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    The 2015 bass tournament season is officially underway and I am super-excited about the changing dynamics. There is no doubt that the economy is improving and the 250-boat field that fished the first Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee is testament to that.

    01/29/2015

    Ish Monroe


    With Val Osinski
    In Episode 62, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with Val Osinski, the winner of the recent Rayovac FLW Series tournament on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. They talk about his techniques and adjustments, as well as Bugsy and what running a lure company is like. Then they recap the Rayovac on Okeechobee, discuss the record-breaking FLW College Fishing event on Sam Rayburn and cover some other fishing news.

    01/29/2015


    Last week was a pretty big one for FLW. Combined, the company had 678 anglers participate in the Rayovac FLW Series event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee and the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference qualifier on Sam Rayburn. All told, three FLW records were broken – the overall field size record, the College Fishing field size record (one that was destined to fall in 2015 since there’s no longer a cap on field size) and the College Fishing single-day catch record.

    01/27/2015

    Jody White


    Tactics at the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee primarily consisted of flipping and swimming presentations in thick cattails, matted hyacinths and “hayfields” full of pencil reeds. As is typical at Okeechobee, specialized heavy-duty tackle was used by the top finishers. Here’s what they threw.

    01/26/2015

    Jody White and D. W. Reed II


    01/25/2015

    Jody White



    Val Osinski of Pompano Beach, Fla., closed out his three-day domination of the Lake Okeechobee Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event presented by Power-Pole with a stunning 25-pound, 4-ounce bag on a day where winds gusted upward of 30 mph and nobody else in the field managed to catch 19 pounds. In all, Osinski sacked 70 pounds, 8 ounces and won by 12 pounds, 4 ounces over second-place finisher Brandon Medlock.

    01/24/2015

    Jody White


    He was born and raised in Clewiston, and for the last eight years Moses Wilson has been pouring his heart and soul into building a professional fishing career on his hometown waters of Lake Okeechobee. Today, Wilson took a long step forward in his quest by winning the co-angler division of the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee. Wilson caught 13 pounds, 7 ounces today while fishing with pro Mark Daniels Jr. for a three-day total of 38 pounds, 2 ounces.

    01/24/2015

    Curtis Niedermier


    Day 3 Photos on Lake Okeechobee

    01/24/2015


    01/24/2015

    Jody White


    Amid a big-time leaderboard shakeup at the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee, day-one leader Val Osinski of Pompano Beach, Fla., held tight with a 19-pound bag that boosted his two-day total to 45 pounds, 4 ounces. Strong winds impacted much of the field in one way or another, and only four anglers managed to land more than 20 pounds of bass. Yet, Osinski made the right adjustments and extended his lead to nearly 6 pounds.

    01/23/2015

    Jody White


    Day 2
    With at least three of the leaders struggling to back up their day-one bags and a strong wind whipping the north end of the lake, the day-two leaderboard of the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole seems primed for a shakeup. Only six anglers brought in bags weighing more than 20 pounds on day one, and that has left the door open for almost anyone.

    01/23/2015

    Jody White


    With Clent Davis and Barry Wilson

    01/23/2015


    Day 2 Photos on Lake Okeechobee

    01/23/2015


    Local ace Val Osinski weighed 26 pounds even to grab the lead after day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division season-opener on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Despite rosy predictions from many of the pros, only six limits weighing more than 20 pounds were brought in. Like many of the leaders, Osinski caught most of his weight flipping. Daniel Beebe caught 22-5 to take a commanding lead on the co-angler side. More extensive pattern details for the rest of the leading anglers will be available soon. For full results from day one, click here.

    01/22/2015

    Jody White


    Day one of the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole has featured a lot of fish and absolutely sparkling weather. The morning started out calm, and though the wind has built throughout the day, it hasn’t risen to anything that will severely impact the fishing.

    01/22/2015

    Jody White


    With Drew Benton and Trevor Fitzgerald
    In Episode 61, Jody White talks with Drew Benton and Trevor Fitzgerald about the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Then Jody White and Kyle Wood break down some recent fishing news and layout the plans for the Rayovac coverage.

    01/22/2015


    With Jared McMillan
    Managing Editor Curtis Niedermier talks with local pro Jared McMillan about the conditions and predictions for the first Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event on Lake Okeechobee.

    01/21/2015



    The Big O is synonymous with big tournament fields for FLW, but none so big as what’s coming up when the Rayovac FLW Series opens its 2015 campaign this week with a record-setting 250-boat field.

    01/19/2015

    Curtis Niedermier


    Haynes' quest to better understand Florida fishing
    Ask anyone who fishes the FLW Tour who the best offshore ledge fisherman is on the Tour and many pros will say the name Randy Haynes without a hesitation.

    01/16/2015

    Rob Newell


    Is cabin fever getting the best of you? If so, why not go bass fishing this winter? Let’s see what top competitors have to say about where and how to catch a few.

    01/05/2015

    Ed Harp


    2015 season kicks off at Okeechobee
    It’s here, finally. This weekend marks the kickoff to the 2015 FLW season with the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division event on Lake Okeechobee on Jan. 3, followed shortly by a Rayovac FLW Series event Jan. 22-24, also on Okeechobee. The 2015 FLW season is sure to be a wild ride. Though the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita will be hard-pressed to live up to the drama of Anthony Gagliardi’s win at Lake Murray in 2014, it is a great location, and history suggests that we could be crowning the first two-time champ come August. The rest of the Walmart FLW Tour schedule also offers a lot to look forward to, though it is but a fraction of the 240 tournaments that FLW will run in 2015. In fact, up to $20.5 million in awards are potentially on the table in 2015, and 2,321 trophies, from the Forrest Wood Cup to a BFL co-angler trophy, will be handed out at more than 80 unique bodies of water from Virginia to California.

    01/02/2015

    Jody White


    What a year it was. 2014 ranks as one of the most exciting seasons in FLW history, and that includes everything from the Walmart Bass Fishing League level to the Forrest Wood Cup. On the cusp of a new year and a new season, we decided to take a look back at our 10 favorite stories of 2014. Please share your highlights from this season with FLW fans at Facebook.com/FLWFishing.

    12/30/2014

    Curtis Niedermier