UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Tour - 2019 - Lake Champlain

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Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

Cox Joins the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp

FLW Tour pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, joined the Outdoor Connection with Jerry Kripp, this past Sunday, May 19, to walk listeners through his win at the... READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Chickamauga

The timing of the FLW Tour event at Lake Chickamauga was both a curse and a blessing for the top 10 finishers. There were plenty of fish to be had – and on a multitude of patterns – but the big double-digit females Chick is known for were hard to track down. 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 Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

Most people probably don’t equate Lake Chickamauga to spinning rods and finesse techniques, but both were prevalent during the FLW Tour event presented by Evinrude on Chick. Plenty of pros threw swimbaits, jigs and crankbaits, but the common thread among most of the top 10 is the use of a stick bait (usually wacky- or Texas-rigged) to target bedding or postspawn fish still hanging in the shallows.  READ MORE »

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Berkley pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, won $100,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Sunday with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory was the fourth FLW Tour win of Cox’s career – moving him to a tie at No. 7 for the most Tour wins all-time... READ MORE »

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – A field of 165 of the best bass-fishing professionals in the world began their four-day competition for a top award of $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Thursday in Dayton, Tennessee... READ MORE »

Marshal Program a Big Hit for Hughes

Marshal Program a Big Hit for Hughes

Retired minister Dan Hughes made the most money he’s ever banked in a fishing tournament, and he did it without even picking up a rod. The 70-year-old Fitzgerald, Ga., resident was the winner of FLW’s marshal contest at the Tour’s second stop of the season at Lake Toho, presented by Ranger Boats. Paired with John Cox on day one and Chris Neau on day two, Hughes’ pros combined for 41 pounds, 10 ounces during his two days on the water to take home the $2,500 top prize. READ MORE »

Cox Holds Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

Cox Holds Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, brought five bass to the scale weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces, to hold the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats. Cox’s two day total of 10 bass weighing 48-13 will give him... READ MORE »

Cox Catches 31-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

Cox Catches 31-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, hauled in a massive five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 9 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in FLW... READ MORE »

FLW Tour Heads to Lake Toho for Four-Day Event Presented by Ranger Boats

FLW Tour Heads to Lake Toho for Four-Day Event Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, heads to Lake Toho, Feb. 7-10, for the FLW Tour... READ MORE »

More Family, Less Fishing

More Family, Less Fishing

For me and my professional fishing career, the heart of the season lies in the first half of the year. Some would assume this leaves the second half wide open to just kick back, relax and catch some football games instead of fish. READ MORE »

I Can’t Wait to Fish for the Cup

I Can’t Wait to Fish for the Cup

The Harris Chain was a tough loss for me, but I really think it did more for me mentally than a win in that situation. I was reminded that, as a pro angler, I never want to get too comfortable. READ MORE »

Looking to Turn the Potomac Tides

Looking to Turn the Potomac Tides

On my first trip to La Crosse, Wis., for the sixth stop of the FLW Tour on the Mississippi River I had hopes of sight-fishing, skipping under flooded trees, and triggering bites along the shallow, grassy shorelines. I’ve heard so much about how awesome the fishing was up there and couldn’t wait to get started. Unfortunately, like most of the year, we had some tough conditions to face both during practice and in the tournament. READ MORE »

FWC Preview - Making the Case for Cox

FWC Preview - Making the Case for Cox

“I hope I can talk myself out of going to Murray on the way back from the Potomac tournament,” he says. “Sometimes I’ve made assumptions about a place based on the last time I saw it, and then it’s not like that at all when practice or the tournament rolls around.” READ MORE »

Gaining Momentum for the Mississippi River

Gaining Momentum for the Mississippi River

The ups and downs of life as a professional angler can be crazy to say the least. Finding the mental stability between each event is key to bouncing back, especially after those few tough events where I’m stuck watching on the final day. READ MORE »

Sunshine State Rebound

Sunshine State Rebound

As I rode into the weigh-in, I knew my lead was in trouble. Not only did I have a tough final day, but I had just one camera man tailing me at this point. For me, this lack of coverage meant one thing – I had been beat. READ MORE »

Cox Retains Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

Cox Retains Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

LEESBURG, Fla. – Mud Hole Custom Tackle pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, retained control of the leaderboard Saturday at the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats for the third straight day with five largemouth bass weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces. If he retains his lead Sunday, Cox will earn his fourth career FLW Tour win and best 163 of the top... READ MORE »

Cox Extends Lead at Day Two of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

Cox Extends Lead at Day Two of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

LEESBURG, Fla. - Mud Hole Custom Tackle pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces Friday to extend his lead after day two of the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 44-10. Cox will bring a 5 pound, 13-ounce lead into day three of the four-day tournament that... READ MORE »

Cox Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

Cox Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats

LEESBURG, Fla. (March 9, 2017) Mud Hole Custom Tackle pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 11 ounces to take the lead on opening day of the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes. The event, presented by Ranger Boats, features a field of 326 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000... READ MORE »

Hungry for the Harris Chain

Hungry for the Harris Chain

I capped the day off with a 10-pounder that certainly brought a smile to my face. Shaking off another tough FLW event isn’t easy, but there is nothing like hooking a monster bass to get my mind right moving forward. READ MORE »