UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Hartwell

FLW College Fishing National Championship team qualifiers announced

FLW College Fishing National Championship team qualifiers announced
A packed crowd was on hand during final weigh-in at the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship on Beaver Lake.

FLW has announced the following list of FLW College Fishing team qualifiers for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship, slated to take place March 6-8 on Lake Keowee in Seneca, S.C.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY - RYAN DORSETT & EVAN BARNES

AUBURN UNIVERSITY - TIMMY WARD & GARRETT ROBERTS

AUBURN UNIVERSITY OF MONTGOMERY - DALTON DARNELL & TYLER STROCK

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY - TYLER TORWICK & CONNOR CASE

CAL POLY - JOHN ZEOLLA & KYLE GREENLAW

CHICO STATE - NICK CARRICO & ANDREW LOBERG

CSU MONTEREY BAY - ANDREW SJOSTROM & JOSHUA SMITH

CSU MONTEREY BAY - SEBASTIAN RESENDIZ & MATTHEW DIAZ

DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - JACOB SEPEDA & TRENT NEWMAN

EASTERN KENTUCKY - ETHAN SNYDER & BILLY FRENCH

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY - NICHOLAS HARRIS & BROOKS WOODWARD

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE - JOHN HUNTER & VINCENT TIMPERIO

GEORGIA SOUTHERN - DEAN MULLETT & DALTON ANDERSON *

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY - RANDY SULLIVAN & HUBBELL ALLEN

HENDERSON STATE - SHANE STODDARD & COBEY WINGFIELD

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY - CHRISTOPHER CHILDERS & ERICH COULTER

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY - GRAEME LOCK & DERRICK HICKS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY - JOSH COLLIER & SEAN GILLENWATER

LAMAR UNIVERSITY - COLBY OGDEN & JUSTIN ROYAL

LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY - CHRIS HUNT & KYLE WARWICK

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY - MATT NOVITSKI & COLTON OTTO

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY - CODY SIEBEN & DAN SCHULT

NORTH ALABAMA - DAWSON LENZ & EVAN HORNE

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - DEREK MALANOWSKI & CHRIS KOSIOR

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY - ZACH LOWE & TRAVIS RIEDEL

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - ZACH MACDONALD & WILLIAM SPARKS

RAMAPO COLLEGE - JOSEPH ZAPF & ANDREW ZAPF

SACRAMENTO STATE - THOMAS KANEMOTO & KYLE DERBISH *

SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY - TYLER BRANCA & BENJAMIN TAWNEY

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY - ADRIEN BRIENS & ERNIE GORHAM

SUNY PLATTSBURGH - JOHN MCDOUGALL & NATE LEWIS

TEXAS A&M - ZACHARY WYMER & COLE TEMPLE

TROY UNIVERSITY - CONNOR BEDSOLE & BRADLEY NORRED

U. OF LOUISIANA-MONROE - NICK LADART & BRIAN EATON

UNC CHARLOTTE - ERIC SELF & SHANE LEHEW *

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-COLORADO SPRINGS - JUSTIN SOLVERSON & PETER DECKER

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE - NICK UEBELHOR & ERIC KIEFFNER

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - KEATON WILLIAMS & JOHN MERCER

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - AUSTIN FELIX & CHRIS BURGAN

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-OMAHA - BEN MILLIKEN & BEN KROEGER

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - MICHAEL WORLEY & BRANDEN BARNETT

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA - PAUL MUZLJAKOVICH & LANDON DIXON

UT CHATTANOOGA - PARKER BACON & TAYLOR BOLTON

UW STEVENS POINT - CODY LINCOLN & JASON HAWKSFORD

VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE - TYLOR LAHUE & WILLIAM WAITE

VIRGINIA TECH - RICKY KASSEBAUM & JOHN WOODWARD

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY - MATHEW GIBSON & EDWARD RUDE III

XAVIER UNIVERSITY - ANDREW DECILLES & TY STYONS

YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE - GRAYSON PAYNE & FURMAN THOMPSON

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY - ZACHARY ALCORN & CHARLES CREMEANS

The 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship is presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.The 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship is presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup.

* (Editor's note: The UNC Charlotte team will not be fishing in the championship due to a scheduling conflict. In addition, Sacramento State team member Kyle Derbish won't be attending but partner, Thomas Kanemoto will be competing individually. The Georgia Southern team of Dean Mullett and Dalton Anderson also will be down to one member as Anderson will be unable to attend the event.)

Wiley X Teams with FLW

Wiley X Teams with FLW

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Wiley X, one of the most trusted brands in the world for safety eyewear, high-performance sunglasses, and optical/protective sports eyewear for youth. Effective immediately, Wiley X becomes the official sunglass provider of FLW and assumes title sponsorship of the FLW High School Fishing Camp, the ultimate summer camp for serious high school anglers, their parents, boat captains and coaches. In addition to the High School Fishing Camp, Wiley X has also been named the presenting sponsor of the new Major League Fishing (MLF) College Faceoff events. READ MORE »

Dortch’s Flipping Setup

Dortch’s Flipping Setup

After growing up on the Tensaw River in Alabama and spending much of his early fishing career in Florida, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit pro Bradley Dortch naturally has a very good handle on flipping. Especially around matted cover, Dortch is quick to put a big stick into action, and his preferences fit him perfectly. If you’re looking for a new flipping plan, or maybe just thinking about tweaking around the edges, his advice could be applicable to you. READ MORE »

Co-angler Opportunities Expand in Toyota Series

Co-angler Opportunities Expand in Toyota Series

For 2020, FLW has partnered with Toyota to roll out a host of enhancements to its Triple-A league known as the Toyota Series – including great new opportunities for co-anglers. READ MORE »

Abu Garcia Partners with FLW, MLF

Abu Garcia Partners with FLW, MLF

FLW and Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today a sponsorship agreement with Abu Garcia, a legendary fishing brand and industry-leading manufacturer known for its high-quality, innovative rods and reels. Abu Garcia will immediately assume title sponsorship of FLW College Fishing circuit. READ MORE »

Toyota Series: Best Value in Fishing

Toyota Series: Best Value in Fishing

For 2020, FLW has partnered with Toyota to roll out a completely revamped Triple-A league known as the Toyota Series, with many enhancements over the previous FLW Series that were requested by competitors. READ MORE »

Register Now for High School Camp

Register Now for High School Camp

Registration is now open for the 2020 Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse, which runs from July 22-24. The registration period will continue through June 30 or until all camp spots have been filled.  READ MORE »

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 3

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 3

The final day of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event on Toledo Bend is an absolutely glorious one, in terms of weather. A light breeze and sunny skies greeted anglers for the first time all week, and while it may be pleasant to be outside in, it hasn’t done much to help the fishing. READ MORE »

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 2

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 2

It was another cloudy, cool morning to start day two of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event on Toledo Bend. With water temperatures hovering around 52 degrees, the fish weren’t in much of a biting mood throughout much of the morning. READ MORE »

Fish BFL, Series for Chance to Win Polaris

Fish BFL, Series for Chance to Win Polaris

Just as it did last season, Polaris is teaming up with FLW in 2020 to give away a pair of ATVs and a UTV. READ MORE »

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 1

Toledo Bend Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division season opener on Toledo Bend has been about what the competitors figured it would be – a slow and steady grind. A misty rain and light fog greeted anglers at takeoff, followed by a decent wind out of the north bringing a chill to the air, which wasn’t exactly forecasted. READ MORE »

Previewing the St. Johns River

Previewing the St. Johns River

With the addition of new divisions on the 2020 Toyota Series schedule, Florida anglers (and anyone else hoping for a full schedule of Florida fisheries) get a trio of Sunshine State staples on the docket this year, starting with the St. Johns River on February 13. READ MORE »

Toyota Sponsors MLF and FLW

Toyota Sponsors MLF and FLW

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced today a formal sponsorship of Major League Fishing (MLF), professional bass fishing’s newest premier tournament organization, and home to Team Toyota professional anglers Mike Iaconelli, Terry Scroggins, Kevin VanDam, and Jacob Wheeler. The partnership includes Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, as title sponsor of the Toyota Series. READ MORE »

Sharing Forrest Wood Stories

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In the few days since Forrest Wood passed away, thousands of people have taken to social media to share their favorite “Forrest Wood story” in public tribute to one of bass fishing’s most iconic men. In keeping with the trend, we reached out to people within the FLW family and the broader fishing industry and invited them to share a Forrest Wood story or two, or to reflect on what Forrest meant to them. READ MORE »

Forrest Wood’s Legacy

Forrest Wood’s Legacy

Surrounded by his family, Forrest Wood passed away in a Mountain Home, Ark., hospital just after 9 a.m. Saturday, four days after suffering a heart attack in his home. Wood, who was 87 at the time of his death, was the founder of Ranger Boats of Flippin, Ark. A pioneer of bass tournament fishing, he helped launch the careers of hundreds of aspiring tournament anglers through sponsorships. During his 20-year span at the helm of the company he founded with his wife, Nina, Forrest is credited with laying the groundwork for the modern bass boat through his innovative designs and engineering advancements. READ MORE »

Forrest L. Wood, 1932-2020

Forrest L. Wood, 1932-2020

FLW is saddened to report that Forrest L. Wood, the namesake of our organization and a longtime member of the FLW family, passed away today at age 87. He spent his final days surrounded by his family, including his wife of 68 years, Nina. READ MORE »

Daniel Fennel to Direct Pro Circuit

Daniel Fennel to Direct Pro Circuit

At the registration meeting for this week’s Pro Circuit season opener at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, FLW announced that Daniel had been promoted to senior director of tournament operations for the Pro Circuit, FLW Series and Phoenix Bass Fishing League, with responsibilities to include directing the Pro Circuit. Bill Taylor, who served as tournament director for the FLW Tour from 2001 through 2019, has been promoted to senior director of operations, where he’ll lend his expertise acquired through more than two decades as a tournament director toward logistics, angler relations and event planning for all FLW circuits. READ MORE »

2020 Pro Circuit Predictions

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The Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit is at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, this week to kick off what promises to be another great season of professional bass fishing for FLW. In anticipation of great things to come during the inaugural Pro Circuit season, a few FLW staff members and one Pro Circuit pro decided to play pundit and make a few predictions.  READ MORE »

John Cox Making Most of Opportunities

John Cox Making Most of Opportunities

In addition to finishing second in the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit standings last season, John Cox finished runner-up in the Bassmaster Central Open standings and fourth in the Eastern Open standings, qualifying him to fish the Pro Circuit and Bassmaster Elite Series this year. While many pros were faced with some either-or decisions this offseason, Cox chose both – fishing the Pro Circuit and Elite Series – and he’s not even a bit nervous about doing both. READ MORE »

Tackle Warehouse Teams with FLW

Tackle Warehouse Teams with FLW

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that it has reached a sponsorship agreement with Tackle Warehouse, the sport’s leading online retailer that offers the guaranteed lowest prices on bass fishing tackle from every top brand. Effective immediately, Tackle Warehouse becomes the official tackle retailer of FLW and assumes title sponsorship of the FLW Pro Circuit, professional bass fishing’s premier five-fish-limit tournament series. READ MORE »

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Rookie Profile: Laramy Strickland

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