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North Carolina’s Thrift wins FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

North Carolina’s Thrift wins FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $127,500 at the FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman with a four-day catch of 20-bass weighing 58-5. READ MORE »

Thrift dominates in victory

Thrift dominates in victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – What a day for Bryan Thrift. Using a staggering four-day catch of 58 pounds, 5 ounces, Thrift cruised to an FLW Tour title on Lake Norman. While that alone would be enough cause for celebration, there were plenty of other remarkable feats that materialized with victory. READ MORE »

The quest for the Carolina crown

The quest for the Carolina crown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s all come down to this – one day of fishing for all the marbles. As the top-five FLW Tour pros departed Blythe Landing shortly after 7:15 a.m. against a backdrop of clear skies and decidedly chilly temps, there was only one thing on their minds: how to catch enough big bites on Lake Norman to walk away with the prestigious tournament title and a first-place check worth a staggering $125,000. READ MORE »

Palaniuk crowned co-angler champion on Lake Norman

Palaniuk crowned co-angler champion on Lake Norman

Fishing in only the second FLW Tour event of his career, Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, made sure to make the most of his experience. Using a total three-day catch of 27 pounds, 15 ounces, Palaniuk leapfrogged from 11th place after the second day of competition to first place overall when it matter most in the finals. READ MORE »

Thrift maintains significant lead at FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

Thrift maintains significant lead at FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., crossed the stage Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds even to boost his 15-bass three-day weight total to 45 pounds, 10 ounces and to extend his lead in the FLW Tour event presented by the National Guard on Lake Norman. READ MORE »

It’s now Thrift’s title to lose

It’s now Thrift’s title to lose

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Heading into the Lake Norman event, most pros predicted that it would take approximately 12 pounds a day to walk away with the tournament title. However, after the third day of competition, it appears that those initial assessments were woefully inaccurate as Bryan Thrift continues to turn in a performance for the ages. READ MORE »

On the move

On the move

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The bass are getting ready to move up to the shallows to spawn. The cloud cover and rain have moved out and been replaced by sunshine and clear skies. And anglers are desperately trying to move up in the standings. In short, the third day of FLW Tour competition on Lake Norman is a fluid situation to say the least. READ MORE »

Thrift leads FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

Thrift leads FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., crossed the stage Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces to lead day two of the FLW Tour event presented by the National Guard on Lake Norman. READ MORE »

Thrift thrives on Lake Norman

Thrift thrives on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – While the majority of the FLW Tour field struggled once again to unlock the mystery of Lake Norman’s big-bass bite, Bryan Thrift had no such trouble. Producing the largest stringer of the tournament to date – a whopping 16-pound, 9-ounce bag – Thrift cruised into the overall tournament lead by more than 2 pounds. READ MORE »

Carolina course correction

Carolina course correction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After Wednesday’s round of tournament action, plenty of FLW Tour anglers were left scratching their heads as to exactly what happened to the largemouth bass bite. While largemouth bass were there to be had in practice, yesterday’s conditions appeared to temper the feeding patterns of the “winning” species on Lake Norman. READ MORE »

Christie leads FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

Christie leads FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blue skies and warm temperatures greeted anglers for the first day of competition Wednesday at the FLW Tour event presented by National Guard on Lake Norman. Pro Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., crossed the stage with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds even to lead day one. Christie now holds a 1-pound lead in the tournament featuring anglers from all across the country. READ MORE »

Christie clamps down on first place at Lake Norman

Christie clamps down on first place at Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – While a combination of bluebird skies, low water levels, sparse wind and a recent cold front conspired to tamp down weights nearly across the board in Wednesday’s FLW Tour competition on Lake Norman, Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., managed to buck the trend. READ MORE »

Enter Charlotte’s web

Enter Charlotte’s web

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Although a beautiful sunrise greeted FLW Tour anglers as they departed Blythe Landing shortly after 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, the serene, picture-perfect day could quickly turn out to be nothing more than an illusion for many competitors as they hit the open waters of Lake Norman. READ MORE »

Lake Norman pretournament videos, podcast now available

Lake Norman pretournament videos, podcast now available

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The FLW Tour event on Lake Norman presented by the National Guard is now under way. READ MORE »

Abnormally Norman

Abnormally Norman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the last three years, the FLW Tour event on Lake Norman presented by the National Guard has been held at the exact same time of year: the last week in April. READ MORE »