UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Versatility Led Williams to Victory

Versatility Led Williams to Victory
David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Williams earned $7,316.

David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Williams earned $7,316.

“Coming into this tournament I wanted to try and cover as much water as I could,” said Williams, who has amassed more than $244,000 in winnings in FLW competition. “I ran from to creek to creek looking for baitfish. I eventually settled into three different areas.

“I targeted any natural cover I could find,” continued Williams. “The water was down nearly 6 feet so a lot of bass were hiding around the rock and wood because of how scarce it was. I used a spinnerbait to catch fish near the cover and the grasslines and a topwater propbait along the shore. When I wanted to slow my pace down, I flipped a TrueSouth Lures jig around docks.”

Williams said he caught seven hefty keepers on day one and 10 smaller keepers on day two. 

“They ended up weighing enough to get me the win,” Williams said.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          David Williams, Maiden, N.C., 10 bass, 29-2, $5,316 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Michael Anders, Anderson, S.C., 10 bass, 27-5, $2,658

3rd:          Jayme Rampey, Liberty, S.C., 10 bass, 27-3, $1,774

4th:          Franklin Ramey, Abbeville, S.C., 10 bass, 26-9, $1,240

5th:          David Nichol, Gainesville, Ga., 10 bass, 26-2, $1,063

6th:          Jonathon Webb, Elberton, Ga., eight bass, 25-15, $975

7th:          Furman Thompson, Clayton, Ga., 10 bass, 25-7, $886

8th:          Zack Lamb, Martinez, Ga., 10 bass, 25-6, $797

9th:          Joseph Marks, Duncan, S.C., 10 bass, 23-11, $709

10th:        Charles Doyle, Augusta, Ga., 10 bass, 23-4, $620              

Complete results can be found here.  

Marks caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday. The fish weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $667.

 

Brock wins co-angler title

Brandon Brock of Honea Path, South Carolina, won the co-angler division and $2,658 with a two-day total of nine bass weighing 24 pounds, 1 ounce.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Brandon Brock, Honea Path, S.C., nine bass, 24-1, $2,658

2nd:         John Wilson, Six Mile, S.C., 10 bass, 22-14, $1,329

3rd:          Brad Gambrell, Seneca, S.C., eight bass, 21-15, $886

4th:          Tony Holbrooks, Franklin, N.C., 10 bass, 20-15, $620

5th:          Travis Spivey, Tiger, Ga., nine bass, 20-9, $532

6th:          Brian Callahan, Gainesville, Ga., 10 bass, 20-8, $487

7th:          Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., 10 bass, 20-3, $443

8th:          Chris Nunziato, Elberton, Ga., 10 bass, 18-15, $399

9th:          Chuck Bond, Laurens, S.C., nine bass, 18-3, $354

10th:        Bill Hawkins, Piedmont, S.C., eight bass, 16-4, $310

Spivey caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $334.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Lake Wateree in Camden, South Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

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Elrod Runs Tide, Wood on James River

Elrod Runs Tide, Wood on James River

Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on the James River after catching five bass weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces. For his efforts, Elrod took home $3,637. READ MORE »

Mittlestat Tops at St. Clair

Mittlestat Tops at St. Clair

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Schmitt Takes Champlain Title

Schmitt Takes Champlain Title

FLW Tour pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Champlain presented by Navionics after catching five bass weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Schmitt earned $7,209 and 250 points in the Northeast Division presented by Gajo Baits standings. The winner of the division’s Angler of the Year title after five tournaments will win $3,000. READ MORE »

Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

Peter T and Crew Win ICAST Cup

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Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry

Kilgore on Top at Neely Henry

Andy Kilgore of Kingston, Georgia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry. Kilgore pocketed $4,426 for his win in the event and earned 250 points in the Bama Division Angler of the Year (AOY) standings. The winner of the division’s AOY title after five tournaments will win $3,000. READ MORE »

Experience Carries Siggers

Experience Carries Siggers

Dennis Siggers of Danville, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Siggers earned $2,585 for his victory. READ MORE »

Melton Wins on Rough River

Melton Wins on Rough River

John Melton of Corydon, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Melton netted $4,838 for his win. READ MORE »

Jenkel Flips Bushes on Rend

Jenkel Flips Bushes on Rend

Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Jenkel earned $4,384 for his victory. READ MORE »

Campbell Gets a Hat Trick

Campbell Gets a Hat Trick

Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio, won the rescheduled T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake presented by Navionics Sunday after catching four bass weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Campbell earned $5,703 for his win. READ MORE »

Harlin Sacks 24 for Ozark W

Harlin Sacks 24 for Ozark W

Michael Harlin of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, caught five bass Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake of the Ozarks. Harlin pocketed $4,463 for his win in the event and 250 points in the Ozark Division presented by Bassing Bob standings. The winner of the division’s Angler of the Year title after five tournaments will win $3,000. READ MORE »

Lake Champlain Day 4 Coverage

Lake Champlain Day 4 Coverage

Yesterday saw the crowning of the FLW Tour 2019 Angler of the Year (David Dudley) and Polaris Rookie of the Year (Ron Nelson). Today, there's nothing left to do but crown a champion for the Tour's last stop of the season. READ MORE »

Scanlon Wins it at Ti

Scanlon Wins it at Ti

Running south to Ticonderoga each day, Casey Scanlon weighed 19 pounds, 10 ounces on the final day of the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Champlain. With a total of 76-2, Scanlon earned the win in the final event of the season and pocketed $102,700 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Nelson Wins ROY

Nelson Wins ROY

Ron Nelson blanked on the first day of his first FLW Tour event. Then he got things on track – so on track that he finished the season ninth overall in the standings and above every other rookie to earn the Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year award. Winning ROY is typically a career-setting accomplishment, and to go with the hardware Nelson will also receive a Polaris Sportsman® 570 ATV. READ MORE »

Dudley Wins Historic 4th AOY

Dudley Wins Historic 4th AOY

Taking to the second to last day of the 2019 FLW Tour season, David Dudley finally did it again, triumphing over John Cox to win a historic fourth FLW Tour Angler of the Year title. Winning his first AOY in 2008, and then going back-to-back in 2011 and 2012, Dudley is now the only pro with four titles to their credit, surpassing both Clark Wendlandt and Andy Morgan. READ MORE »

Ticonderoga Showdown Looms

Ticonderoga Showdown Looms

After three days of the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Champlain, all but one of the top five pros are turning south from Plattsburgh to chase largemouths at Ticonderoga. In the lead, Tyler Stewart of West Monroe, La., bagged up another 18 pounds, 5 ounces to boost his total to 58-6. In second and just 1-14 behind, Casey Scanlon of Lake Ozark., Mo., weighed 18-13 on day three for a 56-8 total. READ MORE »

Lake Champlain Day 3 Coverage

Lake Champlain Day 3 Coverage

We're down to 30 anglers in the FLW Tour's last stop of the 2019 season. The Angler of the Year and Polaris Rookie of the Year races are still up for grabs, and second-year pro Tyler Stewart is haflway to his first win on Tour. There will be storylines apletny today. READ MORE »

A Three-Angler Race for AOY

A Three-Angler Race for AOY

By making the top-30 cut, John Cox, David Dudley and Joseph Webster are all still in the 2019 FLW Tour Angler of the Year race. Scott Martin, who also made the cut and started the week in fourth place in the standings, cannot mathematically earn enough points to win AOY. READ MORE »

Lake Champlain Day 2 Coverage

Lake Champlain Day 2 Coverage

Tyler Stewart weighed in 22 pounds, 3 ounces yesterday to take the lead in the FLW Tour's last stop of the 2019 season. He was one of only four anglers to top the 20-pound mark, and his 1-pound, 12-ounce lead puts the second-year pro in great shape as day two kicks off. Another solid day will give Stewart and easy shot at the 30-pro cut on Saturday. READ MORE »

Stewart Stays Ahead at Champlain

Stewart Stays Ahead at Champlain

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Dudley Ahead in AOY Race

Dudley Ahead in AOY Race

David Dudley is unofficially in the Angler of the Year lead after one day of competition at the season finale on Lake Champlain. Dudley, who is currently in 11th place in the tournament, came into the event in second place in the AOY race and just one point behind John Cox, who’s day-one total has him in a tie for 32nd place. Dudley is unofficially in the lead by 21 points. Cox is in second, followed by Joseph Webster, Buddy Gross and Scott Martin READ MORE »