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Schwier wins!

Schwier wins!

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. – In commercial fishing there is a device called a fishing weir that catches fish. In professional fishing there is a fishing Schwier that also catches fish, except he uses a rod and reel. READ MORE »

Local pro Schwier wins $256,825 EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Local pro Justin Schwier of Okeechobee caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 12 ounces to win the $256,825 EverStart Series Eastern Division season opener on Lake Okeechobee presented by Garmin. With a lead of more than 4 pounds going into Saturday’s final round, Schwier caught another limit of five bass weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces to edge runner-up Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Ill., by a mere 8 ounces to win the first place prize of $10,000 plus a new Ranger 519 VS equipped with Garmin electronics and EverStart batteries and powered by an Evinrude or Yamaha outboard. READ MORE »

Adams wins Co-angler Division

Adams wins Co-angler Division

Edward Adams of Egg Harbor, N.J., held on to his lead in the Co-angler Division to win with a two-day total of 20 pounds, 2 ounces. This was Adams first EverStart tournament, and he won $5,000 for his co-angler victory. READ MORE »

Chasing Justin

Chasing Justin

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — It was no surprise to see J.T. Kenney of Frostburg, Md., rigging up a heavy-duty flipping rod before the launch of the final day of the EverStart Eastern event on Lake Okeechobee. Kenney needs to make up 5 pounds today to catch the leader, and he knows his only hope of doing so is by flipping thick mats of vegetation for big fish. READ MORE »

Local pro Schwier leads $256,825 EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee going into final round

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Local pro Justin Schwier of Okeechobee used his extensive knowledge of Lake Okeechobee to catch five bass weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces and take a commanding lead going into the final round of the $256,825 EverStart Series Eastern Division season opener presented by Garmin. Schwier leads the nearest competitor by more than 4 pounds. The top 10 pros advanced to Saturday’s final round, where they will compete for a first-place award worth as much as $61,900. The top 10 co-anglers also advanced to fish for a grand prize worth as much as $35,000. READ MORE »

Fear Schwier

Fear Schwier

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — EverStart rookie Justin Schwier of Okeechobee, Fla., leads the Lake Okeechobee Eastern Division event with 18 pounds, 8 ounces. READ MORE »

Starting at zero

Starting at zero

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — For 12 brief hours, Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Ill., led the EverStart Eastern on Lake Okeechobee. Now he is back to zero like the other top 20 pros who will go out and try to make the top-10 cut today. READ MORE »

Morgenthaler leads at Okeechobee

Morgenthaler leads at Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Ill., quite possibly has the smallest fishing hot spot on Lake Okeechobee. The spot is only about 5 square feet in size, but in the last two days it has produce a pair of Okeechobee lunkers weighing exactly 8 pounds apiece. The Yamaha pro now leads the EverStart Eastern with 31 pounds, 6 ounces. READ MORE »

Morgenthaler leads $256,825 EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee after first round

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Ill., caught five bass weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces Thursday on Lake Okeechobee to boost his two-day total to 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 6 ounces and lead the Pro Division into the semifinal round of the $256,825 EverStart Series Eastern Division season opener presented by Garmin. The top 20 pros advanced to the semifinal round where they will continue to compete for a first-place award worth as much as $61,900. The top 20 co-anglers also advanced to fish for a grand prize worth as much as $35,000. READ MORE »

Wind lays down, temperature drops

Wind lays down, temperature drops

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — Windblown anglers were happy to see drooping flags at Okee-Tantie Recreation Area this morning before the start of day two of the EverStart Eastern event on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »

Grigsby leads at blustery Big O

Grigsby leads at blustery Big O

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — Like the old saying goes, if you don't like the weather, have a bass tournament and it will change. READ MORE »

Grigsby leads $256,825 EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Pro Chad Grigsby of Colon, Mich., kicked off the EverStart Series season on the right foot with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces to lead the first day of the $256,825 Lake Okeechobee Eastern Division event presented by Garmin. Two hundred pros are competing for a first-place award worth as much as $61,900, including a fully-rigged Ranger 519 VS bass boat, and 200 co-anglers are fishing for a grand prize worth as much as $35,000, including a Ranger 519 VS. READ MORE »

New season begins with EverStart Eastern tournament

New season begins with EverStart Eastern tournament

OKEECHOBEE CITY, Fla. — A full field of 200 pros and 200 co-anglers blasted off from Okee-Tantie Recreation Area on Lake Okeechobee this morning to officially kick off the 2004 FLW Outdoors fishing season with the start of the Eastern EverStart Series. READ MORE »