UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Top 10 Patterns from Fort Gibson

Top 10 Patterns from Fort Gibson

The beginning of September helped mark the start of the fall transition in the south and that is exactly what the field faced in the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event on Fort Gibson. From topwaters to soft plastics, the top 10 utilized a large chunk of Fort Gibson to catch their fish, with the Grand River paying the biggest role in the division’s second stop of the season. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Fort Gibson

Top 10 Baits from Fort Gibson

Low water and changing weather patterns meant tough fishing at for the second stop of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division at Fort Gibson. While day one brought in prime topwater conditions, days two and three generally saw anglers slogging it out for bass stuck somewhere amidst the fall transition. Fittingly, a few well-known baits are tailor-made for that kind of fishing—including a regional favorite named for the lake’s most legendary fisherman. READ MORE »

Kessler Goes Back-to-Back on Co-angler Side

Kessler Goes Back-to-Back on Co-angler Side

Robert Kessler will readily admit it—he was not prepared to win a co-angler championship at January’s Toyota Series Southwestern Division event on Toledo Bend. In fact, he says that he didn’t even come prepared with enough clean clothes to stay on the lake for three days. But, by the time he walked away from the event with a brand new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat; Kessler’s wife had already decided he was going to be fishing at Fort Gibson. READ MORE »

Foster Dominates at Ft. Gibson

Foster Dominates at Ft. Gibson

Throughout the week on Fort Gibson for the second stop of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division, the field found tough fishing with big bites few and far between. And then there was local pro Cameron Foster. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 3

Cameron Foster began the final day of the 2020 FLW Toyota Series Southwest Division event at Fort Gibson Lake with an 11-pound lead. By 8:00 a.m., Foster had returned to the honey hole that brought him to pole position with $27,070 on the line for crossing the finish line. Thanks to a hot, early bite, Foster is now nursing a four fish total with at least one 4-pounder in the boat. READ MORE »

Foster Keeps Rolling on Ft. Gibson

Foster Keeps Rolling on Ft. Gibson

On a tough Fort Gibson fishery, Cameron Foster is making it look easy as he hauled in 18 pounds, 5 ounces on day two of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event to back up his day-one performance of 22-11. With 41-0 overall, Foster holds a massive lead worth 11-13 heading into Friday’s final round of action. While Foster has had decent success from the back of the boat, he’s en route to posting the biggest win of his career if he can keep things rolling. READ MORE »

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Ft. Gibson Midday Update – Day 2

Competitors in the Toyota Series Southwestern Division event at Fort Gibson Lake awoke to a completely different waterway than the one they fished yesterday. While day one brought overcast skies and a bevy of baitfish to the surface, day two screamed bluebird skies from the start and has settled into a mostly sunny blanket of blue towards midday. READ MORE »

Foster Drops 22-11 For Ft. Gibson Lead

Foster Drops 22-11 For Ft. Gibson Lead

The second stop of the Toyota Series Southwestern Division season took anglers to Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma where they were greeted with low water and temperatures in the mid-80s as they set out for day one of competition making things a little tough. Still, while limits in the mid- to low-teens were commonplace at weigh-in, Cameron Foster sacked 22 pounds, 11 ounces to take a 4-3 lead over Danny Weems. READ MORE »

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Fort Gibson Midday Update – Day 1

Day one of theToyota Series Southwestern Division event on Fort Gibson Lake is underway, as anglers largely from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas battle it out over an extremely low fishery. The waters at Fort Gibson, a nearly 20,000-acre reservoir along the Grand River, are sitting some 4 feet below average lake levels. Many local anglers report having never seen conditions this low, as submerged houses and a cemetery threaten to peak above the surface in some areas. READ MORE »

Chasing the Dream for Jared

Chasing the Dream for Jared

The next time you see Jessie Mizell land a big bass, pay close attention. In just two seasons, Mizell has racked up four wins in the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division at Lake Okeechobee. The last three of those have been back-to-back-to-back. READ MORE »

Terror, Destruction and Grace Fuel Fisherman Through the Storm

Terror, Destruction and Grace Fuel Fisherman Through the Storm

Now, two months after Harvey’s landfall, McGinnis is back home in Kentucky, sleeping in the same bed he jumped out of that August night when he saw his mission clearly. Now he’s dreaming about fishing on Kentucky Lake, and trying to coordinate a meeting with Gov. Abbott, who McGinnis says has promised to do more to help the victims McGinnis rescued. Many of those victims, McGinnis says, are homeless. READ MORE »

Gross’ AOY Season

Gross’ AOY Season

The second-year FLW Tour pro never stops fishing for a check. After qualifying for the Tour in 2015 via the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division, Gross made an immediate impact with a 2016 victory at Pickwick. That win put a fire under him that still hasn’t cooled off. READ MORE »

Life on the Ledges

Life on the Ledges

In college at the University of North Alabama in Florence – still just steps away from the Tennessee River – Lambert began to come into his own as a bass fisherman just as marine electronics were evolving to give every angler the power of his inherited offshore secrets. READ MORE »

Dortch’s Sacrifice Finally Pays Off

Dortch’s Sacrifice Finally Pays Off

Five years ago, Bradley and Rebecca Dortch were running across Lake Toho in a 16-foot aluminum boat. The husband-wife duo had entered into another Wednesday night tournament, the kind they’d sometimes fish for fun on warm, Florida weeknights while Bradley was earning his stripes fishing T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League events on the weekends and when Rebecca needed a release from the daily grind of Florida real estate. READ MORE »

Neal’s Tennessee Waltz with Greatness

Neal’s Tennessee Waltz with Greatness

Since joining FLW’s top ranks in 2012, Neal has come tantalizingly close to taking home major crowns. He’s finished third at Tour events on Okeechobee and Chickamauga, second (twice) at Pickwick, and second at last year’s Forrest Wood Cup at Wheeler Lake, a waterway that’s a stone’s throw away from Guntersville. READ MORE »

Chasing the Cup That Got Away

Chasing the Cup That Got Away

Brauer has, arguably, achieved more mainstream recognition than any professional bass fisherman in the sport’s history. He occupies a short list of fame filled with former pros who gave up the tournament life long ago to pursue television shows. READ MORE »