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Kentucky Lake Day 3 Coverage

Kentucky Lake Day 3 Coverage
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2:48 We’re headed back

We’re wrapping up the blog for the day and heading back to check-in, which is at 3:30 p.m. CT. Weigh-in starts at 4 p.m. CT and it should be good, and we’ll also get to see how much that big one that Lambert caught will actually weigh. 

 

2:25 Cobb limits

Brandon Cobb just popped two little ones for his fourth and fifth keepers (we had it wrong before), and now he’s got a limit. Unfortunately, his last two keepers aren’t nearly the quality he started off with.

 

2:10 Gussy culls

Jeff Gustafson popped a 5-pounder to cull up to around 18 pounds. He’s probably going to be on FLW Live tomorrow.

 

1:54 Dillard and Osborne

Jim Dillard has four in the boat now – he’s got a 5-pounder and a 3-pounder and a couple of keepers. Jordan Osborne got off to a good start, but has scuffled otherwise – with a recent cull he just got up to about 14 pounds.

 

1:45 Rose is cooking

It was only a matter of time before Mark Rose really got in on the ledge game. He just culled again with a 3-pounder to get to 19+ easily.

 

1:40 No. 4 for Mosley, Dudley

Brandon Mosley finally landed a good one – he’s got three small keepers and a 4-pounder now. David Dudley just caught his second fish of the day - a nice 3-pounder. 

 

1:30 Rose is close to 20

Mark Rose culled out a 2-pounder with a 4-pounder and probably has close to 20 pounds now. The race for second is going to be hot tomorrow.

 

1:24 Davis and Stewart

Alex Davis wrapped a limit with a solid 2+ and is sitting unofficially in ninth. He may have one more day of fishing ahead of him. Tyler Stewart has four now, but none of his recent fish are too special.

 

1:15 Another for Neal

Michael Neal put another 4-pounder in the boat – he’s into the high teens easily now.

Also, David Dudley caught a 3-pounder a bit ago. He’s got two on the day.

 

10:10 Cox!

John Cox just caught a 5-pounder. He’s got over 17 pounds now and he’s done it all up shallow.

 

1:00 Douglas limits

Josh Douglas just drop-shotted up another keeper to get up into the teens. He’s really put it into gear of late and is probably going to be going out in second place tomorrow. He won’t really have a shot to win, but it will be the first top 10 cut of his career with FLW.

 

12:50 Douglas has four now

Swapping back to the drop-shot, Josh Douglas landed his third and fourth keepers and they’re both really good ones. We’ve got him in double digits with just four keepers and back in the top five.

12:41 McDonald and Neal cull

Bill McDonald just culled with a 4-pounder to crack the 17-pound barrier. Michael Neal culled with a 4-pounder too, and he’s over the 16-pound mark. Both of them may end up fishing tomorrow at this rate.

 

12:35 Thompkins and Morgan

Timmy Thompkins just caught his first keeper. That’s pretty ridiculous considering we’re on Kentucky Lake. Equally ridiculous is the fact that Andy Morgan only has four small keepers.

 

12:28 Martin, McDonald

Scott Martin just caught his third keeper. He’s got around 10 pounds.

Bill McDonald just finished his limit with a 4-pounder. He’s had a really good day and has about 15 pounds or better today.

 

12:18 Cox culls

Fishing up shallow, John Cox just popped a 4+ to get up to about 15 pounds. He may be fishing shallow on FLW Live tomorrow.

 

12:14 Wendlandt limits

Clark Wendlandt just filled a small limit out cranking a squarebill on docks over in Barkley. That’s a cool way to do it, and he’s getting some good money and points, but he’ll need to improve a lot if he wants to make the cut.

 

12:00 Douglas loses one

Josh Douglas just lost a key 3-pounder on a crankbait. He’s cranking a shallow bar now, and with only two in the boat every fish counts if he wants to hang in the top 10.

 

11:55 Stewart and Hunter

Tyler Stewart just caught a 5-pounder. It’s his second of the day, so he’s got some work to do, but it’s a good fish to have. Meanwhile, John Hunter has culled for the first time today -he’s got a limit worth about 11 pounds.

 

11:45 Davis gets his fourth, Neal limits

Alex Davis just caught a good 2+ for his fourth keeper and Michael Neal limited out with a decent one.

Also, Mark Rose just culled up with one a little shy of 3 pounds.

 

 

11:40 Meyer and Rose add

Cody Meyer just caught a 2-pounder for his fourth. Mark Rose recently culled by a few ounces.

 

11:20 Drum time

Josh Douglas just caught a nice drum (he’d probably call it a sheepshead) on Live. Other than that, it’s been slim pickings. One guy catching fish now is Dylan Hays – he’s culled a couple times recently and has about 14 pounds. Depending on how the day shakes out he may have a shot at a top 10.

 

11:10 Hawgs for Lambert

Jason Lambert hasn’t tried to catch anything in a while, and he’s not going to, but that’s not the point. Now, he’s got over 70 pounds unofficially (with more than a 20-pound lead) and is on track to break 90 pounds with ease. We put a poll out on Twitter before the tournament started, and at about 10:15 a.m. on day one the majority of respondents believed that 90 pounds was unattainable. We’ll see…

 

11:05 Felix catches another, Meyer is going good

Austin Felix just caught his second keeper. He’s been grinding this morning and hasn’t been coming up with much.

Cody Meyer boxed up his third a minute ago as well, he’s got about 10 pounds so far, so they’re all pretty solid.

 

10:51 Davis get No. 3

Alex Davis caught a good one for his third keeper. He’s got around 10 pounds now for just three and looks to be continuing his comeback today, albeit a little more slow and steady than Rose.

 

10:35 Minnesota is struggling, Rose culls

Austin Felix and Josh Douglas are both doing pretty poorly today. Felix has one in the ‘well and has caught one short since then. Douglas has two.

Mark Rose is fishing offshore and seems to be working on a pretty good day – he’s culled once now and had about 17 or 18 pounds in the boat.

 

10:12 The shallow gang is working hard

The shallow guys don’t stand a chance to win, but they’re plugging away. John Cox just culled and has a limit on a frog, and Brandon Cobb has four for about 13 pounds that he’s caught flipping.

 

10:00 Douglas

Josh Douglas just brought in his second keeper of the day. Look for him to grind it out on the ledges and fill out his limit as the day progresses.

 

9:50 Lambert quits, Neal and Rose add

Jason Lambert is calling it a day. He’s got over 26 pounds and doesn’t need to catch anything else today. #IdleTime

Michael Neal and Mark Rose just added 3-pounders, so they’re doing well. They’re the class of the ledge fishing world as well, but it’s basically the Jason Lambert show now.

 

9:45 Good golly

Jason Lambert just caught like an 8-pounder Or a 9-pounder. It’s huge. “I don’t even know what to do at this point except ride around and eat a biscuit.”

 

9:40 Rose

Mark Rose started his day with a 6-pounder and he’s got three in the boat now. He made a big comeback on day two to get into the top 30 and keep his Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year lead intact.

 

9:35 We’ve got the sheet updated

We’ve got a pile of fish catches now, but most of the field is still shy of a limit. We just ran through and got the spreadsheet updated, and you can check it out there or on the leaderboard under FLW Live.

 

9:27 Douglas catches one

Josh Douglas just caught a 3-pounder to get himself going. He’s on the board!

 

9:20 Lambert gets another

Jason Lambert just caught another big one to cull. We’ll probly get a better estimate in good time, but he’s got to be pushing 24 or 25 pounds now.

 

9:17 Cobb catches a good one

Brandon Cobb just flipped up a 4-pounder. He’s fishing shallow and has three good ones so far.

 

9:14 Lambert culls

Jason Lambert just busted another 5-pounder. He’s over 20 pounds by a decent margin now and is working his way toward a mega-bag. Not that he needs it.

He’s pretty much catching all his fish on a Castaic Jerky J on a scrounger head.

 

9:07 Gussy loses a big

Jeff Gustafson just lost about a 5-pounder. He’s trying to move up today, and with about 15 pounds in the boat already that would have helped a lot.

 

 

9:03 Still nothing for Douglas

Josh Douglas has had five bites this morning and landed zero. He says they’re not eating the bait, and now he’s cranked his Evinrude to idle a bit and try to relocate them.

 

8:54 Martin with another

Scott Martin is fishing far south, where the chance for a true Kentucky Lake giant is highest, but he’s not catching giants. Just good ones – his third keeper is about a 3-pounder.

 

8:44 Canterbury has four

Scott Canterbury has four decent keepers to start. He’s going pretty good today and fishing deep up north – he’s fished all over both lakes so far in this event and caught fish shallow and deep. So, he’s one of the more interesting guys to watch as the day goes on.

 

8:37 Martin gets going

Scott Martin is fishing south of New Johnsonville at the moment and pretty much only got to his spot about 10 minutes ago. He’s cooking now, and just caught a 3-pounder and a 4-pounder to get going.

 

8:15 Haynes withdraws

Earlier this morning, shortly after Randy Haynes left the spot where he and Jason Lambert started, Randy Haynes came back to takeoff and withdrew from the tournament. There was no rule violation by Lambert, but Haynes had a technical violation of Rule No. 11 for failing to compete on a day he was qualified to fish. There will be a full update on FLW Live at 8:30 a.m. CT.

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8:00 Gussy limits in style, Arey is whacking

Jeff Gustafson just filled out his limit with two good ones. He’s got about 14 pounds now. With four in the ‘well, Matt Arey has over 10 pounds.

 

7:45 Lambert has 20

Jason Lambert just caught a 4-pounder to get to 20 pounds. We’ll have some Haynes news soon, but right now Lambert is running away with this thing.

 

7:45 Gussy, others

Jeff Gustafson has three keepers now. He’s starting pretty fast. Bill McDonald is off to a good start too, with two good ones. Jordan Osborne just got on the board with a 5-pounder.

Down south, Andy Morgan just started fishing and caught a 2-pounder off a dock and Scott Martin is still running.

7:30 Lambert with another good one, Stewart

Jason Lambert just caught a 5-pounder. Tyler Stewart is fishing down by Paris and just boxed his first keeper.

 

7:15 Lambert with a good one

Fishing alone now, Jason Lambert just caught a 4-pounder. That’ll probably make the ride back to weigh-in.

 

7:05 Haynes leaves

Randy Haynes and Jason Lambert started playing bumper boats, but Haynes just left. He’s probably extremely frustrated at the moment.

 

7:00 Lambert

Jason Lambert just caught another keeper and lost one. Fishing on top of him, Randy Haynes is still on a blank.

 

6:57 Hays and Kreiger

Dylan Hays and Koby Kreiger are both on the board early. Kreiger with a jerkbait fish caught near takeoff and Hays with three decent keepers from the takeoff region as well. It appears the release-fish pattern is booming.

 

6:52 Haynes and Lambert

Randy Haynes and Jason Lambert started on top of each other this morning. They’re on the place the Haynes started on day two, which is perhaps where Lambert started on day one. So far, Lambert has one keeper. 

 

6:40 Felix starts fast

Austin Felix is our first pro on the board today, getting things going with a solid 2-pounder.

 

 

 

 

6:30 It could be a ledge battle for the ages

Through two days of the FLW Tour presented by Costa on Kentucky Lake the fishing has been a little tough for everyone but Randy Haynes and Jason Lambert. Though good weights are coming in across the board, keepers and kickers have been hard to come by, as evidenced by Austin Felix hanging in the top 10 with just nine fish. Even for Haynes and Lambert, the fishing has been so-so, with the duo only rarely igniting those flurries of offshore action that Kentucky Lake is known for. Of course, through it all, Haynes and Lambert have opened up a pretty big margin over the rest of the top 30, though catch-up bags are for sure available on Kentucky Lake.

Today is going to be sweltering, with a chance of thunderstorms and tons of humidity. Other than that though, the conditions should be pretty good, with not much wind and plenty of potential for the top 30 pros. It rained overnight, but pros took off into a blazing Kentucky sun.

 

Conditions

Temperature at takeoff: 68 degrees

Forecast high: 87 degrees

Sky: clear

Precipitation: 90 percent chance of rain

Wind: southwest at 8 mph

Current: 28,993 CFS (updates)

 

Tournament Details

Folgers Morning Takeoff: 6:30 a.m. CT at Kentucky Dam State Park, 7792 US Highway 641 North, Gilbertsville, Ky.

Weigh-in: 4 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday at Kentucky Dam State Park

FLW Expo: 12 to 4 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday at Kentucky Dam State Park

FLW Live: Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. CT to 12:30 p.m. CT

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Sam Rayburn Midday Update – Day 3

Sam Rayburn Midday Update – Day 3

Kris Wilson did everything he could this morning to put away this tournament before anyone had a chance to make a run at him. The Montgomery, Texas, pro returned to the spot where he started the first two days and boxed up a pair of 5-pounders. The leader has camped on his spot basically all morning, and now we estimate he's culled up to about 18 pounds. Wilson came into today with a lead of more than 4 1/2 pounds over second-place pro Josh Bensema, and a much greater margin over everyone else, so that limit is huge and likely has him on course for a wire-to-wire victory in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Wilson Wins Big on Rayburn

Wilson Wins Big on Rayburn

Kris Wilson pounded out another big limit – 24 pounds, 1 ounce – to win the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury at Sam Rayburn Reservoir by a margin of 13 pounds, 15 ounces. His three-day total was 72-8.  READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn Midday Update – Day 2

Sam Rayburn Midday Update – Day 2

In terms of fish caught, tournament leader Kris Wilson had a tougher morning today than on day one. But a behemoth bass that will probably push the 8-pound mark has him in prime position to maintain his lead in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

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Wilson Still in Control at Rayburn

Wilson Still in Control at Rayburn

A 9-plus-pound bass anchored Kris Wilson’s day-two limit to help him stay in the lead at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Wilson weighed in 21 pounds, 12 ounces today to go with 26-11 yesterday. His 48-7 two-day total has Wilson 4 pounds, 10 ounces ahead of Josh Bensema and miles ahead of the rest of the top 10.   READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Sam Rayburn Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Montgomery, Texas, pro Kris Wilson caught a big-time stringer of more than 26 pounds to take the day-one lead at the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event presented by Mercury at Sam Rayburn. Wilson says he fished some of the flooded cover that’s lining Rayburn’s shorelines, but the bulk of his catch came from a series of offshore areas where bass are starting to pile up. The rest of the top five fished a mix of patterns, but their results indicate that the offshore pattern could wind up being the most consistent as the tournament goes on.  READ MORE »

Wilson Waylays 26 at Rayburn

Wilson Waylays 26 at Rayburn

The second stop of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event on Sam Rayburn, which is presented by Mercury, has certainly lived up to expectations. Plenty of fish are out there to be caught, yet finding quality is the key to separating yourself from the pack. Kris Wilson of Montgomery, Texas certainly distanced himself after hauling in 26 pounds, 11 ounces to the Umphrey Family Pavilion stage. It may not be the Texas-sized bag Rayburn is known for, however, given the conditions it is absolutely impressive. Wilson will hold a 6-7 lead over Josh Bensema heading into Friday. READ MORE »

Campbell Goes Back to Back

Campbell Goes Back to Back

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Shaw Drags Worm on Shelbyville

Shaw Drags Worm on Shelbyville

Wayne Shaw of Urbana, Illinois, weighed five bass Saturday totaling 13 pounds, 7 ounces, to win T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville. Shaw pocketed $4,071 for his day on the water. READ MORE »

Fox Claims No. 8

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Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. For his efforts, Fox netted $2,941. READ MORE »

Ganey Cracks 20-11 on Big Sam

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Rylon Ganey of Pineville, Louisiana, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with five bass weighing 20 pounds, 11 ounces. For his win, Ganey took home $6,362. READ MORE »

Walser Nets 13th Title

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Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 13 ounces. With his win – his 13th on the BFL circuit – Walser tied the BFL all-time wins record held by Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio. READ MORE »

College Championship Midday Update – Day 3

College Championship Midday Update – Day 3

As expected, the fishing has been great for the final day of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River. Sunny skies and moderate winds have set everyone up for success, and so far the top 10 teams are making the most of it. READ MORE »

Racers Lock Up National Championship

Racers Lock Up National Championship

The final day of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River was quite the show, especially if you watched FLW Live. After catching the biggest limit of the event worth 18 pounds, 14 ounces on day two to take the lead, the Murray State duo of Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson gave it all they had on the final day to squeak out their smallest, yet most important limit of the week. Today, Murray State caught 15-8, which was enough to edge out the Bethel University team of Tristan McCormick and Dakota Pierce by just 3 ounces to bring home the title. Along with winning a Ranger Z175 with a 115-horsepower motor for the club, Puckett and Albertson also get entry into the 2019 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark., this August 9-11. READ MORE »

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

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Day one of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River had a wide variety of patterns in play among the leaders. Today, with overcast skies and gusty winds, the folks fishing grass started to pull ahead. In the lead, Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson of Murray State have managed more than 16 pounds each day, but the rest of the top-10 crew is hot on their heels. Additionally, the fishing seems to be getting better by the day, so a big bag from a team down the standings a little bit wouldn’t exactly be a shock on the final day.  READ MORE »

Murray State Races Ahead

Murray State Races Ahead

Thanks to a day-two limit worth 18 pounds, 14 ounces, Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson of Murray State University have the lead going into the final round of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance at the Potomac River. The Racers weighed 16-13 on day one to place seventh, but moved up the leaderboard today with the tournament’s biggest limit so far. READ MORE »

College Championship Midday Update – Day 2

College Championship Midday Update – Day 2

Day two of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River has been quite different from day one. With strong souths winds kicking up the main channel and keeping the tide back, teams have had to adjust. READ MORE »

FLW Live Leaderboard - College Championship

FLW Live Leaderboard - College Championship

Anglers and FLW staff provide unofficial weight estimates for the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River. READ MORE »

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Potomac River Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Though the fishing seems markedly better than it was just a few days ago, the techniques getting it done are just as mixed as before. Unlike some years on the Potomac, slightly underdeveloped grass beds have the river fishing in a pretty diverse way. If all you want to do is fish grass, that isn’t ideal, but it has made for a lot of opportunity elsewhere. READ MORE »

Minor, Raines Lead College Field

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Nolan Minor and Thomas Raines of West Virginia University have the day-one lead at the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance at the Potomac River. The Mountaineers’ 18-5 bag gives them a 9-ounce cushion over second-place anglers Jarrett Martin and Nickolas Marsh of Adrian College.  READ MORE »