UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Pro Circuit - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Reynolds Moves From 10th to 1st

Reynolds Moves From 10th to 1st
Jeff Reynolds

A diverse game plan blessed with a late-day kicker yielded a limit catch of 19 pounds, 4 ounces to move Jeff Reynolds from 10th place into first with 36 even on day two of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Frabill on Lake Texoma.

Complete results 

Top five patterns 

“I was able to fish some more of my stuff more today,” Reynolds says. “I have a couple places that have them in there pretty good and I had probably 16 pounds early this morning and I caught a lot of them out of one area.”

Reynolds says he fished shallow and deep – from zero to 25 feet. Playing the day’s conditions was intrinsic to his success. Contrasting yesterday’s sunny, windy conditions, day two brought mostly cloudy skies through noon, less wind and slightly cooler temperatures.

“I think the biggest difference today was the cloudy conditions,” Reynolds says. “For some of the stuff I’m doing, I need the sun. I really feel like I can catch the big ones if I get sun because of the way the shad work (rise to the surface). But, this morning when it was cloudy, I caught them pretty good too.”

Reynolds threw topwaters during the morning and he approached other scenarios with a Carolina rig, Texas-rigged worms and shaky heads. No one bait dominated his day, so he kept rotating to keep a fresh look in front of the fish.

Jeff Reynolds

“I’m really running spots, not as much a pattern. It’s all according to what the wind and the sun are doing," says Reynolds. "When it was cloudy, I’d fish shallow and when the sun was out, I’d go out deep and fish brush piles.”

Securing a good limit early afforded him the confidence to go big-fish hunting.

“When I had the 16 pounds early, I knew I had enough to make the cut,” Reynolds says. “So I laid off a lot of my stuff that I knew I could catch them on. On this lake, when you’re trying to catch a 4- or 5-pounder, you can catch them out of 2 feet of water or 20 feet of water. So, I really just went fishing the majority of the day and I got lucky and caught a big one (5-13) right there at the end.”

 

Top 10 pros

1. Jeff Reynolds – Calera, Okla. – 36-0 (10)

2. T.R. Andreas – Kerrville, Texas – 33-7 (10)

3. Alton Wilhoit – Noble, Okla. – 32-12 (10)

4. Hayden Burkett – Bokchito, Okla. – 32-4 (10)

5. Kevin Gressett – Tioga, Texas – 30-7 (10)

6. Dicky Newberry – Houston, Texas – 30-3 (10)

7. Jeff Sprague – Point, Texas – 29-15 (10)

8. Don McFarlin – Gordonville, Texas – 29-14 (10)

9. Brandon Mosley – Choctaw, Okla. – 29-3 (10)

10. Ricci Head – Shawnee, Okla. – 29-2 (9)

Complete results 

 

Daren Scott

Scott grinds it out for co-angler lead

He started the morning in 10th place, but after fishing a day he described as more functional than fanciful, Daren Scott, of Aledo, Texas sacked up a limit of 15-8 and rose to first place in the co-angler division with 26-6. His day-two catch was the heaviest of the tournament.

“It was a grind. I only had five keeper bites all day,” says Scott, who fished behind Dylan Hays. “It wasn’t one thing, I caught fish on four different baits. Today was mostly slow baits, yesterday was mostly reaction baits. Today, I fished mostly deep and yesterday was mostly shallow.”

Scott caught his day-two fish mostly on points with scattered brush and isolated rock. His bites were spread throughout the day, but a late rally produced good keepers for him and Hays.

“I caught my first fish on my fifth cast, but I didn’t have my limit until 2:15,” Scott says.

Complete results 

Tags: david-a-brown  headline-story  2017-09-21-lake-texoma 

Carper Wins Big on St. Johns River

Carper Wins Big on St. Johns River

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine continued competition Saturday at the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida – the first time that the Gator Division presented by A.R.E. has opened their season on the St. Johns River – and featured a major return on investment for the winner. READ MORE »

Lasyone Tops Record Field on Rayburn

Lasyone Tops Record Field on Rayburn

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine opened competition Saturday at the historic Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and featured a record-setting field size – 230 boaters and 230 co-anglers. The season opener, the largest field in more than 20 years, took off with multiple anglers left on the waiting list.  READ MORE »

Miller Wins Wild Card on Kentucky Lake

Miller Wins Wild Card on Kentucky Lake

Weighing limits of 15 pounds, 13 ounces on day one and 15-3 on day two, Michael Miller of Greenville, S.C., overcame a tough-fishing Kentucky Lake to win the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card and qualify for the All-American. READ MORE »

Coastal Carolina Wins on Hartwell  

Coastal Carolina Wins on Hartwell  

The Coastal Carolina University duo of Max McQuaide of Tyngsborough, Mass., and Grant Tattersall, of Conway, S.C., won the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Hartwell presented by Costa with a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned the Chanticleers’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Allison Comes from Behind on Cumberland

Allison Comes from Behind on Cumberland

By catching four quality smallmouth bass on the final day of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland, Missourian Chad Allison was able to come back from 10th place and win the co-angler division, earning more than $30,000. READ MORE »

Upshaw Closes on Cumberland

Upshaw Closes on Cumberland

For the second time this season, Andrew Upshaw is an FLW champion thanks to consistent days spent targeting big Southern smallmouths. The Tulsa, Okla., pro won the 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland in Burnside, Ky., with a three-day total weight of 42 pounds, 15 ounces. The win comes less than seven months after Upshaw won the FLW Tour event on Cherokee Lake in east Tennessee. READ MORE »

FLW Live Leaderboard - Lake Cumberland

FLW Live Leaderboard - Lake Cumberland

FLW media staff provides unofficial weight estimates for the 2019 Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Andrew Upshaw continues to roll on Cumberland. READ MORE »

Upshaw Moves Ahead at Cumberland

Upshaw Moves Ahead at Cumberland

Day two of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland was a bit tougher for some, given the post-frontal conditions featuring lighter winds, sun and cold temperatures. As projected, consistency has been the key and Andrew Upshaw continued to dial in his program adding 15 pounds, 1 ounce to his day-one bag of 14-15 for a total of 30 pounds even. READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship proved to be about as challenging as many anglers anticipated after a tough practice period, but it wasn’t all bad. Zimbabwe’s Roger Cousens certainly wasn’t complaining. His tournament-leading 17-pound, 2-ounce bag was exactly what he had hoped for as the tournament kicked off, and he’s gunning for another big stringer today. READ MORE »

Zimbabwe’s Cousens Grabs Lead

Zimbabwe’s Cousens Grabs Lead

The FLW International Division is well represented in the Costa FLW Series Championship, and perhaps none represented the division better than Roger Cousens of Zimbabwe, who didn’t seem bothered by the stingy conditions of Lake Cumberland on day one. With the only bag that topped 17 pounds for the day (17-2), Cousens enters day two with a 3-ounce lead over Robert Nakatomi, who qualified from the Western Division. READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

With rain early and a cold snap forecasted to move in this afternoon, the first day of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland could present some unique challenges for the 193-boat field, especially after a fairly mild and pleasant practice period.  READ MORE »

Fitzpatrick All the Way on Grand

Fitzpatrick All the Way on Grand

Roger Fitzpatrick has had quite a fall fishing season. He won the BFL Super Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks in September, then qualified for the All-American by winning the BFL Regional on Grand Lake in October. READ MORE »

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

A severe storm backed up the tides and drained many of the best areas on the Potomac. Adjusting to the unusual conditions and grinding out daily limits were the keys to success in the BFL Regional. READ MORE »

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

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude was no walk in the park for the top 10 pros. With a cold front passing through at the start of the event, a high-pressure system settled in for the final round of fishing. While most struggled, Dylan Hays of El Dorado, Ark., sacked up 14 pounds, 6 ounces today – the biggest limit brought in during the final day – and finally was able to wrangle his first FLW title. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude is fixing to get fun based on what’s already happened today and what could happen. READ MORE »

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 »