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Barkley All-American Top 10 Patterns

Barkley All-American Top 10 Patterns

FLW Bass Fishing League All-American champion Jeremy Lawyer compiled his winning weight of 50 pounds, 12 ounces on Lake Barkley by establishing a milk run of sorts that included offshore brush piles, terraced ledges at the mouths of bays and feeder creeks, and stretches of bank that were close to channel drop-offs. Others in the top 10 followed Lawyer’s script to some degree, with a few notable exceptions. The most important difference between him and his closest competitors was that he was able to count on a few big bites all three days, and get them in the boat. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the All-American on Barkley

Top 10 Baits from the All-American on Barkley

Most of the top 10 anglers slow-fished with jigs and soft plastics in natural colors, either by flipping bank cover or dragging through brush piles or on hard-bottom structure. If you’re fishing a shallow reservoir with current during the postspawn period, you might consider bringing a few of these baits along. READ MORE »

Smith Swims His Way to BFL Co-Angler Crown

Smith Swims His Way to BFL Co-Angler Crown

Although limits eluded him, Wesley Smith put together a three-day effort that tallied 26 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the Vinemont, Ala., co-angler the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American victory on Lake Barkley. After placing sixth on day one with four fish that weighed 8-15, Smith moved up the leaderboard on day two with a trio that went 7-06 and moved him into fourth place. On day three, he added four fish for 10-09 and sealed the deal with a winning margin of 1-10. READ MORE »

Missouri’s Lawyer Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

Missouri’s Lawyer Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

CADIZ, Ky. (June 11, 2016) – Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 10 ounces to the scale Saturday to win the 2016 BFL All-American on Lake Barkley. Lawyer’s three-day cumulative weight of 15 bass totaling 50-12 gave him a 6-pound, 2-ounce edge over second-place... READ MORE »

Lawyer Wins From Start to Finish

Lawyer Wins From Start to Finish

Jeremy Lawyer brought in a 17-pound, 10-ounce limit on the final day of the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley to claim the title over Todd Walters of Kernersville, N.C. Lawyer, who wound up with 50-12 overall, collected $120,000 in prize money as well as a berth in the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup at Wheeler Lake in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 4-7. Walters finished with 44-10 to earn $20,000. READ MORE »

All-American Midday Update Day 3

All-American Midday Update Day 3

With the air temperature climbing into the low 90s by 11 a.m., the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley devolved into a grueling test of endurance Saturday morning for the 10 finalists and their co-angler partners vying for respective championships. The final weigh-in is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Kentucky Dam Village State Park in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour event taking place on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Low Flows, High Heat Dictate Barkley Tactics

Low Flows, High Heat Dictate Barkley Tactics

Seasonal changes are afoot, and Kyle Weisenburger took the hint, as he made a key move that helped lift him to third place on day two of the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley. READ MORE »

All-American Top 5 Patterns Day 2

All-American Top 5 Patterns Day 2

While Jeremy Lawyer is getting closer to the prize that eluded him in 2015, other contenders in the top 10 of the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley are jockeying for better placement, with at least a couple of them with a reasonable chance of overtaking the Missouri angler. READ MORE »

Missouri’s Lawyer Extends Lead at BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

Missouri’s Lawyer Extends Lead at BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

CADIZ, Ky. (June 10, 2016) – Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, extended his lead on Day Two of the BFL All-American on Lake Barkley with a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, good for a two-day cumulative of 10 bass weighing 33-2. The tournament now heads into the final day of competition with the boater and co-angler fields being cut to the final 10 in the three-day event. Lawyer will enter the final day with a 4-pound, 5-ounce lead over... READ MORE »

Lawyer Stays in First at All-American

Lawyer Stays in First at All-American

Jeremy Lawyer widened his lead on the second day of the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American at Lake Barkley with a limit of bass that weighed 14 pounds, 12 ounces. That put the Missouri angler at 33-02, more than 4 pounds ahead of second-place fisherman Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., who brought in 11-09 Friday and now has 28-13. READ MORE »

All-American Midday Update Day 2

All-American Midday Update Day 2

The weather turned hotter on Lake Barkley on the second morning of the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American, but unfortunately for many of the 98 anglers in the event, which is hosted by Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism, the fishing couldn’t match it. READ MORE »

Proximity Factors Into Lawyer’s Game Plan

Proximity Factors Into Lawyer’s Game Plan

Often we hear tournament anglers reporting a late-day kicker, perhaps a limit-maker, caught within close proximity to the takeoff/check-in site. Conversely, it’s no rarity for an angler to clear takeoff and quickly hook back to a starting spot within eyesight of the ramp. Fact is, distance is no requisite for success. Nothing wrong with a good run, but savvy anglers such as FLW Bass Fishing League All-American day-one leader Jeremy Lawyer know that the close game merits consideration. READ MORE »

Missouri’s Lawyer Takes Day One Lead at BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

Missouri’s Lawyer Takes Day One Lead at BFL All-American Tournament on Lake Barkley

CADIZ, Ky. (June 9, 2016) – Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Missouri, took the early lead at the BFL All-American on Lake Barkley with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces. Lawyer will begin Day Two of the three-day competition with a 1-pound, 2-ounce lead over second-place angler Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, who weighed... READ MORE »

All-American Top 5 Patterns Day 1

All-American Top 5 Patterns Day 1

With a couple of exceptions, the contestants currently holding down second through fifth places in the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley followed Jeremy Lawyer’s lead in the opening round of the event hosted by Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism. Lawyer, an Ozark Division qualifier, admits he was able to amass his tournament-leading 18 pounds, 6 ounces by junk-fishing with a variety of reaction baits fished in water from 4 to 8 feet deep. Likewise, most of the leaders relied on the same approach, though with varying results. READ MORE »

Lawyer Takes Lead in All-American

Lawyer Takes Lead in All-American

Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Mo., grabbed the lead in the opening round of the 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Lake Barkley with a limit stringer that hefted 18 pounds, 6 ounces. The Ozark Division pro’s bag was anchored by a 5-pound, 4-ounce smallmouth. Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., is currently second with 17-04 while John Vanore of Mullica Hill, N.J. is third with 15-14. The tournament is hosted by Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism. READ MORE »

Scrambling for Bass in the All-American

Scrambling for Bass in the All-American

Predictably, some fish seemed to be in a post-front funk Thursday morning as the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American Championship got underway at Lake Barkley. What fish that were caught came on a variety of presentations, including giant worms and flipping jigs, square-bill and deep-diving crankbaits, and even topwater frogs. READ MORE »

All-American is Underway on Lake Barkley

All-American is Underway on Lake Barkley

Lake Barkley isn’t the same lake it was a week or so ago when it went off-limits for the anglers competing in the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American that started this morning out of Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Ky. At least that’s what most of the 49 boaters and their co-angler partners who went fishing during Wednesday’s practice round contend, and, depending on who is doing the talking, it could be a good thing or a bad thing. READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Tour

Lake Barkley Tour

This week FLW brings you two exciting tournaments that are geographically side-by-side. Lake Barkley will host the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American and Kentucky Lake will host the Walmart FLW Tour. First, let's tackle Lake Barkley and see what it has to offer for this week’s All-American qualifiers. READ MORE »

Barkley Setting up Well for the All-American

Barkley Setting up Well for the All-American

FLW Bass Fishing League All-American Tournament Director Daniel Fennel recalls that when the time was drawing closer for the championship set for Thursday through Saturday on Lake Barkley, he got a few phone calls from some contestants who wanted to know if they could lock through the dam. READ MORE »

All-American Profile: Mike Devere

All-American Profile: Mike Devere

A self-proclaimed die-hard jig-and-pig man, Mike Devere is hoping his power-fishing specialty will serve him well during the FLW Bass Fishing League All-American being held June 9-11 on Lake Barkley. After all, his go-to technique enabled him to punch his ticket to the championship event. READ MORE »