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Top 10 Patterns from the 1000 Islands

Top 10 Patterns from the 1000 Islands

The 1000 Islands region sits at the transition between Lake Ontario, which is the easternmost Great Lake, and the St. Lawrence River. Both places have a history of producing mega-bags of smallmouths. For this year’s Costa FLW Series showdown at the 1000 Islands, it was Lake Ontario that did the heavy lifting. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

The lion’s share of the money won in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands was earned with a drop-shot out on Lake Ontario. Dropping down for hungry summer smallmouths isn’t rocket science, but it sure works wonders on big brown ones. As such, a lot of the baits that worked well at the 1000 Islands are staples of Northern tackle boxes, but there were a few surprises as well. READ MORE »

Becker Takes 1000 Islands Title

Becker Takes 1000 Islands Title

Matt Becker of Finleyville, Penn., smoked 25 pounds, 2 ounces from Lake Ontario on the final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands to earn the win. Becker weighed 21-4 on day one, 19-14 on day two and sealed it with the third-largest bag of the tournament on the final day for a total of 66-4. For his efforts, the Costa FLW Series rookie took home $44,400. READ MORE »

Haraguchi Hammers Again

Haraguchi Hammers Again

Gary Haraguchi has had a heck of a season on the water. Just last month the veteran co-angler finished off the FLW Tour Co-angler of the Year title and followed it up with a top 10 in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division opener on Champlain. This week at the 1000 Islands, Haraguchi kept rolling with big bags the final two days to earn his first Costa FLW Series win. READ MORE »

Pennsylvania’s Becker Wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on 1000 Islands Presented by Evinrude

Pennsylvania’s Becker Wins Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on 1000 Islands Presented by Evinrude

CLAYTON, N.Y. – Boater Matt Becker of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win... READ MORE »

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 3

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands dawned still and cool. Taking off from Clayton, eight of the top 10 headed west into Lake Ontario and they barely had to slow down until they were well out into the lake. Now, around 11:30 a.m., the wind is rustling pleasantly on land and there are perhaps 3-footers rolling in the lake – nothing these pros can’t handle with ease. READ MORE »

1000 Islands Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

1000 Islands Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Last year at the 1000 Islands, Scott Dobson spent two of the three days in the St. Lawrence River en route to his win. So far, it appears almost certain that this year’s Costa FLW Series showdown at the 1000 Islands will be won far west of Clayton, N.Y., somewhere in Lake Ontario. Despite 6-foot or more seas both days, a hardy crew of Great Lakes hammers has pounded out and back two days running, bringing in hefty bags of smallmouths plucked from the vastness that is the Great Lakes. READ MORE »

Fonzi Jumps Ahead on Ontario

Fonzi Jumps Ahead on Ontario

On a day when three pros weighed more than 25 pounds, consistent catches of 22 pounds, 8 ounces and 22-9 respectively have Joseph Fonzi in the lead heading into the final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands. In all, Fonzi has a total of 45-1 and more than a 2-pound edge over second place pro Timmy Thompkins. READ MORE »

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 2

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 2

Out at Cape Vincent, the flags were standing straight out from their poles at 6:00 a.m. and the pros who decided to make the run out into the lake on day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude were faced with a stiff challenge. A strong north east wind has the river navigable, but rocking, and as you run west into Lake Ontario the waves build into what Cory Johnston says are “6-footers.” READ MORE »

1000 Islands Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

1000 Islands Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on the 1000 Islands turned into a good day for fishing, but it sure started out rough. Folks heading out into Lake Ontario from the St. Lawrence River had to navigate waves commonly described as 7-footers, which made many morning runs long and uncomfortable. Despite that, plenty of the pros did a lot of damage in the lake. READ MORE »

Cory J leads at 1000 Islands

Cory J leads at 1000 Islands

Cory Johnston was the first man to weigh-in, and he set the bar high on day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on the 1000 Islands. Leading off with 23 pounds, 7 ounces of smallmouths plucked from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the FLW Tour pro could have had even more, as he said he broke off a 5-pounder late and finished the day with a pair of 3-pounders in his creel. READ MORE »

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 1

1000 Islands Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on the 1000 Islands started out fairly warm, but with a gusting wind and misting rain. At the entrance to Lake Ontario near Wolf Island, big rollers were heading into the river and a handful of anglers elected to turn around, though a fair number of hardy individuals continued west into the lake. READ MORE »

River and Lake in Play at 1000 Islands

River and Lake in Play at 1000 Islands

Most will tell you that the fishing in the 1000 Islands area isn’t as easy as it was five or 10 years ago, but it’s still fantastic. We’ll see exactly what it’s capable of producing at stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Evinrude, which begins today. The tournament should feature some amazing smallmouth fishing, both in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, which comprise the 1000 Islands fishery. READ MORE »

Smallmouth Time at the 1000 Islands

Smallmouth Time at the 1000 Islands

Stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division heads to the 1000 Islands area in Upstate New York. Taking off out of Clayton, N.Y., more than 170 pros and co-anglers will have the run of the eastern end of Lake Ontario and as much of the St. Lawrence River as they care to fish. READ MORE »