UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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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 »

How Buddy Rigs a Hollow Swimbait

How Buddy Rigs a Hollow Swimbait

Gross has been fishing hollow-body swimbaits for a long time, and for most of that time, he’s also cut the belly of those swimbaits to allow for better hook penetration. It’s a simple concept a lot of anglers either don’t think about or wouldn’t consider if they did think about it, due to durability concerns. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits From Chickamauga

Top 10 Baits From Chickamauga

Prespawn on Lake Chickamauga usually means a healthy dose of lipless crankbaits and umbrella rigs, so it wasn’t surprising that those were exactly the baits that dominated for the top 10 at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by T-H Marine on the east Tennessee fishery. Square-bill crankbaits had their place, as did vibrating jigs and a variety of other baits. In the end, though, the common thread connecting many of the anglers in the top 10 was either a trap or a rig. READ MORE »

Setting Up a Slugfest at Chickamauga  

Setting Up a Slugfest at Chickamauga  

The second stop of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division promises much better fishing than the first. Moving north from a cold front-plagued Florida swing, the field will visit Lake Chickamauga for the middle event of the season. The tournament, which is presented by T-H Marine, should feature excellent fishing, as the east Tennessee reservoir pretty much always kicks out giants. READ MORE »

Gross Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

Gross Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, was a featured guest recently on the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, a longtime outdoor radio show broadcasting from... READ MORE »

Dayton Readies for Costa FLW Series at Lake Chickamauga presented by T-H Marine

Dayton Readies for Costa FLW Series at Lake Chickamauga presented by T-H Marine

DAYTON, Tenn. – The 2019 Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Southeastern division continues the season next week at Lake Chickamauga, March 21-23, with the Costa FLW Series at Lake Chickamauga presented by T-H Marine. Hosted by Fish Dayton, the three-day tournament will feature more than 360 of the best regional bass-fishing pros and co-anglers... READ MORE »

FLW Tour at Lake Toho Winner Buddy Gross showcased with in-depth Interview  on The WeFishASA Podcast

FLW Tour at Lake Toho Winner Buddy Gross showcased with in-depth Interview on The WeFishASA Podcast

Buddy Gross went to Florida’s Lake Toho to claim his fourth FLW victory and his second six-figure check in his four-year FLW career. The Chickamauga, Georgia does an excellent interview discussing his career, how he earned his victory at Toho and offers tips to bass fishermen everywhere.... READ MORE »

Georgia’s Gross Wins FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

Georgia’s Gross Wins FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Sunday... READ MORE »

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., won the 2019 FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla., with a four-day total of 20 bass that weighed 85 pounds, 12 ounces. READ MORE »

Chickamauga’s Gross Out Front at FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

Chickamauga’s Gross Out Front at FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – After an exciting day of movement atop the leaderboard, FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, took the lead Saturday... READ MORE »

Gross’ Deep-Swimbait Tackle

Gross’ Deep-Swimbait Tackle

Gross explains that, while the parabolic action kept him from yanking baits away from distant fish, the rod’s length and power provided the balancing strength to pull fish out of the dense grass. READ MORE »

Chickamauga’s Gross Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Event on Lake Seminole Presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle

Chickamauga’s Gross Wins Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division Event on Lake Seminole Presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (March 4, 2017) – FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 7 ounces, Saturday to claim top honors at... READ MORE »

Gross Slams the Door on Seminole

Gross Slams the Door on Seminole

Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Ga., knows a lot about fishing deep vegetation. Buddy Gross also knows a lot about swimbaits. And when Gross gets an opportunity to mix the two, he is right in his wheelhouse. For the second time in his career, Gross made magic with the combination of deep grass and swimbaits by winning the Costa FLW Series event presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle on Lake Seminole. A similar combination produced his first FLW Tour win at Lake Pickwick last year. READ MORE »

Gross Grinds it Out for Seminole Lead

Gross Grinds it Out for Seminole Lead

If you’re curious as to what the bass are doing on Lake Seminole right now, just ask the pros atop the day-two standings of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern event being held out of Bainbridge, Ga., and presented by Mud Hole Custom Tackle. READ MORE »

Gross leads wire-to-wire, wins Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross leads wire-to-wire, wins Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 8, 2016) – Just six months ago pro Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Georgia, was an accomplished Costa FLW Series angler that daydreamed of competing against the best anglers in the world on the Walmart FLW Tour. After a great season at the AAA-level, Gross qualified for priority entry into the 2016 FLW Tour. After the incredible week that Gross has.... READ MORE »

Gross All The Way

Gross All The Way

Despite a brutally tough final day, Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., held on for the win in the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake. On day four, Gross only brought two bass to the scale worth 4 pounds, 14 ounces, but his total of 74-5 was enough to overcome Michael Neal’s late flurry for his first Tour win and a $100,000 payday. READ MORE »

Gross Pads Lead on Day Three Of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross Pads Lead on Day Three Of Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 7, 2016) – Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to extend his lead to more than 14 pounds after day three of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross’ three-day total of 69-7 make him the No. 1 seed on championship Sunday as the field is now cut to 10 in the four-day... READ MORE »

Gross Continues to Dominate Pickwick

Gross Continues to Dominate Pickwick

For the third day in row, Walmart FLW Tour rookie Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., walloped a 20-pound plus limit on Pickwick Lake and in the process pretty much walloped the rest of the field. READ MORE »

Gross Extends Lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

Gross Extends Lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State

FLORENCE, Ala. (May 6, 2016) – Georgia pro Buddy Gross, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces Friday to extend his lead after day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Gross now brings an 8-pound, 13-ounce lead into day three of the four-day tournament that features 163 of the world’s best anglers competing for a top cash award of... READ MORE »

Gross Extends his Lead on Pickwick

Gross Extends his Lead on Pickwick

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Quaker State and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Pickwick Lake featured considerably better weather and slightly reduced catches for many of the leaders. That didn’t matter much for Buddy Gross of Ringgold, Ga., who cracked another 12 pounds, 3 ounces and for a 46-11 total and extended his lead of Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn., to a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. READ MORE »