing will cease publication following the November/December 2012 issue, but that doesn't mean we want to lose you as a reader. If you're like the typical walleye fishing fan, you probably live in an area where bass fishing is also prized. Based on the success of our various bass tournament circuits, that could be just about anywhere in the U.S.

With that in mind, we wanted to make this offer: If you're currently a subscriber to FLW Walleye Fishing, we invite you to transfer your subscription to FLW Bass Fishing. You'll receive an equal number of FLW Bass Fishing magazines that correspond with your current subscription, but as a bonus we'll add another year's subscription to FLW Bass Fishing at no cost to you. That's right - an additional year's worth of FLW Bass Fishing will be on us and absolutely free to you.

We have an offer for our loyal FLW Bass Fishing readers, too. Renew your subscription before Dec. 1 using promo code 2FOR1 and receive two full years for $15 - the price of a standard one-year subscription, excluding tournament eligibility.

Published eight times per year, FLW Bass Fishing covers our entire range of tournaments, with emphasis on the techniques and lures bass anglers and pros use to reach the top and stay there. Illustrated profusely with photos and colorful how-to illustrations, FLW Bass Fishing is a compendium of the latest information for those who follow competitive angling or who just want to learn the best new ways to make largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass bite.

It's your call. If you decide to transfer your current FLW Walleye Fishing subscription to FLW Bass Fishing, do nothing. Your new subscription will transfer automatically and you'll get an extra year of FLW Bass Fishing at no cost to you. If, on the other hand, you decide that you want a refund for the remaining portion of your FLW Walleye Fishing subscription, we'll honor that request as well. Just click here and let us know.

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1000 Islands Midday Update Day 2

Day two of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Mercury at 1000 Islands got started on a slightly different note this morning when FLW’s tournament directors declared Lake Ontario off limits due to hazardous conditions. The change threw a few of the top pros off their primary plans, but regardless the 137-boat field will be cut down to the top 10 after today, so adjustments need to be made in order to qualify to fish the weekend. READ MORE »


FLW Podcast 126 - ICAST



2017 Walmart FLW Tour Schedule

In what has become an annual tradition at FLW, the 2017 Walmart FLW Tour schedule was announced at a press conference and industry gathering held Thursday on the show floor at ICAST in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE »


Si Se Puede ... Yes We Can

Mexico’s Lake Zimapan is different in many ways from the lakes to the north such as Florida’s Lake Okeechobee and California’s Clear Lake, but one element it has in common with those famous fisheries is big bass. READ MORE »


5 Rookie Lessons Learned

People have asked me what my first year on the Walmart FLW Tour was like. Well, it was like running headfirst into a hurricane for a few months. I came out the other side a little battered, bruised and smelling like fish. READ MORE »


FLW Podcast 125 - Scott Martin



Review: Lew’s Custom Speed Stick Lite

Recently I had the opportunity to try one model in particular – the 7-foot, 4-inch Magnum Pitchin’ rod. After fishing with it several times, I’ve concluded that it performs as advertised, is sensitive and lightweight, and is well worth the money. READ MORE »


Reunited, and it Feels so Good

This year I really had a reunion with finesse fishing. Most of my better tournaments came from fishing some type of finesse presentation. Finesse tactics seemed to always give me a certain confidence about the day. While finesse tactics are nothing new to the game of bass fishing, this year I regained the confidence and joy of catching bass on smaller offerings. READ MORE »


2016 ICAST Preview

The doors to ICAST don’t open until next week, when everyone gets out on the showroom floor in Orlando, Fla., but there are already plenty of snippets of information available. FLW’s media crew will be there in full force to bring you coverage of the hottest new products, as well as the annual New Product Showcase awards. For now, take a gander at some of the early birds. READ MORE »


FLW Canada Kicks Off at Tri-Lakes

Among these Canadian all-stars was the eventual winning team of Chris Vandermeer of Peterborough and Jeff Slute of Millbrook. Capitalizing on a strong day one shallow-water smallmouth pattern, the duo took advantage of the slick-calm conditions using a silver-hued topwater popping plug to agitate the lake’s bronzebacks into attack. READ MORE »


FLW Tour Pro Cooksey Recovering After Accident

Walmart FLW Tour sophomore Dalton Cooksey of New Concord, Ky., is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee following a single-car accident that took place Wednesday afternoon. READ MORE »


FLW Podcast 124 - Jeremy Lawyer



Stetson Blaylock’s Recipe for a Wacky Rig

From March until the end of the fishing season I’m going to have a wacky rig on deck. It’s a really effective way to fish anytime the fishing is tough, or if the fish are up cruising banks. Anytime fish are about 5 feet deep or less, I can catch them on the wacky rig. READ MORE »


Morgan Claims third FLW Tour Angler of the Year Title

MINNEAPOLIS – Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, added to his incredible fishing resume by winning his third Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year title Saturday at the FLW Tour's final 2016 regular-season event on Lake Champlain.... READ MORE »


Three Things by DD: Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake did not go the way I intended. I was pumped and ready to rock out a top-20 finish. I had great expectations of myself, but nothing seemed to come together. Practice was dicey, but I thought for sure I could put something together to make the cut. That was until day one came, and the whole vibe of my day instantly went from eager to agitated. READ MORE »


How to Catch Smallmouths with Hair Jigs

The “right” hair jig for smallmouths is a small 1/16- to 1/8-ounce marabou jig with a round or mushroom-shaped head. The jig is similar to marabou jigs used by crappie fishermen, but bass models will often have a larger, stronger hook and possibly a longer or thicker skirt. Naturally, anglers have their favorites, and there are subtle differences in jigs that make some better than others. READ MORE »


Two Exciting Events to Look Forward To

We are in the last stretch of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour. Awaiting us is the Lake Champlain tournament in just a few days. A couple of things will be settled there: the pro field for the Forrest Wood Cup and the Angler of the Year. READ MORE »


Tagging Along with Sprague in Kentucky

Through the first four events of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, Jeff Sprague finished inside the top 20 every time and challenged for the win at Beaver Lake. After stop No. 4 on Pickwick, Sprague took over the lead in the Angler of the Year race. This is the story of his first tournament as the AOY leader – stop No. 5 on Kentucky Lake. Currently, Sprague is preparing for the finale on Lake Champlain. He’s in second place in the AOY standings. READ MORE »


Waunakee HS Wins WI Title

The Waunakee High School duo of Colin Steck and Nathan Lorenz brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Wisconsin State Championship on the Minocqua Chain of Lakes. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on September 23-24. READ MORE »


Travelers Rest HS Crack 25 for Win

The Travelers Rest High School duo of Oakley Connor and Gantt Connor brought a massive five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing South Carolina State Championship on Santee Cooper. The win earned the team trophies, the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference championship on Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky, on September 16-17. READ MORE »