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High School Championship Top 10 Baits

High School Championship Top 10 Baits

June is typically ledge-fishing season in the Tennessee Valley, especially at Pickwick, but the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship was a more diverse event than most folks might have expected. Patterns ranging from junk-fishing the bank to targeting docks and other shoreline cover to working the main-lake ledges all worked. Here are the baits used by the top 10 teams during the week. READ MORE »

High School Midday Update – Day 2

High School Midday Update – Day 2

Pickwick showed off its impressive diversity during day two of the High School Fishing National Championship, which is held in conjunction with the High School Fishing World Finals. End-to-end, this Tennessee River reservoir stretches about 53 miles, and, while the offshore ledge game gets most of the attention, anglers were also leveraging the lake's many other fishable features. READ MORE »

Get to Know Lake Chickamauga

Get to Know Lake Chickamauga

The 2019 FLW Tour event at Lake Chickamauga, which is presented by Evinrude, is hitting the lake before the primary offshore migration has occurred, which means that some ledge fishing will take place, but a whole mess of other patterns should play as well. Here’s a look at where the anglers will be competing this week. READ MORE »

High School Championships Underway

High School Championships Underway

Pickwick Lake’s diverse fishery will present a mix of opportunity and challenge for the field of 405 teams competing this week in the High School Fishing National Championship and High School Fishing World Finals presented by The Bass Federation and FLW. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from the All-American

Top 10 Patterns from the All-American

Deakins and the rest of the crew mostly fished offshore on the famous ledge lake, but they all did it in slightly different ways. READ MORE »

Lambert Conquers Kentucky

Lambert Conquers Kentucky

Smashing 29 pounds even on the final day, Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., totaled 97 pounds, 2 ounces over four days to win the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. The win was the first on the FLW Tour for the 2014 Rookie of the Year. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 3

All week pros at the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau have been discussing the concept of school size on the Tennessee River ledges. What most have agreed on is that megaschools do exist, but they are nearly impossible to entice into firing up. The biggest herds of fish along the river channel, say from 75 “dots” and up have the biggest case of lockjaw. Meanwhile, the smaller clusters, pods or minischools of bass (5 to 25 “dots”) seem to be more cooperative but always on the move. READ MORE »

Lambert Surges Into Lead

Lambert Surges Into Lead

Day three of the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau was defined by two giant Kentucky Lake bags that Brandon Hunter and Jason Lambert plucked from her spacious ledges. The biggest belonged to Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., who sacked up 25 pounds, 5 ounces for a total of 68-2 and the lead over Brandon Hunter. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Day 3 Coverage

Kentucky Lake Day 3 Coverage

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau was a little tougher than day one, but it still produced the biggest bass of the tournament (an 8-14 for Jim Jones) and a lot of change on the leaderboard. Today, with only the top 20 pros fishing, there’s a lot to be interested in. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 2

After day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, it has become apparent that those atop the leaderboard are no longer sitting on giant megaschools of hundreds of bass, catching dozens of fish at a time, but rather searching out minischools consisting of five to 20 fish in hopes of catching one or two per group. READ MORE »

Storylines: Better Late than Never

Storylines: Better Late than Never

Brandon Hunter doesn’t quite know why. Andy Morgan thinks he does. And Bryan Thrift probably doesn’t care why; he just cares that it happens. Because if the afternoon feeding wasn’t happening, Thrift and many other pros wouldn’t be fishing a third day in the Walmart FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. READ MORE »

Bolton Takes Over on Kentucky

Bolton Takes Over on Kentucky

Cracking over 22 pounds for the second day running, Terry Bolton of Paducah, Ky., boosted his total weight to 44 pounds, 13 ounces for the lead in the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Bolton now leads by 2 pounds over Jason Lambert of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., and the top 10 is loaded with other local talent. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Day 2 Coverage

Kentucky Lake Day 2 Coverage

Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau looks to be setting up almost exactly like day one, only a little hotter. On the first day, many pros scuffled in the morning, but by the end of it, a long list of the best ledge anglers as well as the best all-around anglers had caught ‘em pretty good. The fishing might be even better today. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

Kentucky Lake Top 5 Patterns Day 1

In all, 14 limits over the 20-pound mark were weighed in today (plus two on the co-angler side). Many of those came from pros playing the school game along the main Tennessee River channel. And some of the usual suspects of TVA ledge fishing are certainly in the mix. READ MORE »

Storylines: Right, but Not Right

Storylines: Right, but Not Right

Anglers have come to know Kentucky Lake as a ledge-fishing paradise. A place where fish flock offshore come summer, forming mega schools by the hundreds that can’t resist jigs, big worms, crankbaits or flutter spoons. Well, the ledges are still there, the fish sure are on them, and the same-old lures are working. Only problem is the schools are acting funny. The giant schools won’t bite, the little schools are suspended and any school seems liable to disappear at a moment’s notice. READ MORE »

Knight Leads on Kentucky Lake

Knight Leads on Kentucky Lake

Reigning Forrest Wood Cup champion Brad Knight of Lancing, Tenn., caught the day’s big bass (a whopping 8-pound, 9-ounce largemouth) and weighed 23 pounds, 6 ounces total. That was enough to grab a narrow lead on day one of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Mercury and hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau. Knight leads by just three ounces over Shinichi Fukae, who was the only other pro to break 23 pounds. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits From the All-American

Top 10 Baits From the All-American

Curtis Richardson earned the win by throwing a Nichols Lures Magnum Spoon on the first two days and a 1/2-ounce drop-shot with a red bug-colored Zoom Magnum Trick Worm on the final day when the current slowed down. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns From The All-American

Top 10 Patterns From The All-American

Giant spoons and drop-shot rigs were out in force during the All-American, as it strictly was a ledge tournament, but they weren’t the only tools that the All-American anglers worked with in the three-day event. READ MORE »

Richardson Wins All-American

Richardson Wins All-American

Curtis Richardson has a way of surprising people – even himself. The Ontario angler had all but written himself off in the championship round of the Walmart Bass Fishing League All-American, thinking his limit of five bass wouldn’t hold up for long with the likes of Jeremy Lawyer and Bill Schroeder breathing down his neck. READ MORE »

O Canada! Richardson Leads Day 2

O Canada! Richardson Leads Day 2

For a guy who’s put together two solid days of fishing to occupy the top spot in the Walmart Bass Fishing League All-American on Kentucky Lake hosted by the Henry County Alliance, Curtis Richardson doesn’t exude a lot of confidence. READ MORE »