UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Dardanelle

Fishing Challenge winners announced for final 2004 contest: Logan Martin Lake

Fishing Challenge winners announced for final 2004 contest: Logan Martin Lake

Now that the final results are in, FLWOutdoors.com would like to congratulate everyone who took the time to participate in the latest FLW Outdoors Fishing Challenge contest. While no contestant was able to correctly guess the top five anglers at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship and walk away with the grand prize, 25 participants did manage to win a variety of great prizes.

The grand-prize-winning angler combination in the latest Fishing Challenge - which took place Aug. 11-14 on Logan Martin Lake near Birmingham, Ala. - fell together as follows: Luke Clausen (first) of Spokane, Wash.; Scott Martin (second) of Clewiston, Fla.; Anthony Gagliardi (third) of Prosperity, S.C.; Jimmy Millsaps (fourth) of Canton, Ga.; and Mickey Bruce (fifth) of Buford, Ga.

Other awards, presented to the top 25 contestants, ranged from a die-cast model of an official FLW Outdoors sponsor boat to one-year FLW Outdoors memberships.

Note to winners: Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery of prizes.

Winners of the latest FLW Outdoors Fishing Challenge included the following top five:
* Jason Hampson of Cartersville, Ga., who won a die-cast replica of an official FLW Outdoors sponsor boat and a one-year FLW Outdoors membership valued at $210.
* Thomas Shafer of Pine City, N.Y., who won a Plano soft-sided tackle system (model 3377) and a set of FLW Outdoors bait and tackle valued at $109.
* Jim Baker of Lincoln, Calif., who won a Bass Fishing League sweatshirt, a BFL hat and a one-year FLW Outdoors membership valued at $60.
* Curtis Allen of Shawnee, Okla., who won a set of FLW Outdoors bait and tackle valued at $53.
* Dennis Cook of Ludington, Mich., who won an FLW Outdoors long-sleeve Henley shirt and a one-year FLW Outdoors membership valued at $51.

Click here for a complete list of recent winners.

If you missed out on the prizes during the last fantasy-fishing contest, don't forget to sign up for the FLW Outdoors Fishing Challenge next year.

Tommy Skarlis, 1965-2020

Tommy Skarlis, 1965-2020

FLW learned today that former FLW Walleye pro Tommy Skarlis of Denver, Iowa, passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He was 55. READ MORE »

Smith Wins Southeastern AOY

Smith Wins Southeastern AOY

Originally from Wisconsin and sometimes wearing a Green Bay Packers hoodie on stage, Dustin Smith doesn’t fit the mold of Toyota Series Southeastern Division Strike King Angler of the Year. Still, Smith hammered out a pair of top 10s and a 27th-place showing en route to the title, and his style of fishing was simply perfect for this season in the Southeastern Division. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Potomac Midday Update – Day 3

Clouds have lingered throughout the morning, which most of the top 10 were thankful for as the bite has been better than it was during practice when conditions were calm and sunny. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

Potomac Midday Update – Day 2

Clouds once again greeted the field for day two of the Toyota Series Eastern Division event on the Potomac River and the fish were biting this morning. With low tide this morning around 8:40 a.m. ET – about an hour and a half later than yesterday – more anglers had time to capitalize on the strong bite revolving around that window today. READ MORE »

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

Potomac Midday Update – Day 1

It was a gloomy start to the first day of competition for the Toyota Series Eastern Division event on the Potomac River, and though it seems like a fishy day, so far the fish don’t seem to think so. READ MORE »

2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

The 26th season of FLW’s top professional circuit will feature six regular-season tournaments showcasing the best 150 anglers in the world competing for as much as $135,000 in a five-biggest-fish format on top bass fisheries at peak times. The 2020 season culminates in the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE presented by Toyota, where the top 50 pros will compete for as much as $235,000 in a catch, weigh, immediate-release format. READ MORE »

Wheeler's Wheelhouse

Wheeler's Wheelhouse

The past 20 months of Jacob Wheeler’s fishing career have been nothing less than incredible. In 2020 alone, the MLF pro notched a Bass Pro Tour win on Lake Eufaula, an FLW Toyota Series victory on Pickwick Lake, and dominated the first-ever FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament on Lake Chickamauga. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Cameron Foster began the final day of the 2020 FLW Toyota Series Southwest Division event at Fort Gibson Lake with an 11-pound lead. By 8:00 a.m., Foster had returned to the honey hole that brought him to pole position with $27,070 on the line for crossing the finish line. Thanks to a hot, early bite, Foster is now nursing a four fish total with at least one 4-pounder in the boat. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Competitors in the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event at Fort Gibson Lake awoke to a completely different waterway than the one they fished yesterday. While day one brought overcast skies and a bevy of baitfish to the surface, day two screamed bluebird skies from the start and has settled into a mostly sunny blanket of blue towards midday. READ MORE »

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of theToyota Series Southwestern Division event on Fort Gibson Lake is underway, as anglers largely from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas battle it out over an extremely low fishery. The waters at Fort Gibson, a nearly 20,000-acre reservoir along the Grand River, are sitting some 4 feet below average lake levels. Many local anglers report having never seen conditions this low, as submerged houses and a cemetery threaten to peak above the surface in some areas. READ MORE »

2021 Toyota Series Schedule

2021 Toyota Series Schedule

Registration for the 2021 Toyota Series will open in early November. Rules and registration dates will be announced soon. READ MORE »

Top 20 Set for Knockout Round

Top 20 Set for Knockout Round

The official name of the competition round that played out Thursday on the fourth day of the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota is “Qualifying Round,” but in reality, the name “Back Against the Wall Round” is probably more fitting.   READ MORE »

Mitchell Tops 100 Pounds on Day 1

Mitchell Tops 100 Pounds on Day 1

When it all comes down to it, tournament bass fishing is all about the numbers at the end of the day. And when you look at the digits next to Kurt Mitchell’s name after the first 7 ½ hours of the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota, even a casual fan can decipher that Mitchell had an astoundingly good day. READ MORE »

Insiders Watch List

Insiders Watch List

We gathered together a few pundits to take some guesses at who might come out on top at the TITLE. READ MORE »

Announcing the TITLE Groups

Announcing the TITLE Groups

The final event of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit season, the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota, features the top 50 pros in the Angler of the Year standings. They’ll all compete next week at Sturgeon Bay for a guaranteed check and a $200,000 top prize. READ MORE »

How to Follow the Tackle Warehouse TITLE

How to Follow the Tackle Warehouse TITLE

Because the event is a truly combined MLF and FLW event, with MLF officials and SCORETRACKER updates, there are some changes from how you’d follow a regular-season Pro Circuit event. READ MORE »

Lake Erie Midday Update – Day 2

Lake Erie Midday Update – Day 2

Day two of the Toyota Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie has posed some serious challenges from a coverage perspective. Not only are the leaders fishing about as far apart as possible, but the waves to the east of Sandusky are pretty huge. Still, from the reports we have, it looks like plenty of fish will come to the scale one way or another. READ MORE »

Parker Whacks 21-6 on Erie

Parker Whacks 21-6 on Erie

Due to big winds and waves, day one of the Toyota Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie was somewhat hampered. Still, the fishing was pretty good, and Dick Parker of Lorain, Ohio, sacked up 21 pounds, 6 ounces to take the lead. READ MORE »

Bertrand Banks Toyota Bonus Bucks at Lake Erie

Bertrand Banks Toyota Bonus Bucks at Lake Erie

When it comes to finding and catching smallmouth bass, few people on this planet rival the skills of Major League Fishing pro Josh Bertrand. The ‘cool as a cucumber’ Arizonian proved this yet again at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Super Tournament on Lake Erie with a 3rd place finish and an extra $3,000 prize from Toyota Bonus Bucks. READ MORE »

Tackle Warehouse TITLE Roster

Tackle Warehouse TITLE Roster

The final event of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit season, the Tackle Warehouse TITLE presented by Toyota features the top 50 pros in the standings. They’ll all compete next week at Sturgeon Bay for a guaranteed check and a $200,000 top prize. READ MORE »