FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE
Consider the following fishermen who have reasons to be especially grateful this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving usually brings a lot of family time, but it can also give you a little time to get on the water, either on a local lake that has been left alone while many outdoorsmen focus more on hunting season, or on a relative’s farm pond. If you do decide to go fishing during the holiday, the tips from these pros might help you put a few more in the boat or on the bank.
The fishing season can be quite a grind, and almost everyone on Tour has had to fish through some type of ailment for at least a little while. The pros below all had some more serious issues, and they took time in the offseason to address them.
FLW and Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, a leading manufacturer of premium fishing tackle, have announced a sponsorship agreement for the 2015 season. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
FLW’s senior director of tournament operations highlights what’s coming in 2015
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.
Todd and Troy Hollowell each filming fishing show
Todd is the Type A older brother with an obsession for bass fishing. Troy is the Type B younger sibling that enjoys the whole buffet, whether it’s bass, crappie, walleye, muskie or whatever.
Sometimes even the bad things that happen to people have unintended consequences that are good.
With Michael Neal
In Episode 55, hosts Jody White and Kyle Wood talk with FLW Tour pro Michael Neal about his 2014 season, how he fishes umbrella rigs on Lake Chickamauga, his Thanksgiving plans and his outlook for 2015. Then they dig into some recent news and talk about their own Thanksgiving plans.
A strong, gusting wind can really have a negative effect on fishing. If you’re sight-fishing, fishing drop-shots or fishing targets in clear water that you need to see, wind definitely works against you. It affects the action of a lure, your ability to feel the bait and how you present it.
We spent an afternoon with Walmart pro Mark Rose on Kentucky Lake this Fall. Rose discusses fall fishing tactics, his career, and his Outdoor Ministry.
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.
For some reason, this time of year smallmouths like to hang around objects in the water, whether it’s just a small feature or something as big as a car. They’ll still move around, but it’s like they move from rock pile to rock pile – or whatever – instead of just swimming around aimlessly. So you’re target-casting at objects that are likely to be holding fish.
Even the best pros take a wrong turn in the road once in awhile
The top pro anglers “lose” far more than they win. Even making the top 10, which is considered a good finish, still isn’t winning. After all, who remembers the guy who finished sixth a Beaver Lake nine years ago?
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?
It’s been a couple months since I fished my last FLW event, the Forrest Wood Cup in Columbia, S.C., where I got to watch history in the making. The championship weigh-in was very exciting as it featured the local favorite Anthony Gagliardi taking home the top prize with a 1-ounce margin of victory.
Another year gone, and another off-season flying by. I’m still trying to catch up on all the stuff around the house that I let go during the season. Chores like painting the garage or little fix-it-up jobs around the house and yard seem to never end. By the way, I am currently fighting it out with fire ants, and even though they seem to have won most of the battles so far, I guarantee they will not win the war.
With Jason Johnson
Today’s Lowrance sonar/GPS combos are so powerful, even the entry-level units are waaaay more advanced than what was available just a few years ago before we had GPS, SideScan or DownScan.
Forrest Wood Cup Champion, Anthony Gagliardi appeared on Good Morning Columbia to discuss his win on Lake Murray and how he has spent his winnings.
In late summer, one fishing pattern is to flip and pitch jigs or soft plastics, or to fish frogs, in matted grass where bass are hunting for bluegills and minnows to eat. When does this pattern stop?
In terms of depth, there’s not much difference between 3.2 feet and 4.8 feet – a bit over a foot and a half. In fish-catching terms, however, the difference in the fall could amount to 20 pounds of bass.