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FLW Tour Recap: Lake Chickamauga

FLW Tour Recap: Lake Chickamauga

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Chick stick

Chick stick

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – When the 150 Walmart FLW Tour pros blasted off Thursday morning, nearly every single one of them took a left out of Chester Frost Park. When Clifford Pirch took a lonesome right, he knew he either made a really bad decision, or a really good one. With Lake Chickamuaga’s fluctuating water levels, Pirch’s stable, protected marina areas turned out to be very good decisions. READ MORE »

Pirch wins Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard

Pirch wins Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard with a four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 77-3. READ MORE »

Blaylock brings home No. 2

Blaylock brings home No. 2

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Keeton Blaylock opened some eyes after he won the 2010 EverStart Series event on Lake Ouachita. When he won the Walmart FLW Tour event last month on Beaver Lake, people made comparisons to his immensely talented older brother Stetson, who also won on Beaver. But after winning the 2011 Walmart FLW Tour qualifier on Lake Chickamauga, it’s clear that the younger Blaylock is blazing his own path. READ MORE »

Pirch pushes lead to a pound

Pirch pushes lead to a pound

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Clifford Pirch has earned well over a half million dollars as a professional bass fisherman. He’s won on the local level, he’s prevailed in some of the biggest tournaments out West, but he’s never won a tour-level event. After successfully conquering a dynamic Lake Chickamauga for a third consecutive day, he’s one step away from fulfilling that lifelong dream. READ MORE »

Pirch maintains lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to retain the lead at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard and advanced to the top 10 as the crucial No. 1 seed. With a three-day catch of 15 bass weighing 60-9,he now holds a 1-pound lead in the tournament going into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

‘Pirch’ed on top

‘Pirch’ed on top

HIXSON, Tenn. – Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga saw drastically different conditions. After a balmy, sunny day one, half of Friday’s competition was marred by rain. But the changing weather didn’t bother Clifford Pirch, who moved from second to first on the strength of a second consecutive 20-pound sack. READ MORE »

Pirch leads Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 6 ounces Friday to capture the lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard. His two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 43 pounds, 11 ounces gives him a slim 3-ounce lead heading into the third day of the tournament. There were 154 pros and 154 co-anglers from across the United States and Canada that started the tournament. The top 20 will fish day three and the top 10 will compete for the title on day four. READ MORE »

Falling water doesn’t faze Fukae

Falling water doesn’t faze Fukae

HIXSON, Tenn. – The fabulous fishing predicted for day one of the Lake Chickamauga Walmart FLW Tour qualifier never fully materialized. The consensus was to be in contention at least 20 pounds was needed. But only six 20-pound-plus bags crossed the stage Thursday – the biggest coming from Cheez-It pro Shinichi Fukae. READ MORE »

Fukae leads Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Cheez-It pro Shinichi Fukae of Palestine, Texas, crossed the stage Thursday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 11 ounces to lead day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Chickamauga presented by National Guard. Fukae holds a 6-ounce lead over Clifford Pirch of Payson, Ariz., who caught five bass weighing 23-5 in a tournament featuring 154 anglers from all across the country and Canada. READ MORE »

'Ugly' Chickamauga

'Ugly' Chickamauga

HIXSON, Tenn. – To be called ugly as a person is demeaning and downright rude. To be called ugly as a bass fishery is perhaps the finest form of flattery. What “ugly” means in fishing terms is that the bite is sensational. That’s the case this week as the fourth Walmart FLW Tour event of the season begins on Lake Chickamauga. READ MORE »