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Top 10 Patterns from Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Patterns from Kentucky Lake

Power-fishing tactics with spinnerbaits, jigs, Texas rigs and ChatterBaits on prespawn cover and structure dominated the top 10 at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in April. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Baits from Kentucky Lake

April is transition time in the Tennessee Valley, when bass make their push from prespawn staging areas toward spawning grounds. They set up on rocky banks, shallow points and any kind of wood cover near shore in areas adjacent to spawning pockets. As we saw at the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, some of the best baits for catching bass this time of year are old-school springtime classics: spinnerbaits, jigs, shallow-running crankbaits and Texas rigs. Add in vibrating jigs and wobble-head jigs, and you have about all you need. READ MORE »

Morris Closes it Out on Barkley

Morris Closes it Out on Barkley

With just two fish in the bag, Jake Morris was noticeably nervous at the final weigh-in of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. Fortunately for him, he didn’t need either one of them, as Morris caught enough the first two days to top the next closest finisher. Catching 5-12 today punctuated the wire-to-wire victory for Morris, who brought in 44-2 in three days. He caught almost every fish on a spinnerbait from one key stretch on Lake Barkley. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Midday Update – Day 3

Kentucky Lake Midday Update – Day 3

Question marks are about the only certainty for day three of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake, as the top 10 pros scattered and left us lean on details on a day where changing weather could see changing fortunes. After two dreary days of cloudy, dim conditions, the final round brought lots of the bright, sunny stuff that pushes fish tighter to cover and makes them easier to target. Also, considerably more warmth may very well put the giddy-up on seasonal progression. No one’s getting too crazy with visions of heavy bed-fishing, but accelerated prespawn movement is certainly possible. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Kentucky Lake – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Kentucky Lake – Day 2

Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and vibrating jigs fished on rocky staging areas has been the primary pattern for catching big prespawn largemouth bass on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lawrence. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Kentucky Lake – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Kentucky Lake – Day 1

Most of the top pros found their best action using moving baits such as spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs to fish shallow water where prespawn bass are starting to slide up and stage for the spawn. READ MORE »

Prespawn Throwdown on Tap at KY Lake

Prespawn Throwdown on Tap at KY Lake

The Costa FLW Series Central Division hosts its season opener at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley April 4-6. Instead of a postspawn ledge showdown, like is typical of major multi-day bass-fishing tournaments in the region, this derby should be a prespawn or spawn slugfest, with crankbaits, spinnerbaits, ChatterBaits, umbrella rigs, swimbait and jigs all playing a major role in the outcome. READ MORE »

Tennessee’s McClure Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes

Tennessee’s McClure Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League LBL Division Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Brad McClure of Brentwood, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 14 ounces, to... READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Barkley

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Barkley

Taking off out of Lake Barkley, the second stop of the Costa FLW Series Central Division turned out to be a battle on Kentucky Lake. Running way down past Paris Landing, Jake Lawrence came out on top by a lot. Other than Ramie Colson Jr. and Andy Morgan, the rest of the top 10 also hit Kentucky hard, largely focusing on fish offshore on ledges. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Barkley

Top 10 Baits from Lake Barkley

Though the pros took off from Lake Barkley for the second stop of the Costa FLW Series Central Division, most of them ended up running over into Kentucky Lake for their fish. Kentucky Lake in June means ledge fishing, and as such the pros employed a pretty standard array of offshore producers. READ MORE »

Fillmore Rallies for Co-Angler Win

Fillmore Rallies for Co-Angler Win

Hunter Fillmore opened the Costa FLW Series tournament on Lake Barkley which was presented by T-H Marine with a dismal day one performance: two fish for 4 pounds, 4 ounces, and 66th place. READ MORE »

Lawrence All the Way

Lawrence All the Way

Jake Lawrence put it to ‘em this week in the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine. Running from Lake Barkley into Kentucky Lake and south past Paris Landing each day, Lawrence weighed 19 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day for a winning total of 72-4. For his week of work, Lawrence earned $48,300 to more than pay for his hefty gas bill. READ MORE »

Paris' Lawrence Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series at Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine

Paris' Lawrence Leads Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series at Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine

CADIZ, Ky. – Boater Jake Lawrence of Paris, Tennessee, won the Costa FLW Series at Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine Saturday after bringing a limit of bass weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale. Lawrence’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 72-4 gave him the win by a 7-pound, 5-ounce margin and earned him the top prize of $48,300... READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 3

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 3

Leader Jake Lawrence wasted no time keeping the pressure on the nine guys who are chasing him on this final day of the Costa FLW Series tournament on Lake Barkley which is presented by T-H Marine.   READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Top 5 Patterns - Day 2

Lake Barkley Top 5 Patterns - Day 2

Jake Lawrence has opened up a big lead over the rest of the top 10 through two days of the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine. With a total of 52 pounds, 9 ounces, he’s potentially on a record-setting pace, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the field isn’t catching them. Though 20-pound bags aren’t a dime a dozen as in years past, the top 10 is stacked with talent from all over the place. READ MORE »

Lawrence in Command

Lawrence in Command

Dropping 28 pounds on day one is great, but Jake Lawrence really took control with another 23-10 on day two. With a total of 52-9, the Paris, Tenn., pro is cruising toward the win in the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine. READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 2

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 2

Jake Lawrence acknowledged that he was “very familiar” with the local waters after delivering a stunning 28-15 limit yesterday to grab the day one lead in the Costa FLW Series Central Division tournament on Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Top 5 Patterns - Day 1

Lake Barkley Top 5 Patterns - Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine was largely fought on Kentucky Lake. Of the top five, four raced to Kentucky Lake and fished the ledges. Flip-flopped boat draws and another day of fishing pressure will likely keep things interesting through day two and into the weekend, and the top 10 is certainly stacked with Kentucky Lake experts. READ MORE »

Lawrence Leads with 28-15

Lawrence Leads with 28-15

Though plenty of pros complained about tough fishing, the weights after day one of the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine are pretty strong. Leading the way, Jake Lawrence of Paris, Tenn., walloped 28 pounds, 15 ounces to get out in front. In second, nearly 6 pounds off the lead, Hensley Powell weighed 23-3. Most of the leading pros made the run into Kentucky Lake, and that’s likely to be the case again tomorrow. Though the ledge bite isn’t as good as it was a few years ago, offshore on Kentucky Lake is still the place to be in June. READ MORE »

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 1

Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 1

Day one of the Costa FLW Series on Barkley Lake presented by T-H Marine has mostly gone down on Kentucky Lake so far. Most are expecting a ledge bite and conditions for ledge fishing are nearly perfect: sunshine, water temperature near 80, little or no wind and strong current. READ MORE »