Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes team pro Dave Lefebre provides an inside look at the latest FLW Tour event in Seneca, S.C.
It feels pretty good to get out of South Carolina with a decent finish, but I’ve still got a pretty big mountain to climb to make this year’s Forrest Wood Cup, back in South Carolina on Lake Murray.
Keith Amerson didn’t know what to expect in his rookie season on the Walmart FLW Tour, but the opening salvo has been remarkable. All the 44-year-old mail carrier knew was that fishing professionally has always been his dream. Thus far, it’s been a dream that he doesn’t want to wake up from. After making the top-20 cut at Okeechobee, Amerson finished 52nd at Hartwell, earning yet another five-figure paycheck. With one third of the season complete, it’s likely his best is still yet to come.
Ashley wins Walmart FLW Tour event wire to wire
SENECA, S.C. – With the disappointment of the 2008 Bassmaster Classic still fresh in his mind, Casey Ashley crafted a meticulous revenge strategy for the next major tournament held on Lake Hartwell – one that was bulletproof and could withstand cold, wind, rain and fog. In doing so, he had to fish against his shallow-water strengths. Armed with some of the best deep brush piles on the lake, Ashley crushed the second Walmart FLW Tour event of the year from start to finish.
Deep water bass paved the way for Casey Ashley's win at the Lake Hartwell FLW Tour event.
Win, rain, fog or shine, local pro Casey Ashley continues to compound his lead on day three of Lake Hartwell’s FLW Tour event.
Donalds, S.C., pro widens lead at second Walmart FLW Tour event
SENECA, S.C. – It seems nothing can stop Casey Ashley when it comes to catching bass on Lake Hartwell, his home pond – not cold, not wind, not rain and not even a three-hour fog delay. While most of the pros struggled just to put a limit in the boat Saturday, Ashley caught a 15-pound, 7-ounce stringer and built nearly a 10-pound lead.
Texas rookie wins Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell
SENECA, S.C. – Despite being a Walmart FLW Tour rookie, David Redington was developing a reputation back home in Texas for starting bass tournaments with a bang. The only problem was that he tended not to back up those strong day-one weights. That trend followed him to the FLW Tour where in his first tournament he caught 14 pounds, 12 ounces on opening day at Lake Okeechobee. True to form, he only boxed two keepers on day two and slid down the leaderboard.
Watch local pro Casey Ashley at work on day two of the FLW Tour’s Lake Hartwell event.
Local stick switches to spotted bass on rainy, miserable second day
SENECA, S.C. – It was inconceivable to think the conditions could get any worse at the Walmart FLW Tour event, but that’s exactly what happened on day two at Lake Hartwell. In addition to the wind and cold, steady rain pounded the field and changed the water color in many of Hartwell’s popular creeks from stained to burnt orange.
Brutal weather prevailed on day one at Lake Hartwell, but local pro Casey Ashely knew how to make the best of the conditions.
South Carolina pro uses local knowledge on cold, windy first day
SENECA, S.C. – Casey Ashley may be fishing his first Walmart FLW Tour season, but he’s no stranger to big-time tournaments on Lake Hartwell. One in particular still sticks with him and not for good reason. Today, he put some big-time revenge on the Hartwell bass – catching a 21-pound, 7-ounce stringer on a day where less than half the field cracked double digits.
Children take part in ‘Get Outdoors. Go Fish!’ essay contest, winners receive VIP fishing trip with an FLW pro on March 9
Leading up to the Walmart FLW Tour Lake Hartwell event, ten FLW Tour pros took time out of their busy schedules to visit four area schools on March 5 to talk to students during school assemblies about science, engineering, technology, math, meteorology
Up-and-down weather causes confusion at second Walmart FLW Tour qualifier
SENECA, S.C. – Give Mother Nature credit for one thing – she is relentless. After finally bringing sunshine and seasonal temperatures to the Carolinas, she delivered yet another whopping cold front Tuesday – this one wicked enough to freeze rod guides in March. The only creatures more confused than the 176 Walmart FLW Tour pros are the Lake Hartwell bass, which were beginning to push towards the bank before slamming on the breaks.
Local pro Troy Morrow says Lake Hartwell has been high all winter and may impact fish behavior.
Running the banks in shallow stained water is Shane Lehew's fishing style. Hear what this FLW Tour rookie from the Carolinas has to say about his chances at Lake Hartwell this week.
Second of six events to take place March 6-9
SENECA, S.C. – The second event in the 19th season of the major leagues of professional bass-fishing, the Walmart FLW Tour, kicks off March 6-9 with the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Hartwell presented by Ranger Boats. Hosted by the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 178 of the world’s best bass-fishing pros and 178 co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division
Brett Hite caught some giant largemouths to win the Lake Okeechobee Tour event, but this week at Lake Hartwell he will be shifting gears to catch giant spotted bass.
Drop-shot connoisseur Cody Meyer says the fish are shallower this year with the higher water.
Lake Hartwell marks the second of six regular-season stops on the Walmart FLW Tour. It’s the first of two events held in the Palmetto State, the latter being the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Murray Aug. 14-17. Hartwell is a diverse fishery that allows pros to fish their strengths and spread out among several major creek arms. With changing conditions and so much at stake, several storylines are beginning to emerge. Below are five pros that bear monitoring as competition begins Thursday.
Brett Carlson and Kyle Wood
FLW Tour pro Brent Ehrler weighs in on the upcoming Lake Hartwell event, other timely topics
Heading into the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Lake Hartwell tournament, scheduled for March 6-9 in Seneca, S.C., FLWOutdoors.com editors decided to try and catch up with the reigning title holder from that event, Brent Ehrler. Not only did Ehrler walk away with the tournament title there in 2012, but he also finished in second place overall during the Tour event in 2011.
Hear what Jason Christie, 2011 Lake Hartwell champion, has to say about this year's lake conditions.
Previous FLW Tour records, lake facts in brief
With the March 6-9 Walmart FLW Tour Lake Hartwell event only days away, anglers undoubtedly will be combing over the data from the two previous Tour stops there back in 2012 and 2011 to glean as much information as they can heading into the second event of the season.
A trip-planning guide for Walmart FLW Tour stop No. 2
Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963, Lake Hartwell owes its existence to the namesake dam on the Savannah River, which flows from the union of the Tugaloo and Seneca rivers. Extending 49 miles up the Tugaloo and 45 miles up the Seneca at normal pool elevation, Hartwell Lake comprises nearly 56,000 acres of water with a shoreline of 962 miles.
David A. Brown
Bridgford Foods pro Randy Blaukat provides an inside look at the March 6-9 Walmart FLW Tour event in Seneca, S.C.
The second Walmart FLW Tour event of the 2014 season on Lake Hartwell (March 6-9) will be a radical departure from the Tour opener last month on Okeechobee.
Chatterbait connoisseur Brett Hite reveals secrets of his favorite big bass technique
One lure, over $400,000 in winnings: that’s the moral of the story for FLW Tour pro Brett Hite, who continues to make bladed swim jigs pay off handsomely in his fishing career.
He’s qualified to fish, but don’t look for Shane Lehew at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship next month on South Carolina’s Lake Keowee. Instead, expect him to show up with a big sack of bass that he’s caught in the Walmart FLW Tour stop at nearby Lake Hartwell the same weekend.
Scott Martin: It’s more than just fishing along the FLW tournament trail
With the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour under way, there’s a lot more to do than just go fishing every day. I just finished up the Lake Okeechobee event in my hometown of Clewiston, Fla., where I snuck out of town with a 17th-place finish.
So, you want to be a fishing TV star like Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker or Mark Zona? Sounds like a dream life being a Hollywood fishing celebrity, right? Well, not so fast. There is a ton of work – and cost – associated with producing a television show.
Veteran Castrol pro Darrel Robertson has announced his candidacy for Oklahoma’s District 2 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican. Robertson, 63, plans to continue fishing the Walmart FLW Tour at least through June 24, when the primary takes place.
Thrift blogs about Okeechobee opener, previews Lake Hartwell and talks about filming television commercial with family
As I sit down to write this blog we’re in the middle of a rare North Carolina snowstorm. It’s kind of fun to watch it from the warmth of home, but it also makes me want to head right back to Florida where it’s warm.
Our first FLW Tour event from Lake Okeechobee is now in the books, and the season is under way. When I received my text from FLW with the results from day one showing me in 142nd place, it was obvious that it wasn’t exactly the way I had envisioned my season starting off. I lost one big fish early that morning that would have put me in the top 25.
Castrol pro David Dudley weighs in the dangers of staying in cruise control
I was recently in a conversation with a friend of mine about people who seem to have a knack for making things happen. As I was listening, he made a statement that made me stop him dead in the middle of a sentence and go back to repeat. “It’s all about finding your fuel,” he said.
Anyone that has spent time as a professional angler will quickly realize that fishing at the highest level comes with its ups and downs. Scott Suggs has been down that road from winning the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup – and a $1 million dollar payday – to logging finishes in the 100s. After failing to qualify for the Cup last year, Suggs is back on pace to make it back to the biggest stage in bass fishing.
Sophomore pro blogs about season opener, scouting Hartwell and his new title sponsor
The first FLW Tour event of the season at Lake Okeechobee is in the books. It wasn’t the tournament I had hoped for but I squeaked out of there with a small $4,000 check. The first day of the tournament was just one of those days where if it could go wrong, it did. At takeoff I had an issue with my hot foot and had to come back in to get it fixed and lost the only two decent bites I had in the event. Although I had some issues, at this level you need to be able to overcome those things and still catch them. Tharp had the same problem with the hot foot and still managed to whack ‘em and finish in the top five.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview Brett Hite, the winner of the recent Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee
In Episode 16, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview Brett Hite about his big Walmart FLW Tour win at Lake Okeechobee, the biggest mistake people make when fishing a ChatterBait, his thoughts on angler disqualifications and more.
Knowing when to fight or join the crowd come tournament time
In the first FLW Tour event of the year at Lake Okeechobee, most of the anglers who did well fished the giant grass beds in and around Harney Pond, the Monkey Box area, Fisheating Creek, Bird Island and the North Shore on the Northwest part of the lake. Many of the top anglers in the event fished different patterns within the giant area. Some were flipping, while others cast swimbaits, jigs and ChatterBaits over and around the grass. Both techniques worked well and many used a one-two punch employing both patterns.
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes team pro Dave Lefebre provides an inside look at the latest FLW Tour event in Clewiston, Fla.
What a way to kick off 2014, although it was not exactly the way I envisioned it.
After competing in regional tournaments at a high level for many years, Greg Bohannan fished his first Walmart FLW Tour season in 2008. Each of his first three years on Tour was productive and concluded with trips to the Forrest Wood Cup. But instead of continuing that progression, Bohannan’s last three seasons have largely been substandard.
Brett Hite wins on Lake Okeechobee.
Arizona pro goes wire-to-wire to claim $125,000 prize
CLEWISTON, Fla. – Brett Hite sealed up his second win on the Walmart FLW Tour this week in dominating fashion. Though his weights slipped every day, Hite still pulled away with 6-pound, 6-ounce margin of victory. The best part for Hite was that he did it his way. He is known to be one of the best with fishing a vibrating jig and he proved it this week after hauling in 88-14 from the Big O.
California’s Dehart Wins Co-Angler Title, $20,000
B. Hite goes with plan b to hold his lead.
Tougher day still has Arizona pro on top by 12-3
CLEWISTON, Fla. – The first two days of competition on Lake Okeechobee saw numerous bags of 20-plus pounds brought in to the scales. Today, however, seemed to reflect more of a traditional Saturday on the Big O where the fish go into hiding from the amount of pressure the receive each weekend. Despite lower catches, Brett Hite still clings to what is now a 12-pound, 3-ounce lead heading into the final day.
California co-angler captures first title in photo finish
CLEWISTON, Fla. – On a lake like Okeechobee anything can happen from day to day. One day you are having the tournament of your life, and the next you are left scratching your head in frustration. For co-angler Billy Dehart that perfect day came at the perfect time as his tournament-best limit of 23 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday was enough to carry him to victory.
Arizona pro distancing himself with lead of 12-9
CLEWISTON, Fla. – Brett Hite has found success on Okeechobee in the past but never to the extent he is experiencing this week. The Phoenix, Ariz., pro is keeping the momentum rolling as he busted 23 pounds, 8 ounces today to take a commanding lead to the tune of 12-9 that he will carry into day three.
Despite a lengthy fog delay, Arizona pro Brett Hite brings in a 34-15 lb bag to lead the tournament on day 1 at Lake Okeechobee.
Arizona pro catches second-largest bag in Walmart FLW Tour history to take lead
CLEWISTON, Fla. – The question that lingered around the stage before weigh-in for day one of the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee was which Big O would we see? Would it be the monster-bag beast it can be or would the stingy side be shown. It didn’t take long to find out the answer as 17 pros threw bags of over 20 pounds on the scales today – including Brett Hite’s personal-best and limit of 34 pounds, 15 ounces to take a comfortable lead.
Warm weather boosts bite to start the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season
CLEWISTON, Fla. – With the majority of the country enduring below-average temperatures, things on Lake Okeechobee are just starting to heat up. Florida has seen its fair share of cold weather this winter putting the largemouths in a stubborn mood. A sure-fire way for these bass to swing out of their funk is warmer weather. As the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour kicks off on the Big O a recent warming trend could be just what the doctor ordered to see some heavy-hitting weights this week.
Yesterday FLW announced that Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, Fla. was disqualified from the 2014 FLW Tour season opener on Lake Okeechobee. McMillan was disqualified for violating FLW Tour rule No. 5, which contains provisions restricting who pros and co-anglers can practice with.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White recap the recent Rayovac FLW Series and college fishing tourneys, discuss the second season of Circuit Breaker
In Episode 15, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White broadcast from the angler registration meeting prior to the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee. They cover all the week’s fishing news, recap last weekend's Rayovac FLW Series and FLW College Fishing events and unveil the new focus of Circuit Breaker Season 2.
South Florida warming trend could produce record stringers
CLEWISTON, Fla. – The 19th season of the major leagues of bass-fishing, the Walmart FLW Tour, kicks off Feb. 6-9 with the Walmart FLW Tour on Lake Okeechobee presented by Mercury. The tournament will feature 180 of the world’s best bass-fishing pros and 180 co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in the co-angler division.
FLW Tour pro Koby Kreiger discusses the upcoming FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee, the A-rig and the most annoying cliché in bass fishing
Last Friday, FLW anglers volunteered their time to come and fish alongside sponsors for the inaugural Channing Crowder Charity Bass Tournament. The tournament raised money for the local Broward County Boys and Girls clubs through sponsor boats and a silent auction.
Japanese native and FLW Tour pro Shinichi Fukae weighs in on his first Florida tourney of the season as well as the upcoming FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee event
After having a great New Year’s Eve party with friends and eating black-eyed peas and collard greens – traditional southern foods – my wife and I left for Florida to fire up our new tournament season.
Former Walmart FLW Tour champion John Cox has been added to the 2014 field.
FLW has announced the disqualification of two anglers for the Walmart FLW Tour season opener at Lake Okeechobee Feb. 6-9.
Chris Brasher of Longview, Texas, will be starting his third year as a pro on the Walmart FLW Tour in just a few weeks. For Brasher, this is part of a dream he has had since he could remember.
The question that many are asking is: How will FLW’s new social media rule impact the 2014 season?
On paper, 2013 was one of the better seasons of Ray Scheide’s 10-year Walmart FLW Tour career. The Arkansas pro cashed checks in all but one tournament, finished 24th in the points race and qualified for his sixth Forrest Wood Cup. When Scheide reflects on the season, he’s pleased with his results, but there’s one 40-minute stretch he’ll never forget – a brief window that would have transformed his year from good to great.
Circuit Breaker star talks about his new boat, losing his phone and gearing up for 2014
Well, the season is in full swing here in Florida. I have been down in Florida since Dec. 31st and I know Lindsey is definitely missing me, but her support helps a lot while on the road and everyone knows she is my biggest fan.
FLW Tour pro Tom Redington provides tips for using your electronics to find bass in areas that other anglers miss
The fact that the new sonar units are so powerful has created a fishing paradox. The maps are so good and the displays are so easy to read that it seems like every angler on the lake can find the spots that were, until recently, the secrets of a few locals.
With the 2014 season rapidly approaching, FLW has announced the complete pro angler roster for the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour. During the kickoff event at Lake Okeechobee, FLW will pay out $4,000 down to 90th place. The season will culminate with the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup, slated for Columbia, S.C., Aug. 14-17.
Thrift recaps Lake Okeechobee Rayovac FLW Series event, previews Walmart FLW Tour opener
I just got back from the Rayovac FLW Series event on Lake Okeechobee. I’m still a little bitter about how I finished, but I guess I have to discuss both the good and the bad with my blog. I got there Sunday before the tournament and immediately thought the lake looked really good – the water level is up and everything looks healthy. Certain parts of the lake were crowded, but that’s just the way the lake is – typical Okeechobee to me.
From shoeing horses to running with the pros
Patrick Bone now has switched to the pro side in the Walmart FLW Tour, and his first test will come at Lake Okeechobee in February. He’ll be fishing out of a Ranger Z119 pushed by a Mercury 225-horsepower engine.
I’m having a super busy offseason so far and I don’t see a break in the action until my family and I jump in the suburban in late January to start the two-day drive to the FLW Tour opener on Lake Okeechobee. I’ve been working on promoting my new ice-fishing business and preparing for my first annual Ice Fishing Writer’s Camp this coming Monday through Wednesday.
It’s been a long winter break without any tournaments and I’m excited for the new FLW season to start on Lake Okeechobee. During the break I was contacted by ex-Miami Dolphin captain, Channing Crowder, to host a benefit fishing tournament with him. His idea was to get a bunch of former and current NFL players to join forces with a bunch of FLW bass fishing pros to form an event to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
California pro answers 10 questions ranging from his offseason exploits to his new sponsor deal to his current music playlist
Getting rid of the excess
As 2014 rolls around and the temperatures are still below freezing, I think of getting all of my tackle organized – hopefully in a place in my truck or boat where I can find it if I need it. This is not my favorite job.
After a long circuitous tournament career fished out of various bass boats, Arkansas superstar Larry Nixon is back in a Ranger. The veteran pro and the legendary boat company reached an agreement for Nixon to join Ranger’s extensive pro staff beginning this year.
Going on the record with your favorite fishing icons
I wouldn’t say it was a perfect season, but it sure worked out. I mean, it was a good year, but not a great year. I was surprised to even have a shot to win after Beaver Lake (he finished 68th). Honestly, it was never even on my mind until someone mentioned right before Chickamauga that I had a shot at winning it.
Making a living in professional bass fishing can be hard enough, especially if you pay most of your expenses out of your own pocket. One way to make life easier is to be consistent – which is what Troy Morrow has been doing for the past few years on the Walmart FLW Tour.
Japanese native and FLW Tour pro Shinichi Fukae weighs in on what it takes to get ready for the upcoming 2014 season
After finally getting back to the U.S., I have been crazy busy preparing for the upcoming Walmart FLW Tour season. As you know, December is the one of busiest times of the year for most people and I am no exception – although I am not crazy about Christmas shopping.
FLW Tour pro Todd Hollowell blogs about rusty hooks, rain gear and the start of the 2014 season
The months surrounding the holidays are some of the most enjoyable months of the year for me. It’s a time when the competitive fishing season has drawn to a close and the new tournament schedules are finally unveiled. It’s a time to reflect and a time to hope for better things to come in the following year – all while enjoying time at home with the family. Life just seems to slow down for a few months.
FLW Tour pro Adrian Avena discusses the hottest baits of the 2013 season and the must-haves for 2014
Since the holidays are right around the corner and gift ideas are at a premium, I am dedicating this blog to reviewing the hottest baits of 2013, and the must haves for 2014.
Outside of south Florida, Brandon McMillan was unknown in professional bass fishing until February 2011 when he slammed 106 pounds, 10 ounces of Okeechobee bass on the scale – clinching the Walmart FLW Tour Open and the record for heaviest total tournament weight. Since then, McMillan has steadily increased his tournament scope and workload.
Castrol pro David Dudley weighs in on the relative importance of talent, confidence and mental toughness
I did a survey recently on my Facebook page that I thought was really interesting, especially considering the responses that I got. If you get a chance, go visit and read some of the comments that people left - very interesting! The question was, "Out of 100 percent, what percentage do you feel that mental toughness, confidence and talent play in fishing?" The results were 47 percent for mental toughness, 31 percent for confidence and 22 percent for talent.
FLW Tour pros Meyer, Morehead, Vatalaro, Wheeler selected as brand ambassadors
MINNEAPOLIS – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced that Spectrum Brands Holdings has expanded its sponsorship agreement for the upcoming 2014 season. Rayovac®, a division of Spectrum Brands featured by FLW since 2012, will be joined by Repel®, Dingo® and George Foreman® as leading sponsor brands across all of FLW’s media platforms.
Circuit Breaker star blogs about an epic Iron Bowl, ice fishing, obtaining his captain’s license and his new rod sponsor
As I write this blog I can’t believe it is almost time for another season to start on the FLW Tour. Shortly after the New Year I’ll be making the trek to Okeechobee for the Everstart and FLW Tour events. I love starting off the year in Florida, the surrounding community welcomes us and revolves around tournament fishing and it is always nice starting off the year in shorts and flip flops.
For the better part of the last decade, Chevy team pro Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., was a model of consistency. In fact, during a fantastic run from 2003 to 2010, Gagliardi qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup every single season. From 2003 through 2007, the South Carolina pro recorded four straight top-10 finishes at the Cup – an impressive feat by any metric.
Thanksgiving has come and gone in our house and now we are fully into Christmas mode. My wife tends to go a little overboard with the decorating and everything, but it’s OK because Wylie really gets a kick out if it.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview FLW Tour pro Mike Surman
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White discuss the week’s fishing news and interview Castrol team pro Mike Surman
It’s no question that fishing the Walmart FLW Tour fulltime can take its toll both mentally and physically. Though it is often overlooked, staying fit is one of the best ways to handle those stresses. M&M’s pro Jim Moynagh makes it a point to exercise as much as he can and it has helped him continue to compete for over a decade on Tour.
There is a ton of outstanding fishing talent on Tour, but just being an exceptional angler will only get you so far in this sport. If you can't succeed on the business side or your last name isn't Morgan or Dudley, your career may well be short-lived. My goal with the Fish Biz blog will be to help FLW Outdoors anglers become better business people, ensuring a better product for the industry and all involved in this great sport. And, for those of you not interested in fishing for a living, I hope to give you an inside look at the business behind the sport we all love so much.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview FLW Tour pro Dave Lefebre
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White review some news from the week, talk ice fishing and interview FLW Tour pro Dave Lefebre about the upcoming 2014 FLW Tour season
I get a bunch of questions each winter about what to get the fisherman who has everything, so I figured I’d address that question in my blog this month.
Mark Rose has been one of the top competitors on the Walmart FLW Tour for the past decade – racking up four tour-level wins and earning the moniker “ledge master” for his prowess during summertime tournaments. But in 2012, Rose uncharacteristically missed qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup.
To run or not to run, that is the question
The farthest I ever ran in a tournament was in 2000. It was the FLW Tour event on the Mississippi River out of Memphis, Tenn. I ended up running 180 miles one way, fishing two hours, and running 180 miles back. I checked in with four minutes to spare.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview FLW Tour pro Jay Yelas
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White review some news from the week, talk ice fishing and interview FLW Tour pro Jay Yelas about his offseason, the ESPYs and much more.
Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn., continues to fly under the radar despite hints that he’s poised for yet another breakout FLW Tour season
There, standing mostly by himself before final weigh-in at the Cup, outside of the limelight, outside of the glare of the television cameras and meriting only a brief mention in a few reporters’ notebooks was ... Michael Neal.
Japanese native and FLW Tour pro Shinichi Fukae weighs in on his time away from North America, the 2014 FLW Tour schedule
Looking ahead to the 2014 FLW Tour, I basically like the lakes that the events are scheduled for and have fished all of these lakes in the past. The season opener on Lake Okeechobee is similar to my home lake in Japan. I also have won the FLW Tour event at the “Big O” before.
The following is the transcript of the Nov. 20 Tweet Chat with FLW Tour pro Jeff Gustafson:
FLW Tour pro Todd Hollowell blogs about the physical demands of being a professional bass angler
One of the things that always gets my attention at the end of the fishing season is just how much abuse our bodies take as professional anglers. I’m sure there arguments on both sides of this question, but I have to ask it anyways – are pro fishermen really pro athletes? I’m going to argue that we are.
FLW Director of Public Relations Chad Gay discusses the components that go into FLW team sponsorship deals
Today’s angler must be part businessman, part fishing genius. Being a good brand representative is also key. And some anglers are better at securing sponsors than others. It’s a skill learned largely from experience, and veteran anglers will tell you it’s not easy to convince a company to give you money so you can fish for a living.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview FLW Tour pro Stetson Blaylock
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White review some news from the week, talk about smallmouth and interview FLW Tour pro Stetson Blaylock about his second place AOY finish, his thoughts on the Alabama Rig ban and much more.
Expanding your game and learning things outside your comfort zone is critical to be a well-rounded angler on the Walmart FLW Tour. For Straight Talk Wireless pro Scott Canterbury, stepping out of his element meant leaving the comfort of the bank to begin deciphering the offshore game.
Circuit Breaker star blogs about sponsorships, filming a reality series and the 2014 season
It has been a while since my last blog but I will now be doing a monthly blog on FLWOutdoors.com which will be featured during the second week of every month. I’ve spent the last few months since the Forrest Wood Cup catching up, visiting family, working on stuff to be prepared for 2014 and getting back to some fun fishing. Fall is a great time to be fishing on the TVA and Guntersville has been on fire so I have spent some time out there working on set ups and trying to improve on some weaknesses. Obviously living in the south I have spent quite a few Saturdays watching college football and the Tide is still rolling which should make for a great Iron Bowl.
Thrift blogs about Halloween, his unassuming personality and recalls old EverStart tournaments on Okeechobee
Here goes round No. 2 of my blog. Things are relatively quiet around the house as we enjoy the holidays. We had a good Halloween. I didn’t dress up, but my son Wylie was a sushi roll and my wife Allison was what she called a “hot mess” where she wore a bunch of strangely mismatched clothes. Her costume was more of a last-minute deal, but she put a lot of effort into Wylie’s sushi roll. She planned to save a bunch of money and make it herself, but after several trips to Walmart I don’t think that happened. The costume turned out great though; Allison is really good at stuff like that.
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk to Forrest Wood Cup co-angler champion Theo Corcoran, take a look at college fishing stats and review the past week’s fishing news
During the latest episode, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk to Forrest Wood Cup co-angler champion Theo Corcoran, take a look at college fishing stats and review the past week’s fishing news