UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - California Delta

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Kentucky Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Kentucky Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Anglers got off to a good start on day one of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky and Barkley lakes, with several well on their way to solid limits within the first hour of competition. We expected to find anglers bunched on a handful of offshore spots, but we surveyed the lake from the Kentucky Dam to the bridge at Paris Landing and mostly found boats scattered or loosely grouped in twos and threes. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Cal Delta

Top 10 Baits from the Cal Delta

Fluctuating weather and typical fluctuating tides dictated the outcome of the Costa FLW Series event presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta. As so often is the case in Western Division events, top pros fished everything from small finesse worms to shallow crankbaits and swim jigs. The most productive baits were able to be fished through shallow vegetation. Here’s what the top 10 pros used. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Texoma

Top 10 Baits from Lake Texoma

1. Tournament winner Ray Hanselman owes his success to a Strike King Sexy Frog with a yellow belly. 2. The topwater look of a hollow frog proved effective for second-place pro Bradley Hallman. 3. Third-place pro Nick Lebrun caught his fish on a V&M Cliff’s Wild Craw in the Bama bug color. He rigged the bait on a 3/0 Gamakatsu hook and a 1/2-ounce Elite Tungsten weight. READ MORE »

Quick Bites: FLW Series Eastern, Pickwick Lake, Day 4

Quick Bites: FLW Series Eastern, Pickwick Lake, Day 4

Fishing is a dynamic sport and this week’s tournament was no exception. Day one saw good discharge levels at TVA dams yielding strong lake current. However, when the water slowed on subsequent days, anglers fishing deeper structure had to refine their tactics. READ MORE »

Go ahead and stop

Go ahead and stop

Predicated on the art of incremental advancement, a stop-and-go pattern allows you to target redfish more precisely and optimize your fishing opportunities. Kind of like a football team playing ball-control offense, fishing for reds is a game of measured movements, rather than random shots at the big play. READ MORE »

Bait on the beach

Bait on the beach

Although easily overlooked by casual fishing fans, the inescapable truth, laser-etched in the minds of FLW Kingfish Tour anglers, is this: The quest for the sport’s top prize of $100,000 starts with developing a sound strategy for catching live bait days before the start of each and every event. READ MORE »

Force 10 wins Kingfish Series Championship

Force 10 wins Kingfish Series Championship

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Team Force 10, headed by Kevin Alexander of Conroe, Texas, caught a two-kingfish total weighing 69 pounds, 11 ounces to win the $300,000 Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Championship in Orange Beach. The top prize of $52,500 included a $22,500 bonus from Evinrude. READ MORE »

Team Sweet Maria maintains overall lead at Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Championship

Team Sweet Maria maintains overall lead at Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Championship

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Team Sweet Maria, headed by Matt Henderson of Jacksonville, Fla., held on to an early lead with a kingfish weighing 44 pounds, 8 ounces to top day two of the $300,000 Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series Championship in Orange Beach where teams are competing for as much as $75,000. READ MORE »

Road king

Road king

Here is a classic chorus with an angling application: “Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run.” I do not know if Bruce Springsteen or his lyrical love Wendy were into the angling arts, but The Boss sure captured a kingfish’s persona in the title track from his 1975 “Born to Run” album. READ MORE »