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FLW Podcast 186 - Mark Rose

FLW Podcast 186 - Mark Rose

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Studio Notes: Smith Lake

Studio Notes: Smith Lake

The fun of Studio Notes is going back in hindsight and looking at an FLW Tour event with 20/20 vision to see what happened and what could be learned. After all, when a bunch of the nation’s best bass anglers fish a lake for a week, there are a lot of observations to be made that make for some interesting theories. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lewis Smith

Top 10 Patterns from Lewis Smith

No one pulled this off better than David Williams, who focused on skipping a swim jig under docks to capitalize on the shad spawn en route to winning the tournament. Nearly everyone behind him tried to follow suit, albeit with a multitude of patterns. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Smith Lake 

AOY Update: Smith Lake 

Finishing 54th and cutting a check is hardly a slip-up for an FLW Tour pro. Then again, it’s not good for Bryan Thrift’s chances at winning a second consecutive Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year title, either. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lewis Smith

Top 10 Baits from Lewis Smith

Lewis Smith is known for its dock bite, and that held true this past week. However, high water and spawning activity created plenty of other shallow opportunities for many of the top 10 anglers. READ MORE »

Williams All the Way

Williams All the Way

David Williams weighed 18 pounds, 11 ounces to take the lead on day one of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake and he never looked back. Sacking up 13-13 on day four, Williams totaled up 64-9 to win $102,700 and earn his first FLW Tour victory. READ MORE »

Williams Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

Williams Leads Wire-to-Wire, Wins FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

JASPER, Ala. – Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, brought a 13-pound, 13-ounce, limit of bass to the weigh-in stage Sunday... READ MORE »

Smith Lake Day 4 Coverage

Smith Lake Day 4 Coverage

So far, David Williams has been simply dominating the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake. With more than a 6-pound lead, something calamitous would have to happen for Williams to not win today. READ MORE »

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 3

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 3

It basically comes down to one question: Can anyone catch David Williams? While Matt Arey and Cody Meyer have also stayed in the top five all three days, Williams continues to expand his lead every day of the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake. That lead is now up to more than 6 pounds, which means it’s going to take a giant sack to catch him. Then again, it’s happened here before the last time visited Smith, when Zack Birge surrendered a significant lead on the final day. READ MORE »

Williams Looking Good

Williams Looking Good

David Williams has been putting on a show this tournament, and he’s thinking he may be saving his best for last. The Maiden, N.C., pro continued to milk his simple pattern to bring in the biggest sack of the day for the second time this event. Today, it he brought in 16 pounds, 12 ounces to extend his lead to more than 6 pounds at the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Lewis Smith. The only pro to break 50 pounds, Williams’ total is 50-12, which makes it look like he’s fishing a prespawn event.  READ MORE »

Williams Extends Lead to Near Seven Pounds at FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

Williams Extends Lead to Near Seven Pounds at FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

JASPER, Ala. – Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to continue his reign atop... READ MORE »

Smith Lake Day 3 Coverage

Smith Lake Day 3 Coverage

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake looks like another beauty. There’s some fog, but so much that we didn’t start on time, and it’s going to warm into a glorious day. Rolling out with almost a 4-pound lead, David Williams is in command – unlike his charge at Lanier, it sure feels like he can sustain through the weekend. If that’s the case, the folks chasing him will really need to catch ‘em. READ MORE »

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

David Williams is pretty dialed in thus far, and he’s going to need to be with who’s behind him. The rest of the top five include some of the Tour’s best. Cody Meyer hasn’t met a spotted bass he can’t catch. Matt Arey is a two-time champion and a springtime master. Greg Bohannan’s wheelhouse is unquestionably highland impoundments. In fifth, Jordan Osborne is rolling and just made his third top-30 of the year. READ MORE »

Willert Goes Back-to-Back

Willert Goes Back-to-Back

Joel Willert’s quest to eventually fish from the front of the boat took a step forward when he won the co-angler crown at Lake Cumberland. That step became a leap after going back-to-back with his win at Smith. READ MORE »

Williams Rolls on Smith

Williams Rolls on Smith

David Williams is cracking them through two days of the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake. Catching 40 fish on day one and 50 on day two, the Maiden, N.C., pro weighed 15 pounds, 5 ounces on day two is and leading by more than 3 pounds with 34 pounds even. In second, Cody Meyer has weighed all spotted bass each day and stayed mighty consistent to sack up 30-4 over the first two days.   READ MORE »

Williams Extends Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

Williams Extends Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

JASPER, Ala. – Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, caught five bass Friday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to extend his lead at the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine. Williams’ two-day total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds even gives... READ MORE »

Smith Lake Day 2 Coverage

Smith Lake Day 2 Coverage

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake could hardly be more different than day one. Crisp and cool with some fog at takeoff, the sun is coming and there isn’t a hint of rain in the forecast. The only evidence of the recent soaking Smith has gotten is the still-flooded lawn near takeoff and a little extra stain in the usually gin-clear water near the dam. READ MORE »

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

Smith Lake Top 5 Patterns – Day 1

As with the previous two FLW Tour events, anglers seem to be specifically targeting one species or another. Right now, largemouths are winning thanks to David Williams’ 18-pound, 11-ounce bag of them. Yet, when tallying up the totals for the rest of the top five, spotted bass take the lead 17-8. READ MORE »

Williams Grabs Lead with 18+

Williams Grabs Lead with 18+

Though very wet, day one of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine on Smith Lake turned out to offer pretty good fishing and good weights for the top 10. In first place, David Williams of Maiden, N.C., popped 18 pounds, 11 ounces of largemouths to get the ball rolling. READ MORE »

Williams Grabs Early Lead at FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

Williams Grabs Early Lead at FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake Presented by T-H Marine

JASPER, Ala. – Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, weighed an 18-pound, 11-ounce limit of largemouth bass to take... READ MORE »