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FLW Outdoors podcast recaps Fort Loudoun-Tellico event

FLW Outdoors podcast recaps Fort Loudoun-Tellico event

This episode of the FLW Outdoors Podcast recaps the FLW Tour event presented by Folgers on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes. READ MORE »

Browne wins FLW Tour event on Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Glenn Browne of Ocala, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds even Saturday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour event presented by Folgers on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes with a four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 59-13. READ MORE »

Browne goes green for Tennessee triumph

Browne goes green for Tennessee triumph

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Early in the week, bedding smallmouths were the talk of the FLW Tour qualifier on the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes. Several pros were catching hefty limits of these aggressive bass while they spawned over pea gravel. But smallmouths are notorious for being unreliable. And as they dwindled throughout the tournament, Glenn Browne stayed true to his shallow-water largemouth pattern. READ MORE »

Browne leapfrogs Thrift as smallmouth bite suffers

Browne leapfrogs Thrift as smallmouth bite suffers

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Glenn Browne has been fishing the FLW Tour with considerable success since 2004. He’s notched several top 10s, but he’s never quite sealed the deal at a tour-level event. Tomorrow he’ll have a prime opportunity with the smallmouth bite on the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes petering out. READ MORE »

Browne takes lead into final day of FLW Tour event on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Glenn Browne of Ocala, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 14 ounces Friday to capture the lead at the FLW Tour event presented by Folgers on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes advancing to the top 5 as the crucial No. 1 seed. With a three-day catch of 15 bass weighing 47-13, he now holds a 1-pound, 6-ounce lead in the tournament going in to the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Shuffield’s time is now

Shuffield’s time is now

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Spencer Shuffield has been so close so many times. Last year at the FLW Tour qualifier on Lake Norman he thought he finally wrapped it up – but walked away ounces short. After losing his sponsorship in the off-season and middling at the first two events of 2010, he had serious thoughts about giving it up. But his dad convinced him to at least finish out the year. He agreed, and it turned out to be one of the better decisions of his young life. READ MORE »

Smallmouth window shrinking

Smallmouth window shrinking

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this week’s FLW Tour event on the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes has been the ability of smallmouth anglers to duplicate their success. Known for their inclination to disappear, a handful of fishermen have been able to take brown bass further than expected. But the question remains. How long can it last? READ MORE »

Thrift delivers brown-bag express

Thrift delivers brown-bag express

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Brent Ehrler’s ascension to the top of the FLW Outdoors pyramid may be short lived. While Ehrler, currently in 20th place, is putting together a solid tournament, another FLW Tour pro looks unstoppable. After winning the second qualifier of the year on Lake Norman, Bryan Thrift leads the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes event at the halfway point. READ MORE »

Thrift leads FLW Tour event on Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 15 ounces Thursday to capture the lead on day two of the FLW Tour event presented by Folgers on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes. His two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 36 pounds, 2 ounces gives him a 2-pound, 3-ounce lead in the tournament featuring the top pros and co-anglers from across the United States. READ MORE »

Smoky Mountain scavenging

Smoky Mountain scavenging

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Most of the bed fish, including several hefty smallmouths, were plucked off on day one of the FLW Tour event on the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes. It’s conceivable that more bass will move shallow to spawn, but the vast majority of the anglers feel the fishing is only going to get worse. READ MORE »

Hawk hauls in hefty mixed bag

Hawk hauls in hefty mixed bag

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Catching fish at the FLW Tour’s third qualifier of the year on Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes isn’t a problem. The difficulty lies with locating the big ones. Many pros are sorting through a dozen short fish just to get one skinny keeper. But a handful of heavy hitters figured the big girls out on day one. Leading the tournament with 20 pounds, 14 ounces is Salt Lake City pro Roy Hawk. READ MORE »

Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – Here’s the scenario at the Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes – the third stop on the 2010 FLW Tour. With water temperatures in the low 70s, the bass badly want to go up to the bank and spawn. But the water is over a foot low – meaning the best cover, such as lay-downs and docks, is high and dry. That’s putting the fish in an awkward, in-between mood. READ MORE »

Hawk leads FLW Tour event on Fort Loudoun-Tellico lakes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Roy Hawk of Salt Lake City, Utah, crossed the stage Wednesday with a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 14 ounces to lead day one of the FLW Tour event presented by Folgers on Fort Loudoun/Tellico lakes. Hawk now holds an 11-ounce lead in the tournament featuring 280 anglers from all across the country. READ MORE »

Loudoun-Tellico pretournament videos available

Loudoun-Tellico pretournament videos available

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – The practice round is over for the FLW Tour event on Fort Loudoun and Tellico lakes. READ MORE »