UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2019 - Pickwick Lake

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Top 10 Baits from Lewis Smith

Top 10 Baits from Lewis Smith

Lewis Smith is known for its dock bite, and that held true this past week. However, high water and spawning activity created plenty of other shallow opportunities for many of the top 10 anglers. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Okeechobee

Top 10 Baits from Lake Okeechobee

There are few secrets when it comes to the best baits on Okeechobee. This tournament was no exception, with plenty of the old standbys on the end of the top 10 anglers’ rods. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

Top 10 Baits from 1000 Islands

The lion’s share of the money won in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude at the 1000 Islands was earned with a drop-shot out on Lake Ontario. Dropping down for hungry summer smallmouths isn’t rocket science, but it sure works wonders on big brown ones. As such, a lot of the baits that worked well at the 1000 Islands are staples of Northern tackle boxes, but there were a few surprises as well. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Wheeler Lake

Top 10 Baits from Wheeler Lake

Early summer on the Tennessee River is ledge-fishing time, but Wheeler Lake – according to many anglers – doesn’t set up like its sister reservoirs on the Tennessee River chain. Bass don’t pile into mega-schools on river drops. Instead, the postspawn season can be tackled with a mish-mash of approaches, including dragging shell beds and other hard-bottom areas offshore, flipping docks, flipping and frogging grass or wood, and fishing brush. Those are the tactics that the top 10 teams used at the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance C-Map Genesis at Wheeler Lake. Here are the baits they used. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

Top 10 Baits from Lake Chickamauga

With only a couple of exceptions, jigs of some variety were the go-to lures for the top 10 anglers in the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division finale on Lake Chickamauga presented by Lowrance. But some anglers were giving their lures a little extra personal "tweak" that they felt paid off with a check. READ MORE »

Beaver Lake Top 10 Baits

Beaver Lake Top 10 Baits

Torrential rain, rising water levels and wildly fluctuating conditions made for a tough and unpredictable bite during the FLW Tour event on Beaver Lake presented by General Tire. Many pros discovered that what might have worked in practice didn’t work at the tournament’s start, and what might have worked at the start didn’t work at the end. It was that kind of tournament – a scramble to find something, anything, to catch just enough fish to survive and advance in extremely tough conditions. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Grand Lake

Top 10 Baits from Grand Lake

Despite unfavorable weather and a shortened event, the top 10 pros still managed to wrangle up solid limits of Grand Lake bass in the second stop of the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division presented by Ranger Boats. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

The weather started out wet and rainy and ended up sunny and beautiful, but despite the wildly varying conditions at the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine at Lake Cumberland, bait selection for the top 10 pros remained fairly consistent. A few pros threw jigs and worms, but jerkbaits and spinnerbaits fished tight to the bank along the sprawling reservoir’s many coves and cuts were the majority choices for the last-day anglers. Here’s what they used. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Dardanelle

Top 10 Baits from Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle is a renowned junk-fishing lake that rewards multiple tactics and techniques. For champion Quincy Houchin, that meant flipping wood and rocks in an isolated pocket on the north side of the lake. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Travis

Top 10 Baits from Lake Travis

Football jigs, shaky heads and green pumpkin everything were the predominant flavors of the week during the FLW Tour event on Lake Travis presented by Quaker State. Here are the baits of the top 10 pros. READ MORE »

Lake Okeechobee Top 10 Baits

Lake Okeechobee Top 10 Baits

Typically, winter tournaments on Lake Okeechobee feature a bevy of flipping baits in the top 10. Though plenty of flipping went down at the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division opener presented by Power-Pole, casting and winding took center stage this time. READ MORE »

Winning Baits of 2016

Winning Baits of 2016

Before the new tournament season begins next month, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at the top baits from across the FLW circuits in 2016. There were tournaments won with a single bait, and others that required a multitude of options to be used tactically throughout the event. This article contains the top dogs from each Top 10 Baits gallery that FLW produced in 2016, and hopefully it helps shed a little light on the baits you should add to your arsenal for 2017. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Norris Lake

Top 10 Baits from Norris Lake

The fishing was tough throughout in the Walmart FLW Tour Invitational presented by Quaker State on Norris Lake, but the top 10 pros separated themselves significantly from the rest. Topwaters played a big role, but they weren’t the only baits to get it done. If you’re fishing in the fall on a mountain reservoir, you might want to bring along some of the following baits. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Top 10 Baits from Lake of the Ozarks

Docks and jigs naturally featured big on Lake of the Ozarks, but that wasn’t all that got the job done. Indeed, the pros in the Costa FLW Series event presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks actually employed a pretty good variety of baits, and few of the top 10 pros were one-horse ponies for the whole tournament. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns at Kentucky Lake

Top 10 Patterns at Kentucky Lake

Jason Lambert won the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Mercury on Kentucky Lake in dominating fashion by eschewing the intense fishing pressure being put on Kentucky Lake’s primary schools and searching for smaller pods on the outsides of the mega-schools. Lambert’s four-day total of 97 pounds, 2 ounces set a new Walmart FLW Tour record for Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Cal Delta Top 10 Baits

Cal Delta Top 10 Baits

The Costa FLW Series Western Division finale presented by Power-Pole on the California Delta was dominated by reaction baits – even though the conditions made for a tough bite. Covering water efficiently made several of the top pros reach for a variety of moving baits, while others took the soft plastic approach. Regardless of preference, these baits are the deal on the Delta. READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Top 10 Baits

Kentucky Lake Top 10 Baits

A handful of patterns emerged among the top 10 pros at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance on Kentucky Lake. Flipping claimed the top two spots, while others cranked, threw swimbaits around shad spawn areas or dragged various bottom baits. Here are the details of the baits used by the top 10 pros on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Top 10 Baits

Clear Lake Top 10 Baits

The only thing more diverse than the weather conditions at the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Mercury on Clear Lake was the selection of baits used by the top anglers. Anglers saw calm conditions with clear skies replaced by frontal conditions, which changed many anglers’ go-to techniques from sight-fishing to casting reaction baits. Big bags were still brought in, and Todd Woods topped them all. He won the event after bringing in 77 pounds over three days. Here’s what Woods and the rest of the top 10 anglers threw at Clear Lake. READ MORE »

Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Baits

Lake Dardanelle Top 10 Baits

The 2016 Costa FLW Series Central Division opener presented by Mercury on Lake Dardanelle was a power-fishing derby, with myriad shallow and middepth patterns in play. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Keowee

Top 10 Baits from Keowee

Finesse plastics and reaction baits worked for spawners, cruisers and prespawn fish READ MORE »