UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Top 10 Baits From Guntersville

Top 10 Baits From Guntersville
This is the Scottsboro Tackle Company swimbait that did the job for Jay Kendrick.

1. Jay Kendrick

First-place pro Jay Kendrick parlayed a 7-inch custom-colored Scottsboro Tackle Company swimbait into $40,000. He also used a 3/8-ounce bream-colored Choo Choo Lures jig and a 7-inch shad-colored Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait to put together his winning limits.

 

Minnesota pro Joe Hall very nearly pulled off the win on the back of a ¾-ounce chartreuse baitfish-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad.

2. Joe Hall

Minnesota pro Joe Hall very nearly pulled off the win on the back of a ¾-ounce chartreuse baitfish-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad.

 

Bryan Thrift junked his way to a high finish with an ER Lures umbrella rig and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FATs, a brown Z-Man ChatterBait and a Damiki Brute crankbait.

3. Bryan Thrift

Bryan Thrift junked his way to a high finish with an ER Lures umbrella rig teamed with Damiki Anchovy Shads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FATs, a brown Z-Man ChatterBait and a Damiki Brute crankbait.

 

Always a threat on the TVA, Walmart pro Mark Rose used a 5-inch Strike King Shadalicious on an umbrella rig for most of his weight. He also threw a square-billed crankbait and Strike King Rage Blade.

4. Mark Rose

Always a threat on the TVA, Walmart pro Mark Rose used a 5-inch Strike King Shadalicious on an umbrella rig for most of his weight. He also threw a square-billed crankbait and Strike King Rage Blade.

 

Cameron Gautney ended up in fifth place on the strength of a two timer-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20 along with Big and Little Head swimbaits from True Bass.

5. Cameron Gautney

Cameron Gautney ended up in fifth place on the strength of a two timer-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20 along with Big and Little Head swimbaits from True Bass.

 

A 5/16-ounce Rock Jig and a red-colored Rat-L-Trap accounted for most of Ed Oilar's weight.

6. Ed Oilar

A 5/16-ounce Rock Jig and a red-colored Rat-L-Trap accounted for most of Ed Oilar’s weight.

 

Rob Digh used a 1/4-ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad and a Shane's Baits Blades of Glory umbrella rig with 1/8-ounce heads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits to lock up the seventh spot.

7. Rob Digh

Rob Digh used a 1/4-ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad and a Shane’s Baits Blades of Glory umbrella rig with 1/8-ounce heads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits to lock up the seventh spot.

 

California transplant Mark Daniels Jr. has been on fire at all levels this year. He relied on a 1/2-ounce Cali craw-colored Rat-L-Trap and a bruiser flash-colored Missile Baits D Bomb that he flipped on a 1 1/4-ounce Eco Pro Tungsten weight.

8. Mark Daniels Jr.

California transplant Mark Daniels Jr. has been on fire at all levels this year. He relied on a 1/2-ounce Cali craw-colored Rat-L-Trap and a bruiser flash-colored Missile Baits D Bomb that he flipped on a 1 1/4-ounce Eco Pro Tungsten weight.

 

Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane's Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane's Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.

9. Trevor Fitzgerald

Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane’s Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.

 

Billy Brindle used a Hog Farmer umbrella rig with blades and 4 1/2-inch blue gizzard shad-colored Strike King Shadalicious Swimbaits for his catch.

10. Billy Brindle

Billy Brindle used a Hog Farmer umbrella rig with blades and 4 1/2-inch blue gizzard shad-colored Strike King Shadalicious Swimbaits for his catch.

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Go-Time Again on Champlain

Go-Time Again on Champlain

Each of the last three years have seen the Costa FLW Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits kick off on Champlain. This tournament, which is presented by Polaris, should offer great fishing like usual, but the dominant pattern certainly won’t be spawning smallmouths. Instead, it could be a largemouth slugfest, as the fishing has continued to prove strong on the south end of the lake. READ MORE »

Check-in Time: Brian Latimer 

Check-in Time: Brian Latimer 

From time to time, FLW checks in with its anglers to find out what they’ve been up to, what they’re listening to, who they’re following and where they’re heading while out on the tournament trail. This week, we caught up with Brian Latimer.  READ MORE »

Summertime on Champlain

Summertime on Champlain

For three years running now, the Costa FLW Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits has kicked off on Lake Champlain. The tournament, which is presented by Polaris, should offer great fishing like usual, but it’s going to be far different than the last two FLW Series tilts on the big Northern lake. READ MORE »

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (July 8, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced Monday that the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack, the world championship of kayak bass fishing, will be held on Lake Ouachita, Aug. 9-10, 2019. The event will... READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

June is a fantastic month to be on Lake Champlain, as the FLW Tour pros showcased at last week’s season finale, which was presented by T-H Marine. Smallmouths were spawning all over the place, but the winning pattern was catching postspawn largemouths down at Ticonderoga. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Champlain

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is the kind of fishery that forces pros to make difficult decisions about where to go and what color of bass to target. This time around, in the FLW Tour 2019 finale, which was presented by T-H Marine, on the big Northern fishery, the decision was more interesting because there were spawning smallmouths everywhere up north, but the forecast was favorable for making the long run south to Ticonderoga to catch largemouths. READ MORE »

Nelson Wins ROY

Nelson Wins ROY

Ron Nelson blanked on the first day of his first FLW Tour event. Then he got things on track – so on track that he finished the season ninth overall in the standings and above every other rookie to earn the Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year award. Winning ROY is typically a career-setting accomplishment, and to go with the hardware Nelson will also receive a Polaris Sportsman® 570 ATV. READ MORE »

Exploring Champlain with Strelic

Exploring Champlain with Strelic

Living about as far as possible from Champlain, Wade Strelic is looking to finish his rookie season strong at the FLW Tour finale. Hailing from Alpine, Calif., near San Diego, Strelic is sitting 28th in points and has made the check cut in three out of six events so far – another good derby will lock him in to the FLW Cup. READ MORE »

Nelson Wraps Champlain Practice

Nelson Wraps Champlain Practice

Ron Nelson is easily in the group of favorites in the event and a bonafide Northern expert, so I was eager to hop in the boat for a morning with the smallie snatcher. Champlain isn’t fishing quite like it was the years he won, but Nelson is still guaranteed to have a lot of eyes on him come day one. READ MORE »

Scouting for Smallies with Felix

Scouting for Smallies with Felix

Over the years, a lot of anglers have established impressive records on Lake Champlain, but few have done it as quickly and authoritatively as Austin Felix. READ MORE »

Get to Know Lake Champlain

Get to Know Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a giant of a lake. It stretches 100-plus miles from its beginning down south at Whitehall, N.Y., and runs all the way up to the Canadian border between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks in New York. Though the competitors aren’t allowed to venture into Canada, there is still plenty for anglers to break down for the final event of the 2019 FLW Tour season. READ MORE »

High School Championship Top 10 Baits

High School Championship Top 10 Baits

June is typically ledge-fishing season in the Tennessee Valley, especially at Pickwick, but the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship was a more diverse event than most folks might have expected. Patterns ranging from junk-fishing the bank to targeting docks and other shoreline cover to working the main-lake ledges all worked. Here are the baits used by the top 10 teams during the week. READ MORE »

Check-in Time: Buddy Gross

Check-in Time: Buddy Gross

From time to time, FLW checks in with its anglers to find out what they’ve been up to, what they’re listening to, who they’re following and where they’re heading while out on the tournament trail. This week, we caught up with Buddy Gross.  READ MORE »

Check-in Time: David Williams 

Check-in Time: David Williams 

From time to time, FLW checks in with its anglers to find out what they’ve been up to, what they’re listening to, who they’re following and where they’re heading while out on the tournament trail. This week, we caught up with David Williams. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Sam Rayburn

Top 10 Baits from Sam Rayburn

Pros caught fish everywhere from in the middle of flooded jungles of brush to deep main-lake drops. The top finishers pretty much all power fished with soft plastics, crankbaits and frogs. READ MORE »

Review: LIVETARGET Tennessee Craw

Review: LIVETARGET Tennessee Craw

With the number of great crankbaits on the market or discontinued and still in high-demand, new crankbaits have to be pretty good to earn a space in a tacklebox. While I wouldn’t say the LIVETARGET Tennessee Craw is a surefire classic, after a few days of fishing it, I know I’ll be throwing it a lot more. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Sam Rayburn

Top 10 Patterns from Sam Rayburn

The top 10 fished a little of everything, but mostly stuck to areas within a few miles of the 147 bridge. READ MORE »

2019 Lake Champlain Preview

2019 Lake Champlain Preview

Champlain is such a fun location for a tournament in large part because of the unpredictability involved. Nelson winning last year’s Costa FLW Series tilt with all smallmouths was something of a surprise, but given the conditions, it made plenty of sense. Exactly what will go down this year is legitimately up in the air. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from the National Championship

Top 10 Patterns from the National Championship

Though there was some carryover from the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American the week before, the fishing on the Potomac River was a lot better for the anglers in the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance. With better fishing came more robust grass patterns, but plenty of bass (some of the biggest of the event) were caught off hard cover as well. All in all, it was a mixed week of very good fishing on the Potomac. READ MORE »

National Championship Top 10 Baits

National Championship Top 10 Baits

Competitors in the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance undoubtedly took some cues from the top finishers in the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American the week before, but they also blazed some new ground. With better fishing overall and a better grass bite, a few more winding baits got mixed into the fray. READ MORE »