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Go Big or Go Home Worked for Farlow

Go Big or Go Home Worked for Farlow

In any tournament on the eastern end of Lake Erie, a competitor’s flight number often dictates whether he goes after numbers or size first thing. When Neil Farlow left Safe Harbor Marina in boat 156 on the opening morning of the Costa FLW Series North Division event presented by Polaris and hosted by Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, his was an easy choice to make: He opted for quality over quantity. READ MORE »

Canada’s Farlow Declared Winner at Weather-Shortened Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on Lake Erie Presented by Polaris

Canada’s Farlow Declared Winner at Weather-Shortened Costa FLW Series Northern Division Tournament on Lake Erie Presented by Polaris

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Pro Neil Farlow of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, won the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie presented by Polaris with a single-day catch of five bass weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces, after high winds forced tournament officials to shorten the three-day event to one... READ MORE »

One and Done on Lake Erie

One and Done on Lake Erie

A stubborn weather front packing westerly winds lingered overnight in the eastern basin of Lake Erie near Buffalo and forced the cancellation of the final day of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament presented by Polaris. Ron Lappin, Costa FLW Series tournament director, made the call at about 4 a.m. after boating out to the mouth of the protected harbor where the tournament was headquartered. READ MORE »

Day Two on Lake Erie is Cancelled

Day Two on Lake Erie is Cancelled

High winds that churned up the eastern basin of Lake Erie overnight and prompted a small craft advisory also forced cancellation of day two of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament presented by Polaris. Sustained southwesterly winds of 14 mph and gusts up to 26 mph were forecast for Friday, making boating conditions untenable. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Erie Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Lake Erie Day 1

Friday’s semi-final round is expected to produce more exceptional stringers, and perhaps changes in the top 10, where only a pound and an ounce separate 10th place from first place. Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the anglers trying to tip Farlow out of the top spot. READ MORE »

Farlow Leads Day 1 on Lake Erie

Farlow Leads Day 1 on Lake Erie

Neil Farlow of St. Catherines, Ontario, took the lead on the first day of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament on Lake Erie Thursday with a five-fish limit that totaled 24 pounds, 4 ounces. Close behind is Ben Wright of Peru, N.Y., whose limit weighed 24-3. Forty-four limits weighing at least 20 pounds each were brought to the scale at Buffalo’s Safe Harbor Marina. READ MORE »

Smallmouths and the wind are cooperating in Costa Erie Event

Smallmouths and the wind are cooperating in Costa Erie Event

Lake Erie lived up to its billing as a top smallmouth destination Thursday morning, much to the satisfaction of anglers competing in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Polaris. By midmorning, several limit stringers had been reported by FLW reporters and photographers as anglers fishing in the shadow of the Buffalo, N.Y., skyline were in the process of culling their weights from the mid to high teens into the 20s. READ MORE »

Costa Smallmouth Derby Begins on Erie

Costa Smallmouth Derby Begins on Erie

Stop two in the Costa FLW Series Northern Division got underway under clear skies this morning on Lake Erie out of Buffalo. The event, which drew 169 boats, is presented by Polaris and hosted by Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission. The field features some of the top smallmouth sticks in the Northeast. The big question at game time was not whether anglers would catch plenty of fish, but how many and of what size. READ MORE »

Another Smallmouth Smackdown?

Another Smallmouth Smackdown?

A lot can change about a fishery in seven years, and not always for the best. The consensus on Lake Erie at Buffalo, N.Y., site of the second Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament this weekend, is that the smallmouth fishing is better than 2011 when the Series last visited. This year’s event, presented by Polaris and hosted by Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, begins Thursday morning at 6 a.m. ET out of Buffalo’s Safe Harbor Marina and will involve about 180 pros and an equal number of co-anglers. READ MORE »

Lake Erie Set for Costa FLW Series Northern Division Event Presented by Polaris

Lake Erie Set for Costa FLW Series Northern Division Event Presented by Polaris

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lake Erie and the city of Buffalo is set to host as many as 350 boaters and co-anglers July 26-28 for the Costa FLW Series Northern Division event at Lake Erie presented by Polaris. Hosted by the Buffalo... READ MORE »