UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Grand Lake

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One Moore time

One Moore time

ROGERS, Ark. – The last time Andre Moore won Beaver Lake’s Wal-Mart Open, he was able to parlay his $200,000 in winnings into a successful bait company founded in good part on the bait, ultimately named the Sweet Beaver, that led him to win that event. This week he rode the Sweet Beaver’s little brother, the Smallie Beaver, to the same result and became just the second pro ever to repeat victory at the Wal-Mart FLW Tour’s annual big-time payout event. READ MORE »

Moore wins Wal-Mart Open powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake

ROGERS, Ark. – With just 6 ounces separating the top two contenders going into Saturday’s final round of the $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake, the stage was set for a showdown. Both men had earned previous top-10 finishes on the clear water lake, and each angler was dead set on winning the tournament’s $200,000 top award. When the weigh-in wrapped up before a capacity crowd of cheering fans, it was Andre Moore of Scottsdale, Ariz., who landed one of the sport’s most coveted titles with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 4

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 4

Robertson loses one at the last minute, Bird handlines one in and Kenney assumes the points throne READ MORE »

Victory in sight

Victory in sight

ROGERS, Ark. – For most of the final 10 pros at the Wal-Mart Open on Beaver Lake, victory is literally in sight. Most, if not all, of the pros will be using a sight-fishing bite to find their fish on the final day. Because that technique can require an angler to spend large amounts of precious time concentration on one single bass, some pros, like Cody Bird, plan on boating a limit first. READ MORE »

Robertson bests Beaver bunch

Robertson bests Beaver bunch

ROGERS, Ark. – Look out, Clark Wendlandt, somebody’s fixing to take away the title of “Mr. Beaver Lake.” Andre Moore, the 2002 Wal-Mart Open champion, put himself into position Friday to become the second pro to repeat victory at Beaver Lake. But first he’ll have to get past the likes of Darrel Robertson, who bested Moore’s catch by 6 ounces to take the final-round Pro Division lead. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 3

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 3

Moore manufactures a Beaver Lake namesake, Meyer sticks with a winner, and the co-angler points race heats up. READ MORE »

Robertson leads Wal-Mart Open powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake

ROGERS, Ark. – Castrol pro Darrel Robertson of Jay, Okla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces Friday to lead the $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake. The four-day event, which concludes Saturday, began with 200 pros in the hunt for a top award of $200,000, a payout surpassed only by the tour’s $500,000 award at the Forrest L. Wood Championship. READ MORE »

Frank the finesser

Frank the finesser

ROGERS, Ark. – Prior to this week, co-angler Frank Meyer was having his worst season yet on the FLW Tour. He turned it all around on Beaver Lake, though, finessing his way to a co-angler victory that netted him $40,000. READ MORE »

Once more into the breech

Once more into the breech

ROGERS, Ark. – A Wal-Mart FLW Tour rookie, Clifford Pirch, led the opening round of Wal-Mart Open competition at Beaver Lake, but the well-heeled competition that followed him out of Prairie Creek Marina Friday morning to begin the final round must have given him pause. READ MORE »

Pirch rebounds

Pirch rebounds

ROGERS, Ark. – Throwing practically everything but the kitchen sink at Beaver Lake’s bass Thursday, pro Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., came in with a monster, 19-pound, 8-ounce haul and rocketed up the standings by 104 places to lead the opening round of the Wal-Mart Open. READ MORE »

Pirch leads Finalists in Wal-Mart Open powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake

ROGERS, Ark. – Wal-Mart FLW Tour rookie Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., made a remarkable jump from 105th to first on the leader board Thursday with a 19-pound, 8-ounce limit that pushed his two-day total to nine bass weighing 27 pounds, 9 ounces. He now leads 10 Pro Division finalists into the second half of competition in the $1.25 million Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson on Beaver Lake. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 2

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 2

Hackney loses one in the worst way, Hibdon falls while Pirch rises, and familiar faces will once again grace the final-round stage. READ MORE »

Now you see me, now you don't

Now you see me, now you don't

ROGERS, Ark. – A light fog hung over Prairie Creek Marina on Beaver Lake this morning to kick off day two of the FLW Tour’s Wal-Mart Open, but luckily for competitors, it was not enough to delay competition. Instead, anglers looked forward to a bright sunshine today to replace yesterday’s dreary conditions that should also improve the sight-fishing bite, for which Beaver Lake is famous. READ MORE »

Guido Hibdon leads Wal-Mart Open powered by Tyson

ROGERS, Ark. – With a $1.25 million purse and $200,000 going to the winning pro, it’s one of the biggest and most anticipated tournaments in bass fishing, surpassed only by the $1.5 million Forrest L. Wood Championship, and it’s finally under way. The eighth annual Wal-Mart Open Powered by Tyson began with cloudy skies and cool temperatures, but the action quickly heated up when legendary angler Guido Hibdon of Gravois Mills, Mo., placed five bass weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces on the scale Wednesday afternoon. READ MORE »

Guido’s back

Guido’s back

ROGERS, Ark. – It’s been four years since Guido Hibdon last made a pro-level top 10 and six years since he last did it at Beaver Lake. Wednesday, the legendary finesse fisherman from Gravois Mills, Mo., reminded people why he is one of the luminaries of the sport of bass fishing by taking an assertive lead in the Pro Division on opening day of the Wal-Mart Open. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 1

Quick Bites: Wal-Mart Open, Day 1

Larry Nixon enjoys a rock star's welcome, Tyson offers big money for a bass, and Guido Hibdon returns to his legendary form on day one at Beaver Lake. READ MORE »

200K race under way

200K race under way

ROGERS, Ark. – The bass are on bed, but Wal-Mart FLW Tour pros prowling the shallows of Beaver Lake will find it a little harder to see them Wednesday thanks to overcast conditions. READ MORE »

Martens’ mania

Martens’ mania

ROGERS, Ark. — The sport of bass fishing is chock full of tiny differences in everything from weight sizes to lure colors, to the point that minutiae can be maddening. According to FLW Tour pro Aaron Martens, the littlest things make the biggest differences in professional bass fishing. READ MORE »

FLW preview: In the line of sight

FLW preview: In the line of sight

Every year a lot of Wal-Mart FLW Tour pros lick their chops when the Beaver Lake tournament rolls around, particularly the sight-fishermen. This year is no exception. With the spawn already started in the gin-clear waters of the Ozark impoundment, this tournament could see excited pros jumping all over the beds in their hunt for the Wal-Mart Open’s $200,000 top prize. READ MORE »

Pro Picks: Beaver Lake

Pro Picks: Beaver Lake

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