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FLW to Participate in Benefit Tournament for Servicemen Killed in Terrorist Attack

FLW to Participate in Benefit Tournament for Servicemen Killed in Terrorist Attack
#NoogaStrong Bass Tournament

FLW has partnered with the Chattanooga Bass Association, Fish Dayton and the Hydrilla Hawgs bass club to host the #NoogaStrong Memorial Bass Tournament on Lake Chickamauga out of Dayton, Tenn. All proceeds from the Sept. 12 event will benefit families of the five servicemen who were killed in the Chattanooga Naval Reserve terrorist attacks that occurred in July.

“We at FLW are honored to be a small part of the #NoogaStrong Memorial Tournament,” says Bill Taylor, FLW senior director of tournament operations. “We have a rich history with the Dayton and Chattanooga communities, so to have the opportunity to help these families is truly an honor and a privilege.”

FLW will provide the weigh-in stage and equipment, event staffing and promotional support.

“The community is excited to be able to partner with FLW, the Chattanooga Bass Association and the Hydrilla Hawgs to make this event as big as possible,” adds Dennis Tumlin, executive director of the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council. “We hope to help these families as much as we can.”

The tournament will commence the morning of Sept. 12 at the Dayton Boat Dock. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and $75 for active-duty members of the military, as well as veterans, law enforcement officials, EMTs and firefighters. Participants, family, friends and fans also will be able to purchase raffle tickets for a variety of items, participate in a silent auction and enjoy a plate lunch following weigh-in at the marina.

Prize money will be based on the amount of entry fees received.

Anyone who wishes to register for the tournament, donate to the cause or find more information is asked to visit NoogaStrong.fish.

Tags: lake-chickamauga  pre-tournament  2015-09-12-noogastrong-memorial 

Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, joined the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, this past Sunday, May 19, to walk listeners through his win at the... READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Fishing pressure and a cold front have shut down the bite at Table Rock Lake for stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division season. The lake's largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are not coming easy. READ MORE »

Young Wins Marshal Contest, Saves a Life

Young Wins Marshal Contest, Saves a Life

John Young of Canal Winchester, Ohio, walked away from his first-ever visit to Lake Chickamauga with $2,500. Perhaps more importantly, he left with a story he and his day-two angler, J Todd Tucker, will never forget. 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 »

Spawn in Full Bloom on Table Rock

Spawn in Full Bloom on Table Rock

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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 »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

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John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Berkley pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, won $100,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Sunday with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory was the fourth FLW Tour win of Cox’s career – moving him to a tie at No. 7 for the most Tour wins all-time... READ MORE »

Lake Chickamauga Day 4 Coverage

Lake Chickamauga Day 4 Coverage

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Cox Comes from Behind on Chickamauga

Cox Comes from Behind on Chickamauga

Weighing the biggest bag of the final day, John Cox moved from third to first to take the win in the FLW Tour event presented by Evinrude on Lake Chickamauga. Buoyed by two very late kickers, Cox put 21 pounds even on the scale on day four for an 83-9 total. Behind him, Buddy Gross nearly pulled off the comeback win on his home lake, tallying 81-14 on the week. With the win, Cox takes home $100,000 plus contingencies, and also moves into the Angler of the Year lead with just one event left. READ MORE »

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – FLW Tour rookie Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, caught four big largemouth late in the day Saturday to anchor his 25-pound, 15-ounce limit and jump to the top of the leaderboard after Day Three of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Nelson’s five-bass limit was one of just four brought to the scale Saturday... READ MORE »

Lake Chickamauga Day 3 Coverage

Lake Chickamauga Day 3 Coverage

Matt Greenblatt leads the charge on Lake Chickamauga after two days of fishing. The bed fish have held up OK so far, but today we'll find out just how far they can carry a pro as bass transition to postspawn areas. READ MORE »

Nelson Blitzes 25-15 on Day 3  

Nelson Blitzes 25-15 on Day 3  

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Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Yamamoto Baits pro Matt Greenblatt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, brought a five-bass limit of largemouth to the Dayton Boat Dock scale Friday weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces, to vault into the lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Greenblatt’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 43 pounds, 2 ounces gives... READ MORE »

Greenblatt Takes Over at Chickamauga

Greenblatt Takes Over at Chickamauga

Weights tightened up a little on day two of the FLW Tour event presented by Evinrude on Lake Chickamauga and Matt Greenblatt caught ‘em again to slide into the lead. Weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces on day two, the Port St. Lucie, Fla., pro totaled up 43-2 to edge ahead of fellow Florida pro John Cox. READ MORE »

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – A field of 165 of the best bass-fishing professionals in the world began their four-day competition for a top award of $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Thursday in Dayton, Tennessee... READ MORE »

Lake Chickamauga Day 1 Coverage

Lake Chickamauga Day 1 Coverage

Fishing is red-hot at Lake Chickamauga for the sixth stop of the 2019 FLW Tour. Some bass are still on beds, but others are starting to transition to postspawn areas and even to the ledges. Expect big limits and plenty of drama in east Tennessee. READ MORE »

FLW Live Leaderboard - Lake Chickamauga

FLW Live Leaderboard - Lake Chickamauga

FLW Marshals and media staff provide unofficial weight estimates for stop No. 6 of the 2019 FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga. READ MORE »

Cox Leads with 24-11 on Chick

Cox Leads with 24-11 on Chick

Day one of the FLW Tour event presented by Evinrude on Lake Chickamauga featured a lot of really big bass, but it was consistent quality that won the day. In the lead, John Cox plopped 24 pounds, 11 ounces down at the very end of weigh-in to take over. In second, rookie pro Ron Nelson wrangled 24-6, and four other pros managed 23 pounds or better. 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 »