UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Davis Leads Day One Of Walmart FLW Tour On Lake Eufaula Presented By Quaker State

Clent Davis popped 22-9 on day one to jump into the lead at Eufaula.

EUFAULA, Ala. – Pro Clent Davis of Montevallo, Alabama, caught five bass weighing 22 pounds, 9 ounces Thursday to grab the lead on day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Eufaula presented by Quaker State. Just 1 pound, 1 ounce separates the leader from second-place pro Troy Morrow of Eastanollee, Georgia, who caught five bass weighing 21-8 in the nationally televised tournament, hosted by the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, that features 149 anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.


 


“I hit around 30 to 40 different spots today and caught eight keepers,” said Davis, a former FLW College Fishing standout from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. “Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. Coming in to the day I thought I would be pretty lucky to catch 12 pounds.


 


“It’s definitely a numbers game right now,” Davis continued. “I pull up to a spot, make three casts, and if they’re not feeding then I’m heading to my next area. I’ve been fishing here all my life, so I’ve got plenty of spots to hit. I caught one today off of a spot that I had fished six years ago when I was still in college.”


 


Davis said that it was no real secret what he and the majority of the anglers in the top-10 were doing – targeting suspended fish over brush piles. He used a variety of baits to catch his fish Thursday.


 


“I was throwing a big swimbait, a big crankbait, a big worm and a big jig,” Davis said. “One fish will want a swimbait and the next fish wants a worm dragging on the bottom. The key seems to be pulling up to the spot at the right time of the day when they are feeding.


 


“I think that the fish tend to reload here,” Davis went on to say. “I believe that there are more fish heading deeper and they’ll replenish some of the areas that I hit today. I’m just going to go fishing again and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow.”


 


The top 10 pros after day one on Lake Eufaula are:


              


               1st:          Clent Davis, Montevallo, Ala., five bass, 22-9


               2nd:         Troy Morrow, Eastanollee., Ga., five bass, 21-8 


               3rd:          Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J., five bass 20-10


               3rd:          Ramie Colson, Jr., Cadiz, Ky., five bass, 20-10 


               5th:          Zack Birge, Blanchard, Okla., five bass, 19-13 


               6th:          Derrick Snavely, Rogersville, Tenn., five bass, 19-2


               7th:          Randy Haynes, Counce, Tenn., five bass, 18-13


               8th:          Jeff Gustafson, Keewatin, Ontario, Canada, five bass, 18-12


               9th:          Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., five bass, 18-5


               10th:        Michael Murphy, Lexington, S.C., five bass, 16-15


 


For a full list of results visit FLWFishing.com.  


 


Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, won the Bridgford Big Bass Award on the pro side Thursday with a bass weighing 7 pounds even to win the $500 prize.


 


Overall there were 635 bass weighing 1,461 pounds, 7 ounces caught by 146 pros Thursday. The catch included 102 five-bass limits.


 


Keith Honeycutt of Temple, Texas, leads the co-angler division with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 4 ounces followed by Nick Loeffelman, Jr., of Valles Mines, Missouri, in second place with five bass weighing 13-6.


 


The top 10 co-anglers on Lake Eufaula are:


              


               1st:          Keith Honeycutt, Temple, Texas, five bass, 15-4


               2nd:         Nick Loeffelman, Jr., Valles Mines, Mo., five bass, 13-6


               3rd:          Mike Comeau, Jericho, Vt., five bass, 13-1


               4th:          Mike Devere, Berea, Ky., five bass, 12-7


               5th:          Eric Self, Lawndale, N.C., five bass, 12-6


               6th:          Tom Stark, Angola, Ind., five bass, 12-2


               7th:          Braxton Setzer, Auburn, Ala., five bass, 11-4


               8th:          Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 10-11


               9th:          David Hudson, Jasper, Ala., five bass, 10-6


               10th:        Casey Laughlin, Rowlett, Texas, five bass, 10-1


 


Self caught Thursday’s Bridgford Big Bass Award in the co-angler division with a bass weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces to win the $250 prize.


 


Overall there were 352 bass weighing 649 pounds, 4 ounces caught by co-anglers Thursday. The catch included 24 five-bass limits.


 


In addition to casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division, anglers are also competing for valuable points in hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. The 2015 Forrest Wood Cup will be in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Aug. 20-23 on Lake Ouachita and is hosted by Visit Hot Springs. The Forrest Wood Cup Champion could win as much as $500,000 – professional bass-fishing’s richest prize.


 


Anglers will take off from the Lakepoint Resort State Park Marina located at 104 Lakepoint Drive in Eufaula at 6:30 a.m. each day of competition. Friday’s weigh-ins will be held at Lakepoint Resort State Park beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s final weigh-ins will be held at Walmart, located at 3176 S. Eufaula Ave., in Eufaula beginning at 4 p.m.


 


Fans will also be treated to the FLW Expo on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Walmart prior to the final weigh-ins. The Expo includes a Ranger boat simulator, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors, and learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities. All activities are free and open to the public. Pros Rich Dalbey and Todd Hollowell’s “Hooked on Helping” foundation will also be hosting a food drive to benefit the Judson Baptist Association Food Bank. FLW fans who donate five or more cans of food will be entered to win a $50 Walmart gift card.


 


Coverage of the Lake Eufaula tournament will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) October 19 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. ET. when Season 20 of “FLW” returns this fall. The Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show airs on NBCSN, the Pursuit Channel and the World Fishing Network and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.


 


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


 


ABOUT FLW


FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2015 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


# # #

Tags: flw-tour  lake-eufaula  clent-davis  press-release  2015-05-14-lake-eufaula 

/news/2019-02-18-maryland-s-duarte-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-south-carolina-division-opener-on-lake-hartwell-presented-by-navionics

Maryland’s Duarte Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Hartwell Presented by Navionics

ANDERSON, S.C. – Boater John Duarte of Middle River, Maryland, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the T-H... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-18-boynton-beach-s-stevens-catches-32-pound-limit-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-gator-division-tournament-on-lake-okeechobee

Boynton Beach’s Stevens Catches 32-Pound Limit, Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Tournament on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Boater Kail Stevens of Boynton Beach, Florida, caught a massive five-bass limit Saturday weighing 32 pounds, 10 ounces, to win... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-18-tennessee-s-aaron-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-opener-on-lake-guntersville-presented-by-navionics

Tennessee’s Aaron Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Lake Guntersville Presented by Navionics

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Boater Chad Aaron of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, caught five bass Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces, to... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-15-registration-open-for-2019-costa-flw-high-school-fishing-summer-camp

Registration Open for 2019 Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp

BENTON, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) in partnership with Costa Sunglasses, announced today the second annual Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp, scheduled for July 24-27 on the Murray State University campus, with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake. The all-inclusive three-day camp is designed for serious high... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-12-sam-rayburn-reservoir-set-for-weekend-of-flw-youth-bass-fishing-tournaments

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Set for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

LUFKIN, Texas – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit east Texas next week, Feb. 22-23, with the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The tournaments, hosted by the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across the... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-top-10-patterns-from-lake-toho

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Toho

While the Lake Toho FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats fell basically right on top of a wave of spawning bass piling into the shallows, many of the top finishers targeted bass that were staging out or transitioning to or from their beds. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-top-10-baits-from-toho

Top 10 Baits from Toho

The second stop of the 2019 FLW Tour landed right on the spawn on Lake Toho and the other lakes on the Kissimmee Chain. Top finishers caught bass in all phases of the spawn. Collectively, they used just about every bait you’ll ever need if you want to catch a bass this time of year in the Sunshine State. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-marshal-program-a-big-hit-for-hughes

Marshal Program a Big Hit for Hughes

Retired minister Dan Hughes made the most money he’s ever banked in a fishing tournament, and he did it without even picking up a rod. The 70-year-old Fitzgerald, Ga., resident was the winner of FLW’s marshal contest at the Tour’s second stop of the season at Lake Toho, presented by Ranger Boats. Paired with John Cox on day one and Chris Neau on day two, Hughes’ pros combined for 41 pounds, 10 ounces during his two days on the water to take home the $2,500 top prize. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-university-of-montevallo-wins-yeti-flw-college-fishing-southeastern-conference-opener-on-lake-seminole

University of Montevallo Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Lake Seminole

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Falcon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-easley-s-anders-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-savannah-river-division-opener-on-lake-keowee-presented-by-navionics

Easley's Anders Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics

SENECA, S.C. – Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-mount-paran-christian-school-wins-2019-bass-pro-shops-flw-high-school-fishing-lake-seminole-open

Mount Paran Christian School Wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The Mount Paran Christian School duo of Lee Rose Koza and Carter Koza, both of Marietta, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-10-georgia-s-gross-wins-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Georgia’s Gross Wins FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Sunday... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-10-toho-day-4-coverage

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-09-chickamauga-s-gross-out-front-at-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Chickamauga’s Gross Out Front at FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – After an exciting day of movement atop the leaderboard, FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, took the lead Saturday... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-09-toho-day-3-coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-08-cox-holds-lead-after-day-two-of-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Cox Holds Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, brought five bass to the scale weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces, to hold the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats. Cox’s two day total of 10 bass weighing 48-13 will give him... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-08-toho-day-2-coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-07-cox-catches-31-pound-limit-leads-day-one-of-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Cox Catches 31-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, hauled in a massive five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 9 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in FLW... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-07-toho-day-1-coverage

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-02-nick-thliveros-wins-costa-flw-series-on-lake-okeechobee-presented-by-power-pole

Nick Thliveros Wins Costa FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2019) – Florida boater Nick Thliveros of Saint Augustine, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces – enough to win the 2019 Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Thliveros, son of legendary bass angler Peter Thliveros, weighed in 15 bass over three days of competition totaling 46 pounds, 1... READ MORE »