UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Tour - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Get to Know Lake Champlain

Get to Know Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a giant of a lake. It stretches 100-plus miles from its beginning down south at Whitehall, N.Y., and runs all the way up to the Canadian border between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks in New York. Though the competitors aren’t allowed to venture into Canada, there is still plenty for anglers to break down for the final event of the 2019 FLW Tour season. READ MORE »

Check-in Time: David Williams 

Check-in Time: David Williams 

From time to time, FLW checks in with its anglers to find out what they’ve been up to, what they’re listening to, who they’re following and where they’re heading while out on the tournament trail. This week, we caught up with David Williams. READ MORE »

National Championship Top 10 Baits

National Championship Top 10 Baits

Competitors in the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance undoubtedly took some cues from the top finishers in the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American the week before, but they also blazed some new ground. With better fishing overall and a better grass bite, a few more winding baits got mixed into the fray. READ MORE »

Racers Lock Up National Championship

Racers Lock Up National Championship

The final day of the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance on the Potomac River was quite the show, especially if you watched FLW Live. After catching the biggest limit of the event worth 18 pounds, 14 ounces on day two to take the lead, the Murray State duo of Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson gave it all they had on the final day to squeak out their smallest, yet most important limit of the week. Today, Murray State caught 15-8, which was enough to edge out the Bethel University team of Tristan McCormick and Dakota Pierce by just 3 ounces to bring home the title. Along with winning a Ranger Z175 with a 115-horsepower motor for the club, Puckett and Albertson also get entry into the 2019 FLW Cup on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark., this August 9-11. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

The T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American, which was presented by General Tire, featured a mixed bag of staple river tactics. As such, a pretty good variety of jigs, vibrating jigs and plastics came into play, with some finesse and hard baits mixed in. READ MORE »

Thompson Still in Command

Thompson Still in Command

After two days of fishing on the Potomac River for the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American presented by General Tire, day-one leader Joseph Thompson of Coatesville, Pa., is the only boater to crack the 16-pound mark two days in a row. Thompson, who’s fishing in his first All-American, has a two-day total worth 32-10 and a slim 1-14 lead over Indiana’s Doug Ruster heading into the final round of competition. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

AOY Update: Lake Chickamauga

There’s usually some drama at the end of the FLW Tour Angler of the Year race, but often the leading pro has managed to accumulate a pretty good cushion by the final event. This year the cushion is virtually nonexistent. After they booked a win and a fifth-place finish at Lake Chickamauga, respectively, John Cox leads David Dudley by just one point heading into the finale on Lake Champlain. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Grand Lake

Top 10 Baits from Grand Lake

If you’re going to fish Grand Lake this time of year, you’d better be good with a spinnerbait. The FLW Tour event at Grand Lake last week sure showcased that. READ MORE »

Rookie Profile: Ron Nelson  

Rookie Profile: Ron Nelson  

While plenty of the Tour’s new pros have impressive resumes, few boast records as well-rounded and superlative as Ron Nelson’s. After years of success at the Costa FLW Series level, it’s finally time to see what the Michigan angler can do against the best in the nation.   READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

The Costa FLW Series Northern Division event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Champlain was utterly dominated by spawning smallmouths. As such, finesse offerings ruled the day. If you’re ever on the hunt for a good bed bait for brown fish, just grab something that’s small and twitchy or swimmy. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Havasu

Top 10 Baits from Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu proved tricky for the competitors in the Costa FLW Series presented by Ranger, and a lot of the top finishers turned to finesse as a result. Hair jigs played at an unusually high rate along with the usual soft-plastic morsels and a handful of baits geared toward power-fishing. READ MORE »

Gift Ideas for Every Angler

Gift Ideas for Every Angler

Picking out a holiday gift for an angler can be a pretty tough task if you aren’t intimately familiar with their fishing needs, but it’s not impossible. Almost any of the below would be worthy gifts, and with a little tweaking they might be adaptable for someone who is particularly difficult to shop for. If none of the below fit the bill or budget, then there’s always the old standby of a Tackle Warehouse gift card, which will be appreciated by any angler. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Through the first two days of the Costa FLW Series presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks it looked like topwater baits might carry the day. That changed on the final day, as warming weather and increased boat traffic combined to stifle the topwater game for the leaders. With the topwater bite a little off, the dock bite propelled plenty of pros up the leaderboard and Andre Dickneite to the win. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

Top 10 Baits from the Potomac River

The final event of the Costa FLW Series Northern Division wasn’t the whack-fest the first two were. Instead of willing smallmouths and stupid largemouths, the bass on the Potomac put up a fight. Nonetheless, the tops pros figured out how to catch them pretty consistently, with a variety of off-beat choices and Potomac River staples. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

The lion’s share of the money won in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands was earned with a drop-shot out on Lake Ontario. Dropping down for hungry summer smallmouths isn’t rocket science, but it sure works wonders on big brown ones. As such, a lot of the baits that worked well at the 1000 Islands are staples of Northern tackle boxes, but there were a few surprises as well. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

Top 10 Baits from Lake Champlain

Unlike some years, smallmouths dominated in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Champlain. Sure, Ron Nelson won with a mix of largemouths and smallmouths, but nobody in the top 10 was making the run to Ticonderoga (traditional largemouth waters), and the vast majority of the weight that hit the scale this week was brown. Smallmouths played so well because so many were spawning, and many of the largemouths were caught off beds as well. That’s reflected strongly in the bait choices most of the pros made. READ MORE »

What the Mississippi has to Offer

What the Mississippi has to Offer

Breaking down Pools 7, 8 and 9 of the Mississippi River is no simple task, but it’s what every one of the FLW Tour pros will endeavor to do this week in the sixth stop of the season. Based out of La Crosse, Wis., in Pool 8, the pros can fish up and downstream in each of the adjacent pools of the famous waterway, which gives them over 65 miles of main channel to run and miles more of backwaters and side channels spread between Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. READ MORE »

Get to Know Lake Cumberland

Get to Know Lake Cumberland

Stop No. 4 of the FLW Tour presented by T-H Marine hits Lake Cumberland in the prime of spring. Taking out of General Burnside Island State Park on the upper end, the pros have miles and miles of fishy water to dissect. Like many of the stops this year, Cumberland is a new challenge for much of the field – the last high-level FLW event on Cumberland was an FLW Series event back in 2006 – which should make for an interesting tournament. READ MORE »

A Look Around Lake Travis

A Look Around Lake Travis

Set in the Texas hill country outside of Austin, Lake Travis is nothing like most of the lakes you think of when you think Texas bass fishing. Travis is much steeper and deeper than the average Texas lake, and the most common comparison anglers are throwing around are places like Table Rock or Beaver Lake in the Ozarks. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Norris Lake

Top 10 Baits from Norris Lake

The fishing was tough throughout in the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake, but the top 10 pros separated themselves significantly from the rest. Topwaters played a big role, but they weren’t the only baits to get it done. If you’re fishing in the fall on a mountain reservoir, you might want to bring along some of the following baits. READ MORE »