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    A new Ranger, a Lowrance HDS, a set of Power-Poles – chances are Santa will bring us a few of the things we’ve asked for on Christmas, but some items might have to wait for another yuletide or until the Claus household becomes a bit more financially stable.

    12/24/2014

    Colin Moore


    The season finale on Kentucky Lake not only showcases the last event leading up to the Forrest Wood Cup, but also takes a unique look back at the storied past that veteran pro anglers JT Kenney and Chad Grigsby share with this body of water.

    12/23/2014


    Although you couldn’t tell it by the weather up north, bass are moving toward their spawning areas in a lot of Southern lakes. In south Florida, where the FLW tournament season is set to begin in about a week, they’re already spawning. Though there are certain rules that apply to fishing the spawn, I’ve developed an approach that has helped me catch fish when other things have failed.

    12/23/2014

    Bill McDonald


    It seems that 2014 was a good year for tech junkies who love to fish. Not only did Apple release the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but Lowrance just unveiled its new HDS Gen3 system, which includes a trio of touch-screen units. Best of all, the third generation of HDS technology now allows you to synch data wirelessly with your other devices.

    12/18/2014


    In the wake of recent news that Bass Pro Group has acquired Ranger Boats, as well as Triton and Stratos brands, from Platinum Equity, folks in the industry immediately began asking questions about the future of the iconic boat builder, its relationship with FLW, and whether or not the acquisition would lead to positive change for the industry.

    12/12/2014


    Most anglers, pros included, look for any little edge to increase their catch, and that includes even the knots they tie to attach lures to their lines. With that in mind, picking the best knot to use with all of today’s lines can be a challenge.

    12/12/2014

    Tom Redington


    Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity.

    12/11/2014


    Don’t let the chill of Jack Frost dissuade you from getting out on the lake this winter. Fish are still catchable, and bass will often congregate in schools this time of year, so the action can be faster than you’d expect once you find them.

    12/08/2014

    Blake Russell


    For a lot of FLW anglers, it’s crunch time in regards to sewing up sponsorships for 2015. Whether you’re fishing at the high school or college level, in BFLs, the Rayovac FLW Series or on the Walmart FLW Tour, gaining some form of sponsorship is critical to enabling you to make a profit from competitive fishing.

    11/24/2014

    Randy Blaukat


    It’s bass fishing’s take on running the gauntlet, and most would agree that working a topwater frog over matted aquatic vegetation holds legit highlight-reel potential. Unlike the medieval punishment, this gauntlet run seeks – indeed, it relies on – violent strikes, complements of hungry largemouths lurking below.

    11/20/2014

    David A. Brown


    With Troy Hollowell
    In Episode 54, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour pro Troy Hollowell about his rookie season, his recent shoulder surgery, the new Big Humble crankbait from CP Baits and his outlook for 2015. Then they dig into some recent news, talk about ranking anglers and play a game on Joe’s final episode.

    11/13/2014


    Stop number 5 of the Walmart FLW Tour brings JT Kenney and Chad Grigsby to Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. Tensions rise during ledge fishing events, when multiple boaters often crowd around the same choice spots. Can the guys each muscle their way in and turn around their lackluster 2014 season?

    11/07/2014



    When day one of the Walmart Bass Fishing League Chevy Wild Card on Kentucky Lake commenced, J.R. Henard got right to the point, sacking up a limit by 8:30 a.m. and never looking back. For two days, he kept his foot on the gas and hauled in a tournament-winning total of 42 pounds, 5 ounces – nearly 12 pounds better than second place – and a top prize of $4,478, plus entry into the 2015 BFL All-American.

    11/04/2014

    David A. Brown


    FLW recently announced the 2015 Walmart Bass Fishing League schedule with 128 tournaments in 24 divisions offering more than $7.9 million in awards, including as much as $120,000 to the winning boater and $60,000 to the winning co-angler in the prestigious All-American. The All-American boater champion also advances to the Forrest Wood Cup for a shot at winning $500,000, the biggest payday in bass fishing.

    10/27/2014


    Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat – that’s a fitting summary of Hamilton, Ohio, boater Chris Martinkovic’s nail-biter win at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional on Kentucky Lake Oct. 16-18.

    10/27/2014

    David A. Brown


    Kirkland claims co-angler victory
    GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – J.R. Henard of Rogersville, Tennessee, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 42 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Chevy Wild Card on Kentucky Lake Saturday. For his victory, Henard won $4,478 as well as entry into the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy.

    10/25/2014


    Everyone likes a lush, green lawn, but Buzz Gallo was particularly impressed with some of the grass he found on Sam Rayburn Reservoir – the site of his BFL Regional victory Oct. 16-18.

    10/24/2014

    David A. Brown



    Sykes wins co-angler title on Kentucky Lake
    BENTON, Ky. – Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, weighed a three-day total of 11 bass totaling 38 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake presented by Mercury Saturday. For his victory, Martinkovic took home a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy 1500 Silverado as well as entry into the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Buckeye, Great Lakes, Illini and Michigan divisions.

    10/18/2014


    Bremmerkamp nets co-angler victory on Rayburn
    JASPER, Texas – Buzz Gallo of Moselle, Mississippi, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 40 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Saturday. For his victory, Gallo took home a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy 1500 Silverado as well as entry into the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark divisions.

    10/18/2014




    Ruth nets co-angler title
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tennessee, weighed a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 34 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee Saturday. For his victory, Smiley took home a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy 1500 Silverado as well as entry into the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the LBL, Mountain, North Carolina and Savannah River divisions.

    10/11/2014


    DeHart wins co-angler title
    FLORENCE, Ala. – Joshua Moore of Grand Cane, Louisiana, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 42 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake Saturday. For his victory, Moore took home a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy 1500 Silverado as well as entry into the 2015 BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Cowboy, Hoosier, Music City and Volunteer divisions.

    10/11/2014