UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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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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Top 10 Baits from Clear Lake

Top 10 Baits from Clear Lake

Even though cold, windy and rainy conditions challenged the field throughout the event, Clear Lake still showed the caliber of fish that swim in it during the second stop of the Costa FLW Series Western Division season, which was presented by Ranger Boats.   READ MORE »

South Laurel Wins KHSAA Championship on Kentucky

South Laurel Wins KHSAA Championship on Kentucky

The South Laurel High School team of Shawn Coots and Trent Keltner weighed 19 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and 13-4 on day two for a 32-13 total and the win in the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Cup Bubble Boys Before Champlain

Cup Bubble Boys Before Champlain

With just one event left in the FLW Tour season, time is almost out to qualify for the FLW Cup, which will be held August 9-11 on Lake Hamilton. The last event at Lake Chickamauga produced plenty of shakeup in the races for Angler of the Year and Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year, and it also set everyone up for the final push to the Cup. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns From Table Rock

Top 10 Patterns From Table Rock

Fishing at Table Rock during the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, presented by Power-Pole, was pretty remarkable, at least until it wasn’t. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

It really didn’t matter what pros threw at Table Rock. The fish were probably going to eat it. Yet, despite a banner practice, things certainly got tougher throughout the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, which was presented by Power-Pole. Thus, pros needed to continually adapt to the conditions with their offerings.Here’s a look at the lures that helped the top 10 anglers.  READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Chickamauga

The timing of the FLW Tour event at Lake Chickamauga was both a curse and a blessing for the top 10 finishers. There were plenty of fish to be had – and on a multitude of patterns – but the big double-digit females Chick is known for were hard to track down. READ MORE »

ROY Update: Lake Chickamauga

ROY Update: Lake Chickamauga

We didn’t bother with an update on the Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year race after the fifth stop of the FLW Tour season at Cherokee Lake. At that point, Miles Burghoff had the overall lead in the AOY standings and a 108-point lead for ROY. It looked like it was locked up. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

There’s usually some drama at the end of the FLW Tour Angler of the Year race, but often the leading pro has managed to accumulate a pretty good cushion by the final event. This year the cushion is virtually nonexistent. After they booked a win and a fifth-place finish at Lake Chickamauga, respectively, John Cox leads David Dudley by just one point heading into the finale on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

Most people probably don’t equate Lake Chickamauga to spinning rods and finesse techniques, but both were prevalent during the FLW Tour event presented by Evinrude on Chick. Plenty of pros threw swimbaits, jigs and crankbaits, but the common thread among most of the top 10 is the use of a stick bait (usually wacky- or Texas-rigged) to target bedding or postspawn fish still hanging in the shallows.  READ MORE »

Going Shallow with Lawyer

Going Shallow with Lawyer

Heading into the sixth stop of the year on Chickamauga, which is presented by Evinrude, Lawyer says he’s looking to go easy and make sure he’s on the road to Hot Springs this August for his third shot at a Cup title. With that in mind, I was happy to hop aboard and see the shallow side of Chickamauga. READ MORE »

Get to Know Lake Chickamauga

Get to Know Lake Chickamauga

The 2019 FLW Tour event at Lake Chickamauga, which is presented by Evinrude, is hitting the lake before the primary offshore migration has occurred, which means that some ledge fishing will take place, but a whole mess of other patterns should play as well. Here’s a look at where the anglers will be competing this week. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Santee Cooper

Top 10 Patterns from Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper is full of 30-pound stringers. It’s also been known as a lake that will humble an angler quick. Bradford Beavers had experienced that before, having twice before weighed in 30-plus-pound stringers in tournaments on his home lake only to bomb the next day. Well, third time was the charm. After weighing in 31-02 on day one of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by Power-Pole, he managed to back it up on day two by fishing both lakes for his first signature victory. Of course, he had to hold off some hard charges from some veteran locals to do it. Here’s how they and the other top pros managed to carve out their own patterns and stay consistent on Santee. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Santee Cooper

Top 10 Baits from Santee Cooper

There were three predominant patterns at Santee Cooper: Pitching wacky rigs to cypress trees, sight-fishing and the shad spawn. Yet, they weren’t the only patterns, as a couple locals managed to do plenty of damage with some locals-only offshore patterns at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division season finale presented by Power-Pole. READ MORE »

Review: iRod Genesis II Legit’s Finesse Swimmer

Review: iRod Genesis II Legit’s Finesse Swimmer

Built to FLW Tour pro Aaron Britt’s specifications, the iRod Genesis II Legit’s Finesse Swimmer rod is a mid-priced spinning rod that’s specifically designed for tossing small swimbaits on light heads. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Cherokee Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Cherokee Lake

Targeting spawning smallmouth bass was by far the dominant pattern when the FLW Tour visited Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee in April. With a few exceptions, the top 10 pros targeted various combinations of rock and gravel banks where the fish were bedding. Finesse baits such as shaky heads, Ned rigs and small swimbaits saw the most work. READ MORE »

Cherokee Has Been Good to Jason Bridwell

Cherokee Has Been Good to Jason Bridwell

Jason Bridwell fishes in the Volunteer Division of the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League, and his track record on Cherokee, a lake at which he considers himself a local, is nearly spotless, especially after a win in the FLW Tour Marshal program contest. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Cherokee Lake

AOY Update: Cherokee Lake

This year’s FLW Tour Angler of the Year race is hurtling toward one of the most dramatic finishes ever. After finishing 46th at Cherokee Lake, rookie pro Miles “Sonar” Burghoff took advantage of a stumble by Terry Bolton to move into the top spot in the standings. If Burghoff can hold on through the final two events, he’ll be the first rookie since Shinichi Fukae in 2004 to win the AOY award. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Cherokee Lake

Top 10 Baits from Cherokee Lake

The smallmouth bass spawn was on at Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee when the FLW Tour came to town in April. Most of the top pros caught their fish on Ned rigs and shaky heads, as well as swimbaits and jigs. READ MORE »

Upshaw Still Up at Cherokee

Upshaw Still Up at Cherokee

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by Lowrance on Cherokee Lake featured great fishing again and remarkable consistency from many of the leaders. Still on top, Andrew Upshaw weighed 17 pounds, 14 ounces of smallmouths to up his total to 36-4. In second, Dylan Hays dropped off the pace slightly and weighed 16-11 for a 34-8 total to lurk a bit less than 2 pounds behind Upshaw. Overall, 18 pros weighed more than 16 pounds on day two, and 28 pros have amassed totals over 30 pounds. READ MORE »

Get to Know Cherokee Lake

Get to Know Cherokee Lake

The fifth stop of the FLW Tour is presented by Lowrance and sure to be fun if you like east Tennessee, smallmouths and good fishing (who doesn’t?). Cherokee Lake plays host and promises to both challenge and delight anglers. READ MORE »