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.

FLW Bass Fishing readers, click here and renew your subscription before Dec. 1 using promo code 2FOR1 and receive two full years, 16 issues, for one low price.



An Ill Wind at Okeechobee?

The wind can be a bass fisherman’s best friend or worst enemy. On its best behavior, it creates a temporary current, positions baitfish and helps an angler move around more stealthily in shallow water. READ MORE »


Aquatic Plant ID

Val Osinski, the owner of Gambler Lures and winner of the 2015 Costa FLW Series event on the lake, knows as much about the Big O as anyone and is an expert on finding and targeting bass in its various grasses. When we had the opportunity to ride along with him for a tour of the lake and to learn to identify some of the grasses, it was a no-brainer to accept. READ MORE »


Poche Services Set

Funeral services for Dylan Poche, the 18-year-old Bass Fishing League angler who was stabbed to death Saturday night, are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at Freedom Life Church in Natchitoches, La. Visitation will take place at Freedom Life beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. READ MORE »


Time to Shine for Setzer

With three years on Tour and a Co-angler of the Year (COY) award under his belt, Braxton Setzer believes now is his time to start casting from the front. READ MORE »





Glenn Browne’s Timeout is Over

By his own admission, Glenn Browne isn’t the most organized guy. After the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener on Lake Okeechobee, he spent hours returning stuff to its proper place and tossing out the usual flotsam and jetsam that accumulates in a bass boat during a tournament. READ MORE »


FLW Podcast 109 - Mike Surman



John Cox Gives Himself a Makeover

Last fall there was a rumor going around that John Cox was entering the electronics age and souping up his boat with sonar gear. Just to clear the air, the Florida pro reports that though he did flirt with the notion of incorporating an offshore strategy centered on depth finders into his act, he eventually abandoned the idea. READ MORE »


Austin Felix is Ready for the Big Time

Back in the spring of 2014, Austin Felix and his University of Minnesota teammate Chris Burgan were on the top of the FLW College Fishing world. With a win in the National Championship on Lake Keowee, Felix was headed to the Forrest Wood Cup as a pro. READ MORE »


FLW Canada Sets Tournament Sites, Dates

FLW Canada, one of four partners in FLW’s International Division of the Costa FLW Series, recently released its 2016 tournament schedule. The season includes three two-day regular-season qualifying events and a three-day championship. Anglers fish as two-person teams. READ MORE »


Jigging Spoons for Winter Bass

Of course, the application of the spoon hinges on finding bass in the first place, which is the biggest challenge. Walmart FLW Tour pros Jason Johnson and Clark Reehm are experts at finding winter bass in their respective regions of the country and offer FLW readers some advice on where to look and how to get them to bite the spoon. READ MORE »


How Bryan Thrift Got to be so Good

My No. 1 focus out here is to support my family and make a living. Whatever I have to do to make that happen, I’m going to make a valiant effort. READ MORE »


High School Fishing Makes the Grade

Jacob Smith and Daniel Clark are typical teenagers, at least in everything except bass fishing. In that, they are above average, as the two juniors from Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina proved in the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Florida Open held Jan. 17 on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »


FLW Mexico at the Starting Gate

Our excitement is so great that we wanted to share this important news with all of you. Believe me, fishermen in Mexico are talking it up as if it were dock talk surrounding the Forrest Wood Cup. What really matters at the end of the line is knowing that FLW is showing its true devotion to promoting bass fishing and making it a truly international sport. READ MORE »


Making the Case for Haynes as AOY

As many have noted, the Walmart FLW Tour schedule for this season looks a lot like it did in 2014. Back then, in his sophomore year on Tour, Randy Haynes had one of the strangest seasons you’ll ever see. He finished 104th at Okeechobee, 149th at Sam Rayburn (ouch) and cranked out top-30 finishes everywhere else. READ MORE »


FLW Podcast 108 - Jason Lambert



BFL Choo Choo Division Postponed

The FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Lake Guntersville originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 has been postponed due to impending inclement weather. READ MORE »


TIGERODZ Aligns With Auburn Team

Custom fishing rod manufacturer TIGERODZ of Scottsboro, Ala., has signed an agreement to become the official rod brand for the Auburn University Bass Sports Club. Scott Dobbins, president of TIGERODZ, is an Auburn alum, and he says the pairing involved a natural progression of involvement. READ MORE »


Becoming Aware of Your Angler Strengths

The ongoing sentiment among fishermen is that versatility is the key to becoming a successful professional angler. While I’m certain that statement holds some weight, I think there is an alternate perspective that is worth entertaining. READ MORE »


Pundits Picks for AOY

Winning the Angler of the Year title is a tremendous feat. It can solidify a budding career or affirm a veteran’s status among the best. It also comes with a hefty reward – $100,000 and early entry into the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »