UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Lanier

Bacon wins Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Old Hickory Lake

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Basil Bacon of Springfield, Mo., landed five bass weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces on Old Hickory Lake Saturday to win his first Wal-Mart FLW Tour event and $110,000 cash. READ MORE »

Bringin’ home the bacon!

Bringin’ home the bacon!

GALLATIN, Tenn. – As a seven-year veteran of the FLW Tour with six top-10 finishes to his credit, Basil Bacon of Springfield, Mo., has long been considered one of the best anglers to never have won an FLW Tour event – until today. Bolstered by a catch of 14 pounds, 2 ounces, Bacon out-dueled the likes of legendary angler Kevin VanDam as well eight other of the nation's top pros to win the first FLW Tour event of his career. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 4

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 4

Fisher's on the up-and-up, VanDam does NOT score a fifth runner-up finish, and guess which tournament victory is Bacon's favorite. READ MORE »

Finals under way at Old Hickory

GALLATIN, Tenn. – The top 10 pros took off from Bull Creek Marina at first light Saturday morning to begin the final round of Wal-Mart FLW Tour competition at Old Hickory Lake. At stake is a $110,000 top prize. READ MORE »

Sappington leads top 10 anglers into FLW Tour finals at Old Hickory

<I>Gibson wins co-angler title, $15,000 in prize money</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. — John Sappington of Wyandotte, Okla., landed five bass weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces Friday to lead 10 of the nation's top pro anglers into the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's lucrativ READ MORE »

Sappington storms into lead at Old Hickory

Sappington storms into lead at Old Hickory

GALLATIN, Tenn. – After turning in consecutive top-20 appearances in the previous two FLW tournaments, John Sappington of Wyandotte, Okla., desperately wanted to crack into the top 10 for the first time all year. As it turned out, he got his wish. Bolstered by a healthy 16-pound, 13-ounce catch, Sappington not only accomplished his immediate goal, but he also managed to grab hold of first place in the process. READ MORE »

W.D. “Hoot” Gibson does it again

W.D. “Hoot” Gibson does it again

<I>Arkansas native snatches second FLW co-angler title in two years</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – If W.D. “Hoot” Gibson wasn't considered one of the best co-anglers to ever fish on the FLW Tour, he certainly will be mentioned as one of the greatest after today's performance. Using a catch of 9 pounds, 14 ounces, Gibson surged into the lead during today's final weigh-in and never looked back – walking away with his second FLW title in as many years. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 3

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 3

Hoot is the undisputed king of the co-anglers and Kreiger wants some of what he's having, thanks. Plus, will VanDam break the curse of the bridesmaid? READ MORE »

Stormy outlook

Stormy outlook

<I>Pros battle it out for berth in finals as thunderstorms loom</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – With the National Weather Service calling for severe thunderstorms and a “near 100 percent chance of rain,” the top 20 pros and co-anglers hit the open waters of READ MORE »

Chapman takes pro lead in $550,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Team Yamaha pro Brent Chapman of Shawnee, Kan., took the No. 1 spot heading into the Wal-Mart FLW Tour's semifinal round on Old Hickory Lake with a five-bass, 16-pound, 4-ounce catch that boosted his two-day, opening-round total to 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 3 ounces Thursday. READ MORE »

Chapman charges into lead at Old Hickory

Chapman charges into lead at Old Hickory

<I>Strand uses career-best stringer to grab first place in Co-angler Division</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – Bolstered by the largest stringer of the day, pro Brent Chapman of Shawnee, Kan., vaulted into the lead during the second day of competition at the $550,000 FLW Tour event on Old Hickory Lake. Chapman, who was in 12th place after yesterday's weigh-in, overcame a long history of disappointing finishes on Old Hickory by recording a monstrous two-day stringer weighing in at 30 pounds, 3 ounces. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 2

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 2

New guys invade the leaderboard, Kilby zeroes on purpose, and Yelas has one of the worst days of his career. Plus, VanDam tightens his grip on an unprecedented second Angler-of-the-Year title in a row. READ MORE »

All bunched up

All bunched up

<I>FLW anglers looking to break out of the pack to make the cut at Old Hickory</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – It's day two at Old Hickory Lake and that means it's crunch time. On Wednesday, anglers caught a surprisingly high number of keeper bass in the fir READ MORE »

Kilby leads $550,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour stop on Old Hickory

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Rob Kilby of Hot Springs, Ark., landed an impressive five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce Wednesday to kick off the Wal-Mart FLW Tour stop on Old Hickory Lake — Tennessee's most lucrative professional bass fishing tournament. READ MORE »

Kilby overwhelms pro field on Old Hickory

Kilby overwhelms pro field on Old Hickory

<I>Japanese native Furusawa nabs lead in Co-angler Division</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – With the majority of the pro field struggling to turn in a five-fish stringer weighing over 15 pounds, Rob Kilby of Hot Springs, Ark., made sure to leave his own mark READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 1

Quick Bites: FLW Old Hickory Lake, Day 1

Kilby claims a weight record, a rookie rocks the pros on shaky legs, and Rusty Rust is glad to be back homey home. READ MORE »

Old Hickory odyssey under way

Old Hickory odyssey under way

<I>FLW anglers battle it out for share of $550,000 in cash and prizes</I><br><br>GALLATIN, Tenn. – With a brilliant sunrise and calm conditions serving as backdrop for the start of today's FLW competition, 350 anglers from more than 30 states and Japan made their way past Bull Creek Marina towards the open waters of Old Hickory Lake – a fantastic 22,500-acre fishery boasting healthy populations of largemouth and smallmouth bass. READ MORE »

Destination: Old Hickory Lake

<a href="/photo.cfm?id=3947"><IMG SRC="/image.cfm?id=3947&thumb=1&maxheight=55&maxwidth=180" WIDTH="180" HEIGHT="55" ALT="Tennessee's Old Hickory Lake lies just outside of Nashville." BORDER="0" ALIGN="LEFT"></a><i>Wal-Mart FLW Tour, May 15-18</i><br><br>Flipper Copeland runs a tackle store on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, so he's always got a pretty good idea as to what the fish are biting and where the heaviest sacks are being caught. Pros and co-anglers anted up for the Wal-Mart FLW Tour slated for the 22,500-acre fishery May 15-18 are sure to be interested in the information he has to offer. READ MORE »