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

Gophers come up golden

Gophers come up golden

SENECA, S.C. – Throughout the first two days of competition at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship, the University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Brian Eaton and Nick LaDart dominated nearly all of the headlines. And rightfully so. As the defending national champions, all eyes were on ULM to see if the team could pull off back-to-back titles and equal the powerhouse run of the University of Florida – who captured national championship titles in 2009 and 2010. READ MORE »

ULM stays on top

ULM stays on top

SENECA, S.C. – Day two proved to be a lot more difficult than the opening round session for the defending national champions on Lake Keowee. For starters, the University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Brian Easton and Nick LaDart had some significant problems with their trolling motor which forced them to head back to the marina and miss valuable fishing time. READ MORE »

ULM does it again

ULM does it again

SENECA, S.C. – At the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship, a little known ULM team comprised of Paul Clark and Brett Preuett stunned the collegiate bass-fishing world by taking home the tournament title and out-fishing a number of powerhouse universities in the process, including Auburn, Alabama and UNC Charlotte to name just a few. Cut to the 2014 national championship where the latest incarnation of ULM, Nick LaDart and Brian Eaton, were attempting to do their university proud and turn in the best performance they could as defending national champions. READ MORE »

2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship under way

2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship under way

SENECA, S.C. – It wasn’t exactly the conditions that the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship field had hoped for. With blustery winds, cloudy skies and frigid conditions serving as backdrop to Thursday’s opening round of competition, the top 49 college teams in the nation set out onto the open waters of Lake Keowee bundled from head to toe in search of one of the most difficult titles to obtain in all of college bass fishing. READ MORE »

Tuesday Tour Update

Tuesday Tour Update

Heading into the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Lake Hartwell tournament, scheduled for March 6-9 in Seneca, S.C., FLWOutdoors.com editors decided to try and catch up with the reigning title holder from that event, Brent Ehrler. Not only did Ehrler walk away with the tournament title there in 2012, but he also finished in second place overall during the Tour event in 2011. READ MORE »

Tuesday Tour Update:  Q&A with Koby Kreiger

Tuesday Tour Update: Q&A with Koby Kreiger

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Skinner runs away with tourney title on Lake Havasu

Skinner runs away with tourney title on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – In the end, the pro contest on Lake Havasu turned out to be really no contest at all. Despite brutally windy conditions for the third day in a row, local pro Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., managed to keep the rest of the field at bay, recording a final-day catch of 17 pounds, 15 ounces to bring his grand total to 59 pounds, 5 ounces. READ MORE »

Kline completes comeback to claim co-angler crown on Lake Havasu

Kline completes comeback to claim co-angler crown on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – With day-two co-angler leader Blaine Christiansen sitting rather comfortably in the lead, Todd Kline of San Clemente, Calif., decided it was time to save his best for last. With the crowd eagerly looking on to see who would capture the co-angler title, Kline approached the scales and didn’t disappoint. READ MORE »

Skinner widens lead on Lake Havasu

Skinner widens lead on Lake Havasu

As the only angler to record back-to-back, 20-plus-pound stringers this entire week, Billy Skinner exerted his muscle once again on the entire field, recording a total two-day catch of 41 pounds, 6 ounces to net a healthy 4-pound lead over his next closest competitor. READ MORE »

Skinner in control on Lake Havasu

Skinner in control on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – While plenty of pros struggled with the blustery winds which peaked at 25 mph during Thursday’s opening round of competition, Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., wasn’t one of them. READ MORE »

Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – As the 152-boat field departed Lake Havasu State Park marina shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning to commence the start of the very first Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event in FLW history, anglers were gearing up for a decidedly wind-swept day on the water. READ MORE »

Tuesday Tour Update: Catching up with FLW Tour pro Cody Meyer

Tuesday Tour Update: Catching up with FLW Tour pro Cody Meyer

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Tuesday Tour Update: Gagliardi hopes for a return to form in 2014

Tuesday Tour Update: Gagliardi hopes for a return to form in 2014

For the better part of the last decade, Chevy team pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., was a model of consistency. In fact, during a fantastic run from 2003 to 2010, Gagliardi qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup every single season. From 2003 through 2007, the South Carolina pro recorded four straight top-10 finishes at the Cup – an impressive feat by any metric. READ MORE »

Neal before us

Neal before us

There, standing mostly by himself before final weigh-in at the Cup, outside of the limelight, outside of the glare of the television cameras and meriting only a brief mention in a few reporters’ notebooks was ... Michael Neal. READ MORE »

FLW announces November ‘FLW Member Giveaway’ promotion

FLW announces November ‘FLW Member Giveaway’ promotion

Starting Nov. 1, all FLW members will be able to participate in the latest monthly “FLW Member Giveaway” promotion – a free monthly drawing which will award thousands of dollars in valuable sponsor prizes exclusively to FLW members throughout the 2013 season. READ MORE »

Tuesday Tour Update: Q&A with Wesley Strader

Tuesday Tour Update: Q&A with Wesley Strader

Moving forward, FLWOutdoors.com will be unveiling a host of new editorial content focusing exclusively on FLW Tour pros. The latest in that effort is a feature entitled “10 Questions” where FLW editors will attempt to pick the minds of FLW Tour pros by posing questions ranging from the serious to the light-hearted. The ultimate goal is for readers to get to know the thoughts, opinions and personalities of some of the best anglers the sport has to offer. READ MORE »

Tuesday Tour Update: Q&A with Clark Wendlandt

Tuesday Tour Update: Q&A with Clark Wendlandt

Moving forward, FLWOutdoors.com will be unveiling a host of new editorial content focusing exclusively on FLW Tour pros. The latest in that effort is a feature entitled “10 Questions” where FLW editors will attempt to pick the minds of FLW Tour pros by posing questions ranging from the serious to the light-hearted. READ MORE »

Schmitt surges to victory

Schmitt surges to victory

NORTH EAST, Md. – Before the start of the EverStart event on the Chesapeake Bay, Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Md., was having second thoughts about entering the contest. With a brand new baby at home, Schmitt had some real reservations about leaving his young family behind to go out and fish a tournament. However, as it turned out, the decision to fish this week is something he surely won’t regret. READ MORE »

Bauman’s bonanza

Bauman’s bonanza

NORTH EAST, Md. – Fishing in the biggest tournament of his career, Ryan Bauman of Fleetwood, Pa., saved his best for last. After qualifying for the finals in third place, Bauman recorded a whopping 17-pound, 6-ounce catch in the finals, blowing away the rest of the competition in the process. READ MORE »

Poirier maintains pole position

Poirier maintains pole position

NORTH EAST, Md. – During Friday’s EverStart Series competition on the Chesapeake Bay, the sun finally appeared, the wind picked up and the fishing was notably improved over Thursday’s opening round of tournament action. In fact, it was difficult to find many similarities between the first two days of Northern Division competition – with one major exception. And that exception was Frank Poirier. READ MORE »