UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - St. Lawrence River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Top 10 Baits from Cross Lake

Top 10 Baits from Cross Lake

Fishing cypress trees (both in dense stands in the bayous and scattered clusters elsewhere), docks and duck blinds were the only patterns employed by the top 10 finishers at the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League All-American on Cross Lake. The fish were definitely postspawn, and it was a scorcher of a tournament with surprisingly good weights. Here’s what the top 10 used to sack ’em up. READ MORE »

Touring Cross Lake

Touring Cross Lake

Cross has hosted the All-American before, and it’s a cool fishery for sure. At only 8,576 acres, it’s not big, but an interesting mix of developed shorelines full of docks and vast bayous full of cypress trees provides plenty of cover to fish and areas to spread out. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake was unusually stingy for the anglers who fished the Costa FLW Series Championship, but the techniques used by the top 10 pros were certainly typical of the time of year. Topwater baits thrown on main-lake bars, flats and points, and umbrella rigs thrown in deeper areas, primarily on the main lake, were the go-tos. A few anglers also targeted shallow flats in the backs of creeks, and they mostly kept topwater in their hands when they did it. Otherwise, a few single swimbaits and vibrating jigs saw some work. READ MORE »

Lake Murray Top 10 Baits

Lake Murray Top 10 Baits

Dialing in on surface activity – or near-surface activity – for bass that were chasing blueback herring seemed to be the key to success at the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray. Late-summer largemouths were often relating to brush or cane. Anglers either “called them up” with jumbo walking plugs or capitalized on visible surface activity to get bit. Here’s what the top 10 threw to make it happen. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock Lake

Top 10 Baits from Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake, aka “The Rock,” challenged all 192 pros who fished the 2016 Costa FLW Series Championship. From unusually high water temps and near-summery weather in practice to a cold front and a fog delay during the tournament, anglers had a lot to deal with. Ten of them showed out and managed to make the cut to the final day mostly using classic Ozark baits such as crankbaits, jigs and buzzbaits. READ MORE »

Getting to Know Lake Keowee

Getting to Know Lake Keowee

Lake Keowee tends to live in the shadow of its more publicized neighbor lake, Lake Hartwell. That’s too bad. Keowee is a beautiful, clear-water lake that’s filled with spotted bass and home to far more bruiser largemouths than most bass fans probably realize. This week, we might get to see just what Keowee is capable of as it plays host to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship. To learn more about the fishery, we begged local angler Randy Childers to take some time away from his day job managing Lake Hartwell Fishing and Marine in Anderson, S.C., to give us a tour of the lake. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the California Delta

Top 10 Baits from the California Delta

1. Wade Curtiss caught one solid keeper on a Jackall Iobee Frog fished on a “cheese” mat, but the bulk of his catch came on a bluegill-colored Ladies Man swim jig with a Zoom Horny Toad trailer and a Jackall MC 60 crankbait. He fished the latter two on “troughs” between riprap levees and inside grass lines. 2. Ken Mah began each day with a custom vibrating jig rigged with a Missile Baits D-Bomb trailer around riprap-lined levees. After that he threw a white tandem D&M Custom Baits buzzbait or punched with a 1- to 1 1/4-ounce weight, a punch skirt and a Missile Baits Missile Craw fitted to a 3/0 Gamakatsu flipping hook. 3. The reaction bite was key for third-place pro David Valdivia. He caught fish on a white tandem buzzbait and a ChatterBait with a Lake Fork Magic Shad trailer, mixing in a Yamamoto Senko when a slower presentation was needed. READ MORE »