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Kentucky Lake Top 10 Patterns

Kentucky Lake Top 10 Patterns

All week long at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance, Kentucky Lake seemed like a lake just on the verge of blowing wide open. New fish were moving into the shallows to spawn, and those that had come before them were trickling back out toward the main lake. In just a few days, 20-pound stringers of ledge fish will start showing up at weigh-ins. This time, making the top 10 meant navigating the transition and having faith that new fish would continue to arrive wherever a pro was fishing. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 10 Baits

Kentucky Lake Top 10 Baits

A handful of patterns emerged among the top 10 pros at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. Flipping claimed the top two spots, while others cranked, threw swimbaits around shad spawn areas or dragged various bottom baits. Here are the details of the baits used by the top 10 pros on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Keller Drags His Way to Co-angler Victory

Keller Drags His Way to Co-angler Victory

It was a Buckeye State sweep at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. Steve Keller Jr. of Bethel, Ohio, won the co-angler crown today with a three-day total weight of 34 pounds, 7 ounces. Keller actually once sold a Ranger bass boat to the tournament’s pro winner, Steve Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio. READ MORE »

Ohio’s Floyd Wins Costa FLW Series Tourney on Kentucky Lake presented by Lowrance

Ohio’s Floyd Wins Costa FLW Series Tourney on Kentucky Lake presented by Lowrance

PARIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2016) –Steve Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Kentucky Lake presented by Lowrance with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 51 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Floyd earned $95,000, including a new Ranger Z518 bass boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude... READ MORE »

Floyd Flips for Kentucky Lake Win

Floyd Flips for Kentucky Lake Win

The flipping bite is back on top at Kentucky Lake. Not ledges. Not offshore. No mega-schools. Just good old-fashioned shallow power-fishing around flooded bushes. It seems like it’s been a long time since that could be said after a multi-day FLW event on the 160,000 acre Tennessee River reservoir. The man to put the flipping bite back in the winner’s circle at this week’s Costa FLW Series event presented by Lowrance is Steve Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio. Floyd landed 19 pounds, 8 ounces on the final day to surge ahead from nearly 9 pounds back of day-two leader Travis Fox. He earned the win by a slim 5-ounce margin over local flipping expert Ramie Colson Jr. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 3

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 3

One thing has gone according to plan this week at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake: the weather. That’s right, the weatherman nailed this week’s seesawing conditions, starting with sunny skies and highs in the 80s on Thursday and mild, overcast weather on Friday. And today, he was spot on with his forecast for morning thunderstorms and heavy rain. Go figure. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Hopes were high yesterday that the ledges would turn on by the weekend in the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. Alas, it appears that a true postspawn ledge bite is not meant to be. The most consistent patterns have been flipping main-lake islands and bushes on spawning flats or cranking gravel bars and shallow channel drops – mini ledges, you might call them. Travis Fox took the lead with a somewhat unique spawning pattern that’s producing both largemouths and smallmouths. READ MORE »

Fox Races to the Front

Fox Races to the Front

Arkansas pro Travis Fox brought in the biggest limit of the tournament today – 24 pounds, 14 ounces – to race into the lead going into the final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. His two-day total is 40-12. Mark Rose retains his runner-up position after posting a day-two weight of 16-14. He has 35 pounds even for the tournament. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 2

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 2

It’s tough to say why the fishing has slowed on Kentucky Lake on day two of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance. The air temperature is in the upper 70s with partly cloudy skies and a steady breeze that’s blowing out of the north. The fish should be either moving up to spawn or loading up on staging areas. Maybe the north wind is part of one of those dreaded second-day-after-a-front deals stemming from Wednesday night’s storms, or perhaps heavy fishing pressure from this event, another two-day event on the lake that concludes today and a much larger event from the far north end has taken its toll on the fish. A little sunshine would probably help the shallow bite. It’d help the staging bite too. Yesterday sunshine concentrated those fish. In the overcast conditions they tend to roam. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

The ledge bite isn’t happening yet at Kentucky Lake, but it’s coming. A few of the top pros on day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance say they’re in “survival mode” right now. They’re catching fish, but really they just want to make sure to be around for the weekend, when it’s quite possible the ledges will start churning out the kind of early summer limits that Kentucky Lake is known for. A few pros did idle and graph ledges this afternoon and found some early schools, but that pattern isn’t quite right yet. Most of the fish are being caught from areas too shallow to scan. READ MORE »

Lashlee Leaps Into the Lead

Lashlee Leaps Into the Lead

Kentucky Lake wasn’t its typical self on day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance. At least, the results don’t seem typical. Instead of a top 10 packed full of 20-pound stringers, only one angler managed to break that mark. Sam Lashlee, a local juggernaut and Strike King pro-staffer from Camden, Tenn., caught 21 pounds to jump into the early lead. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 1

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 1

Don’t let any bass pros fool you. Kentucky Lake’s bass are farther along in their transition from spawn to postspawn than a lot of pros fishing this week’s Costa FLW Series event presented by Lowrance let on in yesterday’s practice interviews. READ MORE »

A New Kentucky Lake Awaits

A New Kentucky Lake Awaits

There are a lot of questions yet to be answered today at the start of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake, but as of right now it seems like the answer to the biggest question – How will this event be won? – will not be ledge fishing. The spawn is underway on this mega-sized Tennessee River impoundment that sprawls across the old river bottoms in west Tennessee and Kentucky. A recent bout of storms and the slightly earlier-than-normal timing of this event have 209 pros scratching their heads a little bit – not about how to catch fish (there’ll be a lot of limits at weigh-in for sure), but about how the winning fish will be caught. READ MORE »

Anything Goes at Kentucky Lake

Anything Goes at Kentucky Lake

This week the second event of the 2016 season of the Costa FLW Series Central Division kicks off on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, Tenn. With some perfect spring weather on tap, excitement is high for the tournament, which is presented by Lowrance and hosted by the Henry County alliance. One of the reasons anglers and fans are so excited is because this year Kentucky Lake might offer an interesting change of pace – a primarily shallow showdown. READ MORE »