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

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Martin rises to the occasion at Kentucky Lake

Lendell Martin of Nacogdoches, Texas, now leads the EverStart Series Championship with a two-day total of 34-8

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - The Alabama rig frenzy has settled down at the EverStart Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Apparently, old "has been" lures such as crankbaits and jigs are catching fish again.

Today the common theme among Kentucky Lake leaders was shad and/or current far down the Tennessee River.

After following up his 17-pound, 11-ounce day-one catch with a strong 16-pound, 13-ounce limit today, Lendell Martin of Nacogdoches, Texas, now leads the EverStart Championship with a two-day total of 34 pounds, 8 ounces.

While Martin has admitted to throwing the Alabama rig when he returns to the Paris area every afternoon, it's not his primary lure - or lures - when fishing down in Tennessee.

"I'm fishing suspended fish, off steep breaks that fall of into 20 to 25 feet of water," Martin said. "The last two days I've pretty much just fished two spots that keep replenishing. It's really all about the shad, when the shad show up, the bass start biting. The fish are not necessarily schooling - occasionally I do see one bust a shad - mostly they're suspended and when some shad come by it gets the bass active and I can catch one or two pretty quick."

Martin said he had about 12 keepers on the day and returned to the Paris area by about 1 p.m. today.

Milligan second Jason Milligan of Shasta Lake, Calif., hauled in the biggest catch in the tournament so far today - 20 pounds, 12 ounces - to jump into second place with a two-day total of 31 pounds, even.

Jason Milligan of Shasta Lake, Calif., hauled in the biggest catch in the tournament so far - 20 pounds, 12 ounces - to jump into second place with a two-day total of 31 pounds, even.

Milligan is running far to the south where he is targeting shallow shell beds and clay ledges receiving current in 2 to 6 feet of water.

"It's really a bait deal," Milligan said. "There are a lot of shad washing into these places and it triggers the bite. I'm catching most of them on a Lady's Man Custom Tackle vibration jig, a Damiki Mega-Miki worm and a small square-bill crankbait."

Caraballo third
Jess Caraballo of Danbury, Conn., moves to third place on day two with a total of 30-14
Jess Caraballo of Danbury, Conn., moved up into third place today on the strength of an 18-pound, 5-ounce limit that gave him a two-day total of 30 pounds, 14 ounces.

"I camped on one road bed and cranked it all day with a deep-diving crankbait," Caraballo said. "I had one flurry for about 15 minutes this morning when I caught most of my weight. I think a bunch of shad got pushed up against the road bed and they just started eating. For a while there is was pretty amazing. My co-angler and I caught white bass, drum and bass. I guess they were all up there pinning those shad against the road bed. After that it slowed down."

Guidry fourth
Jeremy Guidry of Opelousas, La., holds down the fourth place spot with a two-day total of 29 pounds, 14 ounces.
Jeremy Guidry of Opelousas, La., holds down the fourth place spot with a two-day total of 29 pounds, 14 ounces.

Guidry also mentioned running far south and finding current to catch his fish.

"Every thing I'm catching is current related," Guidry said. "I'm fishing pretty shallow on specific current spots. Most of the time the fish are out suspended and I can't catch them. But when they move up to feed I'll catch one or two pretty quick."

Hippert fifth

Jeff Hippert of Hamburg, N.Y., rounds out the top five pros in the EverStart Series Championship with a two-day total of 29-14.

Rest of the best

Rounding out the top-10 pros in the EverStart Series Championship event on Kentucky Lake after day two:

6th: Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., two-day total of 28-6
7th: Dan Morehead of Paducah, Ky., two-day total of 27-15
8th: Scott Mansfield of McKenzie, Tenn., two-day total of 27-13
9th: Monte Knight of Quitman, Miss., two-day total of 27-9
10th: Charles Bebber of Willis, Texas, two-day total of 27-5


Strunk still leads co-anglersBeecher Strunk of Somerset, Ky., still leads the Co-angler Division with a two-day total of 34-2.

Beecher Strunk of Somerset, Ky., wrangled nearly a 10-pound bass out of Kentucky Lake on day one to take a commanding lead in the Co-angler Division. Today he backed that up with 13-pound, 10-ounce catch to hold his lead with a two-day total of 34 pounds, 2 ounces.

"I'm throwing a Cumberland Pro Lures 3/4-ounce football head jig to catch most of my fish," Strunk revealed. "Dragging a football jig is one of my favorite techniques and that's how I caught the big one yesterday and all my fish today."

Russell Lohman of Pineville, La., is in second place with a two-day total of 30 pounds, 7 ounces.

Doug Caldwell of Kane, Pa., boated the big fish of the day in the Co-angler Division weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, which helped put him in third place with a two-day total of 25 pounds, 7 ounces.Doug Caldwell of Kane, Pa., boated the big fish of the day in the Co-angler Division weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, which helped put him in third place with a two-day total of 25 pounds, 7 ounces.

Richard Peek of Centre, Ala., is in fourth place with a two-day total of 24 pounds, 3 ounces.

Troy Anderson of Galesville, Wis., rounds out the top five co-anglers with a two-day total of 23 pounds, 15 ounces.

Rest of the best

Rounding out the top-10 co-anglers in the EverStart Series Championship event on Kentucky Lake after day two:

6th: Vince Denina of Willis, Texas, two-day total of 23-2
7th: Jason Slagstad of Odenville, Ala., two-day total of 22-14
8th: Brett Rachal of Monroe, La., two-day total of 22-9
9th: David Underwood of Waco, Texas, two-day total of 22-6
10th: Kenny McGar of Crofton, Ky., two-day total of 21-13

Day three of the EverStart Series Championship on Kentucky Lake will begin at 7:00 a.m. at Paris Landing State Park.

Tags: rob-newell  headline-story  2011-10-27-kentucky-lake-paris-landing 

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 »