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

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Top Baits From Lewis Smith

Top Baits From Lewis Smith
Dave Lefebre caught his winning limits with a 1/2-ounce Sworming Hornet Fish Head Spin with an albino Yamamoto D-Shad and a Rapala BX Waking Minnow. Rapala's blueback herring pattern was his go-to choice.

Dave Lefebre caught his winning limits with a blueback herring-colored Rapala BX Waking Minnow and a 1/2-ounce Sworming Hornet Fish Head Spin with an albino Yamamoto D-Shad.

 

Ringing in at second place, Clark Wendlandt threw a 1/4-ounce white 4X4 swim jig coupled with a white Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper for much of his weight. Wendlandt also bed-fished with a white tube.

Ringing in at second place, Clark Wendlandt threw a 1/4-ounce white 4X4 swim jig coupled with a white Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper for much of his weight. Wendlandt also bed-fished with a white tube.

 

Jason Reyes swam a bluegill flash-colored 2.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT for most of his weight and added some with a Zoom Finesse Worm.

Jason Reyes swam a bluegill flash-colored 2.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT for most of his weight and added some with a Zoom Finesse Worm.

 

Tracy Adams captured fourth place with a watermelon-colored Zoom Trick Worm rigged on a Jackall Flick Shake jighead and a Texas-rigged Zoom Centipede in the same color.

Tracy Adams captured fourth place with a watermelon-colored Zoom Trick Worm rigged on a Jackall Flick Shake jighead and a Texas-rigged Zoom Centipede in the same color.

 

Scott Martin used a variety of baits to catch schooling spotted bass, but caught all of his bedding fish on a white craw with a single Trokar TK130 flipping hook that he used for the entire event.

Scott Martin used a variety of baits to catch schooling spotted bass, but caught all of his bedding fish on a white craw with a single Trokar TK130 flipping hook that he used for the entire event.

 

After leading for two days, Zack Birge fell to sixth on the final day. He caught largemouths on a 1/4-ounce white Santone Lures buzzbait and a SPRO Bronzeye frog throughout the tournament.

After leading for two days, Zack Birge fell to sixth on the final day. He caught largemouths on a 1/4-ounce white Santone Lures buzzbait and a SPRO Bronzeye frog throughout the tournament.

 

Andy Morgan relied on a green pumpkin-colored Zoom Finesse Worm on a shaky head for most of the week and pitched a Texas-rigged Zoom Z-Craw on the final day.

Andy Morgan relied on a green pumpkin-colored Zoom Finesse Worm on a shaky head for most of the week and pitched a Texas-rigged Zoom Z-Craw on the final day.

 

Drew Benton caught a lot of fish off beds with a Bass Assassin Pure Craw, but he also used a Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater and a Bagley Sunny B crankbait to target prespawn bass.

Drew Benton caught a lot of fish off beds with a Bass Assassin Pure Craw, but he also used a Strike King Sexy Dawg topwater and a Bagley Sunny B crankbait to target prespawn bass.

 

Running far up the Sipsey River, Clayton Batts caught his fish on a Reaction Innovations Vixen topwater and a SPRO blue-colored SPRO McStick jerkbait.

Running far up the Sipsey River, Clayton Batts caught his fish on a Reaction Innovations Vixen topwater and a SPRO blue-colored SPRO McStick jerkbait.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Best Hair from the College Championship

Best Hair from the College Championship

Inspired by the Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair videos, we thought we’d take a little time to break down some of the best hair from this year’s YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship. This article is not meant to criticize the hair the college anglers brought to the Potomac; rather, we want to recognize the unsung heroes and the flair they brought to the tournament. Since the college anglers can compete in the tournament solo or as a pair, we allowed the same rules on our list. READ MORE »

National Championship Gets Going

National Championship Gets Going

Bright and early this morning, 148 teams of the best college bass anglers in the country rolled out for day one of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River. The 10th annual National Championship is the culmination of the 2018 season, and the winning duo qualifies for the 2019 FLW Cup and earns a new Ranger boat for its club.  READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

Top 10 Patterns from the Potomac River

With notably less developed grass than usual on the Potomac River, the anglers in the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American had a slightly different river to deal with. The tournament, which was presented by General Tire, featured a lot more hard cover action than grass bed fishing, and that trend was reflected in the top 10. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

The T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American, which was presented by General Tire, featured a mixed bag of staple river tactics. As such, a pretty good variety of jigs, vibrating jigs and plastics came into play, with some finesse and hard baits mixed in. READ MORE »

Country Music Superstar Trace Adkins Set to Rock FLW Cup with Free Concert in Hot Springs

Country Music Superstar Trace Adkins Set to Rock FLW Cup with Free Concert in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Before any professional anglers have even made a cast in Lake Hamilton, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has already landed a lunker. Country music superstar Trace Adkins is set to bring his fiery and memorable live performance to the 2019 FLW Cup, performing a free concert on the weigh-in... READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Clear Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Clear Lake

An unwavering commitment to one fish-laden area enabled Kyle Grover to earn his first Costa FLW Series win with a three-day total of 66 pounds, 13 ounces at the Western Division event at Clear Lake. The tournament was presented by Ranger Boaters and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. READ MORE »

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 »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake was in a foul, foul mood this morning for the second day’s launch of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by Ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. Absent was the drizzly rain of yesterday, but the tradeoff was a 15- to 20-mph northwest wind that turned the lake into a washing machine. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Lane Olson of Forest Grove, Ore., benefitted from a double dose of Clear Lake kickers when he found the right set of docks in a major spawning bay. Finesse baits did the trick up shallow for the day one leader at the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats. Other slow presentations served his brief offshore work. Handling the day’s weather challenges was a big part of Olson’s success.  Here are the details of the rest of the top five. READ MORE »

Big Bags Coming on Rainy Clear Lake

Big Bags Coming on Rainy Clear Lake

One of the gems of California bass fishing might have its luster muted by the week’s weather, but Clear Lake will likely still provide plenty of opportunity for anglers competing in this week’s Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by Ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina.  READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

The weather system pushing through northern California brought dreary, drizzly conditions interspersed with occasional steady spells of light rain for day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. The sun made only a few peeking appearances, but there were several bright spots in the morning’s activity. 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 »