UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Grand Lake

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The Most Dangerous Thing in Fishing 

The Most Dangerous Thing in Fishing 

This is a blog written as a reminder to me, about how I had given myself no chance to do well in the Lake St. Clair FLW Tour event. I make no bones about it: I do not like St. Clair at all. It is the only lake I fear. I said exactly that when the schedule was announced. St. Clair is probably one of the top five lakes right now, but strangely enough, I fear it. How could that be? It all started with a bad attitude that kicked off a chain reaction that led to one of the most common mistakes anglers make – a mistake I often have to coach anglers out of in my coaching trips. READ MORE »

Thanks, Gussy

Thanks, Gussy

Gussy always catches five bass, pretty much. He’s not Thrift, who’s done it like 88 times in a row (61 times, actually), but he’s pretty consistent about finding places where he can catch five in an hour. And my goal is to find places where I can catch a 4-pounder. It works well for both of us. READ MORE »

Studio Notes: Lake St. Clair

Studio Notes: Lake St. Clair

While the first six tournaments of the season were quite a ride, FLW saved the best for last with the season finale at St. Clair and I must say, it was the most impressive event of the year. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns From Lake St. Clair

Top 10 Patterns From Lake St. Clair

If you didn’t know before, you certainly know now – Lake St. Clair is one of the best fisheries in the country. Even pros who “struggled” were catching 18 pounds of smallmouth a day, and the FLW Tour event presented by Mercury rewrote records for total weights. And again, this was all with smallmouth; not largemouth. READ MORE »

Grigsby Great on St. Clair

Grigsby Great on St. Clair

Chad Grigsby got it done in a big way this week on Lake St. Clair. Weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces on the final day, the Maple Grove, Minn., pro totaled up 97-8 to win the FLW Tour event presented by Mercury. Grigsby slipped a little on day three with 21-3, but weighing the second biggest bag of the tournament on the final day was enough to give him the title. For his win, Grigsby earned $128,000 and his second FLW Tour trophy. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake St. Clair

Top 10 Baits from Lake St. Clair

Any good smallmouth angler has plenty of drop-shots, tubes, swimbaits, jerkbaits, Ned rigs and spy baits. Guess what? That’s exactly what worked at the FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Lake St. Clair, with the drop-shot being the hands-down main technique for the majority of the top 10, and the field. READ MORE »

Grigsby Finishes Strong To Win FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

Grigsby Finishes Strong To Win FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

DETROIT, Mich. – FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought a five-bass limit of smallmouth weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to the scale Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury and the top prize of $125,000 – his second-career FLW Tour win. Grigsby’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 97-8 gave him the win by a 2-pound, 3... READ MORE »

Lake St. Clair Day 4 Coverage

Lake St. Clair Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Lake St. Clair READ MORE »

St. Clair Top 5 Patterns - Day 3

St. Clair Top 5 Patterns - Day 3

Dylan Hays leads what has been a true slugfest, but he certainly doesn’t lead by much. The second-year pro leads Chad Grigsby by a mere 15 ounces, with Brad Knight sharing water with him and lurking less than 2 pounds back. Then there is also the dark horse local Scott Dobson sitting in fourth. READ MORE »

Rose is Angler of the Year

Rose is Angler of the Year

For fans, the Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year race is over. For Mark Rose, the Pennzoil Marine Angler of the year race is finally over. READ MORE »

Hays Slides Ahead

Hays Slides Ahead

The bite was just a little tougher on day three of the FLW Tour on St. Clair presented by Mercury was just a touch tougher than days one and two. Nonetheless, the top 30 pros still hammered out 12 bags of 20 pounds or better.  Moving from second to first, Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Ark., put 22 pounds, 6 ounces in the boat to get up to a total of 72-3. Slipping slightly, Chad Grigsby is just 15 ounces back in second. Busting 25-5, Brad Knight moved up to third and is less than 2 pounds off the lead. READ MORE »

Hays Moves Into Lead, Rose Clinches AOY Title at FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

Hays Moves Into Lead, Rose Clinches AOY Title at FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

DETROIT, Mich. – After catching the heaviest limit of what has already been a record-breaking event on Friday, Costa pro Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Arkansas, added another limit of smallmouth bass weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to move into the lead Saturday at the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury... READ MORE »

Lake St. Clair Day 3 Coverage

Lake St. Clair Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Lake St. Clair READ MORE »

St. Clair Top 5 Patterns - Day 2

St. Clair Top 5 Patterns - Day 2

Lake St. Clair is officially showing off. Weights typically drop on the second day, but day two of the FLW Tour on St. Clair presented by Mercury was actually better than day one. A total of 50 20-pound bags crossed the weigh-in stage today (36 pro, 14 co-angler), with Dylan Hays cracking the derby’s biggest bag at 26 pounds, 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Myers Gets Redemption

Myers Gets Redemption

Back in 2011, Mark Myers finished second in a Costa Series event on St. Clair thanks to losing the winning fish in the final hour of the event. Seven years later, he kept that late big one pegged and got his redemption. READ MORE »

AOY Race Not Over Yet

AOY Race Not Over Yet

If you like suspense, you’ll have it this weekend. The 2018 FLW Tour Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year race will not be settled until at least Saturday, and possibly Sunday, as FLW Tour stop No. 7 presented by Mercury on Lake St. Clair advances to the cut rounds. Mark Rose, the official AOY leader coming into the tournament, needed to finish 64th or better to lock up AOY today. He came close. Rose finished 67th with a two-day weight of 36 pounds, 8 ounces. Rose’s official AOY point total is 1,208. READ MORE »

Grigsby Keeps Crushing

Grigsby Keeps Crushing

Day two of the FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury was a continuation of the slugfest that started on day one. Still with the lead, Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minn., popped 24 pounds, 4 ounces to move his total up to 50-1. In second, Dylan Hays of Sheridan, Ark., crushed 26-7 to get up to a 49-13 total. Going into the weekend and FLW Live, it sure looks like it could be anyone’s game. READ MORE »

Becker Takes ROY Title

Becker Takes ROY Title

Entering the final stop of the 2018 FLW Tour season on Lake St. Clair, Matt Becker sat 73 points behind Sheldon Collings of Grove, Okla., in the Rookie of the Year Race. Collings seemed to be nearly a lock for the title, considering the lake is on fire and kicking out the best weights of the year. While both pros got off to great starts, Becker’s smallmouth savvy would lead him to the come-from-behind ROY victory on day two, when he backed up 20 pounds, 8 ounces with 19-11. Collings weighed 15-9 on day one and 3-7 on day two. READ MORE »

Grigsby In Control After Two Days at FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

Grigsby In Control After Two Days at FLW Tour on Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury

DETROIT, Mich. – FLW Tour pro Chad Grigsby of Maple Grove, Minnesota, brought another limit of smallmouth bass to the scale Friday – this one weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces – to maintain his lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake St. Clair presented by Mercury. The 180-boat field is now cut to just the top 30, and Grigsby will start Saturday’s Day Three of competition with a... READ MORE »

Horton Crowned Co-angler of the Year

Horton Crowned Co-angler of the Year

It’s been a tough year for Mark Horton, but things are finally looking up. The Nicholasville, Ky., co-angler won the 2018 FLW Tour Co-angler of the Year award today at Lake St. Clair, edging out last year’s COY Gary Haraguchi by just one point. Horton was awarded his COY trophy and a certificate for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-hp outboard motor following the day-two weigh-in of the final FLW Tour stop of the year. READ MORE »