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Mataczynski Boats 20-15 on Mighty Miss

Mataczynski Boats 20-15 on Mighty Miss
Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wis., won the May 14 Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a 20-pound, 15-ounce limit and earned over $4,800 for his efforts.

Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Mataczynski took home $4,830.

“I spent the day in Pool No. 8 fishing what I call a ‘current slick’,” says Mataczynski, who earned his first win in BFL competition. “It’s basically an area where two currents merge back together behind an island. It had a little bit of everything – a sand bar, a wing dam – it was pretty much smallmouth heaven.

“The first hour was pretty chaotic,” continues Mataczynski. “I threw a Summer Sexy Shad-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad and brought in keepers just about every time I drifted from the spot. I nosed up between the currents and bombed it close to the island, and then drifted.”

Mataczynski ended up catching the majority of his 15 keepers within the first hour.

“The heaviest fish were right on the knob of the wing dam right before it dropped into deep water,” says Mataczynski. “My last big one came in at 9:30 a.m. The area was so active I had no reason to leave and go to another pool. It was a great day.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jared Mataczynski, Wausau, Wis., five bass, 20-15, $4,830

2nd:         Rick Bosshard, Hartland, Wis., five bass, 15-6, $2,415

3rd:          Cade Laufenberg, Winona, Minn., five bass, 15-4, $1,609

4th:          Fernando Lobato, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 14-13, $1,127

5th:          Kevin Wolfram, Wheaton, Ill., five bass, 14-7, $966

6th:          Chris Welch, Fall River, Wis., five bass, 14-4, $885

7th:          Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13-11, $805

8th:          Devin Teigen, Eau Claire, Wis., five bass, 13-9, $724

9th:          Brandon Gann, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 13-7, $644

10th:        Caleb Kuphall, Mukwonago, Wis., five bass, 13-5, $535

10th:        Ben Potaracke, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13-5, $535

Complete results can be found here.  

Glenn Walker of Savage, Minnesota, caught a 4-pound, 9-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $720.

 

Co-angler Christian Pettit of Marinette, Wis., won the May 14 Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a 14-pound limit to claim a $2,400 payday.

Pettit wins co-angler title

Christian Pettit of Marinette, Wisconsin, weighed in five bass totaling 14 pounds even Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,415.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Christian Pettit, Marinette, Wis., five bass, 14-0, $2,415

2nd:         David Halverson, Necedah, Wis., five bass, 13-12, $1,207

3rd:          Stefan Marginean, Glenview, Ill., five bass, 13-10, $806

4th:          Jason Brenic, Pewaukee, Wis., five bass, 13-9, $563

5th:          Brad Goetz, Medinah, Ill., five bass, 12-9, $483

6th:          Matthew Frisk, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 11-13, $443

7th:          Michael Taylor, Tipton, Iowa, five bass, 11-7, $402

8th:          Cody Hackett, Stoddard, Wis., five bass, 11-5, $362

9th:          Chuck Davis, Farmington, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $322

10th:        Lor Vue, La Crosse, Wis., four bass, 10-12, $282

K.C. Shaible of Machesney Park, Illinois, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $360.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. 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

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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

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Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

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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

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Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

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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

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Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

Warren Mounts Furious Comeback on Grand

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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

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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

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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 »