FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE
Interviews from Day 1 with George Kapiton, Randy Haynes, Koby Kreiger, Todd Auten and Casey Gallagher.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The first day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake shook out about as expected. Numbers of fish weren’t the issue. A contestant’s greater challenge was finding a kicker bite to separate him from all the 10-, 11- and 12-pound limits that were bound to cross the weigh-in stage here at Joe Wheeler State Park. Florida pro George Kapiton did just that thanks to a 6-pound toad that pushed him out front with a limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – The story was much the same among the 141 pro and co-anglers that launched out of Joe Wheeler State Park this morning for the first day of the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake. Fishing on the Tennessee River in the fall can be hit or miss and right now anglers are experiencing the latter.
With Jason Borofka
In Episode 52, Jody White talks with Rayovac FLW Series Championship competitors Jason Borofka and Joe Wood about their respective practices on Wheeler Lake and their mindsets heading into the event. Then, Jody White and Kyle Wood break down how they think Wheeler might fish, talk about some recent FLW news and give the last BFL Weekly Update of the season.
With Richard Peek
Keystone Light pro Casey Martin isn’t fishing in the Rayovac FLW Series Championship this week on Wheeler Lake, but he was still more than capable of breaking down how the lake should fish. Perhaps more than anything, Martin emphasizes that this Tennessee River impoundment doesn’t fish much like the legendary bodies of water that bookend it.
With T-Roy Broussard
With Scott Canterbury
With Dan Morehead
With Tai Au and Vu Au
Two weeks make a big difference in the life of a bass lake. In early October, it seemed that north Alabama’s Lake Wheeler would present more of a challenge than most contestants in the Rayovac FLW Series Championship that begins Thursday might have preferred. Now, however, the 68,000-acre impoundment is laying a generous table for the 140 pros and their co-anglers who’ll participate in the three-day event.
FLW recently announced its 2015 Rayovac FLW Series schedule with more than $5.1 million on the line in 15 qualifying tournaments from California to New York, plus the no-entry-fee Rayovac FLW Series Championship on the Ohio River in Paducah, Ky.
Rayovac FLW Series Western Division co-angler Todd Kline has been on a roll. The former pro surfer and current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) commentator has won three Western Division events in the past two seasons and back-to-back Strike King Co-Angler of the Year titles.
With Adrian Avena
In Episode 50, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena about fishing his way up from college, his practice for the Rayovac FLW Series Championship on Wheeler Lake and his 2015 goals. Then they review the FLW action on Clear Lake, break down the Northern Conference Invitational on the Potomac River, look ahead to the weekend’s slate of tournaments, and give the BFL Weekly Update.
Kline wins co-angler title
Pro Aaron Britt, of Yuba City, Calif., sacked a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 5 ounces for a three-day total of 70 pounds to win top honors and $32,448 at the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division Clear Lake event presented by Evinrude.
Ray Rises Through Co-Angler Ranks
On the wings of a 23-pound, 14-ounce limit, pro Kyle Grover, of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., vaulted from sixth place on day one into the lead on day two of the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division Clear Lake event.
California pro brings in 29 pounds to claim the day-one lead in Rayovac FLW Series event
Aaron Britt of Yuba City, Calif., sacked a 5-bass limit weighing an impressive 29 pounds to top the leaderboard among the 106 pros competing on day one of the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division Clear Lake tournament.
Challenging conditions including low water, abundant baitfish and a late-season algae bloom set the stage for an epic bass battle among the 212 pros and co-anglers vying for top honors Oct. 9-11 in the Rayovac FLW Series Western Division Clear Lake tournament, which kicked off this morning at 7:30 a.m. PT. Presented by Evinrude, the three-day event promises plenty of drama. Anglers are competing for lucrative paybacks, including $32,448 in cash for first place on the pro side, plus a fully rigged Ranger Z518C with 200-hp Evinrude outboard if the winner is Ranger Cup compliant, for a total purse worth more than $80,000. On the co-angler side, the victor claims a fully rigged Ranger Z117 with 90-hp Evinrude, plus $5,000 in Ranger Cup cash if entered in that contingency program.
Practicing with a legend paves the winning way
ZAVALLA, Texas – Imagine traveling FLW Outdoor’s fishing circuits as a co-angler with legendary pro Larry Nixon…practicing with him…rooming with him…and just talking bass fishing 24-7 with one of the most decorated bass fishing pros in the modern world.
Consistency key to Rayovac FLW Series win
ZAVALLA, Texas – When Tournament Director Ron Lappin asked pro Albert Collins what it takes to win a Rayovac FLW Series event on Rayburn Reservoir, Collins immediately responded, “Weighing in 17 pounds a day.”
Wind hampers bite again in Rayovac event
ZAVALLA, Texas – Churning out consistency day to day – that seems to be the key to winning multiple day FLW events on Rayburn Reservoir these days.
Oklahoma pro goes ‘survival fishing’ to claim the day-one lead in Rayovac FLW Series event
ZAVALLA, Texas – As the old saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And did things ever go awry for Rayovac FLW Series anglers fishing the Texas Division event on Rayburn today.