UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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Free Falling for Suspended Spotted Bass

Free Falling for Suspended Spotted Bass

As a rule of thumb, the fishing community generally accepts that there are certain timeframes or conditional factors that make fishing flat-out tough. Post-frontal conditions, rising or falling water, dirty water, and early postspawn all can make some anglers cringe at the thought of hitting the water. READ MORE »

Meyer’s Simple Grass Fishing Hack

Meyer’s Simple Grass Fishing Hack

For Meyer, the theory is pretty simple. As weeds hit and slide down your fluorocarbon during the retrieve, a short tag end is more rigid and helps to hold onto weeds that gather around your knot. READ MORE »

Meyer’s Frog Tweak for Better Hookups

Meyer’s Frog Tweak for Better Hookups

Fall is here, and for a large chunk of the country that means it’s prime time for frogging. While frogging is easily one of the coolest ways to catch a bass, it can also be one of the most heartbreaking because hookups aren’t often guaranteed when a bass blasts a frog. READ MORE »

California's Meyer Retains Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

California's Meyer Retains Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces Friday to retain his lead in the FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake with a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 28-9. He now holds a slim 3-ounce lead over second place pro Jason Reyes of Huffman, Texas, in the four-day event, presented by General Tire, that features a field of... READ MORE »

California's Cody Meyer Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

California's Cody Meyer Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Beaver Lake presented by General Tire

ROGERS, Ark. – Pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce Thursday to take the lead on opening day of the four-day FLW Tour event at Beaver Lake. The event, presented by General Tire, features a field of 322 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division READ MORE »

Cody Meyer Q&A

Cody Meyer Q&A

Early February not only marked the start of the 2016 Walmart FLW Tour season, but it also kicked off filming for the fourth season of the FLW’s online series Circuit Breaker. READ MORE »

Meyer and Knight Break Down Glide Baits

Meyer and Knight Break Down Glide Baits

While soft-plastic swimbaits have been tearing it up in tournaments back East for a while, outside of the Bull Shad there haven’t been too many hard swimbaits that have made a mark. That might change soon – glide baits are becoming more popular and can be a dynamite option in almost any season other than winter. READ MORE »

Slob Spots

Slob Spots

Cody Meyer has firsthand knowledge of the potential of Western spotted bass fisheries. In May 2014, he won a local tournament on Bullards Bar Reservoir in California with a 40 1/2-pound limit of all spotted bass. His sack of spots included fish weighing 7.14, 7.46, 7.80, 9.01 and 9.10 pounds. READ MORE »

Are You Sponsor-Friendly?

Are You Sponsor-Friendly?

There’s no doubt that some companies are constantly bombarded by fishermen who want to be on their pro-staffs. From my experience, the most successful fishermen are the ones who realize that companies sponsor them to help sell products. This entails actively promoting a company and its products, being well-spoken and never missing a chance to plug a major sponsor, and just generally projecting a positive image. READ MORE »

Rayovac Re-Signs With FLW

Rayovac Re-Signs With FLW

MINNEAPOLIS (April 14, 2015) – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced Rayovac®, a division of Spectrum Brands featured by FLW since 2012, has signed a sponsorship agreement and will remain a partner of the organization, including title sponsorship of the Rayovac FLW Series. Terms of the agreement were not released. READ MORE »

Meyer Motivated by “Catch” of a Lifetime

Meyer Motivated by “Catch” of a Lifetime

Cody Meyer had a tremendous Walmart FLW Tour season in 2014 – three top-10 finishes, his seventh consecutive Forrest Wood Cup qualification and a second-place finish in the Angler of the Year race. Suffice it to say, the seventh-year pro from Auburn, Calif., carries significant momentum into 2015, but that’s not all he’ll bring. Meyer’s recently intensified motivation comes from something you can’t find on stat sheets or in a tackle bag. Put it this way: Meyer has hoisted plenty of nice largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, but on Jan. 14, he lifted the most precious “catch” he’s ever held: Brooke Emily Meyer. READ MORE »

Holy Spot!

Holy Spot!

“I’ll take the memory of that day to my grave,” said Jason Johnson, the day after he and Repel pro Cody Meyer put together a 38-pound limit of spotted bass. Little did he know that limit would turn out to be the “smaller” limit of spots just a couple of days later. Johnson, a longtime co-angler on the Walmart FLW Tour who plans to compete as a rookie pro in 2015, has been planning to make it out west, away from his native Lake Lanier, for a while. So far, the trip has been worth it. After cracking a 30-pound limit on a local largemouth lake to start the trip, Meyer and Johnson never returned to it – the lure of the region’s magnum spotted bass was too strong, and the spotted bass fishing has been far too good. They shared their story, which has been playing out on Meyer and Johnson’s Facebook pages this week. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Repel pro Cody Meyer

Pro Tips Weekly: Repel pro Cody Meyer

Mud lines caused by a lot of boat traffic sometimes are good places to fish in the summer. They provide shade and cover for baitfish, which in turn attract bass. READ MORE »

A Magical Day for Spots

A Magical Day for Spots

Who can blame Cody Meyer for feeling that way? Even on the eve of the Texas Bass Classic, the Repel pro’s mind was on the 40-pound-plus limit of spotted bass that he and a buddy caught while fishing a small lake in northern California a few days ago. READ MORE »

50 straight limits

50 straight limits

Wow, 50 straight days with a limit – it’s so incredible to me to have that record. Obviously, when I started fishing the Walmart FLW Tour in 2010, I never thought of breaking the record for most consecutive limits weighed in. My focus was just on trying to get a limit every single day I fished so I could do well. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

A lot of times in the spring, bass tend to short-strike soft plastics, and maybe even bite the tail off. Some anglers just pass these off as small fish, but that’s not always the case. Bigger fish will do it, too, especially when the spawn is going on. They’re not really feeding; they’re just aggravated. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Bass generally aren’t as aggressive and don’t tend to move around as much in the hottest part of summer. They’re often suspended or holding in brush near the bottom, but a subtle approach with a drop-shot rig can be effective. Keep it simple. For the leader, I always use fluorocarbon in 6- to 10-pound-test. The size and length of the leader depend on the clarity of the water and where the fish are likely to be holding. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Using electronics to locate fish is a lot easier now with the modern technology that’s available. I like the Lowrance HDS-10, and the DownScan and StructureScan features are equally useful. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

Pro Tips Weekly: Cody Meyer

I like to fish topwaters in the fall, but the bite often fizzles out as the sun comes up. That’s when I look for suspended bass in deeper water. Catching suspended bass is seldom easy, but a drop-shot rig is my favorite way to reach such fish. First, I cruise around the area where I suspect them to be, watching my graph, until I mark them. Then I lower a drop-shot rig that has a shad-type worm attached to it. READ MORE »