UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Santee Cooper

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

All-American Updates - Day 2

All-American Updates - Day 2
ROB JORDAN

Leader story

Complete results

Top five patterns 

Cross Lake primer

Complete details

Field list

 

That’s a wrap

Fishing has without a doubt been trickier today on Cross Lake. We’ve seen some anglers stay steady, but for the most part weights are down. However, the afternoon bite may be the key to some last-minute kickers and limits. Make sure to tune into weigh-in this afternoon on flwfishing.com at 4 p.m. CT. to see who makes the top 10.

 

Final updates

Deaver has 22 1/2-pounds with a 2-pounder in the livewell. If he culls up things will get really interesting atop the leaderboard.

Missouri pro Steve Ruff has three keepers including a 4-pounder. Not long ago he had nothing.

Grant Kelly has three for eight pounds. He hasn’t landed a keeper since 10:30 but in the last hour jumped off a 3 and a 5.

 

12:22 LeBrun

Just like that LeBrun boated a 4 1/2-pounder to complete his limit. The fish came out of a foot of water on a frog. The Bossier City local is now focused on culling a few some small ones but he says a weight has been lifted off his shoulders.

 

12:17 Tough fishing

Today Cross Lake seems to be much more difficult on the 49 pros competing in the All-American. The fishing pressure paired with different weather seems to be taking its toll. There could be a lot of swapping in the standings this afternoon.

 

Recent updates:

Loren Torok was fishing duck blinds but has not had much luck. He said he did not fill out his limit until about this time yesterday so he is not too worried.

LeBrun was on a long dry spell but just boated No. 4. – a 1 1/2-pounder. He’s fishing back in the cypress trees on the northwest shore next to Richard Fleming Park. He really needs to complete his limit and make a few culls.

Rob Jordan is now up to four fish on the day. Another good one and he could be pushing his weight into the upper teens.

Chris Daves was in third place heading into the day. At the moment, he only three small fish that may go for 5 pounds.

Tyler Morgan is also in the same situation as Daves with three small keepers.

 

 

11:30 A few updates

Brandon McGinnis had four fish in his boat when we found him – one being a 5 1/2-pounder. He had the frog out but then switched to flipping. Right then, he caught a 3-pounder to fill out his limit. Since he started the day in 27th place he will need a lot more weight to contend for a top 10 spot.

Adam Wagner seems to be figuring things out a little. He is up to four fish worth 8 pounds. Clearly, they are all small fish, but fish nonetheless. About a 10-pound upgrade will put the Tennessee pro in good shape to make the top 10.

 

11:00 Hooked, Duvall

Maryland pro Brian Trieschman has had a tough day on the water. So far, he has zero fish in the box. The only excitement he has to report is pulling a crankbait from his co-angler’s leg two times. We’re not sure what happened the first time, but on the second Trieschman’s co-angler Nathan Colwell happened to get his crankbait wrapped up in a tree that he was throwing at. Then while pulling it free, the bait shot loose and wound up in his leg. This is the second time Colwell has been hooked in the leg today. Their day can only go up from here!

An angler having a good day is John Duvall. The Georgia pro started the day in ninth place. Currently he has a 15 or 16-pound stringer. He will likely need to add a few pounds to make the day-three cut.

 

10:30 Weisenberger

Kyle Weisenberger is working on a good limit. He is sitting with three good ones and two little ones. He thinks if he can cull the two small ones for a few four-pounders he has a chance to crack the top 10.

 

10:15 West

The western end of Cross Lake is getting pounded on by boats at the moment. This was the most productive area from yesterday. We are finding a bunch of boats in and around the cypress trees. Included in the mix are Louisiana pros Lebrun and Deaver.

 

10:00 Jordan, Wagner, Deaver

Rob Jordan was sitting in sixth place heading into today. Right now he has caught three fish giving him a total of 12 pounds. A kicker of two would be prime for the Georgia pro.

Day two has not treated Adam Wagner all that well. He only has one small fish so far. Luckily he still has plenty of time for him to figure things out.

Louisiana pro Randy Deaver is sitting with two in the boat for about seven pounds. Unfortunately, he had back-to-back misses on a good one. Deaver said, “the shad have gotten active and that’s the deal.”

 

9:30 LeBrun, Shore

Nick LeBrun now has three fish in the boat. Fish No. 2 is a chunky 4-pounder. The third happened to be a small fish that will go a pound and a half. No. 3 hit on a topwater bait near a cypress tree. LeBrun said, “I will need to get rid of that one but it’s still a fish.”

Oklahoma pro John Shore just caught himself a 3-pounder. His co-angler boated a 4-pounder earlier today. Shore says the clouds are killing his bite.

 

8:40 Update

If you checked out yesterday’s photos from Cross Lake (here) you may have noticed multiple anglers fishing duck blinds. The day-one leader Nick LeBrun just gave a few blinds a look, but did not catch any. Shortly after, Lebrun bagged his first fish – a 3-pounder. He also broke off a giant. The Bossier City local will need to land those big bites in order to keep his lead.

Heath Pack is on the scattered tree and dock pattern. The Georgia pro has brought in two fish for four pounds. It seems as if many anglers are targeting the same types of areas. The stretch of docks Pack wanted to target already had two boats on it.

 

7:45 LeBrun, Morgan

The first spot tournament leader Nick LeBrun stopped on was a retaining wall. He thinks the wind and waves may be pushing fish up against the wall. Right now, he is working a buzzbait. If this spot does not work out he plans on going back to his “good stuff.”

Tyler Morgan just missed a bite. He fired back with the frog then a spinnerbait but couldn’t get another take. A few casts later he hooked a decent fish and lost it at the boat. Morgan’s  fish from earlier came on a targeting isolated trees near a seawall.

 

7:13 First catch

Tyler Morgan has one in the box and the boats haven’t even finished leaving takeoff.  Morgan said, “It’s not a biggun but I’ll take it.” Note that only 49 boats are taking off this morning.

 

7:05 Taking off

Cross Lake showed out on day one of the T-H Marine BFL All-American – not only is it very scenic, it is also loaded with big bass. Local stick Nick LeBrun got things kicked off in style with 26-9, but eight boaters brought more than 20 pounds to the scale and there was a pile of 4-pounders caught.

LeBrun and most of the other anglers are fishing around the lake’s plentiful cypress trees. Cross isn’t a very big lake and has a reputation for being fickle, so it’s possible that we see a drop off or change up in a big way today, but based on day one even a slight drop would still produce impressive weights.

With basically everyone fishing cypress trees, the divide is mainly between those fishing slow and those fishing fast. Some anglers are whisking through the trees and trying to pick of aggressive bass or trigger bites. Others are taking their time and picking everything apart. Now that the lake has seen some pressure it will be interesting to see how the fishing responds.

 

Conditions

Temperature at takeoff: 74 degrees

Forecast high: 94 degrees

Sky: mostly sunny

Precipitation: 10 percent chance of rain

Wind: South 5-10 mph

Tags: article  2018-05-31-cross-lake 

Backlash with Jordan Osborne

Backlash with Jordan Osborne

FLW Tour pro Jordan Osborne discusses life in Texas, the business of running a pawnshop and how, as a self-taught bass angler, he's leaned on his competitive drive to overcome the doubters in his quest to make it at the highest levels of tournament bass fishing. READ MORE »

Register Now for FLW KBF Kayak Open

Register Now for FLW KBF Kayak Open

The first of two joint kayak fishing tournaments conducted in partnership between FLW and Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) will take place at Nickajack Lake May 4-5. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga. Both events are hosted by Fish Dayton and Fish Lake Chickamauga. To register for the FLW/KBF Open. visit KayakBassFishing.com/flw. READ MORE »

Latimer, Cobb Honored by Visit Anderson

Latimer, Cobb Honored by Visit Anderson

Latimer represents Green Pond Landing and Event Center (on Lake Hartwell) with logos on his boat and jersey, and, with Hartwell serving as Latimer’s home lake, he’s being honored with a press conference on April 22 at Green Pond Landing to celebrate his recent success. READ MORE »

Cup Bubble Boys with Two to Go

Cup Bubble Boys with Two to Go

The top 40 pros in the 2019 FLW Tour standings qualify to fish the FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton Aug. 9-11. For about a dozen pros, the final two events of the season will decide whether they make it in or out. READ MORE »

Lawyer Loads Up on Cover Cash at Grand Lake

Lawyer Loads Up on Cover Cash at Grand Lake

Jeremy Lawyer has become well acquainted with earning bonus money through contingency programs like LEER Cover Cash and Toyota Bonus Bucks. In fact, he just pocketed another $500 from Leer and $2,000 from Toyota for his first-place finish on Grand Lake. These two programs, among others, have been especially kind to Lawyer throughout his career. READ MORE »

By the Numbers: Cherokee Lake

By the Numbers: Cherokee Lake

You can drive from the TVA Dam Boat Launch on Cherokee Lake to the Dayton Boat Dock on Lake Chickamauga – takeoff sites for the next two FLW Tour events – in less than two hours, yet the two eastern Tennessee fisheries are wildly different in a number of important ways.  READ MORE »

Nabe to Use Marshal Winnings for Leg Surgery

Nabe to Use Marshal Winnings for Leg Surgery

When you live a bass-fishing vagabond lifestyle, sleep in a van and have no bank account, every dollar counts out there on the tournament trail. That’s why Hiroyuki Watanabe – better known as Nabe – was very pleased to earn the $2,500 winner’s check for being the top-finishing marshal at the Grand Lake FLW Tour event last week. READ MORE »

By the Numbers: Grand Lake

By the Numbers: Grand Lake

After prespawn slugfests on Sam Rayburn, Toho and Seminole, the FLW Tour heads a little further north for what should be another big-bag prespawn showdown. READ MORE »

Bolton’s Real Secret to Success

Bolton’s Real Secret to Success

Kentucky pro Terry Bolton nearly retired from fishing in 2018, but his wife, Dacy, whom he married in the fall, convinced him to stick with it and helped him remember why he loves to fish so much: for the fun of it. Now, he's won an FLW Tour event and is leading the Angler of the Year race. READ MORE »

FLW Magazine Spring Issue Shipping Now

FLW Magazine Spring Issue Shipping Now

The spring issue of the FLW Bass Fishing magazine is shipping now to subscribers. It comes complete with the best bass fishing tips, technique breakdowns, profiles and tournament coverage in the industry. Each quarterly issue includes gear reviews, tips and tricks from the pros, and full coverage of the FLW tournament scene. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Chickamauga

Top 10 Patterns from Chickamauga

Tournament champion Brent Butler ran different patterns nearly every day in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Lake Chickamauga last week. The tournament, presented by T-H Marine, wasn’t quite the slugfest many expected it to be, but Butler’s 68-pound, 8-ounce three-day total was still an impressive showing. The rest of the top 10 got on a handful of patterns – some the same all three days and some changing from day to day – but all worked well enough to earn a top 10 and a paycheck. READ MORE »

Darrell Lowrance Part of Fishing’s First Generation of Innovators

Darrell Lowrance Part of Fishing’s First Generation of Innovators

The future of fishing is brighter thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of industry pioneer Darrell Lowrance, who passed away on Saturday at age 80. FLW joins the industry in mourning his loss, and offers its condolences to the Lowrance family. READ MORE »

Seminole on YouTube

Seminole on YouTube

The third stop of the FLW Tour season on Lake Seminole was a roaring success. Many pros documented their practice and tournament days to give viewers an inside look at how their event unfolded. READ MORE »

FLW, Abu and Boy Scouts Launch Youth Contingency

FLW, Abu and Boy Scouts Launch Youth Contingency

FLW, along with Abu Garcia and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), recently announced a new contingency program for youth bass anglers who fish the YETI FLW College Fishing and Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing tournament circuits. READ MORE »

President Signs S. 47, Expands Fishing Access

President Signs S. 47, Expands Fishing Access

President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, signed into law S. 47, a package of bills that “sets forth provisions regarding various programs, projects, activities, and studies for the management and conservation of natural resources on federal lands.” READ MORE »

College Open Midday Update — Day 1

College Open Midday Update — Day 1

Kentucky Lake is showing out in a big way on day one of the YETI FLW College Fishing Open. Cool but fairly calm conditions have paved the way for a lot of quality fish and some impressive stringers so far. READ MORE »

KHSAA Region 2 Tournament Moved

KHSAA Region 2 Tournament Moved

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Region 2 bass tournament originally scheduled on Lake Cumberland out of General Burnside Island State Park has been moved to Halcomb’s Landing. READ MORE »

FLW, Kayak Bass Fishing Join Forces

FLW, Kayak Bass Fishing Join Forces

FLW announced today that it has partnered with Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF), LLC, the nation's foremost organization supporting kayak bass anglers, to hold two kayak bass-fishing tournaments in 2019. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The two events will be held in conjunction with FLW Tour events – the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga and the FLW Cup at Lake Hamilton – on nearby fisheries to offer kayak anglers and Tour pros separate fisheries for competition. KBF will manage operation of the two events, and the winners will be recognized on the FLW Tour stage and featured in FLW’s media outlets. READ MORE »

Polaris Named Title Sponsor of ROY Award

Polaris Named Title Sponsor of ROY Award

FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Polaris, the leading global powersports manufacturer, has been named the presenting sponsor for the coveted Polaris FLW Tour Rookie of the Year (ROY) award. The award is given to the highest-ranked first-year angler on the prestigious Tour, which features some of the top anglers in professional bass fishing. READ MORE »

FLW Kayak Fishing

READ MORE »