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Top 10 Patterns from Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Kentucky Lake

The fishing was downright bad for most in the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Instead of a strong topwater bite or a taste of the winter umbrella rig bite, most of the top finishers – outside of tournament-winner Bradford Beavers – had to scramble around and fish odd patterns or do a little bit of everything. Out of 192 boats, only seven pros limited each of the first two days, and only Beavers managed three limits in a row. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake was unusually stingy for the anglers who fished the Costa FLW Series Championship, but the techniques used by the top 10 pros were certainly typical of the time of year. Topwater baits thrown on main-lake bars, flats and points, and umbrella rigs thrown in deeper areas, primarily on the main lake, were the go-tos. A few anglers also targeted shallow flats in the backs of creeks, and they mostly kept topwater in their hands when they did it. Otherwise, a few single swimbaits and vibrating jigs saw some work. READ MORE »

South Carolina’s Beavers Wins Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

South Carolina’s Beavers Wins Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

PARIS, Tenn. – Boater Bradford Beavers of Ridgeville, South Carolina, caught five bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday – the only limit... READ MORE »

Hicks Goes Wire-to-Wire

Hicks Goes Wire-to-Wire

Tossing a topwater, Justin Hicks of Roanoke, Va., built a commanding lead over the first two days and added one unnecessary fish on the final day to win the co-angler side of the Costa FLW Series Championship with 30 pounds, 11 ounces. For his efforts, Hicks takes home a fully rigged Ranger boat. READ MORE »

Beavers Breaks Out

Beavers Breaks Out

On a tough and topsy-turvy Kentucky Lake, Bradford Beavers ground out about 15 pounds per day and came away with his first big win in the Costa FLW Series Championship. Totaling up 15 bass for 45 pounds, 12 ounces, the up-and-coming Ridgeville, S.C., pro earned a $50,000 prize package and qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup for the second year in a row. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 3

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 3

Complete details from the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, Tenn. READ MORE »

Minnesota’s Foster Takes Lead after Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

Minnesota’s Foster Takes Lead after Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

PARIS, Tenn. – Boater Chad Foster of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, brought four bass weighing 13 pounds, 9 ounces, to the scale Friday to jump from third into... READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

For Kentucky Lake, the top 10 are ridiculously tight heading into the final day of the Costa FLW Series Championship. Anyone in the top four is a fish away from the lead, and Bryan Thrift showed off the potential the lake has if you hit it right when he caught 27 pounds, 8 ounces on Thursday. READ MORE »

Foster Moves to First

Foster Moves to First

After a stellar first-day performance of 27 pounds, 8 ounces, Bryan Thrift weighed in just two bass on day two and fell back to third place in the standings at the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Florida pro Chad Foster now leads the tournament with a two-day catch of 33 pounds, 6 ounces. Foster opened the tournament in third place with 19-13 on Thursday. He leads by 1 pounds, 13 ounces over Larry Stoafer. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 2

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 2

Complete details from the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, Tenn. READ MORE »

Thrift Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

Thrift Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake

PARIS, Tenn. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 8 ounces, Thursday to grab the early lead... READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Tennessee River hammers Cole Floyd, Jason Lambert, Randy Haynes and Brandon Hunter all caught one or none on day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake. Bryan Thrift showed off the potential of the lake with 27 1/2 pounds for the lead, but, overall, the fall bite has been hard to figure out for most of the pros. And although tons of anglers are tossing topwaters, the shallow bars aren’t dominating the standings like they often do in October. READ MORE »

Thrift Thumps 27 1/2

Thrift Thumps 27 1/2

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake started slow for bass-fishing superstar Bryan Thrift, but it quickly turned into another epic outing for the 2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year when he piled about 25 pounds in his livewell on one spot this afternoon to top off a 27-pound, 8-ounce limit. The performance has him in first place by a margin of 7-1 over Alabama pro Cameron Gautney. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 1

Kentucky Lake Coverage Day 1

Complete details from the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, Tenn. READ MORE »

The Fall Report on Kentucky Lake

The Fall Report on Kentucky Lake

When the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship kicks off Thursday on Kentucky Lake, the anglers will hit a lake that is somewhat in flux. After a brutal cold snap to start the week, with four consecutive nights of temperatures dropping down into the 30s, there is a lot more rain and warmth in the forecast for the tournament. READ MORE »

2017 Costa FLW Series Championship Fact Sheet

2017 Costa FLW Series Championship Fact Sheet

Nearly 400 anglers will compete this week on Kentucky Lake in the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship out of Paris, Tenn. The three-day event spans Nov. 2-4, and in addition to a winning prize worth $95,000, which includes a Ranger Z518C with a 200-hp Evinrude outboard, there are 11 slots in the 2018 Forrest Wood Cup at stake. READ MORE »

Practice with Yasinski

Practice with Yasinski

Derek Yasinski fished the FLW Tour as a pro in 2013, but aside from that he has largely focused his efforts on the lower levels of competition, splitting his time between T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League events, Bassmaster Opens and the Costa FLW Series. Yasinski last during fished Kentucky Lake for the 2011 Costa FLW Series Championship when he finished 91st, so I hopped in the boat for a chilly morning see how he approached the big Tennesee River reservoir for round two. READ MORE »

Tossing Topwater with Hays

Tossing Topwater with Hays

The Arkansas pro tests the waters of Kentucky Lake in preparation for the Costa FLW Series Championship. READ MORE »