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Casey Martin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Finale on Lake Guntersville

Casey Martin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Finale on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Boater Casey Martin of New Hope, Alabama, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on... READ MORE »

New Hope’s Martin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Opener on Lake Guntersville

New Hope’s Martin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Opener on Lake Guntersville

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (March 6, 2017) – Casey Martin of New Hope, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 40 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event of 2017 on Lake Guntersville. Martin’s... READ MORE »

Martin's Mega Bag wins Guntersville

Martin's Mega Bag wins Guntersville

Casey Martin of New Hope, Alabama, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 40 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division event of 2017 on Lake Guntersville. Martin’s catch was the second-largest single-day limit to ever be weighed in at a BFL event, and the third-largest all-time across all FLW tournament circuits. READ MORE »

Practice with Casey Martin

Practice with Casey Martin

Last time the Walmart FLW Tour stopped at Lake Chickamauga, then-rookie Casey Martin sacked over 100 pounds and won the event. As well as being a tremendous win for a rookie, the entire experience was documented on Circuit Breaker for an inside look at the entire process of winning a tournament. Now that we’re back on the scene of Martin’s greatest triumph, I jumped at the chance join him for a few hours the last morning of official practice to see how he approached the lake. READ MORE »

Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air

Another year gone, and another off-season flying by. I’m still trying to catch up on all the stuff around the house that I let go during the season. Chores like painting the garage or little fix-it-up jobs around the house and yard seem to never end. By the way, I am currently fighting it out with fire ants, and even though they seem to have won most of the battles so far, I guarantee they will not win the war. READ MORE »

Relaxed, But Reloading

Relaxed, But Reloading

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How Perfect is Your Practice?

How Perfect is Your Practice?

As I sit here in Detroit taking time out from a family visit, I look back on the past season and try to find any positives. The things that could’ve gone wrong did go wrong, and I think that a lot of times, I wasn’t experienced enough or good enough to adjust to the circumstances. Bottom line: I didn’t make the Forrest Wood Cup. READ MORE »

A fast-paced summer of tournaments and guiding

A fast-paced summer of tournaments and guiding

May has been a busy month. I’ve been doing a lot of work on the water, in particular guiding on Lake Guntersville. Last November I traveled to Panama City, Fla., to get my U.S. Coast Guard captain license. I then started a guide service that sees me on Lake Guntersville in the spring and fall and on Lake St. Clair in Michigan during the summer. READ MORE »

The Sam Rayburn blues

The Sam Rayburn blues

As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel room in Lufkin, Texas, getting ready to head over to the FLW Expo to work the Keystone Light booth while the Sam Rayburn tournament goes on without me. After a rough finish at Hartwell, where I managed a $4,000 check, I was hoping to turn things around on Sam Rayburn. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Casey Martin

Pro Tips Weekly: Casey Martin

On lakes that get a lot of fishing pressure, it’s a lot easier to catch fish on bed that you can’t see. By that I mean that if you get close enough to a pressured fish to see it, it’s probably already seen you. It’s either going to move off, or not bite. READ MORE »

Martin’s musings

Martin’s musings

The first FLW Tour event of the season at Lake Okeechobee is in the books. It wasn’t the tournament I had hoped for but I squeaked out of there with a small $4,000 check. The first day of the tournament was just one of those days where if it could go wrong, it did. At takeoff I had an issue with my hot foot and had to come back in to get it fixed and lost the only two decent bites I had in the event. Although I had some issues, at this level you need to be able to overcome those things and still catch them. Tharp had the same problem with the hot foot and still managed to whack ‘em and finish in the top five. READ MORE »

Martin’s musings

Martin’s musings

Well, the season is in full swing here in Florida. I have been down in Florida since Dec. 31st and I know Lindsey is definitely missing me, but her support helps a lot while on the road and everyone knows she is my biggest fan. READ MORE »

Martin’s musings

Martin’s musings

As I write this blog I can’t believe it is almost time for another season to start on the FLW Tour. Shortly after the New Year I’ll be making the trek to Okeechobee for the Everstart and FLW Tour events. I love starting off the year in Florida, the surrounding community welcomes us and revolves around tournament fishing and it is always nice starting off the year in shorts and flip flops. READ MORE »

Martin’s musings

Martin’s musings

It has been a while since my last blog but I will now be doing a monthly blog on FLWOutdoors.com which will be featured during the second week of every month. I’ve spent the last few months since the Forrest Wood Cup catching up, visiting family, working on stuff to be prepared for 2014 and getting back to some fun fishing. Fall is a great time to be fishing on the TVA and Guntersville has been on fire so I have spent some time out there working on set ups and trying to improve on some weaknesses. Obviously living in the south I have spent quite a few Saturdays watching college football and the Tide is still rolling which should make for a great Iron Bowl. READ MORE »

Martin's move to the front: Smith Lake

Martin's move to the front: Smith Lake

Well, I can say I have been dreading writing the second blog of the year for Lewis Smith Lake, during the three days of official practice the weather was cold and in the upper 40’s. I had just got done fishing the EverStart on my home lake of Guntersville and managed a decent finish but wasn’t what I was looking for. READ MORE »

Martin's move to the front: Okeechobee

Martin's move to the front: Okeechobee

I’ve been slacking on trying to get my blog updated for the FLW Tour event on Okeechobee. After the EverStart Championship I got sick real bad with flu-like symptoms and put me out of commission for about six weeks this winter. I was blessed to get to spend Christmas around my family and friends up in Michigan and Canada, but physically I was exhausted from being sick. READ MORE »

EverStart Series Championship recap

EverStart Series Championship recap

The EverStart Series Championship was scheduled for the Ouachita River in West Monroe, La. Having looked at past events there I knew the bite was going to be extremely tough. I left Friday morning and after a quick stop to get my fishing license at the local Walmart I checked into my hotel. The weather was changing drastically when I filled up in Meridian, Miss. The weather was 82 degrees and hot and sunny. Two hours later I pulled into West Monroe and the temperature had already dropped into the 40s – eventually dropping into the 30s overnight. READ MORE »

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Sam Rayburn

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Sam Rayburn

After a top10 finish on Wheeler Lake in Alabama it wasn’t long before I had to head to Sam Rayburn Lake in east Texas. I left Friday morning and spent the night in Shreveport, La., at a friend’s place to break up the drive. As usual, a cold front came through during practice and the bite was tough especially for Sam Rayburn standards. This was my first trip to Rayburn and it is one of the few lakes that remain mostly wilderness, no docks on the lake, definitely no 3G service and sketchy cell service in most areas. We stayed at a local fish camp which backed to the water so it was a nice week. READ MORE »

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Wheeler Lake

FLW Tour co-angler recap: Wheeler Lake

The third stop on the FLW Tour Open schedule was set for Wheeler Lake, a fishery that I get to fish a couple of times a year. It’s actually closer to where I live than Guntersville but it is hard to pass up Guntersville to head to Wheeler since the bite on Wheeler can be tough with the lack of aquatic vegetation. Although this event was close to home I was only able to practice for two days for this event having fished a BFL the weekend before. The weather was pretty horrible in practice. The heavy rain made it tough to get around on the lake and just about all the anglers were soaked getting off the water at the boat ramp. READ MORE »

FLW Tour Open co-angler recap: Detroit River - 8/26

FLW Tour Open co-angler recap: Detroit River - 8/26

Well, this event is a tough one to write about since the finish was the worst I’ve had to date. I spent three full days from daylight to dark practicing; two days on Lake Erie and one day on Lake St. Clair. This is the body of water I grew up fishing, but rarely did I fish for bass since the walleye and perch were more sought after for food. When we wanted to go sport fishing we would target northern pike and musky since they were bigger. Don’t get me wrong, I caught my fair share of smallmouth growing up but they were usually caught while targeting other species. Well this is officially my third event back on these waters and I’ve yet to cash a check here from the front or back of the boat. READ MORE »