UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Spinnerbait, Jig Combo Do It for Chandler

Spinnerbait, Jig Combo Do It for Chandler
Kevin Chandler of New London, N.C., won the April 9 Savannah River Division event on Lake Russell with an 18-pound, 8-ounce limit to earn over $5,400 in prize money.

Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 8 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Russell. For his victory, Chandler took home $5,466.

Chandler began his day targeting bass on the Savannah River. He split his efforts between a Hawg Caller spinnerbait and a chartreuse-colored Strike King spinnerbait.

“I slow rolled both along rocky points until about 10 a.m.,” says Chandler, who has three career wins in FLW competition. “I was able to bring in about 10 keepers before the bite slowed down. After that I decided to make a run for new cover and switch techniques.”

The North Carolina angler says he finished out his day flipping shallow brush in the backs of creeks using a green-pumpkin and brown-colored custom jig.

“I caught two of my heaviest fish on the jig – a 5½- and a 3½-pounder,” says Chandler. “I used a more subtle approach because the water was only about a foot deep. I ended up with five more keepers and figured I had enough to make a run for the win.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Kevin Chandler, New London, N.C., five bass, 18-8, $3,466 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Joey Spradley, Gloverville, S.C., five bass, 17-1, $1,733

3rd:          Darren Taylor, Lexington, Ga., five bass, 16-9, $1,155

4th:          Jeremy Strong, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 16-8, $1,109

5th:          B.J. Ballard, Abbeville, S.C., five bass, 15-5, $693

6th:          Greg Glouse, Liberty, S.C., five bass, 15-4, $635

7th:          Brian Callahan, Gainesville, Ga., five bass, 14-15, $578

8th:          Mike Bouknight, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 14-8, $520

9th:          Justin McLeese, Iva, S.C., five bass, 14-7, $462

10th:        Jason Duncan, Commerce, Ga., five bass, 14-6, $404

Complete results can be found here.  

Randall Spearman of Anderson, South Carolina, caught a 5-pound, 11-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $435.

 

Co-angler Sterling Roberts of Cleveland, Ga., won the April 9 Savannah River Division event on Lake Russell with a 16-pound, 2-ounce limit to net a $1,900 payday.

Roberts wins co-angler title

Sterling Roberts of Cleveland, Georgia, weighed in five bass totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $1,950.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Sterling Roberts, Cleveland, Ga., five bass, 16-2, $1,950

2nd:         Ronnie Cutshall, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 14-8, $866

3rd:          Michael Smith, Piedmont, S.C., five bass, 13-6, $577

4th:          Kevin Landreth, Seneca, S.C., five bass, 12-9, $404

5th:          Buddy Rice, Belton, S.C., five bass, 11-7, $347

6th:          Willard Berry Smith Jr., Anderson, S.C., five bass, 10-15, $318

7th:          David Winters, Rock Hill, S.C., four bass, 10-3, $289

8th:          Bobby Smith, Asheville, N.C., five bass, 10-1, $260

9th:          William Bryson, Greer, S.C., five bass, 9-13, $231

10th:        Kaleb Turner, Hartwell, Ga., five bass, 9-10, $192

10th:        Jeff Penland, Candler, N.C., five bass, 9-10, $192

Roberts also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $217.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North 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.

 

Tags: savannah-river-division  lake-russell  headline-story  2016-04-09-lake-russell 

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

Dan Mittlestat of Woodhaven, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair presented by Navionics Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 7 ounces. Mittlestat netted $6,552 for his win. READ MORE »

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

Representing Lew’s, the team of John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly won the 2019 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho this morning with a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds, 4 ounces. It’s the first time in the ICAST kickoff event’s five-year history that a team has won two titles, and they come back-to-back – though this time it was an outright win.  READ MORE »

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

Tyler Stewart took the lead with a whopping 22 pounds, 3 ounces on day one of the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Champlain. Today, he backed it up with 17-14 to stay ahead. Running to Ticonderoga both days and boating a 40-1 total, Stewart is just 1-5 ahead of John Voyles, who’s weighed 20-7 and 18-5 from the north end of the lake for a 38-12 total. READ MORE »

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 »