FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE
The 2015 bass tournament season is officially underway and I am super-excited about the changing dynamics. There is no doubt that the economy is improving and the 250-boat field that fished the first Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee is testament to that.
Crankbaits, jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits are popular search baits in the prespawn, but to me it’s hard to beat a spinnerbait. You might not get the same numbers of fish as the other baits will, but as a general rule you’ll get bigger fish.
FLW, the world’s largest bass tournament-fishing organization, has renewed its partnership with Livingston Lures, an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative, technologically advanced lures that catch fish in fresh and salt water. The two organizations have partnered since 2013. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Igloo Products Corp., the industry leader in cooler manufacturing, has renewed its partnership with FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
FLW announced a multi-year agreement with Quaker State® motor oil that will showcase the motor oil brand to millions of outdoor and fishing enthusiasts. The tremendous marketing benefits offered by FLW in digital advertising, social media, promotions on-site at the events and connections with top anglers in the world makes the organization a perfect fit for Quaker State.
There’s no telling how many times I’ve sat in my boat after dark or before daybreak trying to find a bait in a locker or spooling new line. All the while I’d be holding a Maglite in my mouth or trying to adjust a headlamp where I need the light.
Larry “The General” Nixon is set to run a Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits-wrapped Ranger for the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season. The legendary angler has earned more than $1.6 million in his FLW career. This is the third year he has been sponsored by Yamamoto Baits.
FLW announced today that Lionel Botha of Okeechobee, Fla., and Nick Prvonozac of Warren, Ohio, have been added to the field for the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour season, bringing the total field count to 154 pros. Botha and Prvonozac both finished the 2014 FLW Tour in the top 100 and thus qualified for priority entry into the 2015 Tour. Both anglers entered before the cutoff date, but an internal delay in processing their payments kept them off the original list of 152 anglers. FLW immediately corrected the mistake when it was discovered. “We hate that a mistake was made in processing entries for Lionel and Nick and, as a result, they were not included in the original field that we announced earlier this week, but we are thrilled that they will be fishing the FLW Tour again in 2015,” says Kathy Fennel, FLW president of operations.
FLW’s team of photographers and reporters captured some indelible moments during the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season.
With Keith Daffron of Ranger Boats
In Episode 60, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with Keith Daffron, vice president of sales at Ranger Boats, about his history with the iconic boat builder, the recent sale to Bass Pro Group and some other aspects of Ranger's business. Then they break down? sponsorship news, talk through the newly announced Walmart FLW Tour field, make some predictions and pick their teams for the Rayovac Rumble.
Jason Harper takes us on a tour of Jimmy Houston's Ranch in Oklahoma. You won't believe what Jimmy is up to in the offseason.
Five or six years ago Guido Hibdon won a tournament at Lake Eufaula by sitting in one spot and casting crankbaits and soft plastics over and over again to a point that had a couple of big rocks off its end.
On Thursday, Jan. 8, the 68-year-old Chapman went to a local doctor to take a stress test, but was unable to complete it. He returned the next morning, but when Chapman exhibited symptoms of a heart attack, an ambulance was called to rush him to an area medical center. He died en route in the early afternoon of Friday, Jan. 9.
FLW has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Z-Man Fishing Products, Inc., the fastest-growing lure brand in America, for the fifth consecutive year.
My dad started taking me fishing when I was two. My very first job was at Hi’s Tackle Box and after that I spent a few years working for Fisherman’s Choice. I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been able to spend my life doing what I love and enjoy doing.
The 20th season of the Walmart FLW Tour will feature 152 of the best professional anglers from 26 states and one Canadian province.
The 2014 season contained a number of superlative moments, but only a few that neatly fit into a few seconds of looping soundless action.
Walmart has announced the members of its professional angling team that will hit the water in 2015.
Pro Tips Weekly with Ish Monroe
Everybody has his own ideas about the best baits and approaches for bedding bass, but I’ve had the best luck using the 7-inch Mizmo Ish Tube for fish that weigh more than 5 pounds.
Want a cure for cabin fever? Just want an excuse to leave the snow shovel at home?
Is cabin fever getting the best of you? If so, why not go bass fishing this winter? Let’s see what top competitors have to say about where and how to catch a few.
Strike King Lure Co. and Walmart FLW Tour standout Cody Meyer today announced a partnership agreement for 2015. “Cody came very highly recommended to us as not only a talented and innovative young pro angler, but also as a genuinely great guy, both of which are very important to our organization in terms of fit and value to our brand,” says Allan Ranson, chief operating officer at Strike King. “In all my research and dealings with Cody, I have been extremely impressed and feel certain that he will greatly add to our new-product development and brand marketing, especially as it relates to West Coast relevance.” “I consider it a great honor to be joining Strike King. It is both humbling and exciting,” says Meyer, the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year runner-up. “They build products that are staples in the tackle boxes of anglers everywhere. They are the perfect combination of innovation, function and value.”