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Why the Wheels Fell Off: Lake Champlain

In life there are ups and downs, good days and bad days, and most of all there are no guarantees. The same constraints apply to tournament fishing. One good morning flurry might quickly turn into an afternoon lull, while a big limit one day comes with no guarantee for repeat success. READ MORE »

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Top 10 Patterns at Lake Champlain

Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., won the Walmart FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain by blending a largemouth pattern with bedding smallmouths. Not surprisingly, largemouths were a critical part of climbing into the top 10 at Lake Champlain. A few pros did make it to the final day fishing solely for smallmouths, but it was those who could reach the 19- to 22-pound mark with the help of green kickers once or twice during the week who mostly filled the top slots. READ MORE »

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Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

As is often the case on Lake Champlain, pros in the Walmart FLW Tour presented by General Tire could catch bass on just about whatever they liked. This week, a mix largemouths and smallmouths, hard and soft cover and deep and shallow got the job done. Here are the baits the top 10 called on when it counted. READ MORE »

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Martin Leads Wire-To-Wire, wins Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain presented by General Tire

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, already had an impressive fishing resume – Forrest Wood Cup Champion, 2015 FLW Tour Angler of the Year, 12 seasons as host of the successful outdoors television show The Scott Martin Challenge. Sunday in Plattsburgh, Martin added another accolade to the FLW record books... READ MORE »

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Martin Makes it Three at Champlain

For the third time in his professional fishing career, Scott Martin has finished atop the standings in a Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Champlain. Martin was crowned the champion Sunday afternoon at the final weigh-in of the 2016 FLW Tour season finale at Champlain, which was presented by General Tire, after weighing in a 16-pound limit. His four-day total was 74-10. Martin bested runner-up Jason Meninger by 1 pound. READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Day 4 Coverage

Daily tournament coverage, photos, videos and more from day 4 of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Despite mechanical challenges early in the morning on day three, Scott Martin still leads the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain. However, Martin now has a new challenge arising: a serious threat to what would be his third FLW Tour win on Lake Champlain in the form of Ticonderoga-bound pros who moved a little closer to Martin’s top spot on Saturday. READ MORE »

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Martin Still Out Front

Despite some mechanical troubles and a tough largemouth bite, Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., still managed 16 pounds, 5 ounces to bring his total up to 58 pounds, 10 ounces. Now, he’s taking a 2-pound, 5-ounce lead over Bryan Schmitt into the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

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Florida’s Martin Retains Lead on Day Three of Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain Presented by General Tire

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 25, 2016) – Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to take a 2-pound, 3-ounce lead into the final day of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by General Tire. Martin’s three-day total of 58 pounds, 10 ounces make... READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Day 3 Coverage

Daily tournament coverage, photos, videos and more from day 3 of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

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Johnston Runs Away with ROY

Out of a huge class of 28 new Walmart FLW Tour anglers, Chris Johnston came out on top as the 2016 Rookie of the Year. He was recognized with the ROY trophy at Friday’s day-two weigh-in at the Walmart FLW Tour finale on Lake Champlain. He currently is in third place and will fish against the top 20 anglers on Saturday. READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain was calm and slick compared to day one’s breezy conditions. As a result, leader Scott Martin had to fall back on some smallmouths to subsidize his largemouth plan. The calm conditions gave the smallmouth specialists premium opportunity to hunt bedding fish as much as 15 deep with their eyes. Yet, largemouths continue to be a big factor in four of the top five pros’ limits. Here is a closer look at how second through fifth fared. READ MORE »

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New Captures Co-angler of the Year Title

In just five years as a co-angler on the Walmart FLW Tour, Bryan New of Belmont, N.C., has won a Tour event, the Forrest Wood Cup and Co-angler of the Year, the latter coming Friday afternoon after New finished 12th at Lake Champlain in the 2016 Tour finale. Along with the COY trophy, New takes home a Ranger Z518C with a 200-hp outboard, and he earns the right to fish as a pro in the new Walmart FLW Invitational tournaments this fall. READ MORE »

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Florida’s Martin Extends Lead on Day Two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain Presented by General Tire

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 24, 2016) – Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds even to extend his lead after Day Two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by General Tire. Martin will bring a 3-pound, 9-ounce advantage into Day Three of the... READ MORE »

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Gagliarducci Earns Co-angler Win

With 103 events fished with FLW and seven years on the Walmart FLW Tour as a pro, Al Gagliarducci has given himself plenty of chances to see a win. This week, fishing as a co-angler in the Walmart FLW tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain, the West Suffield, Conn., native finally got a win with a total of 33 pounds, 11 ounces of smallmouths over two days. READ MORE »

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Morgan Wins Third AOY Title

Today at Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Andy Morgan won his third Angler of the Year title and its $100,000 prize. He’s not the first to win three, but Morgan is the first in FLW Tour history to win three in four years. READ MORE »

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Martin Extends His Lead

Florida pro Scott Martin caught a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain to extend his lead going into the third of four competition days. Martin’s two-day total is 42 pounds, 5 ounces. Trailing him in second is Bryan Schmitt, who weighed the day’s biggest limit – 21-05 – and has a two-day total of 38-12. READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Day 2 Coverage

Daily tournament coverage, photos, videos and more from day 2 of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

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Lake Champlain Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Smallmouths or largemouths? That’s the ubiquitous question every time the Walmart FLW Tour visits Lake Champlain. And on day one of the 2016 Tour finale on Champlain, which is presented by General Tire, that question again toyed with anglers’ tournament strategies. From the looks of the day-one top five, both species are represented, with the advantage given to largemouths. Scott Martin holds the early lead with an all-largemouth catch of 22 pounds, 5 ounces. Behind him, there are two mixed bags and then two more all-largemouth bags. READ MORE »

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Martin Leads the Pack

He’s won here twice before, and he’s trying to make it three. Reigning Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year Scott Martin jumped out in front at the Lake Champlain event, which is presented by General Tire, with a day-one limit weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces. READ MORE »