UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Ohio River

Docks that rock

Docks that rock

No matter how you slice it, Luke Clausen of Spokane, Wash., dominated the Aug. 11-14 FLW Tour Championship on Logan Martin Lake. READ MORE »

Rookie romp reaps bass fishing’s richest reward

Rookie romp reaps bass fishing’s richest reward

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – If there were ever any doubts about whether the best pro angler would beat the brackets and win at Logan Martin Lake this week, Luke Clausen put them all to rest Saturday. The 26-year-old rookie pro from Spokane, Wash., led all challengers for the fourth day in a row and won the 2004 Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces. READ MORE »

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 4

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 4

Money changes everything, two pros fish in second-consecutive championship finals, Forrest L. Wood salutes America’s heroes overseas, and Bama’s 11 READ MORE »

Clausen leads tournament wire to wire, wins $500,000 at Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Luke Clausen, 26, of Spokane, Wash., completed a four-day sweep of the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship to win $500,000 Saturday on Logan Martin Lake with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces. To take the win, he edged past BFGoodrich Tires pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., by a scant 6 ounces in front of a capacity crowd of 13,000 fishing fans at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Martin’s five-bass limit weighed 14 pounds, 4 ounces and earned him $50,000. READ MORE »

Run for the money

Run for the money

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Twelve anglers. Eight hours to fish. $500,000 on the line. How would you feel about it? READ MORE »

Cool-hand Luke

Cool-hand Luke

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Under almost any other circumstances, at almost any other fishing tournament, Luke Clausen would probably feel pretty good about himself right now. After all, he just caught another limit worth more than 14 pounds and led all pros in total weight for the third day in a row at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship. READ MORE »

Two-timin’ Tosh

Two-timin’ Tosh

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – If Stephen Tosh Jr. of Waterford, Calif., ever boards your boat with a drop-shot rig, watch out. READ MORE »

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 3

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 3

Clausen survives ‘Hack Attack,’ co-angler’s lucky 13 on Friday the 13th, Kilpatrick keeps home hopes alive for an Alabama win, and new Ranger Z-Series boat debut leaves at least one FLW fan speechless READ MORE »

Clausen leads 12 pros who will fish for $500,000 at Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Wal-Mart FLW Tour rookie Luke Clausen of Spokane, Wash., continued his momentum Friday at the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol, hauling in a field-leading limit of 14 pounds, 3 ounces. In terms of heaviest weights, Clausen has led the tournament wire-to-wire and leads the 12 pros who will fish Saturday for $500,000 cash. READ MORE »

Big day at the office

Big day at the office

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After many close races in the opening round of brackets at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship, the 24 pros who escaped to fish another day at Logan Martin Lake barely had time to breathe as they prepared to take the next step toward collecting professional fishing’s richest reward, $500,000. READ MORE »

Down to 24

Down to 24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A car crash on Interstate 20 Thursday morning held up traffic and kept a number of Wal-Mart FLW Tour employees and even competitors from reaching takeoff at Logan Martin Lake on time. But at the end of the fishing day, the person who most felt like he was broadsided by a Mack truck was probably Todd Ary, who missed the FLW Championship’s semifinal cut on his home lake by virtue of a tiebreaker. READ MORE »

Gulledge continues to dominate

Gulledge continues to dominate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Greg Gulledge of Monticello, Ark., can do no wrong. After taking a commanding lead in the Co-angler Division of the FLW Tour Championship on Logan Martin Lake on Wednesday, he went out today and added another five-bass limit weighing 10 pounds, 5 ounces for a two-day total of 26 pounds even. READ MORE »

Twenty four anglers still in hunt for $500,000 first-place prize at Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship

Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., who won the last regular-season event of the 2004 Wal-Mart FLW Tour, maintained his momentum Thursday at the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship by bringing in a day-two-leading limit of 15 pounds, 2 ounces. READ MORE »

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 2

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 2

Tiebreaker drama … As close as many of the contests were in Thursday’s competition, none could compare to the nail-biter slugfest between <b>Todd Ary</b> of Birmingham, Ala., and <b>Greg Hackney</b> of Gonzales, La. READ MORE »

Time to meet the challenge

Time to meet the challenge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With head-to-head matchups too close to call in nearly every bracket, many of the nation’s top pros in this year’s FLW Tour Championship will have little choice Thursday but to throw caution to the wind. After battling hard in Wednesday’s opener, most anglers found themselves in a virtual dead heat with their opponents heading into the second day of competition. READ MORE »

Bracket cluster

Bracket cluster

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – You would think that Luke Clausen could breathe a sigh of relief after catching the best limit – 14 pounds, 4 ounces – on opening day of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship at Logan Martin Lake. Not so, because Clausen’s opening-round competition in the brackets, Shad Schenck, caught the second-heaviest limit Wednesday – 13 pounds, 14 ounces – effectively turning Clausen’s seemingly awesome day into just a 6-ounce lead. READ MORE »

$500,000 Journey begins at FLW Tour Championship

The two heaviest weights from opening day of the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship came out of one bracket, as No. 26 seed Luke Clausen of Spokane, Wash., hauled in a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces to top his opening-round opponent, 7UP pro and No. 23 seed Shad Schenck of Waynetown, Ind., who weighed in a hefty 13-pound, 14-ounce limit. READ MORE »

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 1

Championship Bites: FLW Logan Martin Lake, Day 1

Big guns struggle, Clausen and Schenck steal the show, most head-to-head matchups too close to call, and 2003 FLW Tour champion has ‘worst day’ ever READ MORE »

Great Gulledge!

Great Gulledge!

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – All 48 pros fishing the FLW Tour Championship on Logan Martin Lake would have given most anything for the five-bass limit that co-angler Greg Gulledge of Monticello, Ark., weighed in today. READ MORE »

FLW Tour Championship Boat and Outdoor Show now open

FLW Tour Championship Boat and Outdoor Show now open

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The smell of fresh fiberglass hangs in the air. An armada of sleek, shiny boats glistens in the showroom lights. Oodles of rods, reels and every kind of lure imaginable drape the aisles. Dozens of product reps whisper inside secrets about the latest innovations that can be used against the enemy. Espionage experts who have made a living stalking the adversary offer free advice on how to capture the quarry. READ MORE »