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AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

Bryan Thrift finally faltered. In a stunning turn of events, the hottest angler in the world finished outside the top 10 for the first time this season, chalking up a 12th-place showing in the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland. Clark Wendlandt held steady in his pursuit of Thrift at Cumberland, but some of the other prime contenders dropped out of the race. Here’s how the AOY race breaks down with only three events remaining. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Top 10 Patterns

Lake Cumberland Top 10 Patterns

Despite Lake Cumberland’s overwhelming size and sprawling complexity, those who did well in the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine actually kept it quite simple for patterns. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

The weather started out wet and rainy and ended up sunny and beautiful, but despite the wildly varying conditions at the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine at Lake Cumberland, bait selection for the top 10 pros remained fairly consistent. A few pros threw jigs and worms, but jerkbaits and spinnerbaits fished tight to the bank along the sprawling reservoir’s many coves and cuts were the majority choices for the last-day anglers. Here’s what they used. READ MORE »

Martin Wins FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

Martin Wins FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

SOMERSET, Ky. – Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds , 12 ounces, to win the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. Martin’s four-day... READ MORE »

Martin Earns Record 8th Win

Martin Earns Record 8th Win

After leading day one of the FLW Tour event on Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine, then falling back to fifth place on day two, Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., battled back to regain his lead on the final day of the event Sunday, winning in Kentucky with a four-day total of 60 pounds, 1 ounce. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 4 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 4 Coverage

Days one through three of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland offered myriad challenges for the pros trying to find consistency and success on the massive reservoir. The chief problem was the weather – it was either terrible for living or bad for fishing. That should all be taken care of today – though takeoff was brisk, it should warm up quickly and the wind is forecasted to be a little stronger than it was on Saturday. Warm weather with a decent wind ought to be a perfect combination for the pros to show Cumberland off. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 3

As FLW Live revealed Saturday, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits are coming to light as the key players in the FLW Tour event on Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. Clark Wendlandt leads the event, largely from twitching a couple suspending jerkbaits in Lake Cumberland’s pockets and coves. And behind him are a host of other pros employing jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Here is a closer look at how others in the top five are getting it done at Cumberland. READ MORE »

Wendlandt Extends Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

Wendlandt Extends Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

SOMERSET, Ky. – Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, padded his lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine after bringing a five-bass limit totaling... READ MORE »

Wendlandt Widens Lead

Wendlandt Widens Lead

Day two leader Clark Wendlandt put some breathing room between himself and the rest of the field Saturday with a 14-pound, 10-ounce day three bag that extended his slim 2-ounce lead to a slightly more comfortable 3-11 lead over second-place angler Scott Martin, who climbed into second with a 14-14 day three bag. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland featured terrible conditions and great fishing. Day two was perhaps colder and windier, but at least it was nice and sunny. Today might be the nicest day so far – takeoff was brisk, but the temperatures are supposed to reach into the 60s in the afternoon and the wind is forecast to be negligible. In short, it might be a tough day for fishing. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 2

After a drizzly and cold start to the the FLW Tour event on Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine, Friday’s day two brought abundant sunshine and wind. The shift in conditions seemed to throttle the bite back a bit, especially in the number of keeper smallmouths that crossed the stage Friday. As a result, some of the leaders had to rely more on largemouths to hold their ground in the top five. READ MORE »

Clark Takes Co-Angler Crown on Cumberland

Clark Takes Co-Angler Crown on Cumberland

Jeff Clark spent the entire weigh-in Friday at the FLW Tour event at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine thinking about the five-pound smallmouth he lost 25 minutes before he and his day two partner, Bono, Ark. pro Kerry Milner, had to be at the tournament check-in. READ MORE »

Wendlandt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

Wendlandt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

SOMERSET, Ky. – Pro Clark Wendlandt of Leander, Texas, grabbed the lead Friday at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine after bringing a five-bass limit... READ MORE »

Wendlandt Narrowly Ahead

Wendlandt Narrowly Ahead

Following up more than 18 pounds on day one, Clark Wendlandt added 16 pounds, 15 ounces for a total of 35-6 after day two of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland. The veteran Texan is on a roll this year, and so far Cumberland is playing right into the hands of the man once known as “Mr. Beaver Lake.” Though he’s in the lead now, anything could happen on the weekend – the top five pros are separated by less than 4 pounds. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

The conditions for day two of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland are superficially much better – the sky is clear, the wind is lighter and the temperature is just slightly cooler. Though it’ll be much more comfortable for the anglers, the passage of a major cold front usually heralds bad fishing for a least a bit – we’ll see if that holds true today. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Lake Cumberland Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Smallmouth “overs,” that are over the 18-inch minimum length requirement were the common theme among the top-five pros on day one in the FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. READ MORE »

Martin Leads Day One of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

Martin Leads Day One of FLW Tour on Lake Cumberland Presented by T-H Marine

SOMERSET, Ky. – Pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 7 ounces, Thursday to grab the early lead at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by T-H Marine. Martin... READ MORE »

Martin Mines Bronze on Day 1

Martin Mines Bronze on Day 1

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland featured wild weather and some pretty good fishing. Coming out on top of a wet weigh-in was Scott Martin, who weighed 19 pounds, 7 ounces worth of bass, and included four smallmouths in his limit. Behind him, XXX other pros caught more than 18 pounds, and that group is a pretty stout one, with Clark Wendlandt and Larry Nixon highlighting the hunters. READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

Day one of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland is rolling. After three days of practice with decent weather (a fair bit of rain on Monday was the only real issue), a major cold front ripped over the lake on Wednesday night and is still working through the area. Wednesday morning was lovely, with temperatures reaching into the low 70s, sunny skies and light breezes. Today, pros launched their boats in spitting rain, the high 40s and a gusting wind. READ MORE »

Finishing Off Practice with Dunkin

Finishing Off Practice with Dunkin

In the midst of his sophomore season, Luke Dunkin has established himself as one of the most well-liked and gregarious pros on Tour, but has yet to firm things up on the fishing side. He finished the season strong in 2016, banking top-20 finishes on Kentucky Lake and at the Invitational on Lake Norman, but the fourth stop of the 2017 season finds him stuck at 87th place in the standings. If Dunkin is going to make a run to qualify the Forrest Wood Cup, then it’s got to start now at the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland. With Dunkin still looking for fish, he was kind enough to let me hop in for the final morning of practice. READ MORE »