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Newton wins EverStart Series event on Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – Pro Jonathan Newton of Rogersville proved tougher than the tough conditions on Alabama's Pickwick Lake and collected five bass weighing 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the four-day, $253,325 EverStart Series Central Division event. Newton collected $64,900 in cash and prizes for the win, his first on the EverStart Series. READ MORE »

Newton rules at Pickwick

Newton rules at Pickwick

<I>Hometown favorite climbs the ladder, wins EverStart tournament</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. — Jonathan Newton started the 2003 EverStart Series Central Division strong, finishing in sixth place at Texas' Sam Rayburn Reservoir in February. Coming home to Pickwick Lake this week for the second divisional event of the season, the pro from nearby Rogersville, Ala., just kept working his way up the ranks until he reached the top and won the Pro Division with a five-bass weight of 12 pounds, 2 ounces. READ MORE »

Off the waitlist into the winner’s circle

Off the waitlist into the winner’s circle

<I>Co-angler Beasley wins EverStart in his first FLW Outdoors event</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. — A lot of anglers compete for years in the hunt for that brass ring – and that big check. But some guys, like Darrell Beasley of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., have all the luck. He won the Co-angler Division of the EverStart Series Central Division tournament at Pickwick Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. READ MORE »

Pickwick finals begin

FLORENCE, Ala. – Temperatures are down, the wind is up and everybody's starting from the same point – zero pounds – in the final round of the EverStart Series tournament at Alabama's Pickwick Lake. The second stop of the year for the Central Division will end Saturday afternoon after four days of competition. READ MORE »

Eakins leads pros into final round of EverStart Series event on Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – Pro Troy Eakins of Nixa, Mo., caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces Friday to land in the top spot heading into the final round of the $253,325 EverStart Series Central Division event on Alabama's Pickwick Lake. Eakins leads the 10 pros who advanced to Saturday's final round based on their catch weight Friday, and these 10 will compete Saturday for a top pro award worth as much as $61,900 in cash and prizes. READ MORE »

Eakins jigs his way into first at Pickwick

Eakins jigs his way into first at Pickwick

<I>All 10 pro final-round qualifiers catch limits Friday</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – It was Eakins the younger who grabbed the limelight in Friday's semifinal-round action of the EverStart Series Central Division event at Pickwick Lake. Troy Eakins, Jim's son, took the Pro Division lead with a five-bass weight of 13 pounds, 12 ounces and will lead all anglers in boat No. 1 in Saturday's final round. <i><a href="/article.cfm?id=138591">Plus: day-four preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Pressure mounts as water drops at Pickwick

Pressure mounts as water drops at Pickwick

<I>EverStart day three under way</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – The top 20 pros and co-anglers took off from McFarland Park at sunrise to open the semifinal round of the EverStart Series Central Division tournament at Pickwick Lake Friday. All 40 competitors restarted the day with zero weight and are fishing for one day to determine the top 10 anglers per division advancing to Saturday's final round. READ MORE »

Rand leads opening round of EverStart Series event on Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – Pro Brian Rand of Mattawan, Mich., hauled in 10 bass weighing 22 pounds, 2 ounces over two days to lead 20 EverStart Series Central Division pros who advanced to Friday's semifinal round on Alabama's Pickwick Lake. The $253,325 event, the second in the Central Division schedule, kicked off Wednesday with 198 pros and 198 co-anglers fighting for a semifinal-round berth. READ MORE »

Rand leads opening round at Pickwick

Rand leads opening round at Pickwick

<I>Skrzekut secures top co-angler spot</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – Despite sunnier skies, it was a little tougher fishing on day two at the EverStart Series Central Division tournament at Pickwick Lake. Leading the pros into Friday's semifinal round is Brian Rand of Mattawan, Mich., who was one of the few competitors who managed to bring in two consistent sacks of bass weighing over 10 pounds each on the first two days. <i><a href="/article.cfm?id=138588">Plus: day-three preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

<I>Day two begins at Pickwick under improved conditions</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – The grumbling heard from many EverStart Series anglers about the shoddy weather at Pickwick Lake Wednesday has transformed into a relieved sense of determination with the appearance of sunny skies Thursday. Central Division competitors are hoping that warmer temperatures will improve the bite on day two, maybe even pushing a few of those prespawn bass up toward the bank. READ MORE »

Lake leads $235,325 EverStart Series event on Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – Pro Steven Lake of Lowell, Ark., caught four bass weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces Wednesday to lead the four-day, $253,325 EverStart Series Central Division event on Alabama's Pickwick Lake. Lake topped the list of 198 pros vying for as much as $61,900 in cash and prizes, including an Evinrude- or Yamaha-powered Ranger 519VS Comanche equipped with EverStart Batteries, Garmin electronics and a Minn Kota trolling motor. READ MORE »

Lake leader

Lake leader

<I>Arkansan tops pros at Pickwick EverStart day one; Wendlandt lands enormous smallmouth</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – Despite never having fished at Alabama's Pickwick Lake before, Steven Lake of Lowell, Ark., took over the top spot in the Pro Division on opening day of EverStart Series Central Division competition Wednesday. Even further conquering the odds, Lake leads the 63 other pros who caught full, five-bass limits while he managed to catch only four keeper fish. <I><a href="/article.cfm?id=138585">Plus: day-two preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Wet one in ‘Bama

Wet one in ‘Bama

<I>EverStart Central contest takes off beneath leaky skies</I><br><br>FLORENCE, Ala. – While EverStart Series anglers practiced in mostly ideal weather conditions all week prior to Wednesday, the first day of Central Division competition at Pickwick Lake urged competitors into a familiar routine: It was time once again to put on the rain suits. READ MORE »

Destination: Pickwick Lake

Destination: Pickwick Lake

<I>EverStart Series Central Division, March 26-29</I><br><br>If weather and water conditions cooperate, the big smallmouths that put this Alabama reservoir on the map will play a dominant role in winning weights for this tournament. Both largemouths and smallmouths will be in the prespawn phase, and both will help one lucky angler claim the top prize. READ MORE »