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FLW Tour Recap: Lake Champlain

FLW Tour Recap: Lake Champlain

When you ask FLW Tour pros what their favorite lake is most of them will say Champlain. And I’d probably have to agree with them. The lake is so full of fish it’s amazing. READ MORE »

Whack, stack, Wolak

Whack, stack, Wolak

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – While his official residence now reads North Carolina, David Wolak is a northern angler at heart. The former Pennsylvanian grew up fishing bodies of water like Lake Champlain and the Finger Lakes in New York. So if it looks like his smallmouth largemouth mixed-bag strategy is precise and calculated, it is. He’s been tweaking it to perfection for years, hence the nickname “mixmaster.” READ MORE »

Wolak wins Walmart FLW Tour Open on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – David Wolak of Wake Forest, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain presented by Snickers Peanut Butter Squared with a four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 81-0. READ MORE »

Martin erases Guntersville memory

Martin erases Guntersville memory

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Back in February, Casey Martin held a 6-pound lead at the EverStart Series Southeast Division event on Guntersville, his home lake. He could almost taste a breakthrough victory but his pattern faltered on the final day as he finished third. READ MORE »

Wolak takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Pro David Wolak of Wake Forest, N.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to capture the lead at the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain presented by Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. With a three-day catch of 15 bass weighing 61-9, he now holds a 2-pound, 8-ounce lead in the tournament going into the final day of competition. READ MORE »

Mixmaster makes his move

Mixmaster makes his move

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The calm winds experienced on day three of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Champlain allowed the pros to efficiently bounce around from spot to spot. This was advantageous to those chasing mixed bags – in particular David Wolak and Daryl Biron. While Wolak overtook the lead from Gary Yamamoto, Byron sacked a 20-pound stringer to join what looks like a three-horse race. READ MORE »

Knotted up at Champlain

Knotted up at Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – After two days of Walmart FLW Tour competition, there’s a tie at the top of the leaderboard. Gary Yamamoto still has the official lead thanks to his tiebreaking 24-4 stringer from day one. But David Wolak has the momentum. While Yamamoto sacked 17-8, Wolak caught 19-4 in what was a blustery day two on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

Yamamoto continues to lead Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces Friday to maintain his lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain. His two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 41 pounds, 12 ounces matches the second-place angler’s weight, but Yamamoto’s heavier day-one weight breaks the tie. Pros and co-anglers from across the United States and Canada started the tournament and the top 20 will fish day three and the top 10 will compete for the title on day four. READ MORE »

Yamamoto leads Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Walmart FLW pro Gary Yamamoto of Palestine, Texas, crossed the stage Thursday with a 5-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces to lead day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain presented by Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. Yamamoto now holds a 1-pound, 12-ounce lead over Walmart FLW pro David Wolak of Wake Forest, N.C., who caught 5 bass weighing 22-8 in a tournament featuring 270 anglers from all across the country, and Canada. READ MORE »

Yamamoto slams new Champlain record

Yamamoto slams new Champlain record

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Mother Nature did just about everything possible on day one to prevent the 135 Walmart FLW Tour pros from catching big stringers. Lake Champlain is unusually high, a bitter cold front recently arrived and steady rain soaked the field from head to toe. But Champlain is simply too good of a fishery to be held down. Like always, the weights were impressive with five stringers recorded in excess of 20 pounds. None were heavier than Gary Yamamoto’s 24 pounds, 4 ounces. READ MORE »

Fall fast approaching at Champlain

Fall fast approaching at Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – After a warm official practice period, anglers fishing the Walmart FLW Tour Open on Lake Champlain are about to receive a rude awakening in the form of fall’s first cold front. And it’s a doozy too. Instead of high temperatures in the 70s and 80s, the mercury will struggle to reach the mid-50s Thursday. And accompanying that bitter cold was a soaking rain in the morning. READ MORE »

Walmart FLW Tour returns to Lake Champlain

Walmart FLW Tour returns to Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Champlain presented by Snickers Peanut Butter Squared will visit Plattsburgh, N.Y., Sept. 15-18 for the ninth tournament of the season. Hosted by the City of Plattsburgh – New York and the Adirondack Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau, the tournament will feature as many as 310 top bass anglers casting for top awards up to $125,000 cash in the Pro Division and up to $25,000 cash in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »