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Why the Wheels Fell Off: Pickwick Lake

Why the Wheels Fell Off: Pickwick Lake

Fishing the ledges of the western Tennessee River lakes in the summer is like spending another day at the office. You pretty much know what to expect. There are lots of other guys around you, doing the same job and trying to stay out of each other’s way. Starting time is set by the boss, in your case the tournament director, and the bass will let you know when it’s quitting time. Today probably will be about like yesterday. The monotony of it all can drive you crazy. Of course, there’s always the chance that a surprise might come along to spice up the routine a bit, but there’s no guarantee that the surprise will be a good one. Sometimes it can be both good and bad in the same workday, as was the case for these anglers in the <a href="http://www.flwoutdoors.com/bassfishing/flw/tournament/2014/7127/pickwick-lake-headline-story/156140/hackney-reigns-at-pickwick/"> Walmart FLW Tour stop on Pickwick Lake presented by Straight Talk Wireless.</a> READ MORE »

Pickwick’s Top 10 Lures and Patterns

Pickwick’s Top 10 Lures and Patterns

Greg Hackney set the tone for the Walmart FLW Tour event on Pickwick Lake when he weighed in a 31-pound, 6-ounce stringer on day two and took a commanding 6-pound, 1-ounce lead over the next closest competitor. He expanded his lead to 7-13 on Saturday, and today locked up his first regular-season Tour victory with a four-day total of 97-7. For the full story of Hackney’s win, click here. As for the rest of the top 10 anglers at this event, which is presented by Straight Talk Wireless and hosted by the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Bureau, here’s a rundown of how they made it to the top of the standings. READ MORE »

Hackney Wins Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

Hackney Wins Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

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Hackney Reigns at Pickwick

Hackney Reigns at Pickwick

After he overtook the lead on day two, Greg Hackney never looked back during the Walmart FLW Tour event on Pickwick. Today, the Gonzales, La., pro wrapped up his first Tour victory since winning the Forrest Wood Cup back in 2009. Though it was his smallest limit of the week, Hack's 21-pound, 9-ounce limit moved his total weight for the week to 97-7 and earned him a $100,000 payday. READ MORE »

Hackney Extends Lead At Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

Hackney Extends Lead At Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

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Co-Angler Setzer Steals the Show

Co-Angler Setzer Steals the Show

FLORENCE, Ala. – At just 26 years old, Braxton Setzer of Auburn, Ala., is experiencing a phenomenal sophomore season on the Walmart FLW Tour from the back of the boat. He already holds two top-10 finishes from Hartwell and Beaver Lake – where he came close to grabbing the title – and now he gets to taste victory after crushing 21 pounds, 5 ounces today to claim the $20,000 check. READ MORE »

Hackney Pours it On

Hackney Pours it On

There was no 30-pound mega-limit weighed in today in Florence, Ala., but tournament leader Greg Hackney still hauled in a 22-pound, 4-ounce stringer from Pickwick Lake on a day that nine of the top 10 pros described as a grind. Hackney’s three-day total is 75 pounds, 14 ounces, which extends his lead to 7-13 over California ace Brent Ehrler, who weighed an identical limit as Hackney’s today. Hackney will be boat No. 1 on the final day of this Walmart FLW Tour showdown, which is presented by Straight Talk Wireless. READ MORE »

Hackney Grabs Lead At Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

Hackney Grabs Lead At Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

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Hack's 30-pound smackdown

Hack's 30-pound smackdown

It can happen at any moment on any given ledge at Pickwick. When giant schools of bass turn on putting a 30-pound limit in the boat isn't out of the question. Greg Hackney experienced one of these phenomenal bites today and after sifting through dozens of fish he settled with a whopping 31 pounds, 6 ounces. Combined with his day-one weight of 22-4, Hackney now holds nearly a 6-pound lead heading into the weekend with 53-10 total. READ MORE »

Gustafson Leads Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

Gustafson Leads Walmart FLW Tour Event On Pickwick Lake Presented By Straight Talk Wireless

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10-12 kicker lifts Gussy to lead

10-12 kicker lifts Gussy to lead

Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson of Keewatin, Ontario, jumped out to the early lead at the Walmart FLW Tour event on Pickwick Lake with a 24-pound, 8-ounce bag that was anchored by his 10-12 monster that took the honors of Bridgford Big Bass for day one. READ MORE »

Pick a number at Pickwick

Pick a number at Pickwick

FLORENCE, Ala. – To listen to some of the pros gathered here for the Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by StraightTalk, here’s the scenario that will play out for the next couple of days: Each morning anglers will depart the takeoff area and proceed to their first stop where, depending on their draw, they will be required to wait in line until it’s their turn to fish. Once they’ve caught a keeper, they will move on to the next community hole, where they will again repeat the process. And so the tournament will proceed until Sunday evening when the champion will be crowned. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but not by much. Veterans and newcomers alike agree that Pickwick will fish much smaller than it really is in this, the fifth 2014 Tour stop that’s hosted by the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Bureau. Because fish-finding electronics have become so precise, most of the locations that consistently hold bass in early summer on Pickwick seem to have found their way into the waypoint logs of just about every angler entered. As veteran Texas pro Tommy Martin puts it, “either we’re going to have to play nice and share places and get along, or go find six or eight spots that nobody knows about. Good luck with that; I plan to play nice.” READ MORE »

The Tennessee River grand finale begins

The Tennessee River grand finale begins

By this time of the season, reality has set in on the Walmart FLW Tour. The 167 pros still in the chase know the score: Most of them will be fishing for checks at Pickwick this weekend and at Kentucky Lake June 26-29. Only a handful will be fishing for a ticket to the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray in August. Of this latter group, some already have a fairly good idea that their future travel plans include a summer trip to Columbia, S.C. Several more on the cusp will be disappointed, and a few will be happy. One of them might be the guy the confetti gets dumped on at the final weigh-in of the Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »

4 Keys to tailrace success

4 Keys to tailrace success

If you ask Walmart FLW Tour pro Jonathan Newton where the best tailraces are in the country, he’ll tell you the tailraces of lakes Pickwick and Wilson. If you look at the tournament schedule for June, you’ll see the fifth 2014 FLW Tour event and the Walmart BFL All-American will be held at Pickwick and Wilson, respectively. READ MORE »