UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Top 10 Baits From Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Baits From Kentucky Lake
Seth Davis finished ninth in the very first Rayovac FLW Series event he entered. He earned it throwing 5- and 6-inch Reflexion and Strike King swimbaits and Texas-rigging a 10-inch Strike King Rage Thumper worm rigged with a ½-ounce weight and a bead.

Tom Redington earned the win with a plum-colored 10-inch Lake Fork Trophy Lures worm and a 6-inch swimbait that he declined to name. The swimbait accounted for much of his weight, but the worm was key for firing up his schools.

1. Tom Redington earned the win with a plum-colored 10-inch Lake Fork Trophy Lures worm and a 6-inch swimbait that he declined to name. The swimbait accounted for much of his weight, but the worm was key for firing up his schools.

 

In second place was the ledge-master himself, Randy Haynes. The TVA specialist used a black and silver Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 25 and two timer-colored Z-Boss 20 for much of his weight, but he also mixed in a swimbait.

2. In second place was the ledge-master himself, Randy Haynes. The TVA specialist used a black and silver Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 25 and two timer-colored Z-Boss 20 for much of his weight, but he also mixed in a swimbait.

 

Brandon Hunter cinched third throwing aurora citrus- and chartreuse blue-colored Lucky Craft LC RTO 3.5XD crankbaits and a 6-inch Basstrix swimbait in a shad pattern.

3. Brandon Hunter cinched third throwing aurora citrus- and chartreuse blue-colored Lucky Craft LC RTO 3.5XD crankbaits and a 6-inch Basstrix swimbait in a shad pattern.

 

David Fields used local knowledge and a custom-colored 7-inch Ignite Baits swimbait for his fourth place finish.

4. David Fields used local knowledge and a custom-colored 7-inch Ignite Baits swimbait for his fourth place finish.

 

Notching yet another top 10 on the TVA was Walmart pro Mark Rose. Finishing fifth, Rose threw a sexy shad Strike King 6XD and Strike King 8XD and 10XD crankbaits with a custom paint job.

5. Notching yet another top 10 on the TVA was Walmart pro Mark Rose. Finishing fifth, Rose threw a sexy shad Strike King 6XD and Strike King 8XD and 10XD crankbaits with a custom paint job.

 

It feels like Jason Lambert has never missed a top 10 cut in a major tournament on the Tennessee River. Though that isn't true, he is on a heck of a hot streak. This week, Lambert's key baits were a blue flex-colored V&M Wild Thang worm, a 7-inch Castaic Giant Jerky J on a 1-ounce bladed jighead and a Castaic Heavy Metal Flutter Spoon.

6. It feels like Jason Lambert has never missed a top 10 cut in a major tournament on the Tennessee River. Though that isn’t true, he is on a heck of a hot streak. This week, Lambert’s key baits were a blue flex-colored V&M Wild Thang worm, a 7-inch Castaic Giant Jerky J on a 1-ounce bladed jighead and a Castaic Heavy Metal Flutter Spoon.

 

Clent Davis earned the seventh spot with a gamut of baits including a Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20, a Mister Twister Swimsation, a 7-inch prototype Nichols Lures swimbait and a Yo-Zuri Duel Hardcore XX crankbait.

7. Clent Davis earned the seventh spot with a gamut of baits including a Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20, a Mister Twister Swimsation, a 7-inch prototype Nichols Lures swimbait and a Yo-Zuri Duel Hardcore XX crankbait.

 

Curt McGuire finished eighth and threw the same 7-inch prototype Nichols Lures swimbait that Clent Davis used and a pale rider-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20.

8. Curt McGuire finished eighth and threw the same 7-inch prototype Nichols Lures swimbait that Clent Davis used and a pale rider-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20.

 

Seth Davis finished ninth in the very first Rayovac FLW Series event he entered. He earned it throwing 5- and 6-inch Reflexion and Strike King swimbaits and Texas-rigging a 10-inch Strike King Rage Thumper worm rigged with a 1/2-ounce weight and a bead.

9. Seth Davis finished ninth in the very first Rayovac FLW Series event he entered. He earned it throwing 5- and 6-inch Reflexion and Strike King swimbaits and Texas-rigging a 10-inch Strike King Rage Thumper worm rigged with a ½-ounce weight and a bead.

 

Wesley Anderson finished tenth with a 5 1/2-inch Strike King Shadalicious swimbait, a Strike King 8XD crankbait and an 8-inch Nichols Magnum Flutter Spoon.

10. Wesley Anderson finished tenth with a 5 ½-inch Strike King Shadalicious swimbait, a Strike King 8XD crankbait and an 8-inch Nichols Magnum Flutter Spoon.

 

Full details of the top 10 patterns can be found here, and the story of Tom Redington's win can be read here.

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