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Bolton’s Real Secret to Success

Bolton’s Real Secret to Success

Kentucky pro Terry Bolton nearly retired from fishing in 2018, but his wife, Dacy, whom he married in the fall, convinced him to stick with it and helped him remember why he loves to fish so much: for the fun of it. Now, he's won an FLW Tour event and is leading the Angler of the Year race. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Seminole

Top 10 Baits from Lake Seminole

Vibrating jigs and Texas-rigged soft-plastic creature baits, along with a few finesse baits, were the primary tools used to catch prespawn bass from hydrilla beds on Lake Seminole in March. Learn how to put more early spring fish in the boat with the lures used by the top 10 pros. READ MORE »

Fifth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

Fifth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – FLW College Fishing is set to return to FLW’s home waters, March 12-13 for the fifth annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The tournament, hosted... READ MORE »

Beight Rings in Marshal Program in Big Way

Beight Rings in Marshal Program in Big Way

Timmy Beight won the FLW Tour Sam Rayburn Marshal prize after marshaling for Jordan Osborne and Terry Bolton. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Sam Rayburn

Top 10 Patterns from Sam Rayburn

Fishing crankbaits, Carolina rigs and drop-shots around flooded hydrilla for Sam Rayburn Reservoir largemouths dominated the top 10 at the FLW Tour opener. Check out the top 10 patterns feature to learn more about effective patterns for working grass. READ MORE »

Kentucky's Bolton Wins FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

Kentucky's Bolton Wins FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – After fishing the FLW Tour for 23 years, competing in his 168th career event, Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, finally got it done. Bolton earned his first career victory in a dramatic final-day weigh-in Monday at the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris after bringing a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces to the scale. Bolton’s... READ MORE »

Kentucky’s Bolton Holds Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

Kentucky’s Bolton Holds Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – It was more of the same Saturday on Day Three of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris – big limits, big bass and big smiles from tournament leader Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky. Bolton weighed a solid five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 10 ounces to maintain his lead heading into Championship Sunday in the tournament... READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn Day 3 Coverage

Sam Rayburn Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of day three at the 2019 FLW Tour event presented by Polaris on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas. READ MORE »

Kentucky’s Bolton Vaults into Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

Kentucky’s Bolton Vaults into Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris after starting the day in 10th place. Bolton’s two day total of 10 bass weighing 54-3 will give him a 5-pound, 15-ounce... READ MORE »

Using Chunks Doesn’t Make Me a Dinosaur

Using Chunks Doesn’t Make Me a Dinosaur

I’m 48 years old, but until a couple weeks ago I didn’t realize that made me a dinosaur. Well, I at least felt like a dinosaur a few times while I was conducting a seminar at the Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp at Kenlake State Park. My age showed again when I competed with a couple of local high schoolers in the FLW Foundation Marshall Strong charity tournament on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Set to Host FLW Tour Event Presented by Costa Sunglasses

Kentucky Lake Set to Host FLW Tour Event Presented by Costa Sunglasses

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s largest and most lucrative tournament circuit, is set to fish Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 17-20 for the FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Costa Sunglasses. The event... READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Set to Host Costa FLW Series Championship

Kentucky Lake Set to Host Costa FLW Series Championship

PARIS, Tenn. – The 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship, which will feature more than 200 of the best regional anglers from around the world, kicks... READ MORE »

YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference Event Presented by Bass Pro Shops Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

YETI FLW College Fishing Central Conference Event Presented by Bass Pro Shops Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – YETI FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky and Barkley lakes May 20 in an event presented by Bass Pro Shops for... READ MORE »

Paducah’s Bolton takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine

Paducah’s Bolton takes lead at Walmart FLW Tour on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (June 10, 2016) – Terry Bolton of Paducah, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 12 ounces to the scale Friday to take the lead after Day Two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Marine. Bolton will bring a 2-pound advantage into day three of the four-day competition that features 162 of the top bass-fishing anglers in the world READ MORE »

Wake Baits for Fickle Fall Bass

Wake Baits for Fickle Fall Bass

Sometimes fish just don’t want to break the surface to get a lure, but will go after it when it’s just below the surface. Wake baits are great for such times. They have a reputation for being good lures for the spawn and post spawn, but I fish them a lot in the fall when the bass want something a little different. READ MORE »

Slow-Rolling Spinnerbaits in Cold Water

Slow-Rolling Spinnerbaits in Cold Water

Crankbaits, jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits are popular search baits in the prespawn, but to me it’s hard to beat a spinnerbait. You might not get the same numbers of fish as the other baits will, but as a general rule you’ll get bigger fish. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

Now that the water temperatures are cooling down, jerkbaits are coming into their own again. Jerkbaits are hard to beat in highland lakes or Tennessee River impoundments where there are a lot of gizzard shad. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

It seems that the weather has been more up and down this year than usual, which makes it even harder to get dialed in to where the bass are and what they’re doing. Despite the dramatic weather swings this spring, though, the fish in general are gradually moving up toward their spawning areas. READ MORE »

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

Pro Tips Weekly: Terry Bolton

I used to guide on Kentucky Lake for a number of years, and during that time I saw guys set hooks some funny ways, including raising the rod way over their heads and behind them. You can lose a lot of fish by getting all contorted like that. When you extend your arms way out like that behind you and the bass does something crazy like run at you, you've got nowhere to go. The line gets slack in it, and maybe the fish jumps off. READ MORE »