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    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


    Poetic as it may sound, the death of water hyacinth literally breathed life into Robert Crosnoe’s efforts at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional on the St. Johns River Oct. 2-4. By targeting mats of dead hyacinth that were sprayed sometime between the cutoff period and the event’s official practice, the boater from Inverness, Fla., won the event with 47 pounds, 6 ounces.

    10/13/2014

    David A. Brown


    Joshua Moore arrived at the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional on Pickwick Lake armed with a tip from Walmart FLW Tour pro Tom Monsoor to focus on ledges during the tournament. Heeding Monsoor’s advice, Moore explored a main-river spot outside of Bear Creek in practice, where he located a three-quarter-mile-long ditch that was about 300 yards wide.

    10/12/2014

    David A. Brown


    Consistency is great, but with the fall transition scattering fish all over Lake Cherokee at the Oct. 9-11 Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional, Tim Smiley took a mix-it-up approach and sacked up a winning total of 34 pounds, 7 ounces.

    10/11/2014

    David A. Brown


    Low tide on the James River during the BFL Regional Oct. 2-4 proved highly productive for Chris Daves, as the angler from Spring Grove, Va., topped a field of 40 boaters from the Northeast, Piedmont, Shenandoah and South Carolina divisions.

    10/10/2014

    David A. Brown



    10/09/2014


    Burdette claims co-angler title
    HENRICO, Va. – Chris Daves of Spring Grove, Virginia, weighed a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 33 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River Saturday. For his victory, Daves 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 Northeast, Piedmont, Shenandoah and South Carolina divisions.

    10/04/2014


    Thompson takes co-angler honors
    PALATKA, Fla. – Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Florida, weighed a three-day total of 14 bass totaling 47 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the St. Johns River Saturday. For his victory, Crosnoe 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 Bama, Bulldog, Choo Choo and Gator divisions.

    10/04/2014



    With Jay Yelas
    In Episode 48, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with Chevy pro Jay Yelas about the upcoming Rayovac on Sam Rayburn and his season on Tour. Then they cover some recent news, make picks for the Rayovac Rumble, talk with FLW Tour pro Clent Davis about his new puppy, preview the weekend’s slate of BFL Regionals and give the BFL Weekly Update.

    10/01/2014


    Walmart Bass Fishing League anglers who finished below the cutoff in their respective BFL divisions still can qualify for the 2015 All-American championship through the 2014 BFL Chevy Wild Card, which will take place Oct. 24-25 on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley out of Gilbertsville, Ky.

    09/28/2014

    Curtis Niedermier


    Bible wins co-angler title on Watts Barr
    ROCKWOOD, Tenn. – Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tennessee, weighed a two-day total of six bass totaling 20 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Super Tournament on Watts Barr Lake Sunday. For his victory, Smiley earned $7,182.

    09/28/2014


    Larson nets co-angler title on Lake of the Ozarks
    OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Chevy pro Dion Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 31 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Ozark Division Super Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday. For his victory, Hibdon earned $8,131.

    09/28/2014


    Lockler crowned top co-angler on Norman
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Christopher Brown of Lexington, North Carolina, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 25 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League North Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Norman Sunday. For his victory, Brown earned $6,077.

    09/28/2014


    Wilson claims co-angler victory on Lake St. Clair
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Michigan, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 42 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division Super Tournament on Lake St. Clair Sunday. For his victory, Dobson earned $7,932.

    09/28/2014


    Hoffman lands co-angler top prize
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Brandon Houston of Burlington, Kentucky, weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek Sunday. For his victory, Houston earned $5,077.

    09/28/2014



    Right now a lot of tournament fishermen are trying to land sponsor deals for 2015. Consequently, I guess it’s pretty accurate to say that the No. 1 question any long-term pro angler gets asked this time of year is, “How do I get sponsors?”

    09/26/2014

    Randy Blaukat



    Fishermen are starting to catch on to the importance of profile when using buzzbaits, especially in the fall when the fish are more particular. When you’re fishing a buzzbait and the fish either miss it or just swirl at it, usually it’s a speed thing or the profile in the water isn’t right. They’re keying on something, and you’ve got to figure it out.

    09/24/2014

    Jacob Wheeler


    Colquitt wins co-angler title on Lake Guntersville
    Kevin McMahan of Huntsville, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Choo Choo Division Super Tournament on Lake Guntersville Sunday. For his victory, McMahan earned $4,869.

    09/22/2014


    Littles wins co-angler title on Lake Wylie
    Greg Rikard of Leesville, S.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Super Tournament on Lake Wylie Sunday. For his victory, Rikard earned $5,605.

    09/21/2014


    Burdette wins co-angler title on Smith Moutain
    Thomas Wooten of Huddleston, Va., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division Super Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Sunday. For his victory, Wooten earned $5,004.

    09/21/2014


    Radake wins co-angler title on Kentucky Lake
    Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 41 pounds, 1 ounce to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division Super Tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Sunday. For his victory, Anderson earned $5,869.

    09/21/2014


    Gibbs wins co-angler title on Lake Okeechobee
    Ron Veale of Clewiston, Fla., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 53 pounds, 14 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Gator Division Super Tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday. For his victory, Veale earned $7,368.

    09/21/2014


    Massey wins co-angler title on Lake Ouachita
    Will Cranston of North Little Rock, Ark., weighed a two-day total of eight bass totaling 17 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division Super Tournament on Lake Ouachita Sunday. For his victory, Cranston earned $4,668.

    09/21/2014


    Bulldog, Great Lakes, Illini, Mississippi, Mountain and Okie divisions.

    09/18/2014


    Allen nets co-angler prize
    IUKA, Miss. – Lloyd Pickett Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 39 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division Super Tournament on Pickwick Lake Sunday. For his victory, Pickett earned $8,690.

    09/14/2014


    Lepere nets co-angler title
    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – George Taylor of Dresden, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of five bass totaling 20 pounds, 14 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville Sunday. For his victory, Taylor earned $4,943.

    09/14/2014


    Swanson takes co-angler title
    LA CROSSE, Wis. – Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wis., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 31 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Super Tournament on the Mississippi River Sunday. For his victory, Brueggen earned $8,066.

    09/14/2014


    Key claims co-angler honors
    SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 34 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on Barren River Sunday. For his victory, Fox earned $6,188.

    09/14/2014


    Benson takes co-angler honors
    GROVE, Okla. – Thomas Canady of Bartlesville, Okla., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division Super Tournament on Grand Lake Sunday. For his victory, Canady earned $7,242.

    09/14/2014


    Wilder nets co-angler victory on Oconee
    MADISON, Ga. – John Duvall of Madison, Ga., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 32 pounds, 7 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Super Tournament on Lake Oconee Sunday. For his victory, Duvall earned $5,387.

    09/14/2014


    We’re still not done with summer yet, but the season is changing and putting the fish closer to the bank again. My three go-to baits for this time of year are a Brian’s Bee, a small Yamamoto buzzbait rigged with a Zoom Horny Toad instead of a skirt and a Yamamoto Chikara 100 square-bill.

    09/17/2014



    With Bill Taylor
    In Episode 45, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour Tournament Director Bill Taylor about putting together schedules, the date change for the FLW Tour event at Chickamauga, his appearance on the "Scott Martin Challenge" and a few other topics. Then they review the College Fishing event on New Melones, preview the College Fishing Central Conference Invitational on Kentucky Lake and give the BFL Weekly Update. ?

    09/11/2014


    September and October comprise championship season in much of the bass-fishing world, especially at FLW. The Forrest Wood Cup has come and gone, but the Rayovac FLW Series Championship and the Walmart Bass Fishing League Regionals are slated for the coming weeks. Plus, club anglers across the country are preparing for their annual classics.

    09/11/2014

    David A. Brown



    Price nets co-angler title
    EVANS, Ga. – Jayme Rampey of Liberty, S.C., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 29 pounds even to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Super Tournament on Clarks Hill Lake Sunday. For his victory, Rampey earned $7,687.

    09/07/2014


    Long takes co-angler honors
    PARIS, Tenn. – Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, Tenn., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 36 pounds, 15 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division Super Tournament on Kentucky Lake Sunday. For his victory, Anderson earned $4,971.

    09/07/2014


    Carnahan claims co-angler crown on 1000 Islands
    CLAYTON, N.Y. – Grae Buck of Perkiomenville, Pa., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 50 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division Super Tournament at 1000 Islands Sunday. For his victory, Buck earned $6,349.

    09/07/2014


    Robinson tops co-angler field on Indian Lake
    LAKEVIEW, Ohio – Cody Seeger of Lewistown, Ohio, weighed a two-day total of nine bass totaling 15 pounds, 3 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Super Tournament on Indian Lake Sunday. For his victory, Seeger earned $5,270.

    09/07/2014


    Poullard claims co-angler crown
    BROOKELAND, Texas – Kevin Lasyone of Dry Prong, La., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 36 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Super Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday. For his victory, Lasyone earned $5,997.

    09/07/2014


    Ford takes co-angler honors on Lake Eufaula
    EUFAULA, Ala. – Patrick Dobbins of Opelika, Ala., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 28 pounds, 15 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Super Tournament on Lake Eufaula Sunday. For his victory, Dobbins earned $6,882.

    09/07/2014



    With Peyote Perryman
    In Episode 44, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with Peyote Perryman, Executive Producer of “FLW” the TV show, about how the show is made, some of his favorite moments from his time filming, the future of bass-fishing television and a variety of other subjects. Then they preview the weekend’s slate of FLW events, from the FLW College Fishing event on New Melones to the six BFL super-tournaments.

    09/04/2014


    A lot of the guys in the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray caught fish by skipping buzzbaits under docks. A buzzbait isn’t a lure that you would normally associate with skipping docks, but you can’t argue with success. The only rule is that the flatter the bait, the better you can skip it – like a flat rock skips better than a round one.

    09/03/2014

    Scott Suggs


    You’ve heard about Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi’s storybook season, and the techniques he used to win the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup. Beyond that, we thought it was time to get to know the South Carolina pro himself.

    09/01/2014

    Jody White


    Bass fishing: the sport that we all love so much. It has been a huge part of my life for many years. In fact, it’s been a huge part of my life for almost all of my years.

    08/29/2014

    JT Kenney


    Great Lakes, Michigan and Piedmont divisions.

    08/28/2014


    Nappier takes co-angler honors on Kerr Lake
    HENDERSON, N.C. – Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., weighed a two-day total of nine bass totaling 24 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division Super Tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Gray earned $4,465.

    08/23/2014


    Witt claims co-angler title on Detroit River
    TRENTON, Mich. – Chris King of South Amherst, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, King earned $5,842.

    08/23/2014


    Baker takes co-angler title
    PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. – Clayton Reitz of Morton, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament of 2014 on the Mississippi River. For his victory, Reitz earned $4,244.

    08/23/2014


    08/27/2014

    Bryan Thrift


    Great Lakes, Michigan and Piedmont division events set for Aug. 23
    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with three tournaments the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 23. The Great Lakes Division will fish on the Mississippi River, the Michigan Division will compete on the Detroit River, and the Piedmont Division will hold their two-day Super Tournament on Kerr Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in the one-day events and up to $11,000 and $4,500 in two-day the super tournament.

    08/19/2014



    Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi achieved what had been considered by many to be an impossible goal here Sunday in bass fishing’s richest championship tournament. After disqualification from the season-opening Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee because of an inadvertent rules infraction, the South Carolina angler completed a five-tournament comeback in regular season to qualify for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup. Finally, here before a standing-room-only crowd in Colonial Life Arena, Gagliardi capped off his comeback by winning the four-day test on Lake Murray, his home fishery. Gagliardi’s four-day weight of 51 pounds, 2 ounces earned him $500,000 For the complete story of Gagliardi’s championship victory, click here. Visit ForrestWoodCup.com for complete results. Here’s how the rest of the top 10 earned their share of the $1.2 million tournament purse.

    08/17/2014

    Curtis Niedermier and Kyle Wood


    How much is enough? For Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, it was an ounce. That’s what it took to edge Straight Talk pro Scott Canterbury and win the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country with 51 pounds, 2 ounces. Gagliardi hoisted the Cup before a packed house at Colonial Life Arena. Details on top finishers will follow, but here’s the upshot: Just 11 ounces separated first and fifth places. For fans of this sport, a weigh-in like this delivers memories not soon forgotten. Safe to say, that sentiment runs a good bit deeper for the local favorite from Prosperity, S.C. “It just falls in line with everything else that happened this year,” he says. “I made it into the (Cup) by one ounce. It’s just fitting.”

    08/17/2014

    David A. Brown



    Get ready Arkansas because the Forrest Wood Cup is returning to Hot Springs and Lake Ouachita Aug. 20-23, 2015. FLW and Visit Hot Springs made the official site announcement tonight at the day-three weigh-in of the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup in Columbia, S.C. The event will be held at Bank of the Ozarks Arena, formerly known as Summit Arena.

    08/16/2014


    “I’ve often said there are a lot more good people than bad people. The bad ones just get all the publicity. We wanted to give attention to a good one,” said Forrest L. Wood, the namesake of the Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award, as he helped honor this year’s award recipient, Rich Dalbey, on stage before the day-two weigh-in at the Forrest Wood Cup. The annual award recognizes a Walmart FLW Tour pro who exemplifies ideals of sportsmanship and community leadership. Dalbey, who just completed his second year on Tour as a professional angler, was selected in part based on the task he took on of coordinating food drives at every FLW Tour stop.

    08/15/2014

    Jeff Samsel


    COLUMBIA, S.C. – When Bryan New left the dock at Dreher Island State Park this morning, he could hardly control his excitement. Before him lay an opportunity, and it was an opportunity he believed he could seize. After catching 7 pounds, 9 ounces on day one of the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray, New came into today’s competition atop the co-angler leaderboard by more than 2 pounds. All he needed to do was catch a couple of solid fish and he’d have a shot at the win. Three keepers would almost certainly seal the deal. After two consecutive top-five finishes at the Forrest Wood Cup, this was New’s best shot at the title. And he went out and earned it.

    08/15/2014

    Kyle Wood


    Suffice it to say that Philip Jarabeck has admired the accomplishments of his uncle, Castrol pro David Dudley, but today he showed there’s plenty of talent in the family by taking over the lead Dudley set on day one of the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country. Dudley, a past Forrest Wood Cup champion, posted the event’s heaviest sack with his first-round weight of 17 pounds, 14 ounces. Today, Jarabeck hauled in 17 pounds and raced up the standings from his 19th-place finish on day one. “I was just super-blessed today,” Jarabeck says. “I had a great day today. I culled three or four times. I had multiple keepers that I threw back.”

    08/15/2014

    David A. Brown


    Lake Murray, known as the “Jewel of South Carolina,” is glimmering brightly under the hot August sun today during the second day of competition at the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup. Weather.com currently lists the air temperature in Columbia, S.C., as 88 degrees, but the humidity and nearly flat-calm conditions are making the “feels like” temperature seem much higher. FLW’s On the Water crew has reported only a handful of limits and just as few kicker bites thus far. Most of the action occurred early in the morning. Once the sun rose above the treetops, the eat switch flipped to the off position.

    08/15/2014

    Curtis Niedermier


    Few will disagree that qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup by way of the Walmart Bass Fishing League is among the most difficult challenges in competitive bass fishing. The journey to the Cup through the BFLs is one requiring immense skill and flawless execution over the course of five regular-season circuit events, a 160-boat regional and a three-day championship against the best weekend warriors on the planet.

    08/15/2014

    Mike Reeves


    Shallow or deep? That was the No. 1 question posed by pros and pundits alike going into the Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray, and after one day of competition, weigh-in results and observation suggest that the answer might to be “both.” Shallow and deep patterns played a part in top bags from day one, and at this point it would be difficult to say which fish will be the key to victory.

    08/14/2014

    Jeff Samsel


    In the field of 45 pros hoping to raise the trophy at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart and hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country, five have enjoyed that magical moment before. After a strong day-one performance, Castrol pro David Dudley is looking a lot like a man on a mission for No. 2.

    08/14/2014

    David A. Brown


    The Forrest Wood Cup is the biggest tournament in bass fishing, and you’ve likely heard a lot of chatter about the anglers in the field, the fishing techniques and all the events that surround the tournament. But how much do you know about Lake Murray itself? We got into town early, and, rather than work, we decided to head out on the water for a tour of the lake. Here’s what we found.

    08/12/2014

    Curtis Niedermier and Jesse Schultz


    Ashley claims top co-angler honors
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – James Ciferni of Hammond, N.Y., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Champlain. For his victory, Ciferni earned $3,926.

    08/09/2014


    Hess nets co-angler victory on Ohio River at Golconda
    GOLCONDA, Ill. – Cole Jezek of Salem, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament of 2014 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Jezek earned $4,009.

    08/09/2014


    Fry claims co-angler title on Ohio River at Tanner's Creek
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Pete Justice of Sharonville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 10 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2014 on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his victory, Justice earned $3,926.

    08/09/2014



    Buckeye, Illini, and Northeast Divisions set for Aug. 9
    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with three tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 9. The Buckeye Division will fish on the Ohio River out of Tanner’s Creek, the Illini Division will compete on the Ohio River at Golconda and the Northeast Division will take on Lake Champlain. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

    08/06/2014


    Mud lines caused by a lot of boat traffic sometimes are good places to fish in the summer. They provide shade and cover for baitfish, which in turn attract bass.

    08/06/2014

    Cody Meyer


    Porento takes co-angler title on St. Clair
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Randy Ramsey of Ceresco, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Ramsey earned $6,917.

    08/02/2014


    Andres claims co-angler title on Ohio River
    CANNELTON, Ind. – Kyle Weisenburger of Ottawa, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament of 2014 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Weisenburger earned $4,426.

    08/02/2014


    Hoosier and Michigan division events set for Aug. 2
    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with two tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 2. The Hoosier Division will fish on the Ohio River and the Michigan Division will take on Lake St. Clair. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

    07/29/2014


    Seiler wins co-angler title on Mississippi River
    “I signed up for the tournament the day before, so I didn’t have much practice time,” said Malone. “I hadn’t been on the river all year. I was looking for smallmouth but that didn’t pan out. I went to my strong suit which is frog fishing. I won the Rayovac FLW Series tournament there in 2013 at about the same time of year doing basically the same thing.

    07/26/2014


    Carroll wins co-angler title
    “I kind of got lucky,” said Hipsher, who has 10 career top-10 finishes on Kentucky Lake in BFL competition. “The last bite I got in practice game me a clue that the fish were chasing. The next morning when we went out my plan was to fish deep ledges with a jig and a worm. But it was cloudy and the wind was blowing and I thought the fish could be up on the shallow flats.

    07/26/2014


    Great Lakes and LBL division events set for July 26
    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with two tournaments on Saturday, July 26. The Great Lakes Division will fish on the Mississippi River and the LBL Division is slated to compete on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

    07/23/2014


    In part one of this two-part recap of trends from the 2014 ICAST show, we shared our observations of the electronics, terminal tackle, accessories, line and clothing categories. In this installment, we’re moving on to reels, rods, tackle storage and soft plastics.

    07/22/2014

    Kyle Wood, David A. Brown and Jeff Samsel


    Sepeck takes co-angler title
    MAYSVILLE, Ky. – Tim Partin of Springboro, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 8 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2014 on the Ohio River at Maysville. For his victory, Partin earned $6,879.

    07/19/2014


    Null nets co-angler title on Rend Lake
    WHITTINGTON, Ill. – Brad Porter of Bluford, Ill., weighed four bass totaling 12 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament of 2014 on Rend Lake. For his victory, Porter earned $3,889.

    07/19/2014


    Stephens claims co-angler victory
    CREEDMOOR, N.C. – Michael Corbishley of Greenville, N.C., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2014 on Falls Lake. For his victory, Corbishley earned $3,255.

    07/19/2014


    ICAST 2014 is in the rearview mirror. Like usual, it was a whirlwind of handshakes, shutter snaps and Q&A with the tackle industry’s best product designers and marketers. If you missed any of the action, don’t worry. You can still check out all of FLW’s coverage from the show at FLWOutdoors.com/ICAST. We sent a team of 14 writers, photographers and videographers to Orlando to report on all the great new gear and gadgets that made it to the Orange County Convention Center.

    07/21/2014

    Colin Moore, Jeff Samsel, Ross Robertson and Keith Jackson


    ORLANDO – It’s official; during a press conference held at ICAST, the fishing industry’s largest annual trade show, FLW announced the locations of its 2015 Walmart FLW Tour stops in front of anglers, fans and industry media. Beginning with a swing through Florida in early March and winding up near the nation’s capital in June, the Tour will visit six of the best bass fisheries in the United States.

    07/17/2014


    Buckeye, Illini and Piedmont division events set for July 19
    The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with three tournaments on Saturday, July 19. The Buckeye Division is headed to the Ohio River, the Illini Division will fish on Rend Lake and the Piedmont Division is set to take on Falls Lake. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.

    07/15/2014



    Wissinger wins co-angler division on Neely Henry
    GADSDEN, Ala. – Bradley Jones of Aragon, Ga., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Neely Henry. For his victory, Jones earned $4,766.

    07/12/2014


    Haxton nets co-angler title on Detroit River
    TRENTON, Mich. – Arthur Teper of Lake Orion, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds even Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament of 2014 on the Detroit River. For his victory, Teper earned $4,428.

    07/12/2014


    Whittaker wears co-angler crown
    MARBURY, Md. – Matthew Caffi of Fairfax, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament of 2014 on the Potomac River. For his victory, Caffi earned $5,037.

    07/12/2014