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    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


    PERRY, Ontario (July 29, 2014) – The Nantyr Shores Secondary School team of Cole Vardy and Cooper Gallant brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14.82 pounds to win the 2014 Ontario High School Fishing Championship on Lake Scugog. The win earned the team the title of Ontario champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on the Nanticoke and Wicomico rivers in September.

    07/29/2014



    Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania championships to be held July 26
    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania State High School Fishing Championships in a tournament held on the Chesapeake Bay. The tournament will take place at Elk Neck State Park in North East, Md., and is open to any High School Fishing team in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.

    07/22/2014



    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


    SYLVAN GROVE, Kan. – The Rock Creek High School team of Travis Blenn and Bryce White brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 8.34 pounds to win the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Wilson Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a High School Fishing conference championship on the Red River in October.

    07/14/2014


    It says a lot about the growth of fishing and the fishing tackle industry that the first national fishing tackle show was held in the ballroom of Chicago’s Sherman House Hotel in 1958. And it wasn’t a very big ballroom. In fact, a few of the exhibitors simply rented nearby suites and showed their wares there. About 20 of the 30-some-odd companies that exhibited in that first show – then called the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Association Fishing Tackle Trade Show – still exist, and their names resonate in the fishing world: Zebco, Bagley, Frabill, Plano, Berkley, PRADCO, South Bend, Wright & McGill and Yakima Bait Company among them.

    07/14/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Wilson Lake in Sylvan Grove, Kan., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Kansas. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.

    07/09/2014




    With Greg Hackney
    In Episode 33, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White talk with FLW Tour pro Greg Hackney about his dominating win on Pickwick Lake, a new crankbait from Strike King and his outlook for Kentucky Lake. Then they go over recent fishing news ranging from the weekend’s BFL events to FLW Fantasy Fishing and look ahead to the Rayovac FLW Series event on the Potomac River and the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Grand Lake.

    06/19/2014


    Following a fairly successful career as a college angler, I decided to keep progressing up the tournament ladder. The year after graduating from the University of Florida, I fished what was then the Rayovac FLW Series as a professional angler. While I enjoyed some success in my first two tournaments, I quickly realized I had a lot to learn as I got farther away from my home waters.

    06/19/2014

    Jake Gipson


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will host a Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing Open on Lake Barkley in Dover, Tenn., June 29.

    06/17/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Oklahoma State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Eufaula June 21.

    06/17/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Indiana State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Schafer June 22.

    06/17/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Michigan State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Erie June 22.

    06/17/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Ontario High School Fishing Championship on Lake Scugog June 22.

    06/17/2014


    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 New York and Vermont State High School Fishing Championships on the St. Lawrence River June 21.

    06/17/2014


    The Lincoln High School team of Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2014 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship on Truman Lake.

    06/16/2014


    The Sandra Day O’Connor High School team of Shane Edgar and Hunter Rackley brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2014 Arizona State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Havasu.

    06/16/2014


    Here we go again. For the second year in a row, Dayton, Tenn., pro Andy Morgan carries the Walmart FLW Tour Kellogg’s Angler of the Year lead into the final event of the season. And once again, the final event is being held on the Tennessee River, this time on Kentucky Lake. Morgan seems relaxed as ever, with his nonchalant, down-home attitude overpowering any pressure he might be feeling. He’s also an expert at dodging inquiries about the AOY race when questioned about it in public. We were able to catch up with him finally, however, and we fired questions at him about the AOY, his place in bass-fishing history and, much to his delight, turkey hunting. Here is our version of 20 questions (OK, it’s actually 24 questions) with Andy Morgan.

    06/17/2014

    Curtis Niedermier


    More than 175 anglers began the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season with hopes and dreams of making it to the Forrest Wood Cup. Only 35 of them will, and with just one tournament to go, on Kentucky Lake, a handful of pros within striking distance of 35th place will have to kick it into high gear if they want to be part of the show at Lake Murray August 14-17. They’re trying to replace those pros who are already above the cut line, but with too small a cushion to rest easily. This latter group is composed of the “bubble boys” – the anglers teetering dangerously close to the line separating in and out. And of course, the prospects of the 2014 standouts at the top of the list are unofficially sealed. Barring major catastrophe, they’ll finish with enough points. The goal of a handful of these fortunate few at Kentucky Lake is to try to run down and overtake current AOY leader Andy Morgan. All this considered, we decided to take a look at some of the pros currently sitting within 10 spots of 35th place in the AOY standings, and weigh their odds of making it to the Cup.

    06/16/2014

    Curtis Niedermier


    06/13/2014

    Curtis Niedermier