UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Dickneite Tops At Lake of the Ozarks

Andre Dickneite

The final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks was brutally tough on much of the top 10, but Andre Dickneite stayed steady to earn his first Costa FLW Series win on a lake he’s called home for the last 20 years. Weighing 16 pounds and change each of the first two days, the Freeburg, Mo., pro started the final day in fourth place. Adding another 15 pounds even for a 48-4 total, Dickneite moved up to first for a $40,000 payday.

Winning co-angler pattern

Top 10 patterns 

Top 10 baits

Complete results

Lake of the Ozarks is a big pond, and Dickneite passed up a lot of good water on the way to his fishing grounds. Running far up the lake to a selection of coves near Proctor, Mo., Dickneite didn’t bother with the more crowded sections down near the dam or the State Park or Hurricane Deck.

Andre Dickneite

“I fish there, that’s just where I fish all the time,” says the Missouri pro, who has nine top-10 finishes in T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) competition on Lake of the Ozarks. “The BFL Super Tournament here was a few weeks ago and I had one of the most incredible practices I’ve ever had and I caught one keeper. It’s a feast or famine deal – you have to figure them out just like anywhere else on the lake and I got dialed in to one area up there and I got the right bait.”

When he does get the upper end of the lake going right, Dickneite believes it offers the best chance to be consistent, a trait that Brian Maloney predicted would be key for the winner of this event.

“Usually you don’t get all the fishermen going up there,” says Dickneite. “It’s a long way to go, and I really do good in multiple-day events there. If you want to catch a big bag you’ll catch bigger fish down here, but in your multiple-day events you have to be consistent. You’ve got to know where you’re going from the time you put the trolling motor down, but you don’t have all the competition.”

Andre Dickneite

Flipping docks with a black and blue V&M Adrenaline Flippin Jig with a matching Strike King Rage Craw produced on days one and two. On the final day, Dickneite added in a red bug-colored Zoom Magnum Trick Worm on a ¼-ounce Texas rig for a different look as he re-fished his areas. Throughout, Dickneite says he focused on docks, some with brush and some without, and caught fish in anywhere from 9 feet of water to a foot deep.

Dickneite says he fished a healthy combination of docks between the backs of creeks and the main lake, but had one magic dock that produced six keepers during the course of the event. That particular dock was located midway back in a creek, lending credence to the idea that it was the area more than a specific pattern that produced.

On the second day, Dickneite recognized that the current was running and capitalized on that by concentrating on docks on the main lake and flipping just the up-current side. On day three, he fished some of those same docks but flipped his way all around them.

“Going down the lake yesterday I looked back and I saw the wind blowing in on a float on a dock and I turned the boat around,” says Dickneite of a key day-two decision. “I’ve fished that dock before and it’s taken me ten tries to get that jig back in there and yesterday the very first flip I flipped it right back in there and a 5-pounder smoked it. I don’t even need to win a dollar, it’s just so good to go out and figure it out and for it to come together.”

 

Top 10 pros

1. Andre Dickneite – Freeburg, Mo. – 48-4 (15) – $40,000

2. Roger Fitzpatrick – Eldon, Mo. – 45-12 (15) – $15,700

3. James Dill – Sunrise Beach, Mo. – 45-12 (15) – $12,100

4. Dylan Hays – Sheridan, Ark. – 45-7 (15) – $10,100

5. Dennis Berhorst – Holts Summit, Mo. – 44-4 (15) – $9,000

6. Shane Long – Willard, Mo. – 44-3 (15) – $8,000

7. Casey Scanlon – Lake Ozark, Mo. – 43-3 (15) – $7,000

8. Jeremy Lawyer – Sarcoxie, Mo. – 42-14 (15) – $6,000

9. Greg Bohannan – Bentonville, Ark. – 40-11 (15) – $5,000

10. James Watson – Lampe, Mo. – 34-15 (11) – $4,000

Complete results

 

Tags: jody-white  headline-story  2017-10-12-lake-of-the-ozarks 

/tips/2019-02-12-aoy-update-lake-toho

AOY Update: Lake Toho

 With the first two events of the 2019 FLW Tour season in the books, it’s time to take a look at how the Angler of the Year race is shaping up. At Sam Rayburn and Lake Toho the pros were tested with very different conditions, and the standings include anglers different specialties and skill sets than at this time last year, when the Tour’s first two events were both held in Florida. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-12-montevallo-wins-on-seminole

Montevallo Wins on Seminole

The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Falcon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-12-mount-paran-christian-school-wins-on-seminole

Mount Paran Christian School wins on Seminole

The Mount Paran Christian School duo of Lee Rose Koza and Carter Koza, both of Marietta, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-anders-chases-shad-for-keowee-w

Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-top-10-baits-from-toho

Top 10 Baits from Toho

The second stop of the 2019 FLW Tour landed right on the spawn on Lake Toho and the other lakes on the Kissimmee Chain. Top finishers caught bass in all phases of the spawn. Collectively, they used just about every bait you’ll ever need if you want to catch a bass this time of year in the Sunshine State. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-10-toho-day-4-coverage

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-10-gross-wins-second-tour-title

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., won the 2019 FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla., with a four-day total of 20 bass that weighed 85 pounds, 12 ounces. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-09-gross-grabs-toho-lead

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was tough on the leaders, but Buddy Gross stayed steady, rising to first from fifth with 19 pounds, 12 ounces. In total, Gross has amassed 62 pounds even through three days, which is just about a pound ahead of Darrell Davis, who caught 25-12 for a 60-15 total and rocketed up to second from 13th. Going into the final day, everyone in the top six is within 5 pounds of the lead, and the way the Kissimmee Chain is pumping out big ones, that counts as the slimmest of margins. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-09-toho-day-3-coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-08-cox-stays-ahead-on-toho

Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger on Lake Toho featured not one, but TWO 10-pounders, one caught by Casey Scanlon and the other by Jamie Horton. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-08-toho-day-2-coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-07-cox-leads-toho-slugfest

Cox Leads Toho Slugfest

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho was the slugfest many expected. Leading the way is sight-fishing extraordinaire John Cox, who caught 31 pounds, 9 ounces and the day one big bass – a giant that went 10-9.  In second, John Voyles wrangled up 24-15, and Scott Martin is close behind him with 24-12. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-07-toho-day-1-coverage

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-06-roaming-kissimmee-with-douglas

Roaming Kissimmee with Douglas

Hailing from Minnesota, Josh Douglas is in his third year on the FLW Tour and looking for his first FLW Cup qualification. Were it not for a disqualification in the final event of the year at St. Clair in 2018, Douglas would have sailed into the Cup. After a tough start to the year at Rayburn, he’s planning to get back on track at the FLW Tour event presented by Ranger on Lake Toho. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-04-a-look-at-lake-toho

A Look at Lake Toho

Stop No. 2 of the 2019 FLW Tour takes us to Lake Toho and the several other lakes strung along the Kissimmee River. Presented by Ranger Boats, the tournament will take off from Big Toho Marina on the north end of the namesake lake, but competitors will be able to spread out down the Kissimmee River into Cypress Lake, Lake Hatchineha (Hatch), Lake Kissimmee, and perhaps even Tiger Lake and Lake Rosalie if they’re feeling adventurous. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-04-flw-live-schedule-for-lake-toho

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

Weigh-ins at the FLW Tour Lake Toho event will be broadcast daily at 3 p.m. ET days one and two and 4 p.m ET days three and four. The studio broadcast, with live in-the-boat streaming, airs Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with hosts Travis Moran and Peter T. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-02-thliveros-brings-it-home

Thliveros Brings it Home

Nick Thliveros led after day two on Okeechobee and after weighing his lowest weight of the week, he was able to seal the deal for his first Costa FLW Series win as a pro. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-02-top-5-patterns-from-okeechobee-day-2

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 2

Fishing as a whole is still tough on the Big O, but there was definitely an improvement today – especially for the guys at the top of the leaderboard. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-01-thliveros-in-charge-on-okeechobee

Thliveros in Charge on Okeechobee

Nick Thliveros is one day away from taking the title in the Costa FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee. READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-01-top-5-patterns-from-okeechobee-day-1

Top 5 Patterns from Okeechobee – Day 1

Things are tough on Okeechobee, but these pros cracked some of the code to wrangle solid catches. READ MORE »