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

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Stetson Blaylock’s Recipe for a Wacky Rig

Stetson Blaylock’s Recipe for a Wacky Rig

From March until the end of the fishing season I’m going to have a wacky rig on deck. It’s a really effective way to fish anytime the fishing is tough, or if the fish are up cruising banks. Anytime fish are about 5 feet deep or less, I can catch them on the wacky rig. READ MORE »

AOY Update: Kentucky Lake

AOY Update: Kentucky Lake

Of course it would come down to this. Veteran pro Andy Morgan is once again in the driver’s seat in the Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year race with just one event to go. Morgan, of Dayton, Tenn., took over the lead from Keystone Light pro Jeff Sprague at the Tour event on Kentucky Lake, which was presented by Mercury. The two-time AOY winner looks to join David Dudley and Clark Wendlandt as the Tour’s only three-time Anglers of the Year. READ MORE »

Terminal Tackle Storage

Terminal Tackle Storage

The No. 1 key to organization is your tackle box. Bass Mafia has the best options for me, and the company’s boxes are the most durable and the best at keeping it all together in a certain little spot. Sinkers, beads, rattles and little swivels are hard to keep up with, but the Bait Coffin has so many little dividers that you aren’t taking up a great big space with just a bunch of little bitty swivels. READ MORE »

Places Over Patterns

Places Over Patterns

Beaver is known as a pattern lake. That hasn’t been the case for me this week. Normally, you come here, it’s cool weather, and you crank or you throw a swimbait. Or say the fish are on wood, so you go around and flip wood all day. You run a pattern. This time, I couldn’t figure out any of those little patterns to run. READ MORE »

Blaylock Hungry for Another Win

Blaylock Hungry for Another Win

Since Blaylock’s inaugural season as a pro in 2009 when he was the lean, hungry Arkansas kid who won Rookie of the Year, he hasn’t triumphed in a Tour-level event. He won at Lake Norman that year – at 21, the youngest pro to ever win a Tour-level event – and now he’s hungry for another victory. READ MORE »

Scouting with Stetson

Scouting with Stetson

“I don’t know where or how to win it yet, but I know this lake as good as anyone,” says Stetson Blaylock. “I might not be due, but nobody wants to win this as bad as I do.” READ MORE »

Loving and Hating Lake Ouachita

Loving and Hating Lake Ouachita

Blaylock was just happy to be there when he got his initial shot at the Cup. In recent years, he’s focused more on winning it. He’s even fished two Cups on Ouachita – as a co-angler in 2007 and as a pro in 2011. In five Cup appearances as a pro, however, his best finish was 27th place last season on Lake Murray. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Toho Day 3

Top 5 Patterns from Toho Day 3

When the Walmart FLW Tour event started at Lake Toho on Thursday, the story lines were all about spawning fish and catching bedding bass by working soft-plastic baits around isolated pad clumps. Today, the buzzwords changed to current, shell beds and reaction baits such as spinnerbaits and lipless rattlers. The change in vernacular is associated primarily with the weather. While a warm, balmy day one allowed leading pros to score big by blind bed-fishing, today’s lower temperatures, nippy northeast winds and dull gray skies caused a significant shift in productive tactics that led to a shakeup on the leaderboard. As already revealed, leader JT Kenney had to resort to a spinnerbait to adapt. Others in the top 10 have found consistency in the currents of the Kissimmee River or have adapted with new baits. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Livingston Lures pro Stetson Blaylock

Pro Tips Weekly: Livingston Lures pro Stetson Blaylock

<b>Finding the right angle for ledge bass</b> <br> The best part of the ledge-fishing season is when bass first move out in late spring and early summer. The fish aren’t pressured too much yet so they’re not hugging the bottom and they’re more aggressive. When I find fish on a ledge, the first thing I’ll do is move to the outside and cast a crankbait in over the fish. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Stetson Blaylock

Pro Tips Weekly: Stetson Blaylock

In river lakes or tidal water, current rules. It activates the food chain and gets bass stirred up. Especially during the summer, you’ll struggle to catch fish when the water isn’t moving. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Stetson Blaylock

Pro Tips Weekly: Stetson Blaylock

No matter what time of year it is, you have to be adaptable to changing fishing conditions and be ready for anything. The lake or river is going to go up or down, the current is going to stop or start, the wind is going to blow a different way, the water is going to get dirtier or clearer, the light penetration is going to change, the baitfish are going to move – something is always changing. Usually that means bass move in the water column: up, down or somewhere else in between. Sometimes they move into cover tighter, or they spread out from it. READ MORE »