UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Chickamauga

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Daniel Island’s Costas Catches 30-Pound Limit, Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Tournament on Santee Cooper Lakes

Daniel Island’s Costas Catches 30-Pound Limit, Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Tournament on Santee Cooper Lakes

SUMMERTON, S.C. – Boater Lex Costas of Daniel Island, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 30 pounds, 12 ounces, to win... READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Mead

Top 10 Baits from Lake Mead

Lake Mead fished tough at the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener presented by Ranger Boats. It only took 34 pounds, 12 ounces to win the three-day event, but the top 10 pros somehow figured out the tricky clear-water fishery. Tim Klinger relied on a spinnerbait to get the job done and notch what might be one of his top wins in FLW competition. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Mead

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Mead

A wide variety of patterns was in play early on in the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener presented by Ranger Boats, but one dominant pattern developed throughout the event. Most of the top 10 finishers spent day three targeting prespawn fish in flooded cover in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead. READ MORE »

Co-angler Parks Nearly Goes Wire-to-Wire

Co-angler Parks Nearly Goes Wire-to-Wire

Jesse Parks came within 1 pound, 6 ounces of running wire-to-wire for the co-angler win in the Costa FLW Series Western Division Opener presented by Ranger Boats. He finished day one in fourth place with 10-9, but a 9-4 day-two effort (on a day that stumped most of the field) and two more fish for 3-11 on day three were plenty to claim the lead and never relinquish it. READ MORE »

Boulder City's Klinger Wins Costa FLW Series on Lake Mead presented by Ranger Boats

Boulder City's Klinger Wins Costa FLW Series on Lake Mead presented by Ranger Boats

HENDERSON, Nev. – Pro angler Tim Klinger of Boulder City, Nevada, brought the second-largest stringer of the entire tournament to the scale Saturday – a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 4 ounces – to win the Costa FLW Series at Lake Mead presented by Ranger Boats. Klinger’s three-day total of 13 bass weighing 34 pounds, 12 ounces gave him the win by 4-pound, 12-... READ MORE »

Klinger Mounts Comeback Win on Mead

Klinger Mounts Comeback Win on Mead

Tim Klinger knows Lake Mead as well as anyone. The local stick and former FLW Tour pro has won 100 tournaments or more on the fishery, in his estimation, but his Costa FLW Series Western Division win ranks up there with the best of them. READ MORE »

Lake Mead Midday Update – Day 2

Lake Mead Midday Update – Day 2

It’s hard to get a read on how well Mead is fishing on day two of the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener presented by Ranger Boats. By some accounts, calmer conditions and cloudy skies have made the bite pick up in some key areas of the lake. On the other hand, the Overton Arm area is much slower today than it was on Thursday, and it's an area of the lake that produced for many anglers atop the day-one leaderboard. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Mead – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Mead – Day 2

Despite changing weather conditions that slowed down the bite on day two, these anglers managed to find something that worked at Lake Mead. READ MORE »

Coffey Takes Over at Mead

Coffey Takes Over at Mead

Sean Coffey followed up a 14-pound, 1-ounce effort on day one with 11 pounds even Friday to take the lead at the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Mead presented by Ranger Boats. Fishing was tough across the tournament field on day two, but Coffey found enough consistency to overtake previous leader Brett Leber. READ MORE »

Lake Mead Midday Update – Day 1

Lake Mead Midday Update – Day 1

As expected, the fishing has been pretty slow so far on day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener, presented by Ranger Boats. On the bright side, it seems like the bite has picked up between 10 and 1 o’clock during practice this week, so we should be seeing more fish in livewells across the tournament field in the next couple hours. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Mead – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Mead – Day 1

Despite difficult conditions including strong winds and ultra-clear water, many in the top 5 managed to find some stained water, which seems to be the ticket right now on Mead. With fish starting to move up to spawn, there are some fairly apparent trends developing for how to catch them this week. READ MORE »

Rise and Grind Time at Lake Mead

Rise and Grind Time at Lake Mead

Strong winds on the heels of a prolonged cold-weather period may prove to turn the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener into a true grind fest this week as pros and co-anglers take off from Callville Bay – Forever Resorts on Lake Mead in southern Nevada. READ MORE »

Leber Leads on Lake Mead

Leber Leads on Lake Mead

Brett Leber, who calls the California Delta and Lake Berryesa his home lakes, is no stranger to shallow-water fishing. He played to his strengths on day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats by fishing 6 feet or less of water with reaction baits to weigh in 15 pounds, 12 ounces of fish. He leads Wade Curtis by 1 pound, 10 ounces. READ MORE »

Q&A with Costa TD Mark McWha

Q&A with Costa TD Mark McWha

The Costa FLW Series is clipping along through its 2019 schedule, with the first Western Division event set to begin in about a week at Lake Mead. New FLW Series Tournament Director Mark McWha is preparing to trek across the country to run that event, but before he’s scheduled to go we caught up with McWha for a Q&A session that gives readers and anglers a more formal introduction to the new leadership for one of FLW’s top tournament circuits. READ MORE »

It’s a Level Playing Field at Lake Mead

It’s a Level Playing Field at Lake Mead

The Costa FLW Series hasn’t made its way to Lake Mead for a Western Division event since 2007, and while a lot has changed in the 12 years since, Mead is as good a fishery as ever, especially for anglers who know how to effectively break down such a big body of water that's full of largemouth and smallmouth bass. READ MORE »

Registration Open for 2019 Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp

Registration Open for 2019 Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp

BENTON, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) in partnership with Costa Sunglasses, announced today the second annual Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp, scheduled for July 24-27 on the Murray State University campus, with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake. The all-inclusive three-day camp is designed for serious high... READ MORE »

Costa FLW Series Western Division Opener

Costa FLW Series Western Division Opener

The recent government shutdown put the Costa FLW Series Western Division opener on Lake Mead in a holding pattern, but FLW has received clearance to proceed with the event as planned, regardless of the current or future status of government operations. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Okeechobee

Top 10 Patterns from Okeechobee

Whether it was a canal or small sections of the lake, each pro in the top chose to hunker down in an area and milk it for all it was worth in the season opener of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division presented by Power-Pole. Here’s a look at how the action unfolded. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Okeechobee

Top 10 Baits from Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee wasn’t her normal self in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener presented by Power-Pole. Bites were few and far between, but the top-10 pros dialed it in and got it done. Winner Nick Thliveros relied heavily on a crankbait and so did others, but Florida faithful’s like swim jigs, soft plastics and topwaters also fared well. READ MORE »

Niles Rallies for Co-angler Title

Niles Rallies for Co-angler Title

The Southeastern Division event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole was a grind no matter if you were in the front of the boat or back. Bites were few and far between, and as a co-angler just catching a keeper or two kept you in the hunt. Niles started strong with an opening-day limit worth 18-9 to have him in the lead. On day two, he cooled off and brought a goose egg to the stage. Still, his day-one weight carried him to the final round where he started the day in fourth. Paired with Brett Preuett, Niles got to work Saturday. READ MORE »