UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Kentucky / Barkley Lake

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Georgetown’s Morrison Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Cumberland

Georgetown’s Morrison Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Cumberland

SOMERSET, Ky. – Boater Michael Morrison of Georgetown, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces, to take top... READ MORE »

Floyd Central High School Wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open

Floyd Central High School Wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open

BURNSIDE, Ky. – The Floyd Central High School duo of Zach Rose of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Cameron Crider of Dwale, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open... READ MORE »

Murray State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference Opener on Lake Cumberland presented by Costa

Murray State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference Opener on Lake Cumberland presented by Costa

BURNSIDE, Ky. – The Murray State University duo of Hunter McKinley of Murray, Kentucky, and Brendan Bingham of Louisville, Kentucky, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Cumberland presented by Costa Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the Racer’s bass club $2,400 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National... READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

Lake Cumberland Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

BURNSIDE, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit Burnside next week, April 12-13, with the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Cumberland presented by Costa and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Lake Cumberland. The tournaments, hosted by the Burnside Tourism Commission, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across... READ MORE »

Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 2 Bass Tournament Moved to Halcomb’s Landing

Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 2 Bass Tournament Moved to Halcomb’s Landing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Region 2 bass tournament originally scheduled on Lake Cumberland out of General Burnside Island State Park has been moved to Halcomb’s Landing. The move was made to better accommodate teams in the event of continued high-water conditions on... READ MORE »

Akemon Sight-Fishes for Cumberland Title

Akemon Sight-Fishes for Cumberland Title

Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Akemon took home $4,271. READ MORE »

McKee’s Akemon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Lake Cumberland

McKee’s Akemon Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Lake Cumberland

BURNSIDE, Ky. – Boater Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division... READ MORE »

Bubble Watch: Lake Cumberland

Bubble Watch: Lake Cumberland

The top 40 pros in the FLW Tour standings will qualify for the show, which is being held Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita. Like in years past, the cut will extend a few extra places down the Tour standings due to double-qualifying pros who previously made it in through other means but also finish the season inside the cut. Currently, Jason Abram, Sheldon Collings, Todd Hollowell, Justin Atkins and Bryan Thrift are pre-qualified due to their accomplishments in 2017. Right now, everyone but Todd Hollowell is either inside the cut or so close to it that it’s reasonable to expect the Cup cut to drop down to at least 43rd or 44th place. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

AOY Update: Lake Cumberland

Early season stats are prone to noise and fluctuation in just about any sport. It’s just a matter of sample size – odd things can happen early and carry more weight than they would at the end of the season. With Bryan Thrift back at the top of the points after his win on Cumberland, it looks like the season is really underway. Jared McMillan had a great run at the top of the points, but a tough day two on Cumberland dropped the young pro out of the lead in the blink of an eye. Now, it’s a pile of FLW Tour stalwarts at the head of the race for the Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year title. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

Though there were a few variations on the trends, the two best baits to use on Lake Cumberland during the FLW Tour event, which was presented by General Tire, were a swimbait for targeting smallmouths and a spinnerbait for targeting largemouths. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Cumberland

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Cumberland

The debate over whether to target smallmouths or largemouths really didn’t matter too much at the FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland. Both were eating all throughout the tournament, and weights were mostly comparable. In some areas, they were even mixed together, though the top two finishers elected to run patterns that were exclusive to one species or the other. READ MORE »

Thrift Wins His 6th

Thrift Wins His 6th

Pipped at the post twice by Mark Rose during the 2017 season, Bryan Thrift hasn’t taken home the top prize in an FLW Tour event since the fall of 2016. Now, he’s back on the horse after weighing consecutive 18-pound bags of smallmouths over the last two days to win the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland. With a 70-2 total, the reigning Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year edged Allen Boyd by under 2 pounds for the trophy and a $125,000 payday. READ MORE »

Thrift Wins FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire

Thrift Wins FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire

SOMERSET, Ky. – Pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, added to his ever-growing list of accolades Sunday, bringing another five-bass limit of smallmouth to the scale, this one weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire and the top prize of $125,000 – his sixth career FLW Tour win. Thrift’s four-day total of 20 bass... READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 4 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 4 Coverage

Bryan Thrift is on the verge of earning his sixth FLW Tour win, but he’s got some stiff competition to get through to do it. Day three of the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland was pretty amazing – no less than three pros crossed the 18-pound mark. Though Andy Morgan fell off the pace a bit, he remains totally within striking distance, and Allen Boyd and Greg Bohannan are steaming up from behind with a ton of momentum. READ MORE »

Cumberland Top 5 Patterns – Day 3

Cumberland Top 5 Patterns – Day 3

If you want to catch largemouths on lake Cumberland right now, about all you need is a spinnerbait and the ability to accurately cast it around shallow wood cover. The smallmouth fishing is just as good, especially if you’re skilled with a swimbait. READ MORE »

Thrift Leads the Pack

Thrift Leads the Pack

Bryan Thrift has gotten better with each day of the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland and now he’s in the lead heading into the final day. Weighing 15 pounds, 9 ounces on day one, 17-4 on day two and 18-11 on day three, Thrift has improved each day and amassed a 51-8 total. That’s strong, but it’s still just 7 ounces ahead of Andy Morgan, who weighed 16-6 on day three to drop out of the top spot. Heading into the final day, every pro in the top four has the potential to win, as each has caught 18 pounds or better at some point in the tournament. READ MORE »

Thrift Overtakes Morgan to Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire

Thrift Overtakes Morgan to Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire

SOMERSET, Ky. – Reigning Pennzoil Marine Angler of the Year (AOY) Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, brought an 18-pound, 11-ounce limit of smallmouth bass to the weigh-in stage Saturday to overtake Andy Morgan of Dayton, Tennessee, and vault to the top of the leaderboard at the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire. Thrift, who has weighed 15... READ MORE »

Lake Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Lake Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Day two of the FLW Tour presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland was pretty wild. It featured some stout smallmouths and largemouths and a pile of exciting moves up and down the leaderboard. The steady factors were the top four pros – Andy Morgan, Darrel Robertson, Clent Davis and Bryan Thrift have stayed very consistent thus far. In the lead, Morgan lost enough fish to put a gap between himself and the field, but through it he managed to boat 15-12 to stay on top. If he can serve up 15+ today and tomorrow, there’s a chance he’ll bring home his second FLW Tour win. READ MORE »

Cumberland Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Cumberland Top 5 Patterns – Day 2

Day two of the FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland presented more of the same to the sport’s best bass fishermen – more sun, more wind and even more limits of bass. They brought in 162 limits, compared to 145 on Thursday. READ MORE »

Willert Wins Co-Angler Title by 3 Ounces

Willert Wins Co-Angler Title by 3 Ounces

The Minnesota co-angler’s performance this week should do nothing but help him achieve his goals. He weighed in limits of 11-8 and 12-10 to win the co-angler title at the FLW Tour event presented by General Tire on Lake Cumberland by a slim 3-ounce margin. He’s now $20,000 richer and moves to second place in the Co-angler of the Year standings. READ MORE »