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Top 10 Patterns from Sam Rayburn

Fishing crankbaits, Carolina rigs and drop-shots around flooded hydrilla for Sam Rayburn Reservoir largemouths dominated the top 10 at the FLW Tour opener. Check out the top 10 patterns feature to learn more about effective patterns for working grass. READ MORE »

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Top 10 Baits from Sam Rayburn

Fishing deep-diving crankbait, dragging Carolina rigs and working finesse baits such as drop-shots were the keys to success at the FLW Tour opener at Sam Rayburn. Here are the bass-fishing baits that the top pros used. READ MORE »

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Bolton Hangs On

With a 17-pound, 6-ounce bag on day four of the FLW Tour opener on Sam Rayburn, which was presented by Polaris, the 24-year Tour veteran did something he’s been within ounces of doing so many times before: He won. He won his first Tour event, and he did it despite a handful of tremendous anglers — including standout rookie Nick LeBrun and the best angler on the planet, Bryan Thrift — breathing down his neck in a furious effort to outpace the Benton, Ky., pro. READ MORE »

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Bolton Bearing Down on First Tour W

Day three of the FLW Tour presented by Polaris on Sam Rayburn was tougher overall, but Terry Bolton still put 19 pounds, 10 ounces in the boat to boost his leading total to 73-13. Behind him, Nick LeBrun gained some ground, edging to within 5 pounds of the lead, weighing 20-13 for a 69-1 total. Going into the final day, Bolton, LeBrun and Bryan Thrift have all tallied more than 68 pounds, and they’ll be shooting it out in Texas for the win. READ MORE »

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Bolton Busts 33-9 on Big Sam

Terry “Blade” Bolton can catch ‘em, of that there’s no doubt, and recently he’s threatened for his first FLW Tour win, but he may have his best shot yet in the FLW Tour opener presented by Polaris on Sam Rayburn. After weighing a whopping 33 pounds, 9 ounces on day two, Bolton took the lead with a 54-3 total. In second, Nick LeBrun followed up his 29-pound day one with 19-2 for a 48-4 total – just shy of 6 pounds behind Bolton. READ MORE »

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LeBrun Drops 29 on Rayburn

Winner of the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American in 2018, Nick LeBrun started his FLW Tour career in style, smashing a personal-best bag of 29 pounds, 2 ounces for the lead. Overall, the fishing on day one of the FLW Tour presented by Polaris on Sam Rayburn was excellent, with plenty of limits and 10 bags over 20 pounds. Close behind LeBrun is Sam George, another rookie, who put a whopping 28-5 in the boat to start things off. Behind them, Chad Warren and Jordan Osborne both topped 25 pounds. READ MORE »

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By the Numbers: Sam Rayburn

The 2019 FLW Tour takes to the waters of Sam Rayburn Reservoir Jan. 10-13 for the opening event of the new season. Rayburn can produce some absolute giants in January, and if the weather cooperates, there’s potential for an abundance of massive bags. READ MORE »

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Luke Dunkin is Pulling Back the Curtain

With Luke Dunkin, what you see is what you get. And you get to see a lot. The three-year FLW pro is all about authenticity – the kind of authenticity that only comes from pulling back the curtain to reveal everything that happens in the life of a Tour angler. As Dunkin puts it, “it’s not all roses.” But make no mistake: None of that is breaking Dunkin. In fact, those sometimes-hard-to-stomach drawbacks to fishing professionally are exactly what motivate Dunkin to do what he loves nearly as much as fishing – letting other people into that life. READ MORE »

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Thanksgiving with the Pros

With tournament season on hiatus for the holidays, FLW pros have a couple months before the start of the 2019 FLW Tour season to tackle to-do lists, spend time with family and prepare for another long stretch both on the water and traveling between events. This time of year, at least, most of those responsibilities are pushed to the back burner in favor of quality time with loved ones, big meals and maybe a couple post-Thanksgiving meal naps. READ MORE »

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Erik Luzak Wants to Go Fast

Erik Luzak is a man who likes speed. He’s an adrenaline junkie who spends his winters ripping through snow on a sled (or, as we in the States call it, a “snowmobile”) or a snowboard. He rides wakeboards and mountain bikes. His girlfriend, Emily Roberts, is a well-known motorcycle rider in Canada and one of Luzak’s biggest supporters. READ MORE »

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How to Fish Lipless Crankbaits

As the name suggests, lipless crankbaits are just that – lipless. Unlike their billed counterparts, lipless crankbaits don’t have a diving lip to counteract the natural buoyancy of the bait. As a result, lipless crankbaits are made to sink and can be fished at varying depths with a wobbling side-to-side action. READ MORE »

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How to Fish Square-Bill Crankbaits

The unique shape of a square-bill’s lip (spoiler: it’s square) makes it ideal for banging off cover such as rocks and branches without getting hung up. That disturbance caused by a crankbait hitting and deflecting away from cover is often what triggers nearby fish to bite. READ MORE »

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Summerlin Keeps It Simple, Wins Regional

Gil Summerlin needed only a Fluke, a topwater bait and a few key areas to land 47 pounds, 3 ounces of keeper fish and secure a T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional win on Lake Chickamauga. He finished just 1 pound, 4 ounces ahead of Tennessee’s Matt Stanley, and it was all thanks to Summerlin’s approach of keeping things simple. READ MORE »

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Guntersville Showing Out for Costa Finale

Few things are certainties in life, but you can certainly count on anglers catching a ton of huge fish when the Costa FLW Series Championship rolls into Guntersville this week. With bass settled into fall patterns and gobs of vegetation still giving plenty of cover to fish feeding in the shallows, there’s a good chance the lake produces 20-plus-pound limits early and often in the championship event. READ MORE »

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FLW's Presence Expanding in Korea

Last month, FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel, Vice President of Operations Dave Washburn and FLW Tour pro Scott Martin found themselves in Seoul, South Korea, on the invitation of FLW’s Korean partners, to visit the FLW Korea office, enjoy the culture of the country and observe what may someday prove to be one of the major building blocks of bass fishing’s growing global reach. READ MORE »

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Fish with Confidence in the Fall

Fall can be a frustrating season for anglers chasing big bass, especially during the transition periods between summer and fall and fall and winter. As the weather gets colder and water temperatures drop, fish begin aggressively feeding on shad and other baitfish in anticipation for a more dormant winter, but that doesn’t make them easy to catch. READ MORE »

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Walser Perseveres for BFL Regional Win

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Morrow Stacks Huge Bags for Regional Win

FLW pro Troy Morrow wasn’t planning on fishing the Tour in 2019 if he didn’t win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on the St. Johns River. After what he called a “horrible” year on Tour in 2018, he simply didn’t think he had the money to pay entry fees next season. READ MORE »

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Dock Talk All About Docks at Ozarks

Greg Bohannan, the 2017 Central Division Angler of the Year, believes the warmer-than-usual weather as of late will make the topwater bite a secondary tactic. In his opinion, it’s going to be docks that deliver the winning fish this year. READ MORE »

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Davis Raises $11,300 for BBBS Charity

With the $11,300 raised, Davis says eight children will be taken off the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay waiting list and placed with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. READ MORE »