Local pro goes wire-to-wire to win first-ever Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – In the end, the pro contest on Lake Havasu turned out to be really no contest at all. Despite brutally windy conditions for the third day in a row, local pro Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., managed to keep the rest of the field at bay, recording a final-day catch of 17 pounds, 15 ounces to bring his grand total to 59 pounds, 5 ounces.
Wins Rayovac FLW Series Western Division title in dramatic fashion
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – With day-two co-angler leader Blaine Christiansen sitting rather comfortably in the lead, Todd Kline of San Clemente, Calif., decided it was time to save his best for last. With the crowd eagerly looking on to see who would capture the co-angler title, Kline approached the scales and didn’t disappoint.
Local pro puts on dominating performance during second day of Rayovac FLW Series Western Division competition
As the only angler to record back-to-back, 20-plus-pound stringers this entire week, Billy Skinner exerted his muscle once again on the entire field, recording a total two-day catch of 41 pounds, 6 ounces to net a healthy 4-pound lead over his next closest competitor.
Local pro claims top spot during opening round of Rayovac FLW Series Western Division competition
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – While plenty of pros struggled with the blustery winds which peaked at 25 mph during Thursday’s opening round of competition, Billy Skinner of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., wasn’t one of them.
Rayovac FLW Series Western Division anglers kick off season-opening event on Lake Havasu amidst blustery conditions
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – As the 152-boat field departed Lake Havasu State Park marina shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning to commence the start of the very first Rayovac FLW Series Western Division event in FLW history, anglers were gearing up for a decidedly wind-swept day on the water.
First Western Division event set for Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Havasu Jan. 30-Feb. 1 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Western Division. The Lake Havasu event is presented by Mercury.
Texas resident starts season on right foot
JASPER, Texas – One of the best co-anglers in the game Keith Honeycutt of Temple, Texas, added another title to his résumé this week on a tough Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Texas pro notches second Rayovac FLW Series title
JASPER, Texas – In tough conditions and an even tougher bite there can be no better tool for an angler than experience. That’s where Chris McCall of Brookeland, Texas, comes into play. McCall consistently put fish in the boat this week to bring home his second Rayovac FLW Series title on Sam Rayburn with a two-day total weight of 33 pounds, 15 ounces.
JASPER, Texas – Due to a winter storm and dangerous icy road conditions, day two of the Rayovac FLW Series at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury has been canceled. Weather permitting, competition will resume as scheduled Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Umphrey Family Pavilion. Saturday’s final weigh-in, originally slated to be held at the Walmart in Jasper, will remain lakeside and the champion will be crowned at the Umphrey Family Pavilion in Brookeland.
Wind, rain and dropping temperatures limit Rayburns potential
JASPER, Texas – As the field returned to the Umphrey Family Pavilion to weigh their fish, many had a look of defeat. After battling wind, rain and dropping temperatures Ray Hanselman of Del Rio, Texas, claimed the top spot with a 21-pound, 5-ounce limit in the opening round of the Rayovac FLW Series Texas Division on Sam Rayburn.
Weather swings leave anglers puzzled to start Texas Division Rayovac FLW Series on Sam Rayburn
JASPER, Texas – The conditions on Sam Rayburn right now are great – the water levels are just a few feet shy of normal pool and the grass is plentiful, The only thing missing from this equation is a great bite. On a normally prolific fishery, anglers seem optimistic for the start of the 2014 Rayovac FLW Series Texas Division.
First Texas Division event set for Jan. 23-25
JASPER, Texas – The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Jan. 23-25 for a tournament presented by Mercury when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Texas Division.
Son of fishing legend Hank Parker looking to climb ranks
At 37 years old, Ben Parker is finally ready to give fishing full time a shot. Although, it seems like he has been at it since he was a boy growing up in Denver, N.C. You see, Parker is the son of the legendary fishing icon Hank Parker so to say fishing is in his blood would be an understatement.
The Rayovac FLW Series opened its 2014 season with an incredible 226-boat field at Lake Okeechobee last week, paying a remarkable 116 places in the pro and co-angler divisions.
Florida pro rights the wrong with Rayovac FLW Series win
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – For an entire year Keith Fels of Ocala, Fla., has had to live the nightmare that occurred last year at the Rayovac FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee.
Ohio Co-angler victorious on Okeechobee
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – For the last two years, Rex Jaeger of Hamilton, Ohio has been plugging away in Rayovac FLW Series events hoping to make a top 10.
Florida pro compounds lead with 10-9 giant
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – After a rather lackluster day one of the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee, anglers were certain day two was going to be better.
Big O’s big potential stymied by cold water, clouds
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Going into the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee many anglers felt optimistic about good catches and big weights.
Rayovac FLW Series kicks off under cloudy, drippy skies
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – As a jam-packed tournament field of 226 boats headed out towards Lake Okeechobee this morning for the season opener of the Rayovac Series in Florida, some anglers were wondering if they were still in the Sunshine State.
First Southeast Division event set for Jan. 9-11
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Lake Okeechobee January 9-11 when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers take to the water for the first of three stops in the Southeast Division. The Lake Okeechobee event is presented by Power-Pole.
FLW has announced registration dates for the 2014 Rayovac FLW Series season, which features three events in each of the five divisions with increased payouts and a no-entry-fee championship.
California pro secures first EverStart victory by 2 ounces
LAKEPORT, Calif. – No lead is safe on a fishery that cranks out as many 25-pound plus bags as Clear Lake. At the end of the day it boiled down to just two men, day-two leader Jason Borofka and Jody Jordan. Both anglers sacked over 25 pounds on the final day of the EverStart Series Western Division on Clear Lake, but when the weights settled, Jordan claimed the title by just 2 ounces.
Nevada co-angler finally lands EverStart victory
LAKEPORT, Calif. – Every angler experiences that moment when they realize they can handle the fierce competition they face. For co-angler Dante Ray of Sparks, Nev., that time was today as he won his first EverStart event since he began fishing FLW in 2003.
Monster 10-pound kicker anchors biggest limit of event
LAKEPORT, Calif. – While the trend on most bass fisheries is to see weights drop after day one in multiple-day events, then again, Clear Lake isn’t your average fishery. Day two of the EverStart Series Western Division on Clear Lake showcased some of the largest bags of the event, including a 32-pound, 1-ounce bag that boosted Jason Borofka into the driver’s seat to start the final day.
California pro capitalizes on solid practice to sack 28-6
LAKEPORT, Calif. – By many accounts, the opening round of the final EverStart Series Western Division event on Clear Lake was tough. Although, the word tough can all be relative. If you consider that out of the nearly 100 pros in the event only half brought in limits – then yeah, it was tough. On the flip side, there were 24 bags weighing over 20 pounds today including one belonging to leader Chris Costello who hauled in a whopping 28 pounds, 6 ounces.