August 28, 2013 by Scott Suggs
Once I find out where the next season of Walmart FLW Tour events are going to be held, I start loading tackle that I'm going to need for each of those tournaments. These are things I know I'll use on a particular lake at a certain time of the year. For instance, the first tournament of 2014 will be on Lake Okeechobee in early February, and I'll pack a big zip-seal bag with baits and other tackle that have worked there in the past. The stuff that I know I'll throw at Beaver Lake goes into another bag; the same for Pickwick Lake and so forth. That's not to say I won't carry a boatload of other lures and what-have-you, but there's always a core collection of baits that really match up with each lake and the likely conditions. What I pick or what I cull depends on the time of year when the tournament is scheduled, and what has produced for me before. It's just something I do to be prepared so I don't have to wait until the last minute and then maybe forget some key lures, hooks, weights or whatever as I'm heading out the door. ---- Folgers pro Scott Suggs, Bryant, Ark. As a proud sponsor of FLW, Walmart offers one of the most comprehensive selections of fishing tackle and equipment in the industry. To find great deals on Walmart's entire collection of rods, reels, baits and electronics, click here.