UPCOMING EVENT: YETI FLW COLLEGE FISHING - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

UNC Charlotte opens big lead on Jordan

UNC Charlotte's Joe Kinchen and Tyler Teer grabbed a big lead on day one with a limit weight of 15-3.

RALEIGH, N.C. - It seems the only things tighter than Lake Jordan's grip on local bass were the lips of those who caught some during day one of the FLW National Guard College Fishing Series Northern Regional Championship.

Many of the 20 teams entered day one with strong game plans formed around encouraging practice day results. However, with a little cold spell pushing through the area and cooling the lake a couple of degrees, Jordan became awfully stingy. Only five teams caught their 6-fish limits, three caught just one fish and two blanked in the first round.

Leading day one was UNC Charlotte's Joe Kinchen and Tyler Teer, who caught a team limit of 15 pounds, 3 ounces and established a margin of 3-8. These anglers actually talked a good bit, but they were guardingJoe Kinchen bagged a 5-pound, 13-ounce bass for UNC Charlotte. with the details. Goes with the territory for leaders of tough tournaments. Here's what we got:

Teer said he and his partner are fishing baits that they're certain no other competitor is using. They have a morning pattern and an afternoon pattern that turns on as the sun heats the water. There's a specific combination of elements that made their presentation so effective, but that's as far as he'd go with the explanation.

Kinchen adds: "What we're throwing is a little unusual for this time of year. We've narrowed it into certain types of areas with certain cover and certain depths. We're going behind guys who are some of the best fishermen we know and we're catching big fish right behind them. We literally watched a team leave a spot, we pulled in behind them and caught a keeper."

Soon to take the lead, the UNC Charlotte team awaits their turn at the scale.Running just about the entire lake, the leaders fished a variety of spots from two to 10 feet, with one of their keepers taken in 25 feet.

"It's pretty scattered out but there's one little thing that's the reason why they're there," Teer said. "The little ones are on a variety of (habitat) but the big ones seem to be keying on a few particular areas.

"We got on a good bite today. We didn't catch a lot of fish, but each one was a good fish."

As Kinchen recalled, the team limit eluded them until late in the day. "We had five fish with about 15 minutes to go and Tyler had one left to catch. He made a decision and said `Let's go fish these rocks,' and that's where he got his last one."

Kinchen particularly hit paydirt with a trio that weighed 9-3 before adding Teer's three. Kinchen's biggest - a 5-pound, 13-ounce largemouth - weighed more than the weights of 12 teams.

Dziwulski and Beverly seeking second Regional title

Defending 2009 Northern Regional champions Ben Dziwulski and Kevin Beverley bagged five fish and put NCDespite placing second, NC State State in second place with 11-11. With all of their keepers coming later in the day, the anglers struggled through a slow start.

"It was pretty stressful all day," Beverley said. "We had to grind it out today. Most of our prefish time was an afternoon bite. We really don't have a morning bite - we're still trying to find one, actually. But our afternoon bite turned on for us. It's just a matter of the high sun warming up the water and moving the bait around.

"I think what hurt us today is that the little bit of a cold snap we had kind of shut the fish down. But I think tomorrow, and if we make it to (Saturday's final round), the fish will adjust and everything will be back on track."

Also remaining vague on bait details, Dziwulski admitted to using a spinning rod today, but he wasn't ready to confirm a pure finesse presentation. He did say that, while he and Beverley are happy to hold a high position, they're not pleased with their day's productivity.

Targeting wind-blown points with crankbaits and spinnerbaits produced the third place catch for Ryan Ingalls and Joe Wilkerson of Christopher Newport."We're super confident in our pattern, but we're supper disappointed with what we weighed in today," Dziwulski said. "I broke one off today that was bigger than the 4-pounder I had."

Christopher Newport on point for third

Ryan Ingalls and Joe Wilkerson of Christopher Newport caught their team limit and took third place with 11-8. The anglers targeted mostly main lake points in about 10 feet and caught their fish on crankbaits and spinnerbaits.

Ingalls said he and Wilkerson ran several spots, but they left many untouched for day two. Their productivity started early and they caught fish throughout the day.

"We had bites all day and we had a limit by 11 a.m.," Ingalls said. "I had a fish on my last cast of the day."

Of the day's conditions, Ingalls said: "I thought the weather helped us. I think the wind helped position the baitfish on the points."

Ingalls shared one for the blooper reel. Apparently, Wilkerson snagged a large chunk of wood and when heWill White and Jeff Bumgarner put a second NC State team in the top five for day one. tried to sling it into the boat, he snapped his rod in half. So, the rule for day 2: Net all large chunks of wood.

Fourth place Bumgarner and White claim another spot for NC State
Claiming another top-5 position for host school NC State University, Jeff Bumgarner and Will White reeled in five keepers for a fourth place weight of 9-13. White, who missed his limit by one fish lamented several lost fish.

"I had a really rough day - I kept popping them off," he said. "I switched over to a (heavier) hook because I bent three of them all the way open on big fish."

In fifth place, Carson Rejzer and Jody white of Virginia Tech caught 9-9.

Best of the rest

Rounding out the top-10 leaders at the Western College Regional Championship:

Carson Rejzer loads a fish for fifth place Virginia Tech.6th: John Reading and Adrian Avena of Chestnut Hill College, 9-4.
7th: Wyatt Blevins and Michael Freas of Virginia Tech, 9-1
8th: Tyler Beam and Eric Self of UNC Charlotte, 8-4
9th: Matthew Conners and Tyler Vaughn of Radford University, 4-12
10th: Wil Dieffenbauch and Brent Dodrill of Fairmont State University, 4-3

Day two of FLW National Guard College Fishing Series action continues at Friday's takeoff, scheduled to take place at 7:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at Ebenezer Boat Ramp located at 2882 Beaver Creek Road in Apex, N.C.

Tags: david-a-brown  headline-story  2010-11-11-northern-regional-jordan-lake 

Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

John Duarte of Middle River, Maryland, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division season opener on Lake Hartwell presented by Navionics. For his win, Duarte earned $4,396. READ MORE »

Stevens Drops 32-10 on Big O

Stevens Drops 32-10 on Big O

Kail Stevens of Boynton Beach, Florida, caught a massive five-bass limit Saturday weighing 32 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Stevens took home $4,766 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win

Aaron Plays Current for G-Ville Win

Chad Aaron of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, caught five bass Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division season opener on Lake Guntersville presented by Navionics. For his win, Aaron earned $4,363. READ MORE »

Montevallo Wins on Seminole

Montevallo Wins on Seminole

The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Falcon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

The Mount Paran Christian School duo of Lee Rose Koza and Carter Koza, both of Marietta, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open. READ MORE »

Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., won the 2019 FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla., with a four-day total of 20 bass that weighed 85 pounds, 12 ounces. READ MORE »

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was tough on the leaders, but Buddy Gross stayed steady, rising to first from fifth with 19 pounds, 12 ounces. In total, Gross has amassed 62 pounds even through three days, which is just about a pound ahead of Darrell Davis, who caught 25-12 for a 60-15 total and rocketed up to second from 13th. Going into the final day, everyone in the top six is within 5 pounds of the lead, and the way the Kissimmee Chain is pumping out big ones, that counts as the slimmest of margins. READ MORE »

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger on Lake Toho featured not one, but TWO 10-pounders, one caught by Casey Scanlon and the other by Jamie Horton. READ MORE »

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was the slugfest many expected. Leading the way is sight-fishing extraordinaire John Cox, who caught 31 pounds, 9 ounces and the day one big bass – a giant that went 10-9.  In second, John Voyles wrangled up 24-15, and Scott Martin is close behind him with 24-12. READ MORE »

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

Weigh-ins at the FLW Tour Lake Toho event will be broadcast daily at 3 p.m. ET days one and two and 4 p.m ET days three and four. The studio broadcast, with live in-the-boat streaming, airs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hosts Travis Moran and Peter T. READ MORE »

Thliveros Brings it Home

Thliveros Brings it Home

Nick Thliveros led after day two on Okeechobee and after weighing his lowest weight of the week, he was able to seal the deal for his first Costa FLW Series win as a pro. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Fishing as a whole is still tough on the Big O, but there was definitely an improvement today – especially for the guys at the top of the leaderboard. READ MORE »

Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Nick Thliveros is one day away from taking the title in the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 1

Things are tough on Okeechobee, but these pros cracked some of the code to wrangle solid catches. READ MORE »

Roder Out Front on Big O

Roder Out Front on Big O

Okeechobee is normally the place of dreams. This week, however, it isn’t quite living up to its reputation. Day one of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on the Big O saw plenty of fish, though the quality bites were hard to come by. Troy Roder of Brookeland, Texas, set the pace early with a 19-pound, 15-ounce limit to grab the lead in the season opener – presented by Power-Pole – with a lead of over 4 pounds heading into Friday. READ MORE »