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How to Make a Swimbait a Line-Thru

How to Make a Swimbait a Line-Thru

Jake Lawrence thinks the line-thru swimbait is more versatile than many tournament anglers realize. The Kentucky Lake and Pickwick guide and 2018 Costa FLW Series Lake Barkley champion frequently chucks one any time bass are shallow to not only put big fish in the boat, but to catch five good ones in a day. READ MORE »

How Brad Knight Plans to Win the Cup

How Brad Knight Plans to Win the Cup

Brad Knight’s life changed forever in Hot Springs. In 2015, the Tennessee pro won the FLW Cup on Lake Ouachita, earning $500,000 and thrusting himself into the pro bass fishing spotlight. Now that he knows just what a Cup win can do for a tournament angler’s career, Knight is even more motivated to win the title again, which he’ll have a chance to do Aug. 9-11 on Lake Hamilton, right back in Hot Springs, Ark.  READ MORE »

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (July 8, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced Monday that the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack, the world championship of kayak bass fishing, will be held on Lake Ouachita, Aug. 9-10, 2019. The event will... READ MORE »

Country Music Superstar Trace Adkins Set to Rock FLW Cup with Free Concert in Hot Springs

Country Music Superstar Trace Adkins Set to Rock FLW Cup with Free Concert in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Before any professional anglers have even made a cast in Lake Hamilton, Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has already landed a lunker. Country music superstar Trace Adkins is set to bring his fiery and memorable live performance to the 2019 FLW Cup, performing a free concert on the weigh-in... READ MORE »

Spring Hills High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Murray Open Presented by Berkley

Spring Hills High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Murray Open Presented by Berkley

PROSPERITY, S.C. (Oct. 15, 2018) – The Spring Hill High School duo of Aaron Weed and Robert Wise, both of Columbia, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing... READ MORE »

Libertyville High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open on Lake Springfield

Libertyville High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Illinois Open on Lake Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Libertyville High School duo of Jackson Paden and Joey Bissing, both of Libertyville, Illinois, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW READ MORE »

Spring in Full Swing on Dardanelle

Spring in Full Swing on Dardanelle

For most of the country, March and April are some of the best fishing months of the year. Just as the calendar flips to the latter, the Costa FLW Series Central Division will get underway with a tournament presented by T-H Marine on Lake Dardanelle. READ MORE »

Sprague’s Tips for Finding Staging Bass

Sprague’s Tips for Finding Staging Bass

Sprague says it’s important for anglers to recognize that bass don’t stage according to any specific rules. They might set up on a middepth point in a creek before moving to a shallower point or channel swing farther back, and then they’ll spawn. Both stopping points are staging areas. READ MORE »

Spring Hill High School wins FLW High School Fishing Arkansas Open at Lake Hamilton

Spring Hill High School wins FLW High School Fishing Arkansas Open at Lake Hamilton

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Spring Hill High School duo of Brady Gentry and Kory England, both of Hope, Arkansas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2017 FLW High School Fishing Arkansas Open tournament on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National... READ MORE »

Three Spring Crankbait Patterns to Try

Three Spring Crankbait Patterns to Try

If you live and fish anywhere in the Ozarks, it almost guarantees that you’ll be part of the spring cranking tradition there. READ MORE »

Brandon Cobb’s Top 5 Spring Tips

Brandon Cobb’s Top 5 Spring Tips

When he starts reading 55 degrees on his graphs, Cobb likes to start looking for spawning bass. That can make for a lot of trolling motor time in practice, but he plays things differently on derby day. READ MORE »

4 Buzzbait Performance Tips

4 Buzzbait Performance Tips

When it comes to fishing techniques, it doesn’t get much easier than throwing a buzzbait. Simply remove it from the package and start chucking, right? READ MORE »

Watson’s Toad Tricks

Watson’s Toad Tricks

In the summer, on those hot, slick days, you just have to fish until you run into bass that are up shallow cruising for big shad or bluegills. You have to cover a lot of water. You might go all day and only get four or five bites on it, but generally they are going to be good-quality fish. In the spring, I throw it all around bedding areas, around fry and anywhere a shallow bass might be. READ MORE »

Wheeler Lake Top 10 Baits

Wheeler Lake Top 10 Baits

Most of the fish caught in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event presented by Mercury Marine and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism on Wheeler Lake came from the shallows. Up shallow, the pros were hardly one-trick ponies, using a wide array of baits to pick through Wheeler’s plentiful shallow cover for the bass. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Wheeler Lake Day 2

Springtime continues to hang on at Wheeler Lake – at least according to Wheeler Lake bass. The words “bass are still spawning,” “shad spawn” and “shallow” have been used a whole lot more than “offshore,” “ledges” and “deep” in the Costa FLW Series presented by Mercury and hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism this week. READ MORE »

Fishing 101: Sight-Fishing

Fishing 101: Sight-Fishing

We met up with three of the best in the business at sight-fishing to cover all the things you need to know when it comes to spotting a fish and catching it. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 10 Patterns

Beaver Lake Top 10 Patterns

Things were changing fast on Beaver Lake for the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Jack Link’s this time around, and as a result patterns were wide open from one end of the lake to the other. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Beaver Lake

Top 10 Baits from Beaver Lake

Beaver Lake was a little dirtier than usual this year at the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link’s, and that allowed pros to tempt bass with a wader range of baits and techniques. If you’re fishing an Ozark impoundment with a little color to it sometime in the spring, you may want to give these baits a chance. READ MORE »

Hammerbury Triumphs

Hammerbury Triumphs

The final day of the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link’s on Beaver Lake was filled with drama. When the bass were all weighed, Scott Canterbury of Springville, Ala., was the winner. After snatching the lead on day three, Canterbury weighed an even 17 pounds on the final day and won with a total of 62 pounds, 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Day 4 Coverage

Beaver Lake Day 4 Coverage

Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury has come perilously close to winning on the FLW Tour almost too many times to count before being derailed by one circumstance or another. Today, he’s heading out onto Beaver Lake in an attempt to make the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Jack Link’s his first win. READ MORE »