UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Cumberland

Lambert Takes Narrow Lead

Lambert Takes Narrow Lead
Jason Lambert

While Lake Okeechobee may lack offshore structure that Jason Lambert is used to, that hasn’t stopped him from catching good limits of Florida bass this week. By the time the scale closed on day two of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event – which is presented by Power-Pole – the Pickwick Dam, Tenn., pro quietly overtook the top spot thanks to a day-two bag of 15 pounds, 7 ounces.

Combined with his day-one catch of 16-9, Lambert now has an overall weight of 32 pounds even. That means he will carry a slim 1-1 lead over Florida stud Glenn Browne into the final act of the Costa Series season opener.

If you know anything about Lambert’s career, you know that summertime on the Tennessee River is his element. What you may not know is just how much he loves to fish grass, which he is out to prove this week.

“People think that all I do is fish offshore,” says Lambert, who will be entering his third season on the Walmart FLW Tour. “But really I love fishing grass. I’ve had a good practice and a lot of fun this week. It feels good to be fishing down in Florida.”

Boating 2-pounders hasn’t been much of an issue this week for the pros, while the biggest struggle has been finding consistency in average-sized bites – say 3- to 5-pounders. That is not the case for Lambert, however.

“I’m just fishing a large area with four or five different places within it,” Lambert explains. “I’ve been casting three different baits the whole time. A lot of my fish are coming to me which makes me feel really good about tomorrow.”

Nearly every day of this tournament has been a new challenge for the field. From cold and clouds on day one to torrential rain and wind today. For the top 10, a break seems to be on the horizon. Conditions may finally align on the final day to help encourage big females to push shallow and potentially turn the bite on thanks to some sun and warmer temperatures.

“What I’m doing is more of a pattern than anything,” says the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour Rookie of the Year. “I feel like because fish are pushing up if the weather does what [the weatherman] says, the fish should chew tomorrow.

“I had a pretty rough year on Tour last season, so if I could win this thing that’d be one heck of a way to kick the year off. I’m fired up.”

Jason Lambert


Top 10 pros

1. Jason Lambert – Pickwick Dam, Tenn. – 32-00 (10)

2. Glenn Browne – Ocala, Fla. – 30-15 (10)

3. Bryan Honnerlaw – Moore Haven, Fla. – 29-14 (10)

4. Steve Brown – Altamonte Springs, Fla. – 29-07 (10)

5. Joseph Kremer – Osteen, Fla. – 28-01 (10)

6. Pat Fisher – Colbert, Ga. – 27-08 (10)

7. Peter Cherkas – Des Moines, Iowa – 27-02 (10)

8. Jimmy Brewer – Marshall, Texas – 26-13 (10)

9. Cole Bailey – Thamesford, Ontario – 26-11 (8)

10. Justin Morgan – Okeechobee, Fla. – 26-11 (7)

Complete results  


 

Trieschmann Steals Co-angler Lead

Adam Trieschmann

Adam Trieschmann of Wellington, Fla., overtook the day two lead on the co-angler side with a cumulative weight of 24 pounds, 4 ounces. After only catching four fish for 5-11 on day one, Trieschmann surged into the lead with an 18-9 bag today.

Pitching and casting into Lake Okeechobee’s heavy vegetation helped produce Trieschmann’s fish on day one. Today’s torrential downpours did not have him changing up strategies. Instead, it helped him fine-tune his approach.

“All I could do was watch my line. Half of the bites you saw it swimming away,” says Trieschmann.

Being that Trieschmann hails from Florida, he has a vast knowledge of the Big O. As the owner of Witch Doctor Tackle, he tests his line of rods on the lake nearly twice a week. He also fished last weekend’s BFL as a co-angler and finished in 12th place. His boater was the winner, George Kapiton.

Though he has spent countless hours on this pond, Trieschman and his pro (Ron Young) fished a spot today previously unknown to either angler. 

“I’ve fished this lake for years and have never been to that spot before. We went in blind and managed to pick it apart.”

Trieschmann has a slim 15-ounce lead over his pursuer Mark Howard. He hopes to carry his momentum into the final day as well as to the Walmart FLW Tour when it stops back on Okeechobee in February.


Top 10 co-anglers

1. Adam Trieschmann – Wellington, Fla. – 24-04 (8)

2. Mark Howard – Mesquite, Texas – 23-05 (10)

3. Nik Kayler – Apopka, Fla. – 19-00 (10)

4. Michael Black – Toledo, Ill. – 18-08 (8)

5. Dean Harcourt – Sebastian, Fla. – 18-02 (9)

6. Scott Dobson– Clarkston, Mich. – 17-15 (6)

7. Steven Christie – Gray Court, S.C. – 17-13 (10)

8. Joseph Solenski – West Palm Beach, Fla. – 17-06 (10)

9. Ty Solis – Albany, Ga. – 16-14 (8)

10. Billy Charland – Chuluota, Fla. – 16-10 (10)


Tournament Details

Format: All 250 boaters and co-anglers will compete for two days. The top 10 boaters and co-anglers based on cumulative weight after two days of competition will advance to the third and final round, with the winner determined by the heaviest cumulative three-day weight.

Takeoff Time: 7:30 a.m.

Takeoff Location: C. Scott Driver Park, 10100 West Highway 78, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Weigh-In Time: Days 1 and 2 at 3 p.m.; Day 3 at 3 p.m.

Weigh-in Location: C. Scott Driver Park, 10100 West Highway 78, Okeechobee, FL 34972


Follow FLW

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Periscope

 

Tags: lake-okeechobee  jason-lambert  kyle-wood  headline-story  2016-01-14-lake-okeechobee 

Uribe in Front on Cumberland

Uribe in Front on Cumberland

Dropping 16 pounds, 2 ounces on day one, Joe Uribe Jr. set the pace in the Toyota Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. Hailing from the Western Division, Uribe has a sterling track record, having only finished outside of the top six in the points standings twice over 10 years. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns - Day 1

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns - Day 1

Overall, it seems the shallow bite is what’s been making hay so far, whether it’s been finesse tactics targeting shallow rock or reaction baits wound around standing timber or on flats and points. From the upper end of the lake to the dam, green fish and brown, a little bit of everything is in play right now – as long as it’s up near the bank. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Midday Update - Day 1

Lake Cumberland Midday Update - Day 1

Fairly calm and cool conditions haven’t provided the longed-for wind, but otherwise, the Toyota Series Championship on Lake Cumberland is off to a good start. After a short fog delay, the field rolled out, and anglers have seen success from near takeoff all the way down to the dam. READ MORE »

Off and Rolling on Cumberland

Off and Rolling on Cumberland

This is the second-straight year the Toyota Series Championship has been on Lake Cumberland, but this time it’s bigger than ever. With $200,000 cash on the line – plus a $35,000 FLW Phoenix Bonus if qualified – the field is more than ready to hit the water. Oh, and there’s also an additional $10,000 bonus for the highest-finishing pro from each of the eight U.S. Toyota Series divisions and the International Division. READ MORE »

Final Practice Day with Ratliff

Final Practice Day with Ratliff

Attending college at Campbellsville University just up the road from Lake Cumberland gave Nick Ratliff plenty of opportunity to fish the massive reservoir throughout the year, but especially in the winter. READ MORE »

Robinson Readies for Cumberland

Robinson Readies for Cumberland

After winning Strike King Angler of the Year in the Toyota Series Central Division, Ricky Robinson is now looking to see what kind of splash he can make at the Toyota Series Championship this week on Lake Cumberland. READ MORE »

Who’s Ready to Fish the Bass Pro Tour?

Who’s Ready to Fish the Bass Pro Tour?

For the Bass Pro Tour opener, the top four anglers based on the 2020 Pro Circuit AOY standings will get a chance to compete for $100,000, meaning Ron Nelson, Spencer Shuffield, Grae Buck and Matt Becker will head to Texas. READ MORE »

Culbertson Wins Wild Card

Culbertson Wins Wild Card

Boater Austin Culbertson of Columbia, Missouri, brought a two-day total of eight bass to the scale weighing 25 pounds, 9 ounces to win the no-entry fee Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Wild Card Championship on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Fish-Intel.com. For his victory, Culbertson earned one of the final berths into the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American Championship. READ MORE »

Varkevisser, Eastman Win 2020 FLW South Africa Championship

Varkevisser, Eastman Win 2020 FLW South Africa Championship

After three days of fishing on Witbank Dam, Justy Varkevisser and Reed Eastman of Team Beli VC took home the 2020 FLW South Africa Championship title with a total weight of 19.56kg (43.12 pounds). Taking place Nov. 19-21, Eastman and Varkevisser won over $1,300 for their efforts. READ MORE »

Kimmel Ices Co-Angler Victory

Kimmel Ices Co-Angler Victory

Justin Kimmel has had built up a sterling record from the back of the boat on Lake Hartwell, and today he padded his stats with a win in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. Kimmel, now with three multi-day wins on Hartwell, totaled 26 pounds, 9 ounces and banked $50,000 for the win. READ MORE »

Macy Wins the All-American

Macy Wins the All-American

Weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day, Chris Macy totaled 34-10 to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. Hailing from Diamond, Mo., Macy rose from fifth to first on the final day to claim the $100,000 top prize in his first time in the All-American. READ MORE »

Lake Hartwell Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Lake Hartwell Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Though there are some possibilities for interesting shallow things to happen on the final day, so far offshore spotted bass have been the name of the game in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. With most of the action going down in the lower end of Lake Hartwell, the top 10 are packed tight, and one kicker bite could go an awful long way at the final weigh-in. READ MORE »

Goade Ahead on Hartwell

Goade Ahead on Hartwell

Though Todd Goade calls the Volunteer State home, he’s got plenty of experience on Hartwell and it's showing in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. Catching 11 pounds, 7 ounces yesterday, Goade improved his catch today with 13-2 to slid him to the top of the leaderboard with 24-9 overall. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Table Rock

Top 10 Patterns from Table Rock

Fall can be a tough time to fish most places in the country, and for the final Toyota Series Plains Division event of the season on Table Rock Lake, that certainly was the case. A cold front passed through the week prior, bringing cool rain that lowered water temperatures and raised the lake. Then, come tournament time, the forecast was more like spring than fall with plenty of sun and highs in the 70s. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

Though the final Toyota Series Plains Division event of the season on Table Rock wasn’t the usual fall bite you may expect to see in the Ozarks, the top 10 pros stuck to their strengths and employed everything from ice fishing jigs to topwaters to catch their fish. READ MORE »

Lake Hartwell Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Lake Hartwell Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

As projected, Hartwell isn’t giving up big limits for the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP. Still, there are plenty of fish being caught, and if you want to chase offshore spotted bass around, it’s a pretty good place to be right now. READ MORE »

Lippe Leads on Hartwell

Lippe Leads on Hartwell

Day one of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP saw a bit of everything in terms of weather with rain, fog and some brief sun, and the fishing on Lake Hartwell was maybe just as confusing. Catching fish wasn’t an issue, but the quality that calls Hartwell home eluded the majority of the field. Hauling in 12 pounds even today, Dustin Lippe took the early lead after day one, but the weights are stacked tight, with under 1 1/2 pounds separating first and 10th. READ MORE »

Live Leaderboard - Lake Hartwell

Live Leaderboard - Lake Hartwell

FLW media staff and anglers provide unofficial weight estimates for the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP READ MORE »

All-American Starts on Hartwell

All-American Starts on Hartwell

Day one of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine All-American presented by TINCUP is going to be a wet one. Overnight, a wad of rain and storms moved into the region around Lake Hartwell, and it’s projected to stay wet all the way into Thursday morning, with almost 2-inches of rain in the forecast for today. That rain isn’t what some would like for the fishing, but it’s not going to dampen the competition for the title of All-American and the top prize of $100,000. READ MORE »

Huff All the Way on Table Rock

Huff All the Way on Table Rock

Cody Huff didn’t even plan on fishing the final Toyota Series Plains Division event on Table Rock, but being it’s only on 45 minutes from his house and he already filled a deer tag he figured why not. That decision turned out to be the right one as he’d take the lead on day one with 16 pounds, 15 ounces and never look back. READ MORE »