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Co-Angler Parsons Wins for Brother 

Co-Angler Parsons Wins for Brother 
Scott Parsons

Back in 2016, Scott Parsons finished tied for first in a Costa FLW Series event on Lake of the Ozarks, unfortunately losing on the tiebreaker.

He dedicated that tournament to his brother, Dustin, who was battling kidney cancer; a battle he would lose the Monday after the event. 

“He was my encouragement to fish,” Parsons says. “So this tournament brings back a lot of memories.”

This time, at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson at Table Rock, the memories are a little sweeter, though, because Parsons took home the first-place trophy. Today, the Rogers, Ark., co-angler brought in his biggest bag of the event, 13 pounds, 6 ounces, to get to 36-9 overall. He’d need every bit, as he held on to beat out Robbie Bartoszek by a mere 4 ounces.

Complete results

This week showcased a knack for adapting on Parsons’ part. 

On day one, he fished with Joe Gerard, fishing the same stretch of bank all day, which actually worked out perfect for him.

“I love dragging a shaky head,” says the champ, who was using a green pumpkin Zoom Trick Worm on a 1/4-ounce Buckeye Lures Spot Remover shaky head. “The way we were going, I was able to toss it out the back of the boat and drag it in 8 to 12 feet of water where the smallmouths were spawning.”

Yet, after a day of smallmouth fishing, Parsons drew Duke Jenkel, who was running up the White River to flip for largemouths. Thus, Parsons adapted, catching all his weight on a green pumpkin Big Bite Baits Fighting Frog with the tips of the pincers dyed chartreuse.

Today, it was back to the brown fish while fishing with Wesley Rogers. The two hit main-lake points in 20 to 22 feet of water, where Parsons did all his damage swimming a Yamamoto Single Tail Grub in smoke with black flake.

“I threw back so many smallmouth today my thumbs are raw,” Parsons says. “It was just an awesome week; one I want to dedicate to Dustin.”

 

Top 10 co-anglers

1. Scott Parsons – Rogers, Ark. – 36-9 (15) 

2. Robbie Bartoszek – Hampshire, Tenn. – 36-5 (15) 

3. Dennis Meyer – Ballwin, Mo. – 36-3 (15) 

4. Rob Crane – Fairview Heights, Ill. – 34-9 (14) 

5. Wes Proctor – Manhattan, Kan. – 32-15 (15) 

6. Mark Howard – Mesquite, Texas – 30-12 (13) 

7. Michael Catt – Jacksonville, Fla. – 28-8 (13) 

8. Kurt Chelminiak – Delafield, Wis. – 28-1 (12) 

9. Todd Lee – Jasper, Ala. – 27-3 (13) 

10. Todd Adamitis – Glen Carbon, Ill. – 25-9 (11) 

Complete results

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Huntze Closes Door for Co-angler W

Huntze Closes Door for Co-angler W

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Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

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Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

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Big Bags Coming on Rainy Clear Lake

Big Bags Coming on Rainy Clear Lake

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Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

The weather system pushing through northern California brought dreary, drizzly conditions interspersed with occasional steady spells of light rain for day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. The sun made only a few peeking appearances, but there were several bright spots in the morning’s activity. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns From Table Rock

Top 10 Patterns From Table Rock

Fishing at Table Rock during the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, presented by Power-Pole, was pretty remarkable, at least until it wasn’t. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock

It really didn’t matter what pros threw at Table Rock. The fish were probably going to eat it. Yet, despite a banner practice, things certainly got tougher throughout the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, which was presented by Power-Pole. Thus, pros needed to continually adapt to the conditions with their offerings.Here’s a look at the lures that helped the top 10 anglers.  READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

With just one keeper from his three primary pockets, leader Jake Morris might have left the door open on the final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division tournament at Table Rock Lake. His frog pattern might be fizzling out due to clear water and changing conditions. READ MORE »

Co-Angler Parsons Wins for Brother 

Co-Angler Parsons Wins for Brother 

Co-angler Scott Parsons won the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Table Rock Lake with a combination of smallmouth and largemouth bass. He dedicated the win to his late brother, Dustin, who died of cancer in 2016. READ MORE »

Lampe's Olliverson Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole

Lampe's Olliverson Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole

BRANSON, Mo. – Pro Eric Olliverson of Lampe, Missouri, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the three-day Costa FLW Series on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole. Olliverson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces, was enough to earn him the victory by a 5-ounce margin over second-place pro... READ MORE »

Olliverson Triumphs on Table Rock

Olliverson Triumphs on Table Rock

Missouri pro Eric Olliverson came back from fourth place on the final day to unseat Jake Morris and company and win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Power-Pole on Table Rock Lake. Olliverson’s 16-pound, 8-ounce bag on the final day gave him 46-3 for the tournament and the win by just 5 ounces over Dakota Ebare. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 2

Fishing pressure and a cold front have shut down the bite at Table Rock Lake for stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division season. The lake's largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass are not coming easy. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 2

A few spawning bass are making their way to the scale in the top pros' bags, but most of the consistent action has come flipping or fishing topwater for largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass at Table Rock. READ MORE »

Morris Still Rocking Table Rock

Morris Still Rocking Table Rock

Jake Morris of McKee, Ky., continues to lead the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Table Rock Lake. Morris, who won the season opener at Kentucky Lake, has a two-day total of 32 pounds, 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Catching fish is hardly the problem right now at stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division at Table Rock Lake. It seemed like every pro our on-the-water crew pulled up on today, be it on the lower end or up the rivers, was setting the hook with reckless abandon. Unfortunately, the quality has been extremely lacking. READ MORE »

Everything on the Table at Table Rock

Everything on the Table at Table Rock

Stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson, is primed to be an all-out show. It seems like the lake’s entire population of bass is rushing to the bank to spawn, with all three species willing to eat a vast array of offerings. The only question: Will Mother Nature play nice? READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 1

The vast majority of the field was able to scrounge up limits between 10 and 13 pounds, but getting over the 13-pound mark has been a challenge at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson. READ MORE »

Morris Starts Fast on Table Rock

Morris Starts Fast on Table Rock

Coming off a win in the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Kentucky Lake, Jake Morris started great in the second stop of the season as well. Weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces on day one, Morris leads a tightly packed field in the Table Rock event, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Brandon. READ MORE »

Spawn in Full Bloom on Table Rock

Spawn in Full Bloom on Table Rock

Stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division should shape up to be quite the catchfest. Coming off of the division opener on Kentucky Lake, where pros were challenged with tough fishing, this week’s event, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson, should be stellar in terms of both numbers and quality of fish.  READ MORE »

Korostetskyi Crowned Kayak Champ at Nickajack

Korostetskyi Crowned Kayak Champ at Nickajack

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