UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Top 10 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks

Top 10 Patterns from Lake of the Ozarks

With water temperatures still in the 70s, it wasn’t truly a fall-time bite, but it was close enough for quite a few fish to be up shallow. Randy Haynes nearly made the cut out deep with a crankbait, but by and large, the truly summertime stuff just didn’t have the juice – Casey Scanlon and Dylan Hays came the closest to making a brush-based win a reality and they both had to mix in shallow fish just to make the top 10. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Through the first two days of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks it looked like topwater baits might carry the day. That changed on the final day, as warming weather and increased boat traffic combined to stifle the topwater game for the leaders. With the topwater bite a little off, the dock bite propelled plenty of pros up the leaderboard and Andre Dickneite to the win. READ MORE »

Grizzle Earns Co-Angler Win

Grizzle Earns Co-Angler Win

Andre Dickneite’s boat was a good place to be on the final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks. While Dickneite surged to the win on the pro side, Steve Grizzle put three fish for 7 pounds, 15 ounces in the boat to do the same on the co-angler side. With a total of 27-12 for 11 keepers, Grizzle earned his first FLW win, $5,000 and a new Ranger Z175 with a 90-horsepower outboard. READ MORE »

Freeburg's Dickneite wins Costa FLW Series Tournament presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks

Freeburg's Dickneite wins Costa FLW Series Tournament presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Boater Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds even to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude. Dickneite’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48 pounds, 4 ounces, was enough to earn him the win by a 2-pound, 8-ounce margin... READ MORE »

Dickneite Tops At Lake of the Ozarks

Dickneite Tops At Lake of the Ozarks

The final day of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks was brutally tough on much of the top 10, but Andre Dickneite stayed steady to earn his first Costa FLW Series win on a lake he’s called home for the last 20 years. Weighing 16 pounds and change each of the first two days, the Freeburg, Mo., pro started the final day in fourth place. Adding another 15 pounds even for a 48-4 total, Dickneite moved up to first for a $40,400 payday. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 3

The weather for day three of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks has been gorgeous. It’s also a big problem. The day dawned pleasantly warm and calm, and though the wind has kicked up a bit, it’s mostly been sunny and warming all day. With that great weather has come a pile of pleasure boaters and big wakes. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Lake of the Ozarks Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

In practice, many pros said the bite was closer to summer than fall, but that’s changed to a degree during the tournament. Perhaps spurred on by a cool front that rolled through Wednesday and Thursday, it seems like at least some of the bigger fish have headed toward the bank to chase big gizzard shad. It’s not wide open, but so far the fall topwater bite has been the way to go. READ MORE »

Fitzpatrick Takes 1-Ounce Lead

Fitzpatrick Takes 1-Ounce Lead

The top 10 saw a lot of turnover on day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks, but Roger Fitzpatrick and James Dill both stayed steady to climb the leaderboard. In first place by an ounce, Fitzpatrick put 16 pounds, 15 ounces on the scale and boasts a 35-11 total. Weighing 17-13 on day two, Dill is just an ounce off the pace. Overall, the fishing was a bit tougher on the second day, but the shallow topwater bite that the Ozark region is known for played strong, and it seems all but certain that the majority of the eventual winner’s bass will fall for something that plops or buzzes. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 2

We started out tracking Shawn Kowal, and he got off to a quick start with one big fish and a miss, but struggled after that. By about 9:30 he’d only managed to add one tiny fish to his limit. Kowal says the bite is a lot tougher today, but it seems likely that he’ll be able to put together a limit, even if it isn’t another 19 pounds. At least for starters, Kowal was almost exclusively throwing a buzzbait on rock and behind docks. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Lake of the Ozarks Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Shawn Kowal targeted brush and docks to take the lead on day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks, and the rest of the top five is hot on his heels. Kowal weighed 19 pounds, 9 ounces to start things off, but 18 anglers weighed 15 pounds or more and everyone in the top five weighed better than 17 pounds. In short – Lake of the Ozarks showed out yet again, despite the prevailing patterns being closer to summer than fall. READ MORE »

Kowal Leads on Lake of the Ozarks

Kowal Leads on Lake of the Ozarks

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks turned into a beauty, and a strong group of pros got off to a good start. Shawn Kowal of Linn Creek, Mo., paces the field after day one with 19 pounds, 9 ounces – just 5 ounces ahead of Steve Floyd in second place. Kowal has eight top-10 finishes in FLW competition on Lake of the Ozarks, and he appears to be headed toward another one. READ MORE »

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 1

Lake of the Ozarks Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks got off to a chilly start, but it’s clearing up into a beautiful afternoon. Though the morning bite seems to have been a little slow, all signs point toward improved fishing this afternoon. READ MORE »

Go Time at Lake of the Ozarks

Go Time at Lake of the Ozarks

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks dawned cool and misty, but not cold and foggy as many anticipated. Taking off on time, 155 pros and co-anglers look to have a beautiful day ahead of them for the start of the final event in the Central Division. READ MORE »

Waiting for Fall on Lake of the Ozarks

Waiting for Fall on Lake of the Ozarks

In just a few weeks the Costa FLW Series Championship will take place on Kentucky Lake, but before that can happen there’s one more regular-season tournament to wrap up. This week, the Central Division finale at Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude brings the 2017 season to a close, and there’s a lot on the line READ MORE »