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Australia’s Jocumsen Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville

Australia’s Jocumsen Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Pro Carl Jocumsen of Queensland, Australia, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces Friday – the only 20-plus-pound limit of the day – to grab the lead after Day One of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Guntersville. Jocumsen will bring a slim 3-ounce... READ MORE »

Fishing for a Championship

Fishing for a Championship

Watching the Forrest Wood Cup and the Bassmaster Classic as a kid was the source of, literally, my entire life’s motivation. I want to fish as a professional angler, and I love what I do every day, but the thought of fishing the Classic and the Forrest Wood Cup – that’s really what I want to do. I want to walk across that stage and be fishing against the top 50 guys in the world. For some guys the dream is Angler of the Year or finishing well in a Tour event or whatever, but mine has always been that big stage. READ MORE »

Why You Need to be Tying the FG Knot

Why You Need to be Tying the FG Knot

In my last couple years in Australia I learned the FG knot, which is a Japanese knot that originated from the guys fishing for giant trevally. They wanted to be able to use 100-pound-test braid with a 130-pound-test leader and be able to cast it through the guides. It’s the only knot I know that has 100 percent knot strength. The FG knot is actually stronger than the line, and it’s a plaited knot, which means the braid is woven around the fluorocarbon, so it’s super thin and there’s no curl in the fluorocarbon or anything. READ MORE »

Jocumsen’s Fish Care System

Jocumsen’s Fish Care System

The main thing is, when I first catch a fish that’s going in the box I weigh it. So when I have my five fish, I’ve got exact weights. Especially in these Northern tournaments, specifically when catching a lot of smallmouths, if I was using the old system and caught a 3-pounder I’d be going back, opening that livewell lid and putting my smallest on a balance beam. Then maybe balance beam another one, and then let one go. That’s a lot of stress on them. READ MORE »