UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - St. Lawrence River

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If it Happens

If it Happens

There is one more tournament to go, and I want to talk about that elephant in the room. The FLW Tour event at St. Clair will be the deciding event of the 2018 FLW Tour Angler of the Year race. I have a mix of emotions going on in my mind right now. I’ve never been in this situation; I’ve never had this opportunity before me. READ MORE »

Catching up with Mark Rose

Catching up with Mark Rose

Mark Rose made history last month at Lake Travis when he became the first person to ever win back-to-back FLW Tour events. Now, heading into Tour stop No. 3, Rose is still riding a wave of excitement and notoriety within the industry. READ MORE »

Lake Travis Top 10 Patterns

Lake Travis Top 10 Patterns

While the ongoing duel between FLW Tour titans Mark Rose and Bryan Thrift has certainly stolen the show at the first two FLW Tour events of 2017, there were other interesting story lines worth noting from the FLW Tour event on Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Rose won the event fishing out on big main-lake points, focusing on the steeper, deeper breaks off those points. But others in the top 10 fished a host of patterns and lures. READ MORE »

Rose Wins FLW Tour on Lake Travis Presented by Quaker State

Rose Wins FLW Tour on Lake Travis Presented by Quaker State

JONESTOWN, Texas – General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces to the scale Sunday to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing... READ MORE »

Rose Wins FLW Tour in Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

Rose Wins FLW Tour in Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught five bass Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces to win $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Rose’s four-day total of 20 bass weighing 79-11 gave him a 15-ounce margin of victory of second-place angler Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina.... READ MORE »

Rose Still the Tennessee River King

Rose Still the Tennessee River King

West Memphis, Ark., pro Mark Rose once again proved that he is one of the greatest tournament anglers of all time on the Tennessee River by winning the FLW Tour event presented by Lowrance at Lake Guntersville on Sunday. It’s Rose’s seventh career FLW win on the famed river system. Rose weighed in 18 pounds, 3 ounces in the final round of the four-day event for a tournament total of 79-11, and he needed every bit of it to hold off North Carolina pro Bryan Thrift, whose 22-pound final limit gave him a total weight of 78-12. READ MORE »

Rose Eyes 7th Tennessee River Win

Rose Eyes 7th Tennessee River Win

West Memphis, Ark., pro Mark Rose was able to expand his lead at the FLW Tour event presented by Lowrance on Lake Guntersville despite an extreme shift in weather conditions that saw sunny skies and mild temperatures replace this morning’s bitter cold and north wind. Rose began Saturday with a 3-pound lead over North Carolina pro Bryan Thrift. He added a 19-pound limit to improve to 61-8 for three days and now leads Thrift, who maintains the second-place spot, by 4-12. Rose will lead the way on Sunday when the top 10 pros finish up at the legendary Tennessee River impoundment. If he wins, it’ll be the seventh victory of his FLW career on the Tennessee River system. READ MORE »

Guntersville Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Guntersville Top 5 Patterns Day 3

Sunrise on day three of the Lake Guntersville FLW Tour event presented by Lowrance brought the lowest temperatures yet, with Saturday’s takeoff starting in the high 20s. As a result, tournament leaders had to make some adjustments to keep pace, including Mark Rose, who targeted hard cover for his day three catch. Other anglers trying to track down Rose will have to come up with some big catches to close the gap. Here’s a closer look at how they earned their trip to the final day. READ MORE »

Rose Extends Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

Rose Extends Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 19 pounds even to extend his lead at the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Rose’s three-day total of 61-8 gives him a 4-pound, 12-ounce lead heading into the fourth and final day of competition. The field is now cut to the final 10 anglers in... READ MORE »

Guntersville Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Guntersville Top 5 Patterns Day 2

Mark Rose now leads the event with a two-day total of 42 pounds, 8 ounces. He’s fishing classic staging areas in hydrilla. Just behind him are four other pros playing the same angle. READ MORE »

Rose Leads Day Two of FLW Tour on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

Rose Leads Day Two of FLW Tour on Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – General Tire pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces Friday to capture the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance with a two-day catch of 10 bass totaling 42-8. Rose will bring a 3-pound lead into day two of the four-day season-opening event that features 165 of... READ MORE »

2015 Walmart Pro Team Announced

2015 Walmart Pro Team Announced

Walmart has announced the members of its professional angling team that will hit the water in 2015. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

A strong, gusting wind can really have a negative effect on fishing. If you’re sight-fishing, fishing drop-shots or fishing targets in clear water that you need to see, wind definitely works against you. It affects the action of a lure, your ability to feel the bait and how you present it. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

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Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Walmart Pro Mark Rose

<b>Colorizing a Crankbait</b> <br> One of my most important fishing tools isn’t found in the sporting goods department at Walmart; it’s in the crafts department. That’s where I find the Sharpie waterproof marker kits that I like to have with me when I’m fishing crankbaits. I keep my crankbait colors pretty basic – natural shad or chartreuse for the most part – but if I see bass chasing bluegills, or have one I caught spit up a bluegill, I’ll use a Sharpie to color the crankbait up a little to look more like a bluegill. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Fall is one of the best times of the year to use crankbaits, either on ledges or secondary ledges, ambush points leading into creeks or old roadbeds – anywhere bass are likely to stack up as the water and baitfish transition. During this time, you can still catch bass offshore as well with deep divers or along the banks with square-bills. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Always use a crankbait that will dive deeper than the depth you’re fishing. You always want to be rooting up the bottom. A lot of times that will stir up the fish and get reaction strikes, even when they’re just down there with their bellies on the bottom and not wanting to eat. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

When fish are really spread out, maybe because it’s a cloudy day or it’s in the fall and they’re really feeding and roaming around a lot following the bait, I like to fish a Strike King Sexy Spoon. With its vibration and flash, and the fact that you can cast it a mile, it’s a good lure for covering a lot of water. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

I’ve started using worn-out jigs as swimbait heads. They have wide-gap hooks and come in all sizes. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

Pro Tips Weekly: Mark Rose

It’s difficult enough to keep big bass on the line when you’re fishing with crankbaits, because a lot of times they’ll jump and throw the lure. At other times, they might pull free because the hooks that the manufacturer put on the lure are too small and will tear out. I like to use the biggest treble hooks possible that match the size of the crankbait, and sometimes that means changing the hooks. READ MORE »