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Top 10 Baits from Pickwick Lake

Top 10 Baits from Pickwick Lake

Summer is near, as evidenced by the schools of bass pushing offshore on Pickwick Lake this past week in the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism. However, that wasn’t the deal across the board, and many of the top 10 fished near the bank or on shallow grass flats leading to the ledges. Winner Buddy Gross was part of that group. If you plan on hitting the Tennessee River in the next few weeks, you might want to give these baits a try. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Top 10 Patterns

Pickwick Lake Top 10 Patterns

While Walmart FLW Tour rookie Buddy Gross took advantage of Pickwick Lake’s new crop of eelgrass for his first Tour win, those behind him fished shad spawns and offshore structure to finish in the top 10 in the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. Here’s a closer look at how those pros in the 2 through 10 positions fared. READ MORE »

Gross leads wire-to-wire, wins Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross leads wire-to-wire, wins Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 8, 2016) – Just six months ago pro Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Georgia, was an accomplished Costa FLW Series angler that daydreamed of competing against the best anglers in the world on the Walmart FLW Tour. After a great season at the AAA-level, Gross qualified for priority entry into the 2016 FLW Tour. After the incredible week that Gross has.... READ MORE »

Gross All The Way

Gross All The Way

Despite a brutally tough final day, Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., held on for the win in the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. On day four, Gross only brought two bass to the scale worth 4 pounds, 14 ounces, but his total of 74-5 was enough to overcome Michael Neal’s late flurry for his first Tour win and a $100,000 payday. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Day 4 Coverage

Pickwick Lake Day 4 Coverage

Day four of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake looks to be the most perfect day we’ve had yet. It’s also the day that Buddy Gross might earn $100,000. READ MORE »

Gross Pads Lead on Day Three Of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross Pads Lead on Day Three Of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 7, 2016) – Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to extend his lead to more than 14 pounds after day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross’ three-day total of 69-7 make him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to 10 in the four-day... READ MORE »

Gross Continues to Dominate Pickwick

Gross Continues to Dominate Pickwick

For the third day in row, Walmart FLW Tour rookie Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., walloped a 20-pound plus limit on Pickwick Lake and in the process pretty much walloped the rest of the field. READ MORE »

Storylines: Haynes Disqualified

Storylines: Haynes Disqualified

Five minutes may have cost Randy Haynes the chance at another eight and a half hours of fishing Sunday, the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

After day three at the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake, it looks like day four could only be a formality for tournament leader Buddy Gross. Of course, anything can happen in tournament fishing, but given Gross’ generous leading margin of 14 pounds, 11 ounces and a pattern that appears bulletproof, he will basically have to do a face plant tomorrow to let this one slip away. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Day 3 Coverage

Pickwick Lake Day 3 Coverage

Day three of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake looks to be just about perfect. It’s cool, but far from cold to start and the wind is forecast to stay under 11 mph all day. All told, this is likely the best day yet for pros to really make the most of the legendary fishery that Pickwick is. READ MORE »

Gross Extends Lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross Extends Lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 6, 2016) – Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces Friday to extend his lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross now brings an 8-pound, 13-ounce lead into day three of the four-day tournament that features 163 of the world’s best anglers competing for a top cash award of... READ MORE »

Storylines: Lock-jawed Out Deep

Storylines: Lock-jawed Out Deep

Typically, Pickwick’s famed ledges would still be pretty barren around this time of year, but the warm winter and spring have made ledge fishing a serious pattern for this Walmart FLW Tour event which is presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism. Or at least it would be if things would “get right.” READ MORE »

Gross Extends his Lead on Pickwick

Gross Extends his Lead on Pickwick

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake featured considerably better weather and slightly reduced catches for many of the leaders. That didn’t matter much for Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., who cracked another 12 pounds, 3 ounces and for a 46-11 total and extended his lead of Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn., to a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

While rookie Buddy Gross leads the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker Sate and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake, his own roommate, Michael Neal, is hunting him down to take the lead. READ MORE »

Diffey’s Western Ways take Co-angler Title

Diffey’s Western Ways take Co-angler Title

An avid co-angler in the Costa FLW Series Western Division, Diffey was looking to visit friends in Tennessee when he realized the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake wasn’t far away. So he decided to plan the getaway around the event so he could also fish it. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Day 2 Coverage

Pickwick Lake Day 2 Coverage

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State on Pickwick Lake looks to be much friendlier to the anglers than day one. Though it is still cool, the wind at takeoff is basically nonexistent and it's only forecast to get to about 10 mph today – far less than yesterday’s gale force gusts. READ MORE »

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Pickwick Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

As the old saying goes, the early bird gets the worm and that was certainly the case on day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. READ MORE »

Georgia Rookie Gross Leads Day One of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Georgia Rookie Gross Leads Day One of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 5, 2016) – Rookie pro Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 8 ounces, to take the early lead after day one of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. He will hold a 2½-pound advantage over second place pro Michael Neal of Dayton, Tennessee, (23-0) to start day two in the four-day event that features... READ MORE »

Gross Leads off with 25-8

Gross Leads off with 25-8

Day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake was a struggle for some, but the top pros still showed out. Best among them was Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., who cracked 25 pounds, 8 ounces to start things off. READ MORE »

Storylines: Gusts and Locks

Storylines: Gusts and Locks

When the anglers left McFarland Park this morning for day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented By Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, they could turn right or left. Turning right meant staying in Pickwick. Turning left most likely meant fishing Lake Wilson. It didn’t matter which way they turned, though. Both ended up being tough, though one was significantly worse. READ MORE »