UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Lake Wylie

Greatest smallmouth fisheries in America

Greatest smallmouth fisheries in America

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Destination: Old Hickory Lake

Destination: Old Hickory Lake

<i>EverStart Series Championship, Oct. 29-Nov. 1</i><br><br>According to pro Basil Bacon of Springfield, Mo., bass on Old Hickory Lake will likely be found in grassy areas in the backs of coves, in creeks by the dam, along logs and stumps in the main lake, and in the Cumberland River. READ MORE »

Destination: Mississippi River

Destination: Mississippi River

According to Wal-Mart RCL Tour pro Gary Roach of Merrifield, Minn., there will be a decision each pro will need to make each day of the championship: whether to concentrate efforts above or below the Red Wing dam. READ MORE »

Great Escapes: James River

Great Escapes: James River

As it flows from the western border of Virginia to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the 340-mile-long James River, site of the 2003 Wal-Mart FLW Tour world championship of bass fishing and outdoor show, carries with it a rich tradition of history, scenic beauty and fantastic fishing. The river flows through the heart of historic Richmond, Va., which is a unique city that truly deserves to be called a great escape. READ MORE »

Destination: James River

Destination: James River

<I>Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship, Sept. 10-13</I><br><br>One Wal-Mart FLW Tour pro is going to walk away from the 2003 FLW Tour Championship $500,000 richer than just four days earlier. The most lucrative tournament in bass fishing will pay out a record $1.5 million during a heavily attended weigh-in and outdoor show. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Erie

Destination: Lake Erie

<I>EverStart Series Northern Division, Aug. 20-23</I><br><br>EverStart Series pros competing in the Northern Division tournament on Lake Erie will find the fishing a little different than it was one month earlier during the Detroit River event. Even though just one month has passed, the fish will most likely no longer be scattered in summertime patterns, according to Banana Boat pro Kevin Vida of Clare, Mich. “The fish will be feeding up for the fall and will be found in groups,” he said. READ MORE »

Destination: Detroit River

Destination: Detroit River

<I>EverStart Series Northern Division, July 23-26</I><br><br>“It’s about one month too early to win this tournament by staying in the river,” said last year’s EverStart Series winner on the Detroit River, pro Kevin Vida of Clare, Mich. In fact, he believes about 80 percent of the anglers will concentrate their efforts on Lake Erie. READ MORE »

Destination: Red River

Destination: Red River

<I>EverStart Series Central Division, June 25-28</I><br><br>EverStart Series pro Larry Peacher of Bentley, La., knows how to fish the Red River. In fact, he won last year’s event out of Shreveport, La. This year, $239,000 will be at stake when the tournament launches from Natchitoches, La. READ MORE »

Destination: Wheeler Lake

Destination: Wheeler Lake

<I>Wal-Mart FLW Tour, June 18-21</I><br><br>The eyes of the fishing world will be on Wheeler Lake June 18-21 as the $1 million Forrest Wood Open comes to Joe Wheeler State Park in Florence, Ala., where the winning pro angler will take home $200,000. READ MORE »

Destination: Devils Lake

Destination: Devils Lake

<I>Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, June 18-21</I><br><br>When the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour visits Devils Lake, N.D., in June, $346,000 will be up for grabs and trees will be the key to bringing home the gold, according to 2003 Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Champion Bruce Samson of Minnetrista, Minn. READ MORE »

Destination: Guntersville Lake

Destination: Guntersville Lake

<I>EverStart Series Eastern Division, June 11-14</I><br><br>Guntersville Lake is on a big upswing. The bass fishing is some of the best in the nation, the lake’s facilities are excellent and there should be no shortage of professional anglers when the EverStart Series holds its $239,000 event on the lake in mid-June. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Vermilion

Destination: Lake Vermilion

<I>EverStart Series Northern Division, June 4-7</I><br><br>Fishing guide Terry Sjoberg expects a fantastic tournament with some big weights when the EverStart Series makes its first-ever stop at beautiful Lake Vermilion in Tower, Minn. READ MORE »

Destination: Mobile Delta

Destination: Mobile Delta

<I>Wal-Mart BFL All-American, May 28-31</I><br><br>“The key to winning the BFL All-American on the Mobile Delta will be watching the tide,” said FLW Tour pro Mike Wurm of Hot Springs, Ark. “Fish relate to the tide because when it is moving, and forage is easier to catch.” READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Erie

Destination: Lake Erie

<I>Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour, May 28-31</I><br><br>According to Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour pro Jeff Taege of Rhinelander, Wis., one of three baits will be the key to bringing home the trophy in this $346,000 event on giant Lake Erie near Port Clinton, Ohio. Taege definitely knows his stuff: He has fished the RCL Tour since its inception and was a semifinalist in last year’s championship. READ MORE »

Destination: California Delta

Destination: California Delta

<I>EverStart Series Western Division, May 28-31</I><br><br>The first-ever EverStart Series stop at the California Delta in Oakley, Calif., is going to be quite an experience for anglers who have never fished this area. The Delta stretches over 1,000 miles and has 5,000 miles of shoreline, all with tidal fluctuations of 2 to 4 feet per day. It has two basic types of structure: riprap and tules, which are giant reeds. READ MORE »

Destination: Kentucky Lake

Destination: Kentucky Lake

<I>Wal-Mart FLW Tour, May 14-17</I><br><br>Anglers leaving Kentucky Dam Marina at this $500,000 Wal-Mart FLW Tour event in Benton, Ky., are going to face a situation similar to that on Lake Lewisville - are the bass still spawning, or have they moved into their postspawn patterns? The answer, of course, to this question will be influenced most by weather conditions in the days and weeks prior to the event on this massive reservoir. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Lewisville

Destination: Lake Lewisville

<I>Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, May 10-11</I><br><br>The winner of the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail's $205,000 stop on Lake Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, will likely be the angler who can determine if the bass are still spawning or have gone into their postspawn mode, according to Scott David of Goodrich, Texas. David is a TTT pro and winner of last year's TTT event on nearby Lake Texoma. READ MORE »