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Top 10 Baits from the Ohio River

Top 10 Baits from the Ohio River

The Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River showed off a range of techniques – from traditional Ohio River patterns to smallmouth deals for the Tennessee River. In fact, if you followed the event hosted by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Paducah you almost certainly have some new ideas about how to catch big smallmouths in the fall. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from the Ohio River

Top 10 Patterns from the Ohio River

Here is a closer look at how the rest of the top 10 fished in the Championship, which was hosted by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Paducah Oct. 28-31. READ MORE »

Hanselman Wins Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

Hanselman Wins Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

Ray Hanselman of Del Rio, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River. Hanselman’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 11 ounces earned him $50,000 and a berth into the Forrest Wood Cup in the event that featured 171 of the best semi-professional bass-fishing anglers from across the country. READ MORE »

Hanselmania 4.0

Hanselmania 4.0

Saturday, in Paducah, Ky., on the shores of the Ohio River, Ray Hanselman rewrote history for the second time this season. After winning all three 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Texas Division events, which had never been done before, Hanselman came to Kentucky and won the Rayovac FLW Series Championship. READ MORE »

It’s Kline Time Again

It’s Kline Time Again

The dominance continues for professional-surfer-turned-bass-angler Todd Kline, who won the 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship’s co-angler division on the Ohio River this week. READ MORE »

Rayovac Championship Day 3 Coverage

Rayovac Championship Day 3 Coverage

The final day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River will largely be fished on the Tennessee River, as all but two anglers rolled up it to chase smallmouths. READ MORE »

Hanselman Takes Lead at Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

Hanselman Takes Lead at Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

Ray Hanselman of Del Rio, Texas, brought another five-bass limit of smallmouth to the scale Friday weighing 11 pounds, 14 ounces to take the lead after day two of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River. Hanselman’s second consecutive day with a limit of smallmouth gives him a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 14 ounces. The tournament now heads into the third and final day of competition and the field is cut to the final 10 boaters and co-anglers in the three-day event, hosted by the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Paducah, that features 171 anglers from across the country casting for a top cash award of $50,000 plus a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard if Ranger Cup qualified. READ MORE »

Hanselman on the Verge of Four-Peat

Hanselman on the Verge of Four-Peat

Day two of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River was fished primarily on the nearby Tennessee River and resulted in a major shuffling of the leaderboard. In the end, Ray Hanselman rose from second to first and will lead the top 10 into the final day with 30 pounds, 14 ounces. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from the Ohio River Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from the Ohio River Day 2

After two days of competition, Ray Hanselman leads the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River, but as the leaderboard has reflected, the river’s hefty smallmouths are certainly capable of producing some fireworks and providing some surprises. READ MORE »

Hicks, Sims Tied for Co-angler Lead

Hicks, Sims Tied for Co-angler Lead

After opening the tournament in 63rd place with two keepers for 2 pounds, 12 ounces, Kirk Sims of Lowell, Ark., rebounded on day two with four keepers that weighed 14 pounds, 3 ounces. And Buddy Hicks of Port Neches, Texas, was even more impressive, following up an opening-day zero with a 16-15 limit. READ MORE »

Rayovac Championship Day 2 Coverage

Rayovac Championship Day 2 Coverage

Down at Paducah, the start of day two of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship was just about perfect – a light wind, temps in the low 40s and no fog. That’s not the case elsewhere. READ MORE »

Barnes Leads Day One of Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

Barnes Leads Day One of Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Ohio River

David Barnes Sr., of China, Maine, brought a five-bass limit of smallmouth to the scale Thursday weighing 21 pounds even to grab the lead after day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River. Barnes now holds a 2-pound lead heading in to day two of the three-day event, hosted by Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Paducah, that features 171 anglers from across the country casting for a top cash award of $50,000 plus a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard if Ranger Cup qualified. READ MORE »

Barnes Blasts 21 on the Ohio

Barnes Blasts 21 on the Ohio

On day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River David Barnes Sr. of China, Maine, hauled exactly 21 pounds of smallmouth across the stage to take the lead on a day that was tough for many. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from the Ohio River Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from the Ohio River Day 1

Shortly after David Barnes electrified the Rayovac FLW Series Championship weigh-in with his leading weight of 21 pounds of smallmouths, Ray Hanselman followed suit with an all-smallmouth limit weighing 19 pounds. READ MORE »

Rayovac Championship Day 1 Coverage

Rayovac Championship Day 1 Coverage

Updates from day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River. READ MORE »

Rain Raises the Bar

Rain Raises the Bar

When the 171 pros and their co-angler equivalents roll out of Paducah, Ky., onto the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers on Thursday morning they’ll have to contend with conditions that are totally different from practice. READ MORE »

River Showdown Looms

River Showdown Looms

The 2015 Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Oct. 29-31 will be a true test of fishing skill rather than a rehash of past experiences, as it will be decided on a fishery with which few of the contestants are familiar. Though the lower Ohio River has flown under the radar screen of most FLW anglers, competitors in the Walmart Bass Fishing League’s Buckeye, Illini and Hoosier divisions have proved time and again that the river can provide hefty limits of bass. Typically, it’s a question of fashioning three days of milk runs where several patterns and presentations might come into play. READ MORE »