UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - St. Lawrence River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Kreiger takes lead at Everstart Championship presented by Castrol

Kreiger takes lead at Everstart Championship presented by Castrol
Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., nabbed second place after day one with a limit weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces.

MONROE, La.- Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, Fla., took the lead Friday at the EverStart Championship presented by Castrol on the Ouachita River. Kreiger brought a five-bass limit to the scale on Friday that weighed 9-2 giving him a two-day total of 21-7, and a 1-pound, 14-ounce lead over second place James Stricklin Jr. of Texarkana, Texas.

"Any lead is a good lead," said Kreiger who said that Thursday's 12-5 sack was the most he has caught since hitting the river on Sunday for practice. "Going into the tournament I knew the fishing was going to be tough and that if I could consistently catch about 10 pounds per day I would have a chance of making the cut. I am actually doing a little better than I expected, during practice I didn't even come close to 10 pounds so I'm pretty happy with what I have caught so far."

Kreiger said that he is starting the day in the backwaters targeting shallow wood, moving out to the main river about mid-day seeking moving water and then back to the oxbows to finish off the day. He is using a variety of homemade crankbaits baits and said that there is not any one that is working any better than any other.

"The biggest challenge is staying mentally strong," Kreiger went on to say. "The key is to make it to fish on Sunday and I hope I can do that."

Top 20 pros that will fish Saturday on the Ouachita River are:

1st: Koby Kreiger, Okeechobee, Fla., 10 bass, 21-7
2nd: James Stricklin Jr., Texarkana, Texas, nine bass, 19-9
3rd: Larry Jones, Acworth, Ga., 10 bass, 17-12
4th: Lance Williams, Billings, Mont., 10 bass, 17-10
5th: Robbie Dodson, Harrison, Ark., 10 bass, 17-8
6th: George Kapiton, Inverness, Fla., eight bass, 17-6
7th: Kettle Brand Chips pro Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., 10 bass, 17-0
8th: Bill Chapman, Salt Rock, W. Va., 10 bass, 16-12
9th: Casey Martin, New Market, Ala., 10 bass, 16-10
10th: Adrian Smiley, Bossier City, La., 10 bass, 16-7
11th: Joseph Kremer, Osteen, Fla., 10 bass, 16-3
12th: Currey Holley, Pulaski, Tenn., eight bass, 16-1
13th: Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treats pro Jim Tutt, Longview, Texas, 10 bass, 15-14
14th: Brandon Medlock, Lake Placid, Fla., six bass, 15-11
15th: Lamonte Loyd, Gilmer, Texas, 10 bass, 15-11
16th: Clayton Batts, Macon, Ga., 10 bass, 15-11
17th: Derek Hicks, Rocky Face, Ga., 10 bass, 15-10
18th: Shane Melton, Greentown, Ind., 10 bass, 15-10
19th: Zach King, Clarksville, Ark., nine bass, 15-7
20th: Kent Ware, Wadmalaw Island, S.C., 10 bass, 15-6

Paul Ferguson of Whitehouse, Texas, caught Friday's big bass weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces on the pro side to win $250.

Tony Spinks of Springfield, Mo., leads the co-angler division with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces, followed by Audie Brantley of North Augusta, S.C., in second place with 10 bass weighing 14-0.

Top 20 co-anglers are:

1st: Tony Spinks, Springfield, Mo., nine bass, 14-9
2nd: Audie Brantley, North Augusta, S.C., 10 bass, 14-0
3rd: Daniel Leue, Colusa, Calif., 10 bass, 14-0
4th: Chad McClendon, North Richland Hills, Texas, 10 bass, 12-7
5th: Tony Prince, Pulaski, Tenn., nine bass, 12-5
6th: Ronald Robbs, Ironton, Mo., 10 bass, 12-5
7th: Justin Sward, Birmingham, Ala., nine bass, 12-3
8th: Vince Denina, Willis, Texas, six bass, 12-1
9th: Alan Hults, Gautier, Miss., nine bass, 11-11
10th: Joe Ventrello, Orlando, Fla., 10 bass, 11-6
11th: Kevin Carter, Spring, Texas, 10 bass, 11-6
12th: Ben Dziwulski, Woodbine, Md., 10 bass, 11-3
13th: Phil Risnes, Hartford, S.D., eight bass, 10-12
14th: Gary Reimers, Taylor, Texas, seven bass, 10-8
15th: Jason Mohr, Eagle Neb., six bass, 10-0
16th: Brad Aldridge, Starkville, Miss., nine bass, 10-0
17th: Calvin Hemphill, Rison, Ark., eight bass, 9-13
18th: Jon Paulovich, Bryant Ark., seven bass, 9-10
19th: Mike Hardin Sr., Robertsdale, Ala., nine bass, 9-10
20th: Nick Cupps, Decatur, Ala., eight bass, 9-7

Denina caught Friday's big bass weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces on the co-angler side to win $165.

Anglers will take off from Forsythe Park located at 2401 Sycamore St. in Monroe, La., at 7:30 each morning. Saturday and Sunday's final weigh-in will be held at Walmart located at 2701 Louisville Ave. in Monroe beginning at 4 p.m.

Fans will be treated to the FLW Expo at Walmart on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. prior to the final weigh-ins. The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors, and fans can learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities. All activities are free and open to the public.

The EverStart Series consists of five divisions - Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments where competitors earn valuable points to help them qualify for the EverStart Championship. The top 40 pro and co-anglers from each respective division qualified for this event. Pros are competing for a top award of $50,000 plus a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. Co-anglers are fishing for a top award consisting of a Ranger Z117 with 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $5,000 if Ranger Cup guidelines are met. The EverStart Pro and Co-Champion will also receive a berth in the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup being held on the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier City, La., Aug. 15-18.

Coverage of the EverStart Championship will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when "FLW" airs Jan. 6, 2013, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. "FLW" is hosted by Jason Harper and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

Tags: press-release  2012-11-01-ouachita-river 

John Murray Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Watts Bar Lake

John Murray Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Watts Bar Lake

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. – Boater John Murray of Spring City, Tennessee, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 28 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division super-tournament on Watts Bar Lake Sunday. Murray earned $7,334 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Local Guide Leary Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Guntersville presented by Cortland Line

Local Guide Leary Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Guntersville presented by Cortland Line

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Local angler Jim Leary of Guntersville, Alabama, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 37 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division super-tournament on Lake Guntersville presented by Cortland Line Sunday. Leary earned $5,869 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Findley Lake’s Seal Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event at 1000 Islands

Findley Lake’s Seal Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event at 1000 Islands

CLAYTON, N.Y. – Boater Zackery Seal of Findley Lake, New York, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 44 pounds, 4 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division super-tournament at the 1000 Islands Sunday. Seal earned $6,066 for his efforts. The Northeast Division is presented by Gajo Baits... READ MORE »

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on James River

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on James River

HENRICO, Va. – Boater Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 29 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division super-tournament on the James River Sunday. Elrod earned $3,542 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Eldon’s Fitzpatrick Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake of the Ozarks

Eldon’s Fitzpatrick Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Boater Roger Fitzpatrick of Eldon, Missouri, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 36 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division presented by Bassing Bob super-tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday. For his victory, Fitzpatrick earned $6,891 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Paducah’s Schroeder Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Kentucky Lake

Paducah’s Schroeder Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Kentucky Lake

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Billy Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky, brought a two-day total of seven bass to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division super-tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Schroeder earned $6,122 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Rampey Wins Another – Liberty Angler Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Hartwell

Rampey Wins Another – Liberty Angler Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. – Boater Jayme Rampey of Liberty, South Carolina, added another BFL victory to his impressive resume Sunday, bringing a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 31 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division super-tournament on Lake Hartwell. Rampey earned $5,665 for his efforts.... READ MORE »

North Little Rock Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

North Little Rock Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to return to central Arkansas next week, Sept. 20-21, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at the Arkansas River presented by Bass Pro Shops and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at the Arkansas River. The tournaments, hosted by the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors... READ MORE »

Massena Readies For Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing

Massena Readies For Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing

MASSENA, N.Y. – The 2019 Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits will continue their season next week at the St. Lawrence River, Sept. 19-21, with the Costa FLW Series at the St. Lawrence River presented by Realtree Fishing. Hosted by the Town of Massena, the three-day tournament will feature more than 240 of the best... READ MORE »

Kentucky’s George Rogers Clark High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses

Kentucky’s George Rogers Clark High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The George Rogers Clark High School duo of Allen Powe and Alex Dunaway, both of Winchester, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Erie Open presented by Costa Sunglasses... READ MORE »

Clarksville’s Williams Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Dardanelle Presented by Navionics

Clarksville’s Williams Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Dardanelle Presented by Navionics

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Boater Charles Williams of Clarksville, Arkansas, won this weekend’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie Division tournament on Lake Dardanelle presented by Navionics... READ MORE »

Saint Jacob’s Smith Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

Saint Jacob’s Smith Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – Boater Bradley Smith of Saint Jacob, Illinois, took home the win at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville Sunday after... READ MORE »

Sparta’s Lobato Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse

Sparta’s Lobato Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Mississippi River at La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Boater Fernando Lobato of Sparta, Wisconsin, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse Sunday after catching... READ MORE »

Kiefer’s Shadowens Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake

Kiefer’s Shadowens Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Grand Lake

GROVE, Okla. – Boater Mark Shadowens of Kiefer, Oklahoma, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Okie Division tournament on Grand Lake Sunday after... READ MORE »

New Market’s Humbard Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Cherokee Lake

New Market’s Humbard Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Cherokee Lake

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – Boater Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Cherokee Lake Sunday after... READ MORE »

Youngstown State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Lake Erie

Youngstown State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Youngstown State University duo of Jeffrey Jardine of Niles, Ohio, and Mike Soots of McDonald, Ohio, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Erie with a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds even. The victory earned the Penguins’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship... READ MORE »

Roanoke’s Hawkins Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Smith Mountain Lake

Roanoke’s Hawkins Wins Two-Day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Event on Smith Mountain Lake

HUDDLESTON, Va. – Boater Rick Hawkins of Roanoke, Virginia, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 31 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division super-tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. Hawkins earned $4,682 for his efforts... READ MORE »

Harris Chain of Lakes Announced as Location of 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

Harris Chain of Lakes Announced as Location of 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

LEESBURG, Fla. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes will host the 2020 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship. The tournament, set for Feb. 26-28, will showcase the top collegiate anglers from across the nation... READ MORE »

Sandusky Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments on Lake Erie

Sandusky Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit northern Ohio next week, Sept. 6-7, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Erie and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Lake Erie presented by Costa. The tournaments, hosted by the City of Sandusky, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across the region... READ MORE »

Belleville’s Trombly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Detroit River

Belleville’s Trombly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Detroit River

TRENTON, Mich. – Boater Mike Trombly of Belleville, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River Saturday after catching... READ MORE »