UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir



Eck wins American Fishing Series event on Lake Erie



‘River rat’ tames great lake

ERIE, Pa. — The final FLW American Fishing Series Northern event of the season unfolded in dramatic fashion this week on Lake Erie with a different pro topping the leaderboard each day of the tournament. First up was James Wigal, then it was Pat Eichmann’s turn. When the finale began Saturday morning, odds are probably good that few expected a first-time FLW competitor named Deron Eck – who weighed a scant 5 pounds, 4 ounces on day one – to come from below the fold to win. READ MORE »


Smith lands wire-to-wire win on Erie

ERIE, Pa. — Consistency is a hallmark of a successful tournament angler. It’s how you win tournaments, points titles and the respect of your peers. But consistency is difficult to achieve from the back of the boat, where you have no control over where you fish and only some latitude regarding how. Don Smith of Brodhead, Ky., seemed to defy that logic this week, winning the FLW American Fishing Series event on Lake Erie wire to wire. READ MORE »


Trophy time at Lake Erie

ERIE, Pa. — The baits have been selected, the patterns refined, the wind and waves endured. Now it’s show time for the 10 pro and 10 co-angler finalists fishing in the FLW American Fishing Series Northern Division finale Saturday, and there’s a lot on the line. READ MORE »


Super friends fly high at Erie

ERIE, Pa. — It’s a fish, it’s a boat, it’s ... well, they aren’t exactly Aquamen, but they are most certainly super anglers (and even money says they’re both more comfortable in life jackets than in tights anyhow). Good friends, tournament practice partners and Kentuckians Pat Eichmann and Don Smith topped the Pro and Co-angler divisions, respectively, on day two of the FLW American Fishing Series event on Lake Erie. READ MORE »


Erie open for business

ERIE, Pa. — Like yesterday, FLW American Fishing Series anglers were greeted with a north wind as they launched onto Presque Isle Bay at 6:30 a.m. Friday for a second day of Northern Division competition. But today tournament officials determined conditions were safe enough for the 73-boat field to fish Lake Erie. READ MORE »


Wigal whacks ’em

ERIE, Pa. — He’s new to American Fishing Series competition, but don’t let the thin FLW Outdoors résumé fool you: James Wigal is the real deal on Lake Erie. The Washington, Pa., pro blew away the Northern Division field Thursday with a four-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces. READ MORE »


Erie event under way

ERIE, Pa. — Thursday marked a blustery beginning to the FLW American Fishing Series event on Lake Erie, with tournament boats restricted to the waters of Presque Isle Bay on day one due to wind and a small-craft advisory for the main lake. However, expectations are still high for many four-bass limits to be weighed this afternoon. READ MORE »