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Wheeler Lake Top 10 Patterns

Wheeler Lake Top 10 Patterns

Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., won the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by Mercury on Wheeler Lake by catching postspawn bass that were leaving spawning pockets and funneling into the main river. READ MORE »

Wheeler Lake Top 10 Baits

Wheeler Lake Top 10 Baits

Most of the fish caught in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by Mercury Marine and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Wheeler Lake came from the shallows. Up shallow, the pros were hardly one-trick ponies, using a wide array of baits to pick through Wheeler’s plentiful shallow cover for the bass. READ MORE »

Dortch Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Finale on Wheeler Lake Presented By Mercury

Dortch Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Finale on Wheeler Lake Presented By Mercury

ROGERSVILLE, Ala. (May 14, 2016) – Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale on Wheeler Lake presented by Mercury with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 45 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Dortch took home... READ MORE »

Dortch Wins on Wheeler

Dortch Wins on Wheeler

In a bit of final weigh-in surprise, Bradley Dortch of Bay Minette, Ala., came from fifth place to win the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Wheeler Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism. With a strong closing-round effort of 16-pounds, 11-ounces, Dortch totaled 45-10 to edge out the faltering leaders. READ MORE »

Armour Takes Co-Angler Title

Armour Takes Co-Angler Title

The name Allen Amour can usually be found in the Pro Division roster of FLW tournaments. He has spent many years fishing from the front of the boat. But this week he found himself fishing from the back of the boat on Wheeler Lake and when the Costa FLW Series event presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism ended, he also found himself as the winner in the co-angler division. READ MORE »

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 3

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 3

Day three is shaping up to be a barn burner with tournament leader Kim Carver catching some good fish, yet the rest of the top five are also on fire. READ MORE »

Carver Moves Into First on Wheeler

Carver Moves Into First on Wheeler

After day two of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, the picture at Wheeler Lake is becoming clearer. The main-lake offshore bite failed to materialize for big catches and it looks as if the shallow bite is going to go the distance. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 2

Springtime continues to hang on at Wheeler Lake – at least according to Wheeler Lake bass. The words “bass are still spawning,” “shad spawn” and “shallow” have been used a whole lot more than “offshore,” “ledges” and “deep” in the Costa FLW Series presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism this week. READ MORE »

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 2

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 2

After a small frontal passage overnight, day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism dawned much cooler and crisper, like a fall day with light 5 to 10 mph winds out of the northwest. READ MORE »

Powell Leads on Wheeler

Powell Leads on Wheeler

Shane Powell of Midland City, Ala., leads after day one of the Costa FLW Series on Wheeler Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism with 18 pounds, 10 ounces. Behind him, the leaderboard is stacked pretty tight with 10th place at 15 pounds, 6 ounces. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 1

Shane Powell leads the Costa FLW Series presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Wheeler Lake and most of his damage was done off the main lake, back in a creek. Similarly, others in the top-10 are fishing inside Wheeler’s creeks, cuts, pockets and backwaters as well. Here is what they had to say about their day. READ MORE »

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 1

Wheeler Lake Midday Update Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Wheeler Lake dawned warm, muggy and slick with a little overcast. READ MORE »

Anything Could Happen on Wheeler

Anything Could Happen on Wheeler

The third and final Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Wheeler Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism kicked off this morning out of Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Ala. The 154 pros and co-anglers in the field will be facing early summer conditions where early morning shad spawns and afternoon ledges should be primary players. READ MORE »

Watch the Ledges and the Banks at Wheeler

Watch the Ledges and the Banks at Wheeler

The Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale is slated for Wheeler Lake on May 12-14 and will be a fitting end to the Strike King Angler of the Year race as the 70-plus-mile-long lake should offer plenty of options. READ MORE »