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Sometimes bass fishing is tough to love. For many pros, day one of the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell was one of those days – 37-degree air, 20-mph winds, rain, a water temperature that recently dropped about 6 degrees and a bite that was hot less than a week ago, yet miserably frustrating ever since.

03/06/2014

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Here’s a quick look back on some intriguing facts and figures from Feb. 6-9 Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla.

02/21/2014

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In a normal year, February is weather purgatory – winter up north, spring down south. This year, however, (as if you need to be reminded) February has been nasty, with low temperatures and wintry precipitation that’s touched even the most Southerly cities.

02/17/2014

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Overcoming challenges on the Red River
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. - This is my first trip to the Red River, and what I saw on the water in the opening two rounds surprised me. For starters, the backwaters are much more accessible than I expected.

08/16/2013

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It’s almost time to set the clocks ahead. To me, the start of daylight saving time is a better reason to make a fishing resolution than New Years. That’s because when Jan. 1 rolls around, I’m usually too preoccupied with family events and surviving cabin fever to start setting goals for the fishing season. Once those clocks roll forward in March, however, the fishing bug sinks its black nickel-plated, cone-cut sharpened teeth into me.

03/08/2013

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About a week ago, I received the first copies of my new book called, "Walleye Trolling: Tackle, Techniques and Systems Used by North America’s Best Walleye Tournament Pros and Guides," which I co-authored and self-published with FLW magazine contributor and professional walleye guide Ross Robertson.

01/30/2013

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In an article slated to run in the March 2013 issue of FLW Bass Fishing magazine, veteran pro Terry Bolton discusses the importance of fishing without preconceived notions of where the fish will be. He also explains that “fishing memories,” or chasing patterns that worked in the past, is a good way to fail in a tournament situation.

12/19/2012

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I’ve always wanted to coin a term for a fishing technique. So here goes: drowning a frog.

12/19/2012

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What I like are swimbaits and topwaters that can be fished at many speeds and with many degrees of aggressiveness. And that’s something I think more anglers should think about when choosing and evaluating tackle.

12/19/2012

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I spent most of this summer and fall working on a walleye fishing book called Walleye Trolling that I co-authored and published with Lake Erie guide Capt. Ross Robertson. In the book, I wrote a short summary of professional walleye angler Bruce Samson’s tournament strategies for targeting big fish. By “big fish,” I mean the biggest fish in the lake hosting the tournament – the type of fish that will win tournaments when you catch them, but that often cause you to strike out in competition.

12/19/2012

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Do you have one of those fishing buddies you swear is more lucky than good? You know, the guy who always seems to stumble into a limit but never really has an explanation of how he did it.

12/19/2012

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12/13/2012

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Spend enough time on the water and strange things are bound to happen. I witnessed one strange and very fortunate event this past weekend when I finally got to spend a couple of days on the water after a hectic spring and some holiday travel.

04/27/2012

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A change on the leaderboard and a few modifications on the water ushered out day two of the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship. Tomorrow is sure to be an exciting day in tournament fishing, as the field is cut to the top five and the $100,000 top prize is put on the line.

04/14/2012

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Day 1 trends
With only ounces separating the top five teams in the 2012 National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship, the biggest storyline is what’s in store for day two. But looking back on opening day, a handful of factors stand out that influenced the start of the tournament, and that will certainly influence which teams make the top-five cut and survive to fish on day three.

04/13/2012

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They said it couldn’t be won from that spot. They said it would dry up in four days. Stier said otherwise. And he has the trophy to prove it.

09/25/2011

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As a good championship should, this one continues to change. The Missouri River’s water level continues to drop, the temperature continues to climb and the fish continue to move. Virtually all the pros have changed tactics several times, at least slightly, since day one.

09/24/2011

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It’s about 3 p.m. on moving day here at the championship, and you can believe there will be some moving going on at weigh-in. I watched Tom Keenan and Paul Meleen put on clinics today on the Missouri River.

09/23/2011

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I expected gray skies, chilled air and conditions more suited to autumn ducks and pheasants than the sunshine I was greeted with today when I rolled into Bismarck, N.D. It’s borderline T-shirt weather with enough sun to scald a balding head.

09/23/2011

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FLW Outdoors and several local organizations recently prepared a care package of pillow cases for shipment to Iraq to members of the National Guard. Women of the Marshall County Needlechasers Quilt Guild, Tuesday Night Strippers and Hookers, and Olive United Methodist Church, all capable quilters and seamstresses, were asked by the local family readiness group in Benton, Ky., to prepare 120 pillow cases. Gladly, they met the request and far surpassed it by stitching up 219 pillow cases. FLW Outdoors then paid to ship them overseas.

08/29/2011

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Things have begun to slow down on Lake Ouachita for many of the pros that made it into the final rounds of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup. A few have burnt up their fish. Some are running out of new water that fits their patterns. And others have succumbed to the doldrums of constantly changing conditions. In the end, this event will prove to have been a true test of tournament fishing ability worthy of being called a championship.

08/14/2011

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The weather on day one of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Ouachita was abnormal for this time of year. It felt more like fall, with cool air, cool wind and occasional storms. We saw more sleeves and raingear on the water than shorts and sunscreen. Today, Hot Springs definitely lived up to its name. The sun is up. The air is steamy. The wind is absent. It’s flat out hot.

08/12/2011

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It was a slow day on the water for a lot of pros during the first day of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita. It was a slow day for the Chevy On the Water Update Crew too, as we spent more time driving and searching throughout cuts, timber-filled bays and shallow drains where the pros had spread out over a great distance than actually getting updates and shooting photos. Those 58 boats sure can disappear in a hurry.

08/11/2011

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This isn’t Curtis Persinger’s first go-round. It’s not is first hurrah, nor his first “hooah,” as soldiers say. It’s his third trip, to Iraq, that is. But this time everything is different. Capt. Persinger is now a co-angler member of the National Guard Fishing Team, a father to a 10-month-old son, Bryson, who’s growing way too fast for a father about to head into combat, and the commander in charge of 120 lives.

07/08/2011

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06/09/2011

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