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Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Patterns

Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Patterns

Water level was a constant concern for anglers in the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had been pulling down the lake level to manage the influx from recent heavy rains. A severe storm dumped a couple of inches on the area a day before the tournament, so the ups and downs, along with resulting murkiness, presented significant challenges. Floridian Jeff Fitts overcame significant adversity to pull off an amazing comeback victory with 48 pounds, 10 ounces. READ MORE »

Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Baits

Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Baits

The 2016 Costa FLW Series Central Division opener presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle was a power-fishing derby, with myriad shallow and middepth patterns in play. READ MORE »

Faith Carries Fitts to the Top

Faith Carries Fitts to the Top

The Keystone Heights, Fla., pro suffered mechanical issues two days in a row at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle and nearly had to scrap his tournament on day two. Broken down but not out, Fitts said a prayer for guidance, limped into a small pocket not far from takeoff and sacked up the tournament’s biggest limit – more than 23 pounds – to make today’s top-10 round. Still dealing with a temperamental motor this morning, Fitts pieced together 17-4, the biggest stringer of the final day, to eventually claim the win. He overcame a final-day deficit of nearly 7 pounds en route to his victory. READ MORE »

Sagely Secures Photo Finish on Dardanelle

Sagely Secures Photo Finish on Dardanelle

The Costa FLW Series Central Division tournament presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle might have begun on a slow step for Drew Sagely, but the show certainly ended with a memorably dramatic fashion. Specifically, the 22-year-old from Rogers, Ark., notched a three-day total of 29 pounds, 1 ounce, and that final digit defined his margin of victory over day-two leader Michael Watson, who tallied an even 29 pounds. READ MORE »

Fitts Wins Costa FLW Series Central Division Opener on Lake Dardanelle Presented By Mercury

Fitts Wins Costa FLW Series Central Division Opener on Lake Dardanelle Presented By Mercury

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 2, 2016) – Jeff Fitts of Keystone Heights, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury with... READ MORE »

Dardanelle Day 3 Midday Update

Dardanelle Day 3 Midday Update

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Lake Dardanelle Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Lake Dardanelle Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Slowing down and fishing more methodically helped Todd Castledine retain the top spot at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle. The Texas pro leads with a two-day total of 38 pounds, 1 ounce. READ MORE »

Castledine Continues His Reign

Castledine Continues His Reign

Today, he only caught four bass, yet Texas pro Todd Castledine proved that he’s on the kind of pattern that produces the caliber of bass needed to win a major tournament. His four keepers weighed 15 pounds, 14 ounces, for a two-day total of 38-01. Castledine, who led on day one, extended his margin over second place to 4-05 going into Saturday’s top-10 round. READ MORE »

Dardanelle Day 2 Midday Update

Dardanelle Day 2 Midday Update

Anglers in the Costa FLW Series Central Division tournament presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle faced lower temperatures and lower water when they launched for the second day of competition this morning. These factors seemed to have put the fish in a sluggish mood, as most anglers we saw reported that bites were few and far between. READ MORE »

Castledine Sets the Pace

Castledine Sets the Pace

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle saw two storms blow across this Arkansas River impoundment. One took the form of towering clouds laden with rain and bristled with lightning. The other came at the hands of a tall Texan named Todd Castledine, who sacked up a limit catch that weighed 22 pounds, 3 ounces to take the day-one lead in the tournament, which is presented by Mercury and hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotions. He currently leads by more than 3 pounds over Missourian Greg Jones and is the only angler in a field of 190 boats to top 20 pounds. READ MORE »

Lake Dardanelle Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Lake Dardanelle Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Focusing on a key area of Lake Dardanelle with fish in all three stages of the spawn proved productive for Todd Castledine, who topped day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Mercury with 22 pounds, 3 ounces. Learn about the rest of the top performers from day one down here. READ MORE »

Dardanelle Day 1 Midday Update

Dardanelle Day 1 Midday Update

The storyline arising from the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Lake Dardanelle might very well be one of perseverance. For starters, a wall of thunderstorms swept across the area within 30 minutes of takeoff. Anglers, no doubt, sought shelter as best they could during the rough stuff. READ MORE »

Anglers Face Up-and-Down Dardanelle

Anglers Face Up-and-Down Dardanelle

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake Dardanelle presented by Mercury and hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotions kicked off this morning out of Lake Dardanelle State Park. As they vie for the $60,000 top prize, the 190 pros and co-anglers in the field will face morning rain and thunderstorms, which should be followed by moderate temperatures and mostly sunny skies. READ MORE »

Stable Weather Needed to Ignite Dardanelle

Stable Weather Needed to Ignite Dardanelle

Consistency is what the bass in Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle need. The Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on this 34,300-acre Arkansas River impoundment will likely see fish in all three stages of the spawn, but to what degree is anyone’s guess. A lot rests in the hands of Mother Nature and Army Corps of Engineers. READ MORE »