UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Lanier

Minderman wins EverStart Series event on Lake Mead

HENDERSON, Nev. – Pro Sean Minderman of Post Falls, Idaho, collected $48,900 in cash and prizes, including $7,000 and a new Ranger 519VS Comanche equipped with Garmin electronics and powered by an Evinrude or Yamaha outboard, as the winner of the $185,200 READ MORE »

Minderman wins EverStart title on Lake Mead

Minderman wins EverStart title on Lake Mead

HENDERSON, Nev. – Other than the fish, Sean Minderman had a pretty good idea that his biggest battle on the water today would be defeating 28-year professional fishing veteran Mike Folkestad – the wily second-place semifinal qualifier who also dominated the first two days of competition. As it turned out, Minderman was right on the mark. When the native of Post Falls, Idaho, finally walked onstage, Folkestad remained the only barrier to Minderman's dreams of winning the tournament title on Lake Mead. READ MORE »

Coleman breezes to co-angler title on Lake Mead

Coleman breezes to co-angler title on Lake Mead

HENDERSON, Nev. – Although a 6-pound stringer probably wouldn't even raise an eyebrow at most high-stakes professional bass fishing tournaments, in the Co-angler Division on Lake Mead this past week it was the equivalent of hitting the jackpot. And deep down, Ray Coleman knew it. In fact, by the day's end, Coleman's closest competitor was more than 3 pounds away. That's just how tough the fishing was. And that's exactly how good of a performance the native of Henderson, Nev. turned in. READ MORE »

Final verdict

Final verdict

<I>EverStart anglers duke it out for tournament title on Lake Mead during today's finals</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – With a bright, sunny sky and calm conditions serving as backdrop for today's action, the remaining top-10 pros and co-anglers departed Ca READ MORE »

Minderman leads semifinal round of $185,000 EverStart Series event

HENDERSON, Nev. – Pro Sean Minderman of Post Falls, Idaho, hauled in four bass weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces Friday to lead the final 10 pros who advanced to the final round of the four-day, $185,200 EverStart Series event on Nevada's Lake Mead. The origin READ MORE »

Minderman makes a move

Minderman makes a move

<I>Hodge grabs first place in Co-angler Division, final pairings announced</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – Using a catch of 10 pounds, 4 ounces, Sean Minderman of Post Falls, Idaho, grabbed the top spot in today's competition and knocked Mike Folkestad out of first place for the first time all tournament. And to think, it only took a 5-plus pound largemouth bass to do it. READ MORE »

Semifinal battle commences on Lake Mead

Semifinal battle commences on Lake Mead

<I>Top-10 cut to be announced after today's weigh-in</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – With 198 anglers sent packing after yesterday's competition, the remaining top-20 pros and co-anglers hit the open waters of Lake Mead shortly after 7 a.m. in a bid to qualify for Saturday's all-important final day of competition. Under gorgeous blue skies and a brilliant sunrise, anglers departed Callville Bay Resort marina with their tournament weights reset to zero – meaning a level playing field for today's competition. READ MORE »

Folkestad leads opening round of $185,000 EverStart Series tourney

HENDERSON, Nev. – Pro Mike Folkestad of Yorba Linda, Calif., caught seven bass weighing 16 pounds over two days to lead the four-day, $185,220 EverStart Series event on Nevada's Lake Mead Thursday, as the original field of 119 pros and 119 co-anglers was READ MORE »

Folkestad retains Lake Mead lead

Folkestad retains Lake Mead lead

<I>Chambers nets first place in Co-angler Division, top-20 cut announced</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – In the immortal words of Yankees great Yogi Berra, it was déjà vu all over again. In almost an exact duplication of yesterday's tournament action, the we READ MORE »

Making the grade on Lake Mead

Making the grade on Lake Mead

<I>Final day for EverStart anglers to position themselves for top-20 cut </I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – For the majority of the 238 anglers who departed Callville Bay Resort Marina shortly after 7 a.m. this morning, there was both good and bad news. The bad news was that despite weather forecasts predicting another day of gorgeous conditions, the fishing probably won't be a whole lot better than yesterday. However, the good news was that because stringer totals were so low during the first day of competition, nearly every angler still has a very realistic chance of qualifying for today's top-20 cut. READ MORE »

Folkestad leads $185,000 EverStart Series tournament on Lake Mead

HENDERSON, Nev. – Nevada's Lake Mead provided a sunny site for opening day of the second-ever EverStart Series Western Division event, with pro Mike Folkstad of Yorba Linda, Calif., taking an early lead in the four-day tournament with his catch Wednesday of five bass weighing 11 pounds, 15 ounces. One hundred and nineteen pros and 119 co-anglers descended upon Lake Mead to kick off the event, which will pay out $185,220 in cash and prizes. READ MORE »

Folkestad dominates pro field at Lake Mead

Folkestad dominates pro field at Lake Mead

<I>Merry makes his mark in Co-angler Division, grabs overall lead</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – With only three five-fish limits recorded in both divisions combined after the first day of EverStart Series action, frustrated Western Division anglers were left wondering whether they were actually fishing Lake Mead or Lake Mediocre. READ MORE »

Lake Mead mania begins

Lake Mead mania begins

<I>EverStart anglers vie for $215,000 in cash, prizes</I><br><br>HENDERSON, Nev. – With nearly perfect weather conditions serving as backdrop for today's competition, approximately 250 EverStart anglers charted a course for the open waters of Lake Mead shortly after 7 a.m. to kick off the second Western Division tournament in the history of FLW Outdoors. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Mead

Destination: Lake Mead

<I>EverStart Series Western Division, March 5-8</I><br><br>This vast desert reservoir in the shadow of Las Vegas' Glitter Gulch has been suffering through some tough times lately. The lake has been at least 30 feet below normal pool, and that has been affecting the overall size of Mead's largemouths. READ MORE »