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


6 New Reels to Try

Duckett Fishing 300 Series.

Whether you need to replace an old reel or you’re just looking to add to the arsenal, here are some of the latest and greatest from ICAST.

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Shimano Casitas.

Shimano Casitas

The newest baitcaster Shimano released for bass enthusiasts is the Casitas. One of the best things about this reel is that it hits a very affordable price point, but still carries the durability and reliability Shimano is known for. The new Shimano braking system and composite frame complete the package. It is a 150-size reel making it a good fit for any application.

The Casitas is available in two gear ratios (6.3:1 and 7.2:1) and retails for $119.99


Shimano Stradic.

Shimano Stradic

One of the most famous reels in the Shimano lineup got a new look for 2015. Not only is it new and improved, but it also took home the “Best of Show” honors for freshwater reels. The Stradic borrowed the G3 body used on the high-end Stella to make it more durable and rigid. A wider opening bail and bigger drag knob make operation a little easier and Shimano added their Core Protect waterproofing to the guts of the reel.

It should retail for around $200 depending on the size of the reel.


Team Lew's Pro Magnesium.

Team Lew’s Pro Magnesium

The newest lightweight offering from Lew’s is the Team Lew’s Pro Magnesium. It hits the scale at just 5.3 ounces thanks to its magnesium frame, carbon fiber handle and EVA foam knobs. This reel fits the bill for any technique from topwaters to jerkbaits to spinnerbaits because of its weight. Two new features are also found on this reel. The Speed Dial line indicator helps keep track of what line type and weight has been spooled, and the built-in Speed Keeper hook keeper retracts out of the way when not in use.

Two gear ratios are offered in the Pro Magnesium (6.8:1 and 7.5:1) and it sells for around $279.99


Daiwa SV 103 and 105 baitcasting reels.

Daiwa SV

Stress-free and versatile make the Daiwa SV a strong pick for any angler to have on a rod. One of the coolest things about this reel is the mechanical braking system (air brake) – which translates to being able to cast a weightless Senko effortlessly into any head wind. There are two models to choose from in either the 103 or 105. Think of them as finesse and power versions of the same reel.

The 105 sells for $299 and the 103 for $269


13 Fishing Inception.

13 Fishing Inception

Joining the introductory price range is 13 Fishing with their new Inception baitcasting reel. The big difference from this reel and the Concept series is a few less bearings (8) and only 15 pounds of drag which makes it a great reel to get started with or help build up your collection. As you’d expect from 13, the Inception is a sleek, cool looking reel and rocks EVA foam grips to help hold onto in any condition while keeping weight down.

Available in two gear ratios (6.6:1 and 8.0:1) and retails for $120


Duckett Fishing 300 Series.

Duckett Fishing 300 Series

Last year Duckett rolled out their new line of baitcasting reels and this year they expanded it with the 300 Series. It’s an eye-catching reel with an even more appealing price. The 300 Series has a wider spool and internal centrifugal cast controls that work together to offer better casting performance.

Both left- and right-handed models are available along with three gear ratios (5.3:1, 6.3:1 and 7.1:1). The 300 Series will sell for $129

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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 »


Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

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 »


Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

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 »


Toho Day 4 Coverage

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


Gross Wins Second Tour Title

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Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was tough on the leaders, but Buddy Gross stayed steady, rising to first from fifth with 19 pounds, 12 ounces. In total, Gross has amassed 62 pounds even through three days, which is just about a pound ahead of Darrell Davis, who caught 25-12 for a 60-15 total and rocketed up to second from 13th. Going into the final day, everyone in the top six is within 5 pounds of the lead, and the way the Kissimmee Chain is pumping out big ones, that counts as the slimmest of margins. READ MORE »


Toho Day 3 Coverage

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


Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger on Lake Toho featured not one, but TWO 10-pounders, one caught by Casey Scanlon and the other by Jamie Horton. READ MORE »


Toho Day 2 Coverage

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


Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was the slugfest many expected. Leading the way is sight-fishing extraordinaire John Cox, who caught 31 pounds, 9 ounces and the day one big bass – a giant that went 10-9.  In second, John Voyles wrangled up 24-15, and Scott Martin is close behind him with 24-12. READ MORE »


Toho Day 1 Coverage

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


Burghoff Checks Out Toho on Day 2

FLW Tour rookie Miles “Sonar” Burghoff kicked off his freshman season with a strong performance on Sam Rayburn, where he just missed fishing the final day with a 12th-place finish. Now, the Tour is on a system he is more than familiar with, having spent countless hours on Lakes Toho and Kissimmee while attending college at the University of Central Florida. READ MORE »


Top 10 Patterns from Okeechobee

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FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

Weigh-ins at the FLW Tour Lake Toho event will be broadcast daily at 3 p.m. ET days one and two and 4 p.m ET days three and four. The studio broadcast, with live in-the-boat streaming, airs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hosts Travis Moran and Peter T. READ MORE »


Top 10 Baits from Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee wasn’t her normal self in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener presented by Power-Pole. Bites were few and far between, but the top-10 pros dialed it in and got it done. Winner Nick Thliveros relied heavily on a crankbait and so did others, but Florida faithful’s like swim jigs, soft plastics and topwaters also fared well. READ MORE »


Niles Rallies for Co-angler Title

The Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole was a grind no matter if you were in the front of the boat or back. Bites were few and far between, and as a co-angler just catching a keeper or two kept you in the hunt. Niles started strong with an opening-day limit worth 18-9 to have him in the lead. On day two, he cooled off and brought a goose egg to the stage. Still, his day-one weight carried him to the final round where he started the day in fourth. Paired with Brett Preuett, Niles got to work Saturday. READ MORE »


Thliveros Brings it Home

Nick Thliveros led after day two on Okeechobee and after weighing his lowest weight of the week, he was able to seal the deal for his first Costa FLW Series win as a pro. READ MORE »


Okeechobee Midday Update – Day 3

The third and final day of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole has the weather anglers have been hoping for since they started practice. A light breeze, plenty of sun and temperatures near 80 degrees have the top 10 pros and co-anglers licking their chops for a chance at the biggest bag of the tournament. READ MORE »


Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Fishing as a whole is still tough on the Big O, but there was definitely an improvement today – especially for the guys at the top of the leaderboard. READ MORE »


Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Nick Thliveros is one day away from taking the title in the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »