UPCOMING EVENT: ABU GARCIA COLLEGE FISHING - 2020 - Harris Chain of Lakes

Choo Choo Division – Watts Bar Lake, Colorado River Division – Lake Martinez & Cowboy Division – Toledo Bend Reservoir

Choo Choo Division – Watts Bar Lake, Colorado River Division – Lake Martinez & Cowboy Division – Toledo Bend Reservoir
The Abu Garcia Big Bass Award went to Chris Boone of Bishop, CA, who caught this 9 pound, 9 ounce bass.

Baumann wins Red Man bass event on Watts Bar

SPRING CITY, Tenn., - Rookie, Daniel Baumann, 39, of Huntsville, Ala., out fished 134 competitors Saturday to earn $4,614 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail Choo Choo Division opener on Watts Bar Lake.

Baumann, a massage therapist fishing his first Red Man tournament, caught five largemouth bass weighing 12 pounds during the one-day event to top Sonny Lee of Knoxville, Tenn., who finished with a five-bass catch of 11-9 worth $2,307. Baumann caught his limit fishing shallow banks littered with rocks and wood above the Kingston River using a chartreuse and blue crankbait.

Paul Redwine of Crab Orchard, Tenn., took third place and collected $1,154 for five bass weighing 11-0. Carlton Post of Friendsville, Tenn., placed fourth and earned $1,000 for five bass weighing 10-13, while Terry Bolton of Paducah, Ky., placed fifth and earned $923 for five bass weighing 10-11.

Randy Verboon, 35, of Harvest, Ala., won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $675 in the Boater Division for a 6-3 largemouth he caught on a chartreuse jerkbait.

First place in the Co-Angler Division and $2,307 went to Rusty Elmore of Danville, Ky., for five bass weighing 11-13. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,154 went to Russ Ritter of Lexington, Ala., for five bass weighing 9-12, while Chuck Brady of Talladega, Ala., took third place and $577 with three bass weighing 8-8.

John DeBakker, 52, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $337 for a 6-pound, 1-ounce largemouth he caught off a flat in the Kingston River on a chartreuse crankbait.

Kevin Powers of Unicoi, Tenn., won the Berkley Power Bait award, a package of baits valued at $200, for the heaviest overall catch on Power Bait or Frenzy lures in either division. He caught four bass weighing 4-10.

Lute wins Red Man bass event on Lake Martinez

YUMA, Ariz., - Keith Lute, 52, of Yuma, Ariz., out fished 67 competitors Saturday to earn $3,003 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail Colorado River Division event on Lake Martinez.

Lute caught five bass weighing 18 pounds, 13 ounces during the one-day event to top James Savoini of Prescott, Ariz., who finished with a five-bass catch of 15-9 worth $1,501. Lute caught his limit fishing banks with brown and purple tube jigs.
Bobby Horn of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., took third place and collected $750 for five bass weighing 15-6. Ricky Shehan of Brawley, Calif., placed fourth and earned $651 for five bass weighing 14-2, while Michael Bunch of Lake Elsinore, Calif., placed fifth and earned $600 for five bass weighing 13-15.

Chris Boone, 54, of Bishop, Calif., won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $340 in the Boater Division for a 9-9 largemouth he caught pitching a Berkley Power Crawl.
First place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,435 went to Mike Harris of Riverside, Calif., for five bass weighing 15-6. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $717 went to Shane Moline of Kingman, Ariz., for three bass weighing 12-5. Moline, 29, also won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $162 for a 7-pound, 15-ounce smallmouth he caught on a jig and pig. Simon Apodaca of Yuma, Ariz., took third place and $359 with five bass weighing 11-6.

John Sneed of Poway, Calif., won the Berkley Power Bait award, a package of baits valued at $200, for the heaviest overall catch on Power Bait or Frenzy lures in either division. He caught four bass weighing 7-14.

Burgay wins Red Man bass event on Toledo Bend

MANY, La., - Stan Burgay of Timpson, Texas, out fished 161 competitors Saturday to earn $5,192 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail Cowboy Division event on Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Burgay caught five largemouth bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces during the one-day event to top David Matheny of Troup, Texas, who finished with a five-bass catch of 19-6 worth $2,596. Burgay caught his limit out of wood and grass on the north end of the lake in 5 to 6 feet of water.

David Truax of Beaumont, Texas, took third place and collected $1,298 for five bass weighing 19-4. Dalton Robbins of Tyler, Texas, placed fourth and earned $1,125 for five bass weighing 18-7. Robbins also won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $810 in the Boater Division for a 7-1 largemouth he caught out of Hurricane Creek on a gold rogue. Ken Hayes of Leesville, La., placed fifth and earned $1,039 for five bass weighing 17-12.

First place in the Co-Angler Division and $2,596 went to Matt Cannon of Troy, Texas, for five bass weighing 17-5. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,298 went to Andy Ginn of Tyler, Texas, for five bass weighing 15-9, while Glenn Hardin of Brookeland, Texas, took third place and $649 with five bass weighing 14-8.
Mark Milward of Lexington, Texas, won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $405 for a 6-pound, 8-ounce largemouth.

Sam Houston State University Takes Early Lead at Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Harris Chain

Sam Houston State University Takes Early Lead at Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Harris Chain

LEESBURG, Fla. – The Sam Houston State University duo of Bryton Kurtz and Jackson Carrell grabbed the early lead Wednesday after Day One of the 2020 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance. The Bearkats team brought a five-bass... READ MORE »

Lake Hartwell Set to Host Toyota FLW Series Tournament

Lake Hartwell Set to Host Toyota FLW Series Tournament

SENECA, S.C. – The 2020 Toyota Series will continue its season next week at Lake Hartwell, March 3-5, with the Toyota Series at Lake Hartwell tournament. Hosted by Visit Oconee, the three-day tournament will feature the best regional bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to... READ MORE »

Elberton’s Partain Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Hartwell

Elberton’s Partain Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Hartwell

LAVONIA, Ga. (Feb. 24, 2020) – Boater Kerry Partain of Elberton, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Hartwell in Lavonia. For his victory, Partain earned $5,336... READ MORE »

Local Rookie Strickland Wins Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

Local Rookie Strickland Wins Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

LEESBURG, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2020) – Pro Laramy Strickland of Bushnell, Florida, brought five bass to the scale weighing 15 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers Sunday. Strickland’s three-day total of 15 bass totaling 61 pounds, 4 ounces gave him the... READ MORE »

Local pro Strickland Catches Mega Limit, Takes Lead at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

Local pro Strickland Catches Mega Limit, Takes Lead at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

LEESBURG, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2020) – Local pro angler Laramy Strickland of Bushnell, Florida, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 31 pounds, 6 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers. His two-day total of 10... READ MORE »

Day Two of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers Postponed Due to High Winds

Day Two of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers Postponed Due to High Winds

LEESBURG, Fla. (Feb. 21, 2020) – Day Two of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers has been canceled due to inclement weather. With a lake wind advisory in effect from 10 a.m. ET until later this evening, conditions on the lake were deemed unsafe by Daniel Fennel... READ MORE »

California’s Salewske Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

California’s Salewske Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers

LEESBURG, Fla. – Pro Rusty Salewske of Alpine, California, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 26 pounds, 10 ounces, to jump out to the early lead after Day One of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers. Pro Miles Burghoff of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee... READ MORE »

Registration Now Open for 2020 Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse

Registration Now Open for 2020 Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse

BENTON, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2020) – FLW announced today that registration is now open for the third annual Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse, scheduled for July 22-24, on the Murray State University campus in Murray, Kentucky... READ MORE »

Wiley X Named Official Sunglass Provider of FLW

Wiley X Named Official Sunglass Provider of FLW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BENTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2020) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Wiley X, one of the most trusted brands in the world for safety eyewear, high-performance sunglasses, and optical/protective sports... READ MORE »

Toyota Series Set To Visit Lake Chickamauga for Central Division Opener

Toyota Series Set To Visit Lake Chickamauga for Central Division Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DAYTON, Tenn. – The 2020 Toyota Series will open the Central Division with a tournament next week at Lake Chickamauga, Feb. 27-29, with the Toyota Series at Lake Chickamauga. Hosted by Fish Dayton and the Rhea Economic and Tourism Council, the three-day... READ MORE »

Harris Chain of Lakes Readies for 2020 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance

Harris Chain of Lakes Readies for 2020 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LEESBURG, Fla. – The Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit anglers fishing in Leesburg this week won’t be the only anglers enjoying the big bass factory that is the Harris Chain of Lakes. The best college fishing teams from across the country are also making their way to the Harris... READ MORE »

Fayetteville’s Guyot Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Murray

Fayetteville’s Guyot Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Murray

PROSPERITY, S.C. – Boater Scott Guyot of Fayetteville, North Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 23 pounds, 8 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Murray in Prosperity, South Carolina. For his victory, Guyot earned a total of $4,359... READ MORE »

Cullman’s Flack Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lewis Smith Lake

Cullman’s Flack Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lewis Smith Lake

CULLMAN, Ala. – Local boater Jackie Flack of Cullman, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman. For his victory, Flack earned a total of $6,011... READ MORE »

Village Mills’ Sharp Catches Record-Breaking 40-Pound Limit, Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Sam Rayburn

Village Mills’ Sharp Catches Record-Breaking 40-Pound Limit, Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Sam Rayburn

BROOKELAND, Texas – Boater Anthony Sharp of Village Mills, Texas, had a day Saturday that most bass fishing tournament anglers only dream about. Sharp brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 40 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Sam Rayburn... READ MORE »

Belleview’s Trevor Fitzgerald Wins Toyota Series Tournament on St. Johns River

Belleview’s Trevor Fitzgerald Wins Toyota Series Tournament on St. Johns River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PALATKA, Fla. – Pro Trevor Fitzgerald of Belleview, Florida, brought a 19-pound, 8-ounce limit to the weigh-in scale Saturday to reclaim the top spot on the leaderboard and win the three-day Toyota Series at the St. Johns River. Fitzgerald’s three-day total of 15 bass... READ MORE »

Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Set for Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes Presented by Bad Boy Mowers

Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Set for Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes Presented by Bad Boy Mowers

LEESBURG, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2020) – The second event of the 2020 season for the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, professional bass fishing’s premier five-fish limit tournament series, kicks off next week, Feb. 20-23 with the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Bad Boy Mowers. Hosted by... READ MORE »

Eclectic’s Robinson Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Martin

Eclectic’s Robinson Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Martin

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – Boater Dusty Robinson of Eclectic, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama. For his victory, Robinson earned a... READ MORE »

Cape Coral’s Littich Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Okeechobee

Cape Coral’s Littich Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. – Boater Thomas Littich of Cape Coral, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida. For his victory, Littich earned a total of... READ MORE »

Buford, Georgia’s Dover Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Keowee

Buford, Georgia’s Dover Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Keowee

WALHALLA, S.C. – Boater Randy Dover of Buford, Georgia, brought five to the scale Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Keowee in Seneca, South Carolina. For his victory, Dover earned a total of $5,627... READ MORE »

South Forsyth High School Wins 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Seminole Open

South Forsyth High School Wins 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Seminole Open

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The South Forsyth High School duo of Brett Morlanne and Michael Landernaeu, both of Cumming, Georgia, brought four bass to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Seminole Open... READ MORE »