UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Tour - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

There’s usually some drama at the end of the FLW Tour Angler of the Year race, but often the leading pro has managed to accumulate a pretty good cushion by the final event. This year the cushion is virtually nonexistent. After they booked a win and a fifth-place finish at Lake Chickamauga, respectively, John Cox leads David Dudley by just one point heading into the finale on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

The Miles Burghoff Master Plan

The Miles Burghoff Master Plan

Miles Burghoff is in a rare position. He’s a rookie on the FLW Tour, and he’s leading the 2019 Angler of the Year race with two tournaments left to fish. Traditionally, the AOY frontrunners are veteran pros in the prime of their careers, not rookies who are often still trying to learn their way around a full season of Tour competition. Burghoff, however, isn’t your traditional rookie. 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 »

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 »

AOY Update: Harris Chain

AOY Update: Harris Chain

With two tournaments down, the FLW Tour points north to finally leave the Sunshine State – something many anglers welcome. Florida can often be the place where pros make or break their shot at qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup, and it ruins many Angler of the Year runs before they ever start. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Mississippi River

AOY Update: Mississippi River

Going into the sixth stop of the FLW Tour on the Mississippi River, Angler of the Year favorite Bryan Thrift knew he had his work cut out for him despite boasting a fairly sizeable lead in the standings. The fishery was new to him, and if he’s uncomfortable fishing anywhere, it’s on a river. When the dust settled in La Crosse, Wis., Thrift had notched his worst finish of the season in 59th place, along with missing a check for the first time all year. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Beaver Lake

AOY Update: Beaver Lake

With a third-place finish at the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake, Bryan Thrift is now dominating the world. Well, maybe not, but he’s certainly dominating the FLW Tour Angler of the Year standings. Thrift has four top-10 finishes through five events, and his “worst” finish was 12th place at Lake Cumberland. His average finish is fifth. FIFTH! READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

Bryan Thrift finally faltered. In a stunning turn of events, the hottest angler in the world finished outside the top 10 for the first time this season, chalking up a 12th-place showing in the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cumberland. Clark Wendlandt held steady in his pursuit of Thrift at Cumberland, but some of the other prime contenders dropped out of the race. Here’s how the AOY race breaks down with only three events remaining. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Harris Chain

AOY Update: Harris Chain

Obviously, with maximum Angler of the Year points after two events, Rose led the standings going into tournament No. 3 at the Harris Chain. In a normal season, Rose would have had a comfortable cushion of 15 or 20 points over second place. READ MORE »

Morgan Wins Third AOY Title

Morgan Wins Third AOY Title

Today at Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Andy Morgan won his third Angler of the Year title and its $100,000 prize. He’s not the first to win three, but Morgan is the first in FLW Tour history to win three in four years. READ MORE »

Tagging Along with Sprague in Kentucky

Tagging Along with Sprague in Kentucky

Through the first four events of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, Jeff Sprague finished inside the top 20 every time and challenged for the win at Beaver Lake. After stop No. 4 on Pickwick, Sprague took over the lead in the Angler of the Year race. This is the story of his first tournament as the AOY leader – stop No. 5 on Kentucky Lake. Currently, Sprague is preparing for the finale on Lake Champlain. He’s in second place in the AOY standings. READ MORE »

No Guarantees in the AOY Race

No Guarantees in the AOY Race

It couldn’t have lined up better … until it all went wrong. Actually, it didn’t even go THAT wrong. Strader had two days of tough fishing and finished 77th at Chickamauga, meaning he still beat more than half the field. READ MORE »

An AOY Season In Photos

An AOY Season In Photos

Sometimes an AOY season can sneak up on us. Scott Martin did the opposite of that – he declared prior to the season that he had his eye on the title and went out and got the job done. He didn’t lead the whole season, but he was never far enough out to discount, and he was always a threat to finish strong at the Potomac. READ MORE »

FLW Podcast 83 - Tour Recap

FLW Podcast 83 - Tour Recap

Where is Jody? Kyle Wood brings in Jesse Schultz to talk about the season ending Tour event and all the year end awards that were given out at the event. READ MORE »

Martin Earns First AOY Title

Martin Earns First AOY Title

Prior to the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season, Scott Martin had banked a total of three top-10 Angler of the Year finishes in his 15-year career as a pro. It was impressive, but not indicative of his greatness. The truth of the matter is that Scott Martin was a winner, always taking risks in search of equal reward. That risky fishing has led Martin to more than $2 million in earnings, a Forrest Wood Cup win and four Tour-level wins. But the gambles burned him often enough that he never earned AOY. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Martin Controls His Destiny

AOY Update: Martin Controls His Destiny

Scott Martin is on the verge of winning the only major FLW title that has escaped him to this point: Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year. As John Cox and Bryan Thrift stumbled in the Walmart FLW Tour season finale on the Potomac River, Martin steamed ahead and made the top-20 cut in 11th place with 26 pounds, 9 ounces. The way the math checks out, if Martin finishes 19th place or better, he’ll win AOY. If he finishes 20th, he’ll be tied with Cox. The tiebreaker awards AOY to the angler with the most total weight for the season. If he finishes 20th, Martin can still win by bringing at least 11-13 to the scale on day three. Anything less and Cox survives to win. READ MORE »

AOY Shake-Up: Martin Makes His Move

AOY Shake-Up: Martin Makes His Move

Scott Martin has been talking about winning the Angler of the Year title since before the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season started. It’s on his mind and for good reason: Angler of the Year is the only major FLW title he hasn’t won in what Martin has built into one of the most decorated professional fishing careers in FLW Tour history. Today, on the first day of competition at the Tour finale on the Potomac River, Martin has unofficially moved into the lead in the AOY race for the first time all season. READ MORE »

Martin Aiming for the AOY

Martin Aiming for the AOY

Scott Martin knows how to win. He won the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup. He is tied with Brent Ehrler and David Fritts for the most Walmart FLW Tour victories of all-time with five. He also has an FLW Series victory and trails only David Dudley in career earnings. READ MORE »

Thrift Flirting with Second AOY Title

Thrift Flirting with Second AOY Title

Bryan Thrift can’t say for certain what baits will sit on his front deck during the final Walmart FLW Tour event of 2015 on the Potomac River, which is set to kick off this Thursday, but he’s quick to say what will not join him – the memory of his 2010 Angler of the Year title. READ MORE »

Chickamauga AOY Update

Chickamauga AOY Update

On the heels of his third consecutive Walmart FLW Tour top-10 finish, Shelby, N.C., pro and 2010 Angler of the Year Bryan Thrift moves into the lead in the 2015 AOY race going into the final event on the Potomac River in LaPlata, Md., June 25-28. Thrift won the Tour’s fourth stop on Lake Eufaula back in May and followed it up with a ninth-place finish this week on Lake Chickamauga. His AOY point total through five of six events is 945. READ MORE »