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Luke Dunkin is Pulling Back the Curtain

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 »

It’s Not All About Sponsorships

It’s Not All About Sponsorships

I have a unique perspective on the sponsor game. I’ve seen a little bit of everything: the good, the bad and the downright ugly. I’ve had my own experiences with it as a sponsored touring pro, and then during my 12 years at T-H Marine helping with its pro-staff and marketing. READ MORE »

How to Drift for Tailrace Smallies

How to Drift for Tailrace Smallies

Forget Guntersville grass beds and Kentucky Lake ledges. In winter, some of the best opportunities to catch 20-pound-plus limits of Tennessee River bass exist within the system’s tailrace areas. Best of all, those limits can consist entirely of smallmouths. READ MORE »

ALL IN for the Invitationals

ALL IN for the Invitationals

We asked, and we received. FLW made it happen. If you’re a Tour-level pro, you want and need to fish as many events as you can in a given year. This gives you more opportunities to cash checks and promote your sponsors. Not to mention there are 2017 Forrest Wood Cup berths on the line. READ MORE »

5 Rookie Lessons Learned

5 Rookie Lessons Learned

People have asked me what my first year on the Walmart FLW Tour was like. Well, it was like running headfirst into a hurricane for a few months. I came out the other side a little battered, bruised and smelling like fish. READ MORE »

So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance?

So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance?

On day two, I made my 75-mile commute only to find a local sitting on my best offshore spot. I asked politely if I could fish, and he had zero intentions of letting me. I then got to watch him boat a 7-pound largemouth. Ouch. READ MORE »

5 to Watch on Pickwick

5 to Watch on Pickwick

The fourth stop of the Walmart FLW Tour marks the start of the Tennessee River swing. Pickwick Lake will host the event, which is presented by Quaker State, followed by a stop at Kentucky Lake next month. To help you finalize your Fantasy Fishing team for the Pickwick Lake event, which starts Thursday, here are five pros to consider. READ MORE »

So Close, Yet So Far Away

So Close, Yet So Far Away

Everyone has stories of lost fish and missed opportunities, but the true pain comes from being close, yet so far away from the trophy at the same time. Let me tell you how close it can be. READ MORE »

Prepping to Go Pro

Prepping to Go Pro

In 2016, I will be stepping from the back of the boat to the front deck for my rookie season as a pro on the Walmart FLW Tour. The decision to pursue my childhood dream at the next level has made my fall and winter a little different so far. OK, it’s actually been a lot different than a normal offseason. Sure, I’m cleaning reels, organizing jigs and changing the treble hooks on my crankbaits, like in years past, but there’s a lot more to consider this time around. READ MORE »

Co-angler Dunkin Nearly Perfect at Beaver Lake

Co-angler Dunkin Nearly Perfect at Beaver Lake

Having all the right lures and executing proper presentation are what catches fish in a tournament. However, Walmart FLW Tour co-angler Luke Dunkin knows that to win a Tour event and its $20,000 prize from the back of the boat, everything has to be darn near perfect. “It [perfection] starts with getting to fish your style of fishing, the right pro partner and not losing a fish during the tournament,” Dunkin says. Check, check and … almost check. Dunkin, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., experienced as close to perfection as is possible this week on the way to winning the co-angler competition at Tour stop No. 3 on Beaver Lake. His only misstep was a single lost fish that he worried would cost him. It didn’t, and in the end his total weight of 18 pounds, 2 ounces was enough to hold off Tour veteran Todd Lee of Jasper, Ala., by just 3 ounces. READ MORE »