McGuire wins EverStart Central on Kentucky Lake wire to wire
BENTON, Ky. – It took three days, thirteen rods, at least five different kinds of lures, and countless miles and gallons of gas for Curt McGuire to claim the EverStart Series Central Division title on Kentucky Lake, and he claimed it in decisive fashion, leading the event wire to wire before closing the deal today with a 7-pound, 6-ounce margin of victory.
Co-angler victor busts 20-pound bag on final day at Kentucky Lake
BENTON, Ky. – After jumping from 30th to first yesterday, Steve Ralls of Buncombe, Ill., caught a whopping 20 pounds, 4 ounces from the back of Curt McGuire’s boat today to retain his status as the No. 1 co-angler at the EverStart Series Central Division event on Kentucky Lake.
Top three spots remain unchanged on Kentucky Lake
HARDIN, Ky. – The top three slots on the leaderboard remained unchanged after two days of EverStart Series Central Division competition on Kentucky Lake, as Curt McGuire continues to lead David Gnewikow and Clent Davis in his quest to score another win on his home lake.
McGuire conquers the wind to catch 25-2 on Kentucky Lake
HARDIN, Ky. – As predicted, strong winds shook, smacked and stomped EverStart Series Central Division competitors up and down Kentucky Lake today, leaving more than one angler to mourn his blown-away hot spot with a tube of Bengay and a pack of ice.
Lake wind advisory unlikely to discourage EverStart Central anglers from heading south
HARDIN, Ky. – A deceptively gentle breeze swayed the boats on the first morning of EverStart Series Central Division competition on Kentucky Lake today, and the inhabitants of many of those boats will spend the day making a long run. What felt like a gentle, cooling wind is actually the beginning of a lake wind advisory that could complicate the plans of anglers who plan to make the fabled long run to New Johnsonville, Tenn.
Third Central Division event slated for June 13-15
BENTON, Ky. – The EverStart Series is headed to Kentucky Lake June 13-15 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water in the third of four regular-season events of the 2013 season in the Central Division.
“Swamp People” star Troy Broussard balances gator hunting and competitive bass fishing
Perhaps the fiercest resident of the bayous of Texas and Louisiana is the alligator, that prehistoric predator so perfectly camouflaged in its swampy terrain. Many a man and gator have tangled, but none as famously as the cast of “Swamp People,” the History Channel’s popular program that follows hunters as they trap and kill monster-sized gators during Louisiana’s short alligator-hunting season.
Prudent positioning key to EverStart Western victory on Cal Delta
OAKLEY, Calif. – The sprawling California Delta is certainly an eyeful, but there's also more than meets the eye. That truth proved essential for Jim Moulton, of Merced, Calif., who won the FLW EverStart Series Western Division event in this tidal wonderland.
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Day-two kicker buoys Arizona co-angler's EverStart Western Division effort
OAKLEY, Calif. – After the day-two weigh-ins John Browning, of Payson, Ariz. admitted he was feeling a mix of giddiness and nervousness over leading the co-angler field into the final round of competition in the FLW EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta. The nervous part clung to him all the way until he heard his final weight read and knew he'd claimed his first EverStart victory.
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Big bass moves Browning atop co-angler division at EverStart Western event
OAKLEY, Calif. – Stephen "Bub" Tosh, Jr. would have loved to have had several of those big, thick California Delta mats to flip, but even though the year's new grass has yet to reach levels, he still leveraged the existing density to move into the lead at the FLW EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta with a two-day total of 48-4.
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Huge sack gives Ray big co-angler lead at EverStart Western event
OAKLEY, Calif. – A mild cool spell painted the California Delta with dreary, overcast conditions and whipped up an increasingly blustery wind that rustled through the tules on day one of the FLW EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta. For pro leader Sean Stafford that was a dream scenario.
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EverStart Western Division anglers face changing conditions on California's tidal fishery
OAKLEY, Calif. – After several weeks of mostly warm, sunny conditions, day one of the EverStart Series Western Division tournament on the California Delta brought overcast skies and about a 15-degree temperature drop. As cold fronts go, this late-season deal is relatively minor. Nevertheless, it will change the game enough to merit strategic considerations.
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Michigan pro takes surprising victory at EverStart Series
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – With each pro that mounted the stage and failed to take the lead on the final day of the EverStart Series event, Rick Taylor of West Olive, Mich., would do a small victory spin in the Ranger hot seat.
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Perhaps one of the proudest moments a father can experience is to see his son take his first swing in the “family business” and connec
EverStart Series leaderboard tightens up on day two
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – Brian Merriman of Falkville, Ala., continues to lead the EverStart Series event on Wheeler Lake after day two, but he has his work cut out for him tomorrow if he plans on taking home his first EverStart trophy.
Current breaks, eddies common themes among leaders
ROGERSVILLE, Ala. – If Wheeler Lake was an electric cord it would be a high voltage wire given the amount of current running through it right now. And current was the name of the game on Wheeler today.
EverStart Series Southeast pros sample the ‘middle lake’
During 2013, the EverStart Series has set up shop on a couple of the best lakes along the TVA chain at their premium times.
Final Southeast Division event set for May 9-11
FLORENCE, Ala. – The EverStart Series is headed to Wheeler Lake May 9-11 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water to close out the 2013 season in the Southeast Division.
Veteran Pickwick stick nets EverStart Series tournament title
FLORENCE, Ala. – After boating an incredible 33 pounds, 1 ounce on the first day of EverStart Series competition on Pickwick Lake, it appeared as though Randy Haynes of Counce, Tenn., was going to run away with the title. However, by the end of day two, Haynes was forced to watch his 5 ½-pound lead melt all the way down to a mere 13 ounces. Now, with one day of fishing left in the tournament, everyone knew it was game on.
Tennessee native ekes out victory by 7 ounces
FLORENCE, Ala. – Heading into the final day of EverStart Series competition on Pickwick Lake, Tim Cummings of Waynesboro, Tenn., held a formidable 6-pound, 2-ounce advantage over his next closest competitor. Clearly, it was his tournament to lose … and he almost did.
Tennessee native sees 5 ½-pound lead all but disappear during a rough second day of EverStart Series competition
FLORENCE, Ala. – With steady winds clocking in at 18 to 25 mph and a raging current screaming down the entirely of the Tennessee River system, EverStart Series Central Division anglers definitely had their work cut out for them during the second day of competition on Pickwick Lake.
Tennessee pro dominates during opening round of EverStart Series Central Division competition in Alabama
FLORENCE, Ala. – If there was any doubt as to the current overall health and vitality of the Tennessee River system, those questions were answered definitively today. Just as many anglers had predicted, Pickwick Lake wound up producing a procession of eye-popping, 20-plus-pound weights all day long – a reality that would have been unimaginable on this body of water just a few years ago.
EverStart Series Central Division anglers commence battle on famed Alabama waterway
FLORENCE, Ala. — With high water levels, a late spawn and near-perfect weather conditions serving as key variables for this week’s EverStart Series Central Division event on Pickwick Lake, it appears as though anglers should be poised to capitalize on some bountiful stringers if they’re able to unlock the puzzle of this majestic Tennessee River impoundment.
Post-spawn patterns expected at TVA fishery
FLORENCE, Ala. – The EverStart Series is headed to Pickwick Lake May 2-4 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the second of four stops in the Central Division.
Michigan pro claims first EverStart title on Smith Mountain
HUDDLESTON, Va. – There is a first time for everything in life. In the case of Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Mich., it is his first time fishing an EverStart tournament and he just happened to capture his very first EverStart title. Nelson fished consistently this week – 16-15 and 16-0 on days one and two respectively – and hauled in 16 pounds today to bring his three-day total weight up to 48-15 – winning by 11 ounces. The Michigan pro not only took home the title from the first EverStart Northern Division event on Smith Mountain Lake, but he also earned a cool $32,555 for his efforts.