UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Grand Lake

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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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Drury Wins on Lake of the Ozarks

Drury Wins on Lake of the Ozarks

The Drury University duo of Cole Breeden of Eldridge, Missouri and Cameron Smith, of Nixa, Missouri, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Bass Pro Shops with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory earned the Panthers’ bass club $2,650 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Myers Makes Long Run for Kentucky Win

Myers Makes Long Run for Kentucky Win

Mark Myers of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is no stranger to the victory circle with FLW, having previously won a BFL as a boater to go with two FLW Tour victories as a co-angler and two more as a co-angler in Costa FLW Series competition. But, his latest win at the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes is the realization of his long-time goal to qualify for the All-American. READ MORE »

Beavers Wins Potomac Regional

Beavers Wins Potomac Regional

A severe storm backed up the tides and drained many of the best areas on the Potomac. Adjusting to the unusual conditions and grinding out daily limits were the keys to success in the BFL Regional. READ MORE »

New Dominates Seminole Regional

New Dominates Seminole Regional

Belmont, N.C., angler Bryan New, who’s regularly one of FLW’s top performers in the grassroots ranks, had established a dominant pace. New weighed in 22 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and added 20-2 on day two to carry a lead of 6 pounds, 15 ounces into the finals. A roughly 7-pound margin isn’t necessarily a sure thing on Seminole, but the fall bite was a bit slower than what the lake can produce, and it was obvious New was cruising. READ MORE »

Hays Rallies for Ozark Title

Hays Rallies for Ozark Title

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude was no walk in the park for the top 10 pros. With a cold front passing through at the start of the event, a high-pressure system settled in for the final round of fishing. While most struggled, Dylan Hays of El Dorado, Ark., sacked up 14 pounds, 6 ounces today – the biggest limit brought in during the final day – and finally was able to wrangle his first FLW title. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude is fixing to get fun based on what’s already happened today and what could happen. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 2

Sure enough, with conditions changing from rain and clouds to sun and wind, the Costa FLW Series Central Division on Lake of the Ozarks, which is presented by Evinrude, has made it tough on guys. Of course, day-two leader James Watson predicted that some of the biggest bags of the event would come in today despite the conditions, and he was right. READ MORE »

Consistency Puts Watson Out Front

Consistency Puts Watson Out Front

Weather has been the storyline leading up to the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude. With storms and rain blowing through yesterday ahead of a cold front, the cooler weather set in today making fishing tough on some, but others took advantage of the change. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

A cold front that brought temperatures in the 40s, rain and wind has the bass in a funk on day two of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks – Day 1

Even some of the best locals were driving the struggle bus all day trying to find ways to adapt to fish that moved thanks to the heavy storms. Yet, some guys did adapt well, with the best being Ladd Shannon and his 19-pound, 6-ounce tournament-leading bag. READ MORE »

Shannon Leads the Ozark Charge

Shannon Leads the Ozark Charge

After losing over an hour of fishing time due to a massive thunderstorm that rolled through the area early this morning causing a lightning delay, day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division finale on Lake of the Ozarks looked to be a grinder of an event. The tournament, which is presented by Evinrude, saw plenty of fish catching by midday, but no size to speak of. Ladd Shannon of Atkins, Ark., managed to scrape up a limit worth 19 pounds, 6 ounces by the end of the day and sits in first by 1-11 over FLW pro Greg Bohannan. READ MORE »

Rampey Stays Red Hot on Hartwell

Rampey Stays Red Hot on Hartwell

After winning a T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Super Tournament on Lake Hartwell a few weeks ago, Jayme Rampey of Liberty, S.C., was certainly one of the favorites heading into the BFL Regional on the same pond this past weekend. Lo and behold, he wouldn’t disappoint, and notched his 11th career BFL win – five of which have come on Hartwell – and won a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower motor, plus $20,000 cash for his efforts. READ MORE »

Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

Curt Warren was a paragon of consistency over three days at Grand Lake, and the result was a victory in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine. Warren turned in limits of 14-5 on day one and 16-9 on day two, but it was his day-three limit of 15-9 that was the most impressive – no other pro even cracked the 13-pound mark battling the tough post-frontal conditions Grand had to offer on day three. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 2

When conditions changed, Cody Bird of Granbury, Texas completely scrapped his day-one pattern, caught a limit that weighed 13-11 and took over the lead of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event, presented by T-H Marine, with a two-day total of 32-14. Here’s what the rest of the top five was up to on day two. READ MORE »

Bird Moves Ahead on Grand

Bird Moves Ahead on Grand

After his sizzling day-one pattern fizzled, Cody Bird adjusted his focus to a completely different scenario and sacked up a limit of 13-11 on day two to take over the lead in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine, with a two day total of 32-14. Going into Saturday’s final round, Bird holds a 7-ounce lead over day-one leader and Grand Lake stick Jason Christie. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Grand Lake - Day 1

Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., leveraged his intimate understanding of Grand Lake’s tendencies to catch a five-bass limit that weighed 22 pounds, 10 ounces to take the lead on day one of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event Presented by T-H Marine. Here are the details of the rest of the top five. READ MORE »

Christie Blasts 22-10 on Grand

Christie Blasts 22-10 on Grand

Oklahoma stick Jason Christie overcame the unsettling effects of a passing cold front to sack up a five-bass limit that weighed 22 pounds, 10 ounces for the day one lead in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division finale, presented by T-H Marine on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake. READ MORE »

Grand Lake Midday Update - Day 1

Grand Lake Midday Update - Day 1

After several weeks of hot, sunny conditions, anglers launched with cloudy skies, stout winds and air temperatures in the low 60s. By midday, the temperature rose into the mid to upper 60s and the wind started to subside, however, the first couple of hours saw Grand Lake’s temperamental side. READ MORE »

Beavers Focused on Bluebacks

Beavers Focused on Bluebacks

FLW Tour pro Bradford Beavers of Summerville, South Carolina, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division super-tournament on Lake Hartwell Sunday. Beavers earned $6,345 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Sac State Wins on the Delta

Sac State Wins on the Delta

The Sacramento State University duo of Ilya Guryanov of West Sacramento and Will Karnthong, of Antioch, California, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on the California Delta presented by Bass Pro Shops with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the Hornets’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »