UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Erie

King Clapper dominates Chevy Open wire to wire

King Clapper dominates Chevy Open wire to wire

DETROIT – Steve Clapper of Lima, Ohio, considered by many to be a fishing icon due to his contributions to the sport, made his 25-year dedication to the pursuit of smallmouths on Lake Erie pay off in a big way Sunday by winning the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open. READ MORE »

Clapper wins Chevy Open on Detroit River

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Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 4

Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 4

DETROIT – Clapper frees the missus, four anglers taste first-time success, Jancasz talks shallow and Schenck tries not to get sick on day four of the Chevy Open READ MORE »

Three down, one to go

Three down, one to go

DETROIT – After enduring waves on day three that made Lake Erie look more like the Gulf of Mexico, the top 10 finalists of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open were relieved to see this morning greet them with sunny skies and calm seas. That not only makes for a smoother ride but lots more fishing time as well. READ MORE »

Clapper closes in on Chevy Open victory

Clapper closes in on Chevy Open victory

DETROIT – Today, FLW Outdoors might have made history by introducing the world to a new sport: extreme bass fishing. READ MORE »

Murphy earns first FLW Tour co-angler title

Murphy earns first FLW Tour co-angler title

DETROIT – After five seasons fishing as a co-angler on the FLW Tour and six FLW Tour top-10’s, Ken Murphy of Meridian, Miss., was beginning to wonder if he was ever going to win one of the events. READ MORE »

Clapper leads Chevy Open on Detroit River

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Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 3

Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 3

DETROIT - King hangs out in Canada, the elder Baksay learns from the younger Baksay, Richardson goes 0 for 92 and waves wreak havoc on day three of the Chevy Open READ MORE »

Erie-ly calm

Erie-ly calm

DETROIT – There was an eerie calm at the day-three takeoff of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open on the Detroit River this morning. READ MORE »

Clap on

Clap on

DETROIT – The wind finally laid down a bit on the Great Lake Erie today and as a result, the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open scales got a tremendous work out as about 700 more pounds of fish came across the stage compared to day one. READ MORE »

Clapper leads Chevy Open on Detroit River

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Quick Bites: Angler of the Year edition

Quick Bites: Angler of the Year edition

DETROIT – Yelas claims his second Land O’Lakes Angler of the Year title ahead of former AOY Shinichi Fukae and well-known pro – and roommate – Mark Davis READ MORE »

Wind-whipped and Erie bound

Wind-whipped and Erie bound

DETROIT – If you thought day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open on the Detroit River was good, wait til you see day two. That’s the talk this morning as boat after boat aimed toward Lake Erie for a red-hot smallmouth bite. READ MORE »

Clapper sets the bar in Detroit

Clapper sets the bar in Detroit

DETROIT – In a way, the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Chevy Open being held on the Detroit River is like the Iditarod of professional bass fishing: it’s more of an equipment survival contest than a fishing tournament. READ MORE »

Clapper leads FLW Tour event on Detroit River

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Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 1

Quick Bites: Chevy Open, FLW Tour Detroit River – Day 1

DETROIT - Fukae takes Angler of the Year edge, some notable locals falter, the son of a pro gets a birthday surprise and Jancasz goes pro on day one of the Chevy Open on the Detroit River READ MORE »

Motown throwdown

Motown throwdown

DETROIT — Helmets: check. Extra bilge pumps: check. Trolling motor triple-tied down: check. Transom bolts tightened: check. READ MORE »

Pundits’ Picks: Detroit River

Pundits’ Picks: Detroit River

Welcome to smallmouth country. Officially, the Wal-Mart FLW Tour site for the sixth and final regular-season event of 2007 is the Detroit River, but for all practical purposes this is a Lake Erie tournament. READ MORE »