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21-year-old Blaylock becomes youngest angler to win FLW Tour event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Team Berkley pro Stetson Blaylock of Benton, Ark., caught a final-round total of 10 bass weighing 23 pounds, 15 ounces to win $200,000 in the $1.1 million Walmart FLW Tour National Guard Open on Lake Norman. Blaylock topped his closest rival, Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tenn., by one pound to earn the win and 200 points toward qualifying for the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by Castrol and BP, which will be held July 30-Aug. 2 on the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pa., where they could win as much as $1 million – the sport’s biggest award. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 4

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 4

Blayock recovers his losses, Sean Hoernke gets a double surprise, and Brent Ehrler now leads the 2009 FLW Tour Angler of the Year race. READ MORE »

Blaylock blossoms into FLW Tour’s youngest winner

Blaylock blossoms into FLW Tour’s youngest winner

CONCORD, N.C. – In 2008, Stetson Blaylock won the Walmart Open on Beaver Lake and the FLW Tour Co-angler of the Year award. He was fully prepared to make the difficult transition of moving to the front of the boat and fishing as a professional in 2009. Expectations were high, but nobody thought the young phenom would claim victory in year one – not even himself. READ MORE »

Searching for the ‘center of the storm’

Searching for the ‘center of the storm’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Professional angler Sean Hoernke of The Woodlands, Texas has an interesting description for the sport of competitive fishing: “It’s like a hurricane – there is constant chaos going on around, but you are looking to get into the eye of the storm, where it’s calm and peaceful.” READ MORE »

Kreiger eyes first FLW Tour victory

Kreiger eyes first FLW Tour victory

CONCORD, N.C. – With career FLW Outdoors earnings of nearly $1 million, Koby Kreiger is one of the best bass anglers in the world, and he’s especially recognized for his sight-fishing prowess. He’s never won on the Walmart FLW Tour, but that might be about to change. After catching 12 pounds, 9 ounces on day three, Kreiger is one day away from winning the National Guard Open on Lake Norman. READ MORE »

Kreiger leads Walmart FLW Tour National Guard Open on Lake Norman

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Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 3

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 3

Ober learns from Kreiger, Martin makes it three in a row, Hudson nears 200K, and Morgan gives up his Lake Norman secret. READ MORE »

Ober clinches third FLW title

Ober clinches third FLW title

CONCORD, N.C. – Jason Ober hasn’t even fished with FLW Outdoors for a full four years, but today he notched his third victory. And although he has won a Stren Series event as a professional, Ober called his National Guard Open victory on Lake Norman the best accomplishment of his young fishing career. READ MORE »

New fish, new beginnings

New fish, new beginnings

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – With weights zeroed across the board and new fish moving up to the bank each night, any of the 10 pro finalists have a shot at winning the National Guard Open on Lake Norman and taking home the $200,000 first-place purse. READ MORE »

Ambort alert: Norman spawn isn’t over

Ambort alert: Norman spawn isn’t over

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – The bite, the weather and the competition are all heating up at the National Guard Open. Yesterday the pros were miffed by the behavior of the Lake Norman bass. Today they locked on beds and bit. Leading the way at the halfway point in the tournament was pro Eric Ambort, who notched his first top-10 on the Walmart FLW Tour. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 2

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 2

Defending National Guard Open Champion Sean Hoernke makes his move, Pugh and Moynagh make it three in row, duck-eating bass, and Ehrler becomes AOY front runner. READ MORE »

Ambort leads Walmart FLW Tour National Guard Open on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eric Ambort of Mabelvale, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds even Friday to capture the lead in the Walmart FLW Tour’s $1.1 million National Guard Open on Lake Norman with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 25-13. He now holds a slim 6-ounce lead in the tournament featuring 154 pros and 154 co-anglers from across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan. READ MORE »

Doggone confusion

Doggone confusion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One of the best parts of having 150 of the nation’s top bass pros dissect a lake is that by tournament’s end, there is usually a general consensus on how the fish are behaving or where they are in their seasonal patterns. READ MORE »

Powroznik produces despite tough bite

Powroznik produces despite tough bite

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – With sunny skies and just a slight breeze, the sight-fishing conditions on day one of the National Guard Open were just about perfect. Unfortunately, nobody relayed that message to the Lake Norman bass. Anglers were seeing ample fish in the shallows – but many were not in the biting mood. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 1

Quick Bites: FLW Tour, Lake Norman, Day 1

Bohannan becomes a father, the spawn is on and Hudson fishes for a new rod and reel combo READ MORE »

Powroznik leads $1.1 million National Guard Open on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jacob Powroznik of Prince George, Va., survived a tough first day of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour’s National Guard Open on Lake Norman and weighed five fish weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces to end the day with a slim 1-ounce lead. The National Guard Open features anglers from all across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan. READ MORE »

Norman preview: Full-on spawn

Norman preview: Full-on spawn

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – When tournament officials announced the 2009 Walmart FLW Tour schedule last August, the National Guard Open on Lake Norman was seen as one of many postspawn tournaments. Fast forward seven months, and the bass are just now making their move to the bank. READ MORE »