UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Grand Lake

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Record-setting catch earns Neu first FLW Walleye Tour victory

Record-setting catch earns Neu first FLW Walleye Tour victory
Pat Neu claimed $87,000 for his first-place finish on Green Bay.

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Following Alvin Shaw's lead from the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Patrick Neu became the latest perennial bridesmaid to claim his first victory in FLW Outdoors competition. In winning the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay, Neu set the record for the largest four-day total weight in the infancy of the FLW Walleye Tour and earned an $87,000 paycheck.

A visibly exhausted Neu relished his first victory on tour.

"It's been a long time coming, but we finally did it," gasped Neu. "We didn't have our best day by any means; it was tough. I was bummed coming into the launch, but I knew I gave it everything I had. I'm quite frankly surprised it stood up."

Pat Neu and Mark Cottingham caught five walleyes that weighed 15 pounds, 7 ounces on day four.Neu and his partner Mark Cottingham caught five walleyes on day four that weighed 15 pounds, 7 ounces, bringing his combined total weight to 111 pounds, 8 ounces. Saturday was the first day the Forestville, Wis., native was unable to catch 30 or more pounds. Neu said his first spot along the Ocono River was largely unproductive, and he was forced to go to Plan B.

"We were forced to run down to the lower bay, where we caught a bunch of fish. I'm really glad I prefished it."

Neu knows exactly where the winnings are headed.

"I just retired after the Lake Erie event," he said. "This money is going in the bank. It'll make retirement more comfortable."

Schuette had his shot, finishes in second

Pat Schuette proudly displays his largest walleye from day four.Pat Schuette came into day four trailing Neu by nearly a 6-pound margin. He felt optimistic about his chances, so long as the wind cooperated. After completing the trip to his early morning spot, he knew he was in trouble.

"We ran about 20 miles to our spot," he said. "As soon as we got there, we could see the sand about 8 feet down, which I knew wasn't good. Plus, there were already six or eight boats there."

Schuette was still able to manage a five-walleye limit that weighed 17 pounds, 8 ounces. The Manitowoc, Wis., native's total combined weight was 107 pounds, 12 ounces, which earned him a check for $18,500.

"I thought maybe I had a shot at it," said Schuette. "I knew it was going to be tight. I lost five or six fish today and had several big ones on."

Stier stays the course, moves up to third

Dan Stier holds up his largest walleye from day four on Green Bay.Dan Stier brought in the largest sack on day four and moved from 10th place all the way to third. Stier caught five walleyes on day four that weighed 36 pounds, 10 ounces, including a 10-pound, 6-ounce kicker. His four-day total weight was 106 pounds, 14 ounces.

The Pierre, S.D., resident said he caught the majority of his walleyes close to the launch. "From the boat landing, you could probably see us fishing."

Stier said, when the big fish hit, he was unable to get the planer board off the line. "It was stuck, so we grabbed the line and brought the fish in hand-over-hand."

Stier's huge sack netted him $22,500 thanks to $11,000 in contingencies.

Plautz takes fourth

Dan Plautz placed fourth in the FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay.Finishing in fourth place was Muskego, Wis., native Dan Plautz. Plautz caught five walleyes Saturday, bringing his four-day total to 98 pounds, 13 ounces.

"My last four days were kind of a roller coaster, but I was fortunate enough to make the cut."

Plautz's fourth-place finish earned him $8,550.

Morris fifth

Troy Morris caught 20 pounds, 2 ounces on day four and finished in fifth place.Troy Morris earned $12,700 and finished in fifth place with a four-day total weight of 98 pounds, 13 ounces. On Saturday, Morris managed four walleyes that weighed 20 pounds, 2 ounces.

Rest of the best

Rounding out the top 10 pro finalists at the FLW Walleye Tour event on Green Bay:

6th: Mark Keenan of Appleton, Wis., 94-5
7th: Greg Darsow of Billings, Mont., 91-8
8th: Scott Allen of Green Bay, Wis., 91-0
9th: Tom Keenan of Hatley, Wis., 81-11
10th: Tom Zollar of Green Bay, Wis., 80-6

FLW Walleye Tour competition resumes June 15-18 for the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour Open on Devils Lake in Spirit Lake, N.D.

Tags: brett-carlson  headline-story  2005-05-18-green-bay 

Drury Wins on Lake of the Ozarks

Drury Wins on Lake of the Ozarks

The Drury University duo of Cole Breeden of Eldridge, Missouri and Cameron Smith, of Nixa, Missouri, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Bass Pro Shops with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory earned the Panthers’ bass club $2,650 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Myers Makes Long Run for Kentucky Win

Myers Makes Long Run for Kentucky Win

Mark Myers of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is no stranger to the victory circle with FLW, having previously won a BFL as a boater to go with two FLW Tour victories as a co-angler and two more as a co-angler in Costa FLW Series competition. But, his latest win at the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes is the realization of his long-time goal to qualify for the All-American. READ MORE »

Beavers Wins Potomac Regional

Beavers Wins Potomac Regional

A severe storm backed up the tides and drained many of the best areas on the Potomac. Adjusting to the unusual conditions and grinding out daily limits were the keys to success in the BFL Regional. READ MORE »

New Dominates Seminole Regional

New Dominates Seminole Regional

Belmont, N.C., angler Bryan New, who’s regularly one of FLW’s top performers in the grassroots ranks, had established a dominant pace. New weighed in 22 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and added 20-2 on day two to carry a lead of 6 pounds, 15 ounces into the finals. A roughly 7-pound margin isn’t necessarily a sure thing on Seminole, but the fall bite was a bit slower than what the lake can produce, and it was obvious New was cruising. READ MORE »

Hays Rallies for Ozark Title

Hays Rallies for Ozark Title

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude was no walk in the park for the top 10 pros. With a cold front passing through at the start of the event, a high-pressure system settled in for the final round of fishing. While most struggled, Dylan Hays of El Dorado, Ark., sacked up 14 pounds, 6 ounces today – the biggest limit brought in during the final day – and finally was able to wrangle his first FLW title. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude is fixing to get fun based on what’s already happened today and what could happen. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 2

Sure enough, with conditions changing from rain and clouds to sun and wind, the Costa FLW Series Central Division on Lake of the Ozarks, which is presented by Evinrude, has made it tough on guys. Of course, day-two leader James Watson predicted that some of the biggest bags of the event would come in today despite the conditions, and he was right. READ MORE »

Consistency Puts Watson Out Front

Consistency Puts Watson Out Front

Weather has been the storyline leading up to the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude. With storms and rain blowing through yesterday ahead of a cold front, the cooler weather set in today making fishing tough on some, but others took advantage of the change. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

A cold front that brought temperatures in the 40s, rain and wind has the bass in a funk on day two of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 1

Even some of the best locals were driving the struggle bus all day trying to find ways to adapt to fish that moved thanks to the heavy storms. Yet, some guys did adapt well, with the best being Ladd Shannon and his 19-pound, 6-ounce tournament-leading bag. READ MORE »

Shannon Leads the Ozark Charge

Shannon Leads the Ozark Charge

After losing over an hour of fishing time due to a massive thunderstorm that rolled through the area early this morning causing a lightning delay, day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks looked to be a grinder of an event. The tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, saw plenty of fish catching by midday, but no size to speak of. Ladd Shannon of Atkins, Ark., managed to scrape up a limit worth 19 pounds, 6 ounces by the end of the day and sits in first by 1-11 over FLW pro Greg Bohannan. READ MORE »

Rampey Stays Red Hot on Hartwell

Rampey Stays Red Hot on Hartwell

After winning a T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Super Tournament on Lake Hartwell a few weeks ago, Jayme Rampey of Liberty, S.C., was certainly one of the favorites heading into the BFL Regional on the same pond this past weekend. Lo and behold, he wouldn’t disappoint, and notched his 11th career BFL win – five of which have come on Hartwell – and won a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower motor, plus $20,000 cash for his efforts. READ MORE »

Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

Curt Warren was a paragon of consistency over three days at Grand Lake, and the result was a victory in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine. Warren turned in limits of 14-5 on day one and 16-9 on day two, but it was his day-three limit of 15-9 that was the most impressive – no other pro even cracked the 13-pound mark battling the tough post-frontal conditions Grand had to offer on day three. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 2

When conditions changed, Cody Bird of Granbury, Texas completely scrapped his day-one pattern, caught a limit that weighed 13-11 and took over the lead of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event, presented by T-H Marine, with a two-day total of 32-14. Here’s what the rest of the top five was up to on day two. READ MORE »

Bird Moves Ahead on Grand

Bird Moves Ahead on Grand

After his sizzling day-one pattern fizzled, Cody Bird adjusted his focus to a completely different scenario and sacked up a limit of 13-11 on day two to take over the lead in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine, with a two day total of 32-14. Going into Saturday’s final round, Bird holds a 7-ounce lead over day-one leader and Grand Lake stick Jason Christie. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 1

Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., leveraged his intimate understanding of Grand Lake’s tendencies to catch a five-bass limit that weighed 22 pounds, 10 ounces to take the lead on day one of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event Presented by T-H Marine. Here are the details of the rest of the top five. READ MORE »

Christie Blasts 22-10 on Grand

Christie Blasts 22-10 on Grand

Oklahoma stick Jason Christie overcame the unsettling effects of a passing cold front to sack up a five-bass limit that weighed 22 pounds, 10 ounces for the day one lead in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake. READ MORE »

Grand Lake Midday Update - Day 1

Grand Lake Midday Update - Day 1

After several weeks of hot, sunny conditions, anglers launched with cloudy skies, stout winds and air temperatures in the low 60s. By midday, the temperature rose into the mid to upper 60s and the wind started to subside, however, the first couple of hours saw Grand Lake’s temperamental side. READ MORE »

Beavers Focused on Bluebacks

Beavers Focused on Bluebacks

FLW Tour pro Bradford Beavers of Summerville, South Carolina, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division super-tournament on Lake Hartwell Sunday. Beavers earned $6,345 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Sac State Wins on the Delta

Sac State Wins on the Delta

The Sacramento State University duo of Ilya Guryanov of West Sacramento and Will Karnthong, of Antioch, California, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on the California Delta presented by Bass Pro Shops with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the Hornets’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »