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AOY Update: Beaver Lake

AOY Update: Beaver Lake

With a third-place finish at the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake, Bryan Thrift is now dominating the world. Well, maybe not, but he’s certainly dominating the FLW Tour Angler of the Year standings. Thrift has four top-10 finishes through five events, and his “worst” finish was 12th place at Lake Cumberland. His average finish is fifth. FIFTH! READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 10 Baits

Beaver Lake Top 10 Baits

Torrential rain, rising water levels and wildly fluctuating conditions made for a tough and unpredictable bite during the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. Many pros discovered that what might have worked in practice didn’t work at the tournament’s start, and what might have worked at the start didn’t work at the end. It was that kind of tournament – a scramble to find something, anything, to catch just enough fish to survive and advance in extremely tough conditions. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Beaver Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Beaver Lake

From the start of practice to the end of the FLW Tour event presented by General Tire at Beaver Lake, anglers saw everything from sunshine and bedding bass to flash floods, thunderstorms and finally windy, post-frontal conditions that resulted in only two limits being caught on the last day. Oh, and the water jumped up by about 12 feet while the Tour was in town. It was one of the most unstable, unpredictable weeks on a lake that has developed a reputation for instability in the springtime. READ MORE »

Alabama's McCombs wins FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

Alabama's McCombs wins FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – Pro Johnny McCombs of Morris, Alabama, weighed in just two bass totaling 5 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday, but it was enough to win the $100,000 prize at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. McCombs earned the win by 2-pound, 6-ounce margin over second place pro Jason Reyes of Huffman, Texas, in the four-day event hosted by... READ MORE »

McCombs Holds On

McCombs Holds On

Rising water, falling temperatures, and gusty winds made for a tough bite on the final day of the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. On a day when only two of the top ten pros scratched out limits, Johnny McCombs managed to hang on to his lead with a two-fish day-four bag weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces that gave him a total of 47-1 to edge out second-place pro Jason Reyes. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Day 4 Coverage

Beaver Lake Day 4 Coverage

From the weather the last week or so, it’s obvious that the weather gods are trying to drown the fish in Beaver Lake. The result has been torrents of fresh water flooding into the lake and a precipitous rise that has pushed the lake over flood stage and up more than 10 feet in the last 10 days. All that water has made things very interesting for the FLW Tour presented by General Tire. Beaver Lake is a challenging tournament lake in the best of conditions – this week has tested the competitors to the max. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

For the second day in a row, Huffman, Texas, pro Jason Reyes is in the runner-up spot and in good position to earn his first FLW Tour win. Like McCombs, Reyes hauled in most of his catch early. Talking to emcee Chris Jones on stage at weigh-in, Reyes seemed confident in his chances to catch McCombs if he can repeat the early success tomorrow. READ MORE »

Alabama's McCombs Vaults to Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

Alabama's McCombs Vaults to Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – The weather was the big story Saturday at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. After a rainy week that had seen water levels rise more than 8 feet, Mother Nature continued to challenge the FLW Tour pros with another round of heavy storms and flash flooding that forced many of the final 20 Tour pros to seek shelter during the competition day... READ MORE »

McCombs Mounts a Comeback

McCombs Mounts a Comeback

Day three of the FLW Tour event presented by General Tire at Beaver Lake started out wet, got even wetter and ended with Johnny McCombs catching the biggest bag of the tournament to vault from 11th to the top of the field. Fishing in what were easily the most challenging conditions of the tournament so far, the Morris, Ala., pro weighed in the largest limit of the event good for 18 pounds, 15 ounces to knock Cody Meyer out of the top spot. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Day 3 Coverage

Beaver Lake Day 3 Coverage

Cody Meyer still caught ‘em pretty well on day two of the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Beaver Lake, but Jason Reyes caught them better and closed the gap in a big way. Now, heading into day three, the Texas pro is just 3 ounces off the lead. Beaver Lake has hit the pros with a slew of challenges this week, from rising water and logjams to storms and finicky, confused bass. The next two days promise to be as big a challenge as ever, with more than 3 inches of rain forecasted to drench northwest Arkansas and raise an already flooded Beaver higher by the minute. READ MORE »

California's Meyer Retains Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

California's Meyer Retains Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces Friday to retain his lead in the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 28-9. He now holds a slim 3-ounce lead over second place pro Jason Reyes of Huffman, Texas, in the four-day event, presented by General Tire, that features a field of... READ MORE »

Slaton Takes Beaver Co-angler Crown

Slaton Takes Beaver Co-angler Crown

It took a while for 38-year-old Charley Slaton of Valliant, Okla., to figure out what bait to use on Beaver Lake’s rapidly rising waters, but when he did, he rode a Carolina rig all the way to a $20,200 check and the co-angler championship at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Meyer has relied mostly on smallmouths, with a kicker largemouth or two each day, but the smallmouth pattern has nearly fizzled out. He’s fishing a tube, drop-shot, swimbait and flipping baits. Here’s how the rest of the top five got it done on Friday at the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. READ MORE »

Meyer’s Lead Narrows to 3 Ounces

Meyer’s Lead Narrows to 3 Ounces

Today, day-one leader Cody Meyer thought he might experience the typical Beaver Lake flip-flop, but he was able to maintain his spot atop the standings in the FLW Tour presented by General Tire despite an overall drop in production. Meyer caught 16 pounds, 1 ounce on day one to lead by just 6 ounces over runner-up Chris Brasher. He followed up on day two with a 12-pound, 8-ounce limit and now has a 3-ounce lead over Texan Jason Reyes going into the weekend. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Day 2 Coverage

Beaver Lake Day 2 Coverage

Day one of the event was defined by rising water and muddy conditions up the river. There’s no telling what day two will offer. It rained all night and quit shortly before takeoff after one last thunderstorm skirted over the lake and a blustery, warm day is forecasted. On a normal Beaver Lake, those conditions would ignite the moving-bait bite in the lower end of the lake. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Beaver Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Every year the FLW Tour visits “good ol’ Beaver Lake” and every year it’s a different box of rocks. This year is a stark reminder of just how different Beaver Lake can be from year to year. READ MORE »

California's Cody Meyer Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

California's Cody Meyer Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday to take the lead on opening day of the four-day FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake. The event, presented by General Tire, features a field of 322 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division READ MORE »

Storylines: Pros Jammed Up by Debris

Storylines: Pros Jammed Up by Debris

There’s an official off-limits area on Beaver Lake. There’s now also a much larger unofficial one, and it impacted a significant portion of the field on day one. Even worse, no one knew about it until this morning. READ MORE »

Meyer Leads Day 1 on Beaver

Meyer Leads Day 1 on Beaver

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Beaver Lake was tough, as rising water and logjams threw everyone off their practice game. Heavy rain earlier in the week raised the lake level five feet in two days, but Cody Meyer proved once again why he’s one of the best in the world with a 16-pound, 1-ounce bag comprised of three smallmouths and two largemouths to take the day one lead. In second, Christopher Brasher weighed five for 15-11 and is hot on Meyer’s heels. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Day 1 Coverage

Beaver Lake Day 1 Coverage

Coming to Beaver Lake year after year, many FLW Tour pros have seen just about every variation the Ozark lake has to offer. This year, for the FLW Tour presented by General Tire, the lake will be dishing out as big a challenge as ever. Since Friday, big rains in the region raised the water level of Beaver about 5 feet. More rain on Tuesday night and Wednesday is pushing the lake even higher - it has now risen about 2 feet since practice ended on Tuesday. READ MORE »